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Mike Sacristan

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  1. Time to level up my seated riding. I hit 40kmh today. Crazy fun.
  2. And with the XR you can also do this: https://shreddlabs.com/2019/05/22/onewheel-tire-review/
  3. I will probably just post a vid here and there with my adventures riding, talking about life, wheels, people, etc. I usually end up the same: - why did I buy this - who am i - how many positive frames is Heihachi's EWGF on block
  4. Thanks! I have a Lazer Phoenix full face helmet that works nicely. Twinning is always fun though.
  5. Forgot to answer this... because you just got your 16X. But hey... that's a good thing. More wheels = more fun. Gotta catch em all. It will be interesting to follow your Nikola journal.
  6. Haha thanks for the suggestion. I ride 100% raw! Too raw actually. I look really angry haha. Y U SO MAD. Getting a bug in my eye sucks. I am thinking of getting some nice goggles. I do have a pair of Oakley sunglasses but as they are grey tint I have trouble distinguishing between shadows, water and holes. Some nice amber/gold lenses would do nicely. Yeah I can finally see my G force! Also it's hilarious that it's always on.. I didn't realise that until a year later. Started looking at my walks that I was taking around Perth and overlayed the telemetry. It drew me a little map, showed me my amazing walking speed of 5-6kmh, etc.
  7. Awesome! Don't worry about poking holes. It's no big drama. And who knows maybe you will want to change the grip tape by then and pimp it up a bit. I used to ride my board a lot but barely ride it out now. My wife still rides hers quite a lot and she has become a pretty skilled rider. I agree that the AT models look a bit tempting. I have tried a Lacroix and it was very fast and powerful as well as being nimble. However i'm sure that something like the Ownboard AT would be good enough. Though it would be better with 2x battery.
  8. My friend Tobbe is the guy with the 100v Nikola. He weighs 90kg. He can not get the MSX or the Nikola to above 50 kmh with bent knees. Instead he uses a soft lockout on the legs, open hip and forward lean á la Michael Jackson. The same goes for most of my riding friends. I prefer not to sacrifice my suspension for speed. High speed is when I will need my suspension the most. So I will only ride at the speed that I deserve. Anyway... every wheel will teach us new techniques so it's all good! If we accidentally succeeded at everything we did there would be no value in succeeding. Crazy that you are getting a Nikola 100V btw. It's a great wheel and it will feel very different from the 16X. I would get one if I didn't have an MSX. That biker man... he passed me earlier on at slow speed. I saw him coming and looked back at him as he was passing me. He looked at me and then down at my wheel. Then off he went. #RIP muddafakka! At exactly 0:23. This is the longer version of the clip. GoPro 5 and above automatically embed GPS data into the MP4 container when recording. You can use several programs to render the data as an overlay. GoPro calls them Gauges or Stickers. I use GoPro Quik to render and export. Then I import into iMovie for editing. Sadly this means I have to do an extra pass which lengthens my workflow. But sometimes it's worth it. Here is a tutorial that I made a while back.
  9. I felt that the 16X required less physical effort on my part to get it to speed. It just accidentally went up to 50kmh on a rubber sports track. MSX requires quite a lot of intent, Nikola requires a bit less but still quite a bit. My heels want to lift at higher speeds and I have to force them down. Wind makes matters much worse. Sometimes I had trouble passing 40kmh on the Nikola and sometimes I could just get it to zoom away over 50kmh. This depended on road incline, wind and most of all my posture. It is 100% solid though and does it's job exactly as it should. I don't think you have to worry about the Nikola running away and you accidentally hitting 60kmh. We light riders don't have that problem. Regarding the tilt back it is a slow creeping tilt on my MSX. If I set my tilt back to 30 kmh I can still ride at +6 kmh but with much much more intent. Too much intent for it to be safe. So yes it can be confused with a gust of wind or a higher speed than what you are actually riding at and since the response to this is even more aggressive posture it can be quite scary and disorienting. At this point you might wobble and quickly back off and the pedals will level out again with a delay. I ride with the tilt back off. An Android with a Pebble watch could transfer the 5 beep alarm to your wrist. Or perhaps you could set an audio cue for a certain speed and let it play through the Nikola speaker. I use an external speaker mounted on my front shoulder and set it to 45 kmh (Darknessbot). I started at 30, then 35, then 40 and now I have had it at 45kmh for the past 2 weeks. It's not easy to hear the 5 beeps just coming from the wheel. The 5 beeps are a suggestion to back off... but you can just as well push a bit more. Depending on how much armor you are wearing and how you are willing to deal with a fall at those speeds.
  10. I have overpowered my bicycle quite a few times and fallen at low speed. However I think the reasoning is the impact/probability. You are less probable to fall from a bike at high speed. It would hurt quite bad though. What protection would you wear in this case? You are more like to fall from a euc att high speed. 15 mph får a V8. Is that high speed or not? That is 80% of top speed with a fresh battery. When you fall you will fall on your hands, slide on your forearms, scrape your knees/leg, perhaps roll a bit in a corkscrew. You might hit your face ... but as others have said that would be extremely bad luck. Shoulders tend to take a beating as well and there is really no saving them with armor. Exercising and building a stronger shoulder girdle would help. So in the end.. what is the accepted damage level for you? Do you work out? If not, are you willing to start? The only protection I wear is leather gloves whether I am on my MSX at 50kmh or my firmware tricked Ninebot pushing it to 30kmh. I will seriously hurt myself one day... but when my 16X arrives, I will armor up until I learn my new wheel.
