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  1. I totaly agree with that extended family part, same here. Most reactions you get are, "how to do break", "how much did it cost" and after you get the "how long did you train to get that thing going", I would usually explain that it is like learning to ride a normal bicycle, you can do it in a few hours if you want. After that If you respond with, "wanna try I show you", you will get a "no way I don't wanna break my neck" :D.
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    Haha, If I tried that she would think that I am in the midlife crisis. Wait, she allready does that I anyway, so I could just by a new "muscle" euc and later argue that I am in my midlife crisis, accept it.
  3. For me there are two main reasons why EUCs fail to become a revolution in transportation at the moment. By far the biggest problem here in central europe at least are laws or missing laws considering this vehicles. This is not only an euc problem, many modern transportation devices suffer the same "gray area" problem. In germany for example you can't legaly drive anywhere except offroad. And in many countries where you have a regulation the speed is officially limited to 25km/h. Basically everything that can go between 25km/h and 45km/h is a gray area. There is no middle ground, and EUC just fit perfectly here. Personally I think there needs to be a 35km/h vehicle catogory where you are allowed to use bike lanes and lets say you need to use a bike helmet. Same applies to e-bikes that can go that speed very easy. 45km/h is difficult, it would hurt the euc usage a lot if you can't go on bicycle lanes. But with that speed it just not gonna happen. You will need an insurance plate like mopeds, thats the only way. The second problem I see at the moment, is that this devices are more seen as a toy and not a real transportation device. This comes along with point 1, and also is related to the prices. My wife for example asks me why I need a more expensive toy. This is in her mind, and its hard to fight that. Less expensive entry level devices would also help I guess.
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    How to learn reverse riding

    Ok, here is what I can remember from this summer. I started learning to ride backwards after about 100km training (about 1month into euc driving). First of all I don't think you should start try moving in circles backwards, thats more difficult and can be learned later. Just learn it where you have a lot of space and where you don't need to look behind you all the time. As allready mentioned you will turn as soon as you try to look behind you. So how did I learn it. First I allways started from a normal forward motion, and from that transitioned into a backwards move by slowly breaking and just continued until I moved backwards. I made a much bigger progress when I started to twist the wheel left and right while moving backwards on purpose. It did stabalize me quite a bit and with more practice you automatically minimize this twists. I don't if that is the right term to decribe it. Its like you do it on a bicycle if you try to balance it when you stand still with it, if you know what I mean. When I started turning while riding backwars I found it white counterintuitive the way you have to look. You allways look at the outside of the circle you wanna drive. But I wanted to look inside the circle. So far that isn't something I can do, don't know if that is even possible without an expert level. Also I think it should be something that someone riding euc should learn quite early on, it makes you a much better rider and many maneuver variations are suddenly possible.
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    Thx US69, that Z10 price is definitly the best right now. The main problem is not the price itself, it is to convince my wife that 40km/h is safe and that I need more power to drive safe. However a lower price makes that task easier as well :D. The KS18L would be my prefered wheel but this wheel has it's own hardware problems and for me that locked wheel thing is more problematic.
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    Thanks for the infos, good to have a forum like this!
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    V10/V10F - Overload still an issue or solved?

    Ok thats exactly what I noticed too. Everone is quiet about that, so it seams to be fixed but no real confirmation. My weight is about 75kg, not lightweight but also not heavy *g*. Guess I am going for it anyway, it's by far the cheapest wheel of the newer ones I can get in europe. www.onewheel.be (best price I have found so far) V10: 1059€ V10F: 1339€ KS18L: 1867€ (at eunicycles.eu) Z10: 1949€ (at funshop.at)
  8. Hi all, I couldn't find out if the overload problem is still existing or not, can someone bring some light to this topic? The thread about this wheel is quite long, hard to find out that's why I created a new one. That overload problem deserves its own thread anyway. thx
  9. Hi all, since some wheels did go up in flames (inmotion v10f for example), I decided to load and store my wheel inside a metall box in the future. Besides the extra safety, the box I choose should look nice so my wife accepts it as well . It turned out, that finding the right size wasn't that easy, eventually I found the optimal box for my 9bs2. The box doesn't look too bad and has enough extra space for all my euc utils and the charging device. Enders Aluminiumbox VANCOUVER 123 l https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00JBZP442/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_xvUYBbM3907CK Has enyone done this allready and maybe found a better alternativ? We could collect all candidates here to have a nice list of boxes suitable for different wheel sizes.
  10. It doesn't look to be a rare case, considering that not every insitent will be reported. This sounds very concerning to me. If I would own one of this expensive wheels I would consider a small mod to it. How about adding a killswitch, so you guys don't need to disassemble the unit. I am thinking about using 2 high current mini relays (50A+ / 110v+) that can cut the power of both battery packs from outside. The relays wouldn't need any power to make it work if you use a "opener" or switch type, that means the relay switches to open state if you apply power to the primary side. You could just drill a small hole (maybe hidden below the sidepads) for the primary side cable accessible from outside with a simple small plug attached. If that problem happens again, all you need is a 12V battery (most relays use that voltage) with the correct plug attached. Connect the battery and your wheel is safe.
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    KS18L pedals on KS16S

    Do you have someone that can 3D model you bigger pedals? You could then sent it to https://www.weerg.com/en/ and have your custom pedals. I might do that for my ninebot one s2 sometime, so I can add a custom logo :-).
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    Thx, missed that. My eye scanner sometimes doesn't work very well :-).
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    I haven't found any of the airwheel helmets mentioned in this thread. (can we search within a thread in this forum?) And yes it is the Airwheel manufacturer of EUCs and this helmets look very interesting to me because of the included features (bluethooth speakerphone / actioncam / wifi / red backlight) There are 3 different versions. C5/C6/C8. Personally I like the vintage look of the c6. https://www.airwheel.net/de/product/c5 https://www.airwheel.net/de/product/c8 https://www.airwheel.net/de/product/c6 (150€ at amazon)
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    18L Group Buy?

    I am interested as well, depends on the price of course. If ordering directly from Kingsong we might be able to order the devices not fully assembled and get all devices sent as diy kit's. (pedals disassembled should be enough) In austria this would mean, no extra import customs. Just 20% regular value-added taxes. By the way I would buy a KS16S instead of the 18L, just because its cheaper and I don't need the speed or battery power.
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    18l presale specs

    Without having seen any of the new wheels in real life, this is my conclusion as well. Besides build quality Kingsong seams to have the best quality control for there hardware as well. The app is the weak part, but this is something all EUC companies have in common with Ninebot being the exception I think.
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