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  1. 9 hours ago, Rywokast said:

    idk I think I'd rather be hit by a car than be forced to listen to wind noise.. for three years I have ridden about every single day with headphones...

    You should try wearing a hoodie with the hood over your head. It dramatically reduces the wind noise I experience.

    I do love wearing headphones occasionally and listening to music, because carving + certain music puts me in an incredible zen state. But I really only do it in certain neighborhoods that I know like the back of my hand and that which have minimal traffic.

  2. If it’s between those two, then get the bigger one. Consider the Tesla. A YouTube video of the V8 got me interested in this hobby, and after months of indecision I landed on the Tesla.  After a while, when I realized I was going faster than the max speed of other wheels I was considering, and I still felt comfortable and safe, I knew I made a good choice. Still happy with it a year and a half later.

    While I’ve certainly dropped/ran off the wheel, and the wheel itself has crashed, I’ve never “crashed” myself. Just thought I’d give my opinion, since I disagreed quite a bit with one of the posts above 😁

    You’re lucky to have found this hobby! After learning how to ride one I think you’re gonna have a good time.

  3. Try a different tire pressure.  My stock tubeless variant is at 30 psi @ 175 lb load.

    I don't find it particularly fun to go "fast" on it (not that you asked for my opinion :thumbup:).  Keeping it on the "slow" side will also give you a good bit more range with that little battery.

  4. 1 hour ago, Asphalt said:

    So basically the limiting factor is fear of getting bounced off the wheel at high speed.

    It's one thing to simply be able to go 30, 40, 50+ mph.  It's another thing to go 30, 40, 50+ mph comfortably and safely, over cracks and bumps and other lousy surfaces, while being able to come to a come to a stop as fast as possible.

  5. 1 hour ago, LanghamP said:

    Possibly. If a wheel just slides along the ground then it's not very likely to have much damage, but if it starts to tumble, especially if the angle cutoff doesn't work, then a huge amount of damage will occur (broken shell, shifted axle, ejected battery, etc...).

    You are ridiculous. I’ve had a ton of crashes that resulted in none of the bullshit you’re spouting. Are you serious?

  6. I learned on my Tesla and crashed it plenty. The plastic strips around the bottom side can come off easily and snap back in easily. Other than that, I’ve had zero issues with the shell. I have to assume that he crashed the fuck out of it.


    Are people jumping off these wheels at 30mph and crashing them into walls? I mean, you’ll get scratches due to the type of plastic, but getting an actual break will require a crash that most wont go through.

  7. Might as well post in this existing thread, got my MTen3 yesterday and have been riding for a bit :) Quite different from the Tesla, but quite similar too.

    Tried to get some idea of what to pump the tire to based on internet posts, it's tubeless, I think I have it around 32psi for my 170lb weight.  Checking the air pressure and filling the tubeless 10" is a pain in the ass compared to the Tesla.  We'll see if it ends up leaking air and what pressure I end up preferring.

    Going over bumps and such is not as bad as I expected; may be due to lower tire pressure compared to the Tesla (which I have around 44psi).

    I can carve it like the Tesla, but it prefers doing that at a much lower speed.  Accelerating and traversing hills is really nice.

    I've gotten somewhat used to turning, but it will take a long time to master (if ever).  I have a habit of keeping my outside leg straight, which keeps the wheel upright as I turn.  I can break out of the habit and make sharper turns than the Tesla, but I still chicken out of the really sharp turns that I want to be able to do.  360's, pirouettes, transitioning quickly from forward to reverse while going in the same direction, figure-skating type stuff that I see super-talented people do on youtube :)

    I really like this wheel.

  8. 17 hours ago, houseofjob said:

    Hmmm.... I don't feel this at all; hard mode has less nuanced control, I can't ride it anymore if I have the option of Gotway soft mode.

    Do you utilize your heels and toes while maneuvering on soft mode? (ie. heels up and toes up on opposing feet)

    Unless I'm on a very straight and boring multi-use path, my feet are constantly shifting and moving, not sure what they're doing at this point :lol:

    On soft mode, when zig-zagging, I inevitably put weight forward and backwards as well, so the spongy soft action/dip comes into effect.  For me, I couldn't get used to that tiny bit of lag when it comes to quick little turns.

  9. 21 hours ago, houseofjob said:

    Not if you know how to use Gotway soft mode IMHO ;)

    I rode on the soft mode for quite a while, went back to hard for a bit but quickly switched back to soft...but then I went back to hard and feel like I can't go back.  While I really enjoy the braking and accelerating on soft mode (just feels a little more "fun", dunno how else to describe), I can't get over how it affects quick turns left and right when carving, slaloming, and just swishing around.  The hard mode feels much more in control and exact when doing those actions.

  10. 32 minutes ago, Darrell Wesh said:

    You know how many people have returned/sold their expensive wheels because the learning curve was too hard? 

    No, do you? :lol:  If you go through the trouble of researching this hobby and putting down over a grand on a wheel, chances are you'll stick with it.  Yes, it's an awful feeling to get so enthused about something new for months and months, put down the money, get it, and then realize it's difficult...but you get over it.  I did fine buying a powerful wheel as a first-timer.  The only time I wish I had a cheap wheel (sub $300) is when I want someone to try it out, but I'm hesitant to trust them with my good wheel.  If I bought a weaker wheel for 600-800, I'd imagine I'd rather have that money to put towards another strong wheel.

  11. Could just be the extra friction/resistance that the wider tires offer.  The amount of torque the motor can provide may not be optimized for it, compared to the thinner tire.

  12. Skateboards with smaller wheels accelerate faster than skateboards with larger wheels. Larger wheels have a higher top speed. This is indeed physics. Making an “18inch motor” is all fine and good, but there’s no reason why you wouldn’t also put that stronger motor on a 14 inch wheel and leave the 18 incher in the dust, again.

  13. 5 hours ago, rinzler said:

    Wow. Quite the one-sided show! I'm getting Tesla regret! It's not even left the warehouse yet. 

    I didn't take into consideration the v10f has a wider tire.  

    I'm sure i couldn't find the v10f under US$1500 though.

    I wouldn’t regret it. The Inmotion has a substantially lower speed, and it’s going to start throttling you to even slower speeds once the battery drops a little bit. According to the forum, it seems to have had a lot of issues. Overheating, not enough power up hills, not enough torque, water leaking in. Just saying, I was trying to make up my mind regarding the same exact decision exactly one year ago. Having the most silent motor was also important to me.

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