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  1. Thanks guys Segway ES4 sounds like a viable option
  2. Hey guys Can someone recommend a not so pricey scooter that my GF can ride together with her 6 year old son, doesnt have to be super fast, but not very slow and hopefully give no less than 20 miles on a charge. Their combined weight is about 75kg. I imagine the board should be wide /long enough so they both can stand on it, one behind the other? something maybe more towards entry level but still able to reach some mid range parameters. Doesnt have to be too strong of a motor i imagine and not looking for fast acceleration either. The idea is that they can somehow catch up with me at least partially when im riding my EUC. Thanks!
  3. Will do! In any case the only objective test would be to fly you out here to NYC so you can ride it for 50 plus miles! Until then, the veil of mystery with reign upon it.
  4. Yes I should. Actually darknessbot shows my average speed at 12 mph , hmmm. I am not riding the wheel hard but it’s not all in a straight line either , with some moderate acceleration/ braking. I ve noticed ( and it could be deceiving) that when I get a new wheel the first about 3 full charge cycles give me a smaller range than the following ones, I am on my 2nd now , so we shall see. When I got the wheel the batteries were at almost zero, hoping that stored that way for a few months didn’t affect it that much. Need some more testing . Loving the wheel though. Not a free style wheel but an awesome cruiser!
  5. damn.....why cant i have the same results
  6. Well i am around 190 these days, i guess 195 with clothes, so the range is understandibly shorter, traveling at around 20mph most of the time...i will keep trying to make the 50mile mark - do you drain th battery to almot zero at 50miles?
  7. May i ask you what your weight is? I am getting similar results with the ACM2 i recently got. about 15% left after 40 miles. I was hoping to squeeze about 50 miles out of it. Of course i am not always riding 20kmh at perfect conditions, so i shouldnt complain...
  8. When I had bent rims on my 14 inchers, I believe I was able to bend them back in shape with a hammer after heating them up with a torch. But it was so long ago I already don’t remember the details. I remember looking for a car repair shop that can fix bent rims only to find there were very few, they charged over $100 and didn’t guarantee the result. So I think I was able to do it myself. Just be careful with the torch so as not to affect the magnets in the motor - only heat up very locally. Edit: yeah use rubber hammer if possible
  9. Not sure what version/iteration of Msuper you have but I had the same issue with DarknessBot a few months ago with my msuper vs3+ and the app designer responded that this model was not supported yet. Not sure if this is still the case with the latest darknessbot version
  10. Gotway pedals are pretty much interchangeable across different current gotway models. I havent tried it but i believe V10 pedals are supposed to fit gotway also
  11. For my 11 size flat feet, Tesla ( ACM, mcm5) pedals are too small and make my feet hurt when riding longer than 5-10 minutes. The msuper pedals are a smidge bigger but it makes all the difference In the world for me. Its not important that the toes are supported, but the ball of your feet should be. This is why I’m getting msuper pedals for the ACM and the mcm5 (if I get one). Unless I get my hands on the v10 pedals, which are even bigger
  12. Man, when the euc bug ? bites you, there is no cure. Since you recently got your Tesla, I’d say, enjoy it for 5 weeks while your mcm5 is in transit..save the $200...use it to get bigger pedals for your Tesla and/or the mcm5. ....Well that’s just the voice of reason talking... i know , it’s easier said than done! The hell with reason , Go get them all!!!
  13. Mine will be light blue also. Aren’t we the blues brothers now...
  14. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    @Marty Backe, you will be surprised, but to a big extent, i made the decision after looking at your flicker account photos and comparing the way you look with Tesla against the way you look with the ACM. If vanity is a sin, I am guilty as charged.
  15. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    Thanks man! buying the best wheel is not crazy. Crazy is buying another wheel when i already have two, planning to buy yet another one after the ACM, and have a DOA one that i still can't get a refund for!
  16. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    Despite @Hunka Hunka Burning Love's feeble attempts to sway me in the direction of the flashy but rather wimpy Tesla, i've decided to pull the trigger on the ruggedly handsome tank of an ACM. Call me crazy if you like...oh wait..i am in fact crazy...so that would be fair enough
  17. Problem is, with so many hot wheels, other women are gonna be all over him. hot wheels, hot women.. kinda goes together...
  18. I share your passion for the mcm5 but please tell me your ACM 2 is the previous version 1500w motor. I’m almost ready to get my hands on the acm2 with 2000w motor and the thought of someone is selling it to buy another wheel is bothering me!)
  19. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    you are not the only wacho - you can trust me on that. And the other 1,000,000,000,001 forum members are also tangible proof. I want to get them all too. Problem is there is always someone who will get 2 of each, and leave me envious for more. Yep, i am praying for that lag too....god save my soul - I think ive just made up my silly mind...going for the ACM....unless someone convinces me otherwise in the next 4 minutes, or 5......boy it's no fun being bipolar...
