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  1. RichieV

    Washington, DC

    Happening tonight...
  2. RichieV

    Washington, DC

    Just a reminder that if you're amenable to mixed group rides, there's the Northern Virginia ESK8 meetup... ... that has been convening almost every Wednesday evening in Arlington. There's always a decent sized group (10+ people, largest group ride was around 25) and everyone's been very friendly. So far I've been the only EUC rider with all the rest riding eSkateboards. Join up and help me represent our side of things and display the joys of ewheeling!
  3. RichieV

    Washington, DC

    There's this ESK8 meetup in Arlington that rides at least every other week. Next one is scheduled for tomorrow night. Check out Northern Virginia ESK8 - Electric Skateboard Community http://meetu.ps/c/3Qjt1/tkbNW/d on Meetup
  4. RichieV

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    This is not my video; I saw it on Reddit and figured I'd share it here. Wish I knew myself which scooter it was.
  5. RichieV

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Scooter battery exploding. Wow!!!
  6. RichieV

    How bad were you hurt?

    The choices pertaining to this topic: Completely unscathed Light cuts and bruises only. Nothing that wouldn't heal in a few weeks, and nothing that impedes mobility/range-of-motion. No noticeable impact to quality of life. Minor injury such as a sprain, minor break, or deeper cuts. Takes more than a month to heal and/or impedes mobility/range-of-motion. Quality of life has been noticeably impacted/diminished but not seriously so. Major injury such as concussion or serious fracture or punctured organs or something similarly alarming. Injury was possibly life threatening and required immediate medical attention. Takes several months to heal and with major impact to quality of life but recoverable to relatively normal activity afterward. Major injury which resulted in permanent impairment such as loss of limb, brain damage, loss of vision, etc. No possibility of return to normal activity. **NEW CHOICE** Faith in humanity has been damaged. Soul has suffered booboo requiring numerous views of cute cat videos and/or consumption of ice cream
  7. RichieV

    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    So my understanding of it is that there are three rotational axes that apply to a body in three dimensional space, in this case an EUC: yaw, roll, and pitch. We riders care about yaw because that determines which direction we're pointing, but it doesn't figure into the wheel's software. Roll is used to determine if the wheel is lying on it's side, and if it is switch off. It is this last one, pitch, that is important to balance and propulsion. At its core, an EUC has only one job: maintain neutral pitch (i.e. stay balanced). When a wheel is at neutral pitch (or what we have calibrated as neutral pitch), no power is applied to the motor. Since gravity is always trying to pitch the wheel forward or backward, power is pretty much constantly applied to maintain neutrality/balance. We riders purposely pitch the wheel forward with our lean, causing it to apply power to the motor to correct the imbalance. So it is with this line of thought that I say balance and propulsion are the same, with propulsion essentially being an effect of the wheel trying to seek balance. Is this not the case?
  8. RichieV

    New Inmotion V10 (V8 Fast)

    Aren't they one and the same? Isn't propulsion merely the effect of the rider throwing the wheel off balance and the motor applying more power to try to keep up?
  9. RichieV

    Washington, DC

    Yeah talk about random! I was just pulling my wheel out of my car after parking on National Mall and when I turned my head I was pleasantly shocked to see another ewheeler rolling right toward me. Ended up riding and chatting for a bit and a short wheel swap. Thank you for letting me try out the MSuper v2. I never had a chance to ride one before; I was surprised at how comfortable it was. Anyway, it's always fun meeting other EUC riders in the wild. If you're into the group ride thing, @J.T. has one scheduled on July 22 (see the post above), where we cruise around terrorizing the city, stealing candy from children and making lewd gestures at passers-by
  10. RichieV

    Mten3: 325wh vs 512wh

    The Dualtron has impressive specs but for my purposes it's too much scooter. I don't see myself needing the speed (40mph!!) and distance that the Dualtron offers. Instead I'm looking more at the Speedway III which for me strikes a good balance between features and price. For the price of one Dualtron EX I could get BOTH the Speedway III and MTen3!
  11. RichieV

    Mten3: 325wh vs 512wh

    So it's not a hard money constraint; just trying to exercise frugality considering it would just be a backup fun wheel in the stable. Normally it would be a no brainer for me to go with the bigger battery (like, duh)! But at the price point of the 512wh version, I encounter other non-EUC options that I'm also considering such as one of the higher performing scooters or the folding ebike that @Jason McNeil may be introducing shortly. And of course there's a little voice telling me to wait and see what new products will come out. Is there a successor to the MTen3 already on the drawing boards? Anyway decisions, decisions!
  12. RichieV

    Mten3: 325wh vs 512wh

    Because of all you enablers I'm looking hard at then MTen3. I already have the V10f and ACMs+ for distance riding, so the Mten3 would be merely a fun toy or something like a portable last-mile option to keep in the car. As a 190lb rider, I think the 325wh should realistically be good for about 10 miles whereas the 512wh should give around 15 miles. Normally I'd go with the bigger battery option as a matter of course, but since it's such a small wheel, I don't think I'd enjoy riding it for prolonged periods. I figure I could save a few bucks by going with the 325wh. Those of you who have the 512wh version, do you often find yourself using all of the battery or would you have been fine with the lesser range of the 325wh? Those with the 325wh version, do you regret not having the bigger battery?
  13. RichieV

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Wow. So how does one distinguish between good and bad asphalt? And how frequently is this stuff encountered?
  14. RichieV

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    So do you think any of the Braille crew will become regular EUC riders based on this session?
  15. RichieV

    Washington, DC

    I've only ridden a very small part of it when riding by the Navy Yard. I'm down for a group ride to check it out one of these weekends, though. Anybody else?
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