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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Very nice handling of the wheel! I am light-years away from that kind of skill level. What's that glowing your wearing? I need something like that as well.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Thanks for all the tips. I went out for a sub 10 mile ride after putting on about 30+ psi. I tried to ride in all the possible ridges I could find. I definitely still get pulled by them but maybe the wheel somehow gets out of them easier or faster and doesn't stay there plowing along the ridge. I think. @Vanzen I also looked for some inclines; I found that slightly bending your opposite knee while twisting it outwards a bit, helps - kinda like motorcylists do in turns but less pronounced. @Lukasz I had heard that suggestion to widen your stance relating to other issues and have also tried it - maybe I will try that what you said about leaning to the wheel with my knees and keeping my ankles clear of it. And yes, I think the more confident you become riding the less impact these small imperfections of the road will have on you.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Ok, votes to increase pressure are piling up. Gotta definitely try it then. As for the inclines, I do the same as you but if it is a bad one, I also try to put a lot of my weigh on the opposing foot - I think that helps.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Ok, I'll do some experimenting with pressure. Although I suspect bumps won't be as nice to go over then.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I am constantly struggling with one particular thing, also mentioned by Ian in his first impressions video. E.g., riding on asphalt and there is a ridge, say, some reparations have been made and there are to plates of asphalt joined but one is slightly (~<1 cm) higher than the other; if I ride on that ridge and it is the same way I am going, it will always make me get thrown of the wheel. Even the slightest difference in their hight will do it. And I am riding with my tire pressure lower than 20 psi (~1 bar) (I weigh 140lbs/70kg). One way is of course not to ride into them but you can't really avoid it because the roads are so patched up and at times you don't even see them. I do not really even pay attention to these when riding a bike, but with an euc it's like constant vigilance and stress. To give you another example: riding through a pedestrian bridge made of narrow wooden boards assembled longitunally, but not quite equally vertically (as they never quite will be). I am guessing increasing pressure to the recommended 32 psi would make it much worse.
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Did some searching and it seems that with Mavic Pro 2 and its active tracking v. 2 things have improved a lot, but it is still not perfect. Also the pro 2 has obstacle avoidance sensors to all directions, so crashing is less likely in scenarios like tracking in forrest trails with branches on the way.
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I've been thinking of getting a Mavic Pro. Apparently it has a follow me -function. Have you tried that. Can it keep up with EUC speeds of 20-30 km/h and does it work only in wide open spaces or can you use it on semi wide trails as they have obstacle avoidance sensors. I would actually like the drone to fly low ahead of me and shoot backwards toward me and then maybe have it make an occasional 360 around during riding, if space allows.
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    I just ruined the tire of my Z10 :-(

    Are you sure the old valve cant be used - seems pretty intact to me. Now the valve extender just yanked it out from the side it is not supposed to come out. At least the ridge where rhe rim is supposed to sit at seems fine. Or if there is a small tear maybe some sort of sealant could be used, like sugru. But first take out the superglue with some acetone. Edit: I now see the tear after zooming in. Might be better of putting a new one.
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    With that price tag it would have to be professional use to justify.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Yeah, that's what I thought, and it's what I like about big cities like nyc.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Thanks for these; I think I did just what you said not to do in point 3.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Thanks for those tips. Gotta keep trying.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Nice to see that progress on the videos. Learning to turn backwards seems is not that easy, although I guess it was the same learning to ride forwards.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Newyorkers seem pretty unaffected seeing a unicyclist.
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    I have about 500 km experience with Z10, which is my first wheel. Today, I was actually able to jump with it, not very high, but still I was satisfied because before I could not lift it one millimetre. And this wheel weighs 27 kg. I have been trying to learn to ride it backwards, but it just feels so hard to trust yourself to make it happen. I am currently learning by leaning to a rail and then letting go, but as soon as I do, I lose control. Do you have any tips on how to learn to do this?
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