  20. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    Sometimes my gut instinct is so convoluted, it'd take a team of pshychiatrists to decipher and they'd probably get it wrong. I am going to get Mcm5 later also, so looking for a feel in -between the 14" and 18" , a 16 incher but not too close to the heavy 18". Ive tried both Tesla and ACM v2, but at low battery, for a short time only and not side by side. Wasn't "sold" on either, but with a Msuper or V10 pedal upgrade, they may be a comfortable enough ride. i also suspect that the ACM was the older v2 with the 1500w motor. I really wish KS16 was more powerfull and faster, id go for that, as i like the feel. Lookswise, Tesla is sexier, but ACM has a bit more rugged masculinity to it. Dont really need all of the 1600wh, my ideal capacity would be 1300Wh, would save me some $$, but currently not in stock. 1020WH is on a small side for me, but tolerable, but it bothers me a bit that just for a $150 more i could get an extra nearly 600wh with the ACM. Most importantly, not sure if ACM is agile enough compared to the Tesla. It seems like 3-4 lbs heavier, but smaller though. 18 inchers will alsways be there and i will always own one, but dont need a repetition of the 18" experience. need something more agile. I think my gut feeling is ACM, but kinda need reassurance. Do you have a headache reading this jumble yet?
  21. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    Ha! best way to make sure @Hunka Hunka Burning Love says something is to tell him not to! Well, i cant complain, i set myself up. But it's not my fault 18L is so freaking sizzling hot! And yeah, you should actually be careful riding that Tesla next to me though - Ive been eyeballing that one, kinda ready to pull the trigger on that sexy beast...either that or the blue ACM v2....still cant decide ...a little help??
  22. Cloud

    A lucky night for me

    The white 18L rides noticeably better! ...especially when its tire is pumped to the higher pressure....
  23. The other night I met up with a few guys from the NYC riding community ( including our own veteran expert euc reviewer @houseofjob) and had a blast. I got to test-ride 3 of the hottest new wheels for the first time ( MSuper X, KS 18L, Mcm5). This was extremely helpful for me, as I was on a look out for a new wheel anyway. Hey, "Try before you buy" thing can be an eye opener! Anyway, just wanted to share my brief impression of all 3. 18L is the unequivocal beauty peagant winner. With the elegant shell gracefully shining atop the very powerful motor, this was pure euc porn. Its "golden mean" proportions took my fancy the first time i saw it in a picture. I am not funny that way, but for a second there i couldnt resist looking at the guys riding it, thinking to myself " damn...". Now, @Hunka Hunka Burning Love please dont quote me on this, I wont admit to it again! lol Anyway, back to 18L , i even got to try it in both colors, and the ride is pretty smooth, the leg hugs the wheel nicely, speed is good, mavouverability is pretty nice, the height didnt bother me, wheel is agile and responds fast and well, and is an overall very good impression. I did experience a medium strenth tiltback once on a lower speed at acceleration, probably due to the battery around 30%. The minuses of this wheel is the same size kinda small-ish pedals, I believe this wheel commands bigger ones ( Kingson , wake up please!!). I felt that braking is kinda limited in how fast you can stop partially due to the pedal size and inability to apply real leverage there. Another thing i wasnt crazy about was the noise the wheel makes which to my ears was rather loud and unpleasant. But everyone's different. If i bought this wheel over the other good ones out there, it would be mostly for the looks. MSuper X overall is made in the good traditions of the Msuper, and rides noticieably better than my M super V3+ and has that famniliar feel. Still a bit bulky and boxy unlike say the 18L. The response is faster with less pedal dip, and the rides to me seemed a bit smoother than that of the 18L, however it was probably because the noise the wheel made was more plesant to my ears. Lookswise it is an improvement over the V3S+ but not a dramatic one at that. Pretty much what i expected. One minus for me was too much V angle on the pedals, which seemed to hurt my feet. Not sure why the angle was changed to be so dramatic, but it doesnt seem to bother other riders anyway. If i were to buy Msuper X, id buy it because well...it's the freaking Msuper...enough said. Mcm5 blew me away. I was always impartial to the 14", those light and agile rockets, and expected all that comes with it, and it has all that and more ...but damn ....does it ride smooth. The hard Tesla-like response makes it feel more stable than it should be. The acceleration is fast, easy to control, the sheer speed in a pocket size package, I instanlty became one with it. In fact, after 3 minutes of riding it i pronouced that I am buying it no matter what. And did i mention how smooth it rides?? This is not a "toy" of an Mten, this wheel is an agile 14" that has a stability feel of a 16 incher. The winner for the "last mile" commuters...and the "last 30 miles" commuters alike....One minus is the foot comfort could be better, gotway should consider some side padding... Special thanks to @houseofjobwho stayed out late and stoically let me try 2 of his new wheels and probably prevented my blindly pulling the trigger on some of the new models ( and probably caused my pulling the trigger on the other ones). YAY!!
  24. I only tried this wheel for about 15 - 30 minutes but found it absolutely amazing. It has what i always liked in a wheel and what i believe ultimately should be there - fast response, agility, comparatively light weight, speed. Pretty much the ultimate 14" with no compromise to speed or power. The only real minus I noticed was that its not super comfortable of the feet, especially if hugging the wheel kinda hurts the bones on the side. Some padding wouldnt be a bad idea..
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