  11. Haha always a funny guy. MSX locked in. Nikola locked in. I want a wheel where I am not locked in. Whether it is great or not remains to be seen. They will have to iron out the issues first. I will ride the stock tire to death and I will definitely not change it. That would be like ordering the best meal at a restaurant and putting ketchup on it. Maybe I will eat those words in a few days though. Lucky I have ketchup in the fridge.
  12. I just thought of another thing. Where do you have your feet? I have a bit of my heel hanging over the back. The rest hanging over the front. And I ride a bit duck footed so my feet point maybe 10 degrees outward. I do the same on my MSX but I find that my default stance when mounting the 16X is with my feet a bit further out to the sides of the pedals. Anyway the reason I no longer have my heels lined up with the rear of the pedal os because of the acceleration vs braking bias which caused me to wobble on the MSX. Although it did make accelerating and high speed cruising more effortless it was not worth the trade off.
  13. I tend to ride with bent legs. So since I am riding a bit low then I just go a bit lower, sit my ass back onto an invisible chair and keep my upper body straight. I had zero problem doing it on the 16X and it felt very natural. The rest did not though. I am in for a battle when it arrives. I sometimes do it the other way where I let the wheel pass in front of me and do a leg extension to almost straight legs. But that is the slower and wobblier version for me still. 3:43 into the clip on my MSX the invisible chair way.
  14. I couldn't grasp it when I rode on asphalt later. I was all over the damn place! The 16X followed almost every irregularity on the rode and really took me for a ride haha. Then I realised that this was the dark side of being free and not touching the sides. I am totally fine with that and it is exactly what I want... so I ordered a 16X today. I did sell my Onewheel after all. And failed to replace it. One wobbly wheel for another! The Nikola 100V was great but it's too similar to my MSX. I want something that is the opposite of it. I have to take a better look at my braking technique with the 16X. I had no big trouble breaking but also as a MSX rider I tend to grab the pads and crank the wheel back to slow it down. Big wheel, small guy. So I am pretty sure I squeezed the pads while breaking without thinking about it. Thanks! I do a lot of practice and playing and I still have so much more to learn. I am trying to learn backward figure eights but I really suck on one side haha. It drains me emotionally. More reason for me to practice. The 16X is going to be an awesome challenge to ride and master and I look forward to it! PSI on the 16X was 2 PSI higher than my MSX according to my shitty pump/gauge so I am guessing it was at 22~23 and my riding weight was 66kg. I will definitely try different PSI when I get the wheel. The feel was harder than my MSX but that is no surprise. I would not ride the 16X below 20 PSI. I thought I was riding my MSX at 20 PSI for 5000km and in the end I was riding at a bit over 30. It's all good. Potato/Tomato.
  15. We did it to cheer you up! I thought that maybe some 16X TV would help you feel better. Looking forward to finally meeting you. One day won't be enough you and me are going to be talking non stop!
  16. Onewheel is a lot of fun. But an electric longboard is not that far off and much less expensive. Especially if you configure the board with soft flowy bushings. I used Riptide WFB barrel/cone on my Ownboard W1S and it carves and flows like a dream.
  17. I use this: https://www.xlmoto.co.uk/course-aramid-reinforced-soft-shell-jacket#?p
  18. Very nice skillful riding. This shows what the wheel is capable of in the hands (feet) of a good rider.
  19. Wow thanks man I really appreciate that! Just posted this in the mega 16X thread from hell. Today I met up with @Azze80 for some skill practice. We practiced slow carving, twisting, backwards riding, some high speed riding and braking. His 16X was at 180km. We changed the tilt back to 50kmh and the alarm to 48kmh. My riding weight was 66kg. I took it up to 43kmh quickly and it tilted me back two degrees for less than a second. I took it up slowly to 45 and it did fine. I took it up to 47 quickly and it oscillated 3 times quickly. As soon as I felt the oscillation I backed off the speed. I took it up to 50 slowly and it did fine and I could hold 50 for a few seconds before I ran out of track. I also did some riding on asphalt and as my calves/legs/ankles don't touch the side pads when riding I felt that all potholes, bumps, cracks, etc were amplified. Sometimes I try to get my legs off the MSX pads and move my feet out but that is no easy task. On the 16X it's the opposite and becomes the default stance. Gripping the wheel slightly made it much easier to handle imperfections. I see this is a skill issue though and it can also be worked around by using 2cm pads per side.
  20. Today I met up with @Azze80 for some skill practice. We practiced slow carving, twisting, backwards riding, some high speed riding and braking. His 16X was at 180km. We changed the tilt back to 50kmh and the alarm to 48kmh. My riding weight was 66kg. I took it up to 43kmh quickly and it tilted me back two degrees for less than a second. I took it up slowly to 45 and it did fine. I took it up to 47 quickly and it oscillated 3 times quickly. As soon as I felt the oscillation I backed off the speed. I took it up to 50 slowly and it did fine and I could hold 50 for a few seconds before I ran out of track. I also did some riding on asphalt and as my calves/legs/ankles don't touch the side pads when riding I felt that all potholes, bumps, cracks, etc were amplified. Sometimes I try to get my legs off the MSX pads and move my feet out but that is no easy task. On the 16X it's the opposite and becomes the default stance. Gripping the wheel slightly made it much easier to handle imperfections. I see this is a skill issue though and it can also be worked around by using 2cm pads per side.
  21. Thank you both @ir_fuel and @stephen!
  22. Thanks for the advice and info! I'll keep that in mind!
  23. Haha I was thinking the exact same thing and I was also wondering if it would also take 2 months for him to know of this or if I have paved the way.
  24. @Tobbe84 and I went for a cruise yesterday. I hit 59.5 kmh on his Nikola. And passed 50 kmh quite a few times. We discuss the differences and the feel of the wheels. No music in this clip, just the sounds of wind and electric motors.
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