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Mimetic Polyalloy

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    KS18L - NB Z10 - NB1E+ - Mten3

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  1. You might find some more inspiration from this former thread if you´re interested: But the upside/down balcony flower pot shown above is my all-time favourite . Fits on nearly eyerything except Z10 and is unbeatable cheap.
  2. Thank you for that amazing x-ray view. Might be your hidden superpower ? Although I consider getting one of these for replacement of my sloppy upper pads. Here´s a photo how it will look on a real 18L/XL:
  3. Looking good . Can you give us a source please where to get them?
  4. Returning briefly back to the beginning: Does anyone know how the app identifies a Chinese wheel abroad? In my understanding, this can actually only be done via the serial number, otherwise the overseas wheels are certainly identical. I found this (elder) post around here concerning the SN composition: If someone succeeded in entering a "political correct" serial number for an evil Ali device (e.g. via the Soft Tuner app) we might find a way out of this mess , or am I wrong? First of all, I followed @mrelwood 's hint and deleted the toxic KS app from my phone to be safe, thx again.
  5. At 1st sorry for the guy whom it happened to. I hope he will get well soon somehow. I totally agree to what @Marty Backe said above. When I started riding 2 years ago on an (outdated) NB1E+ I used a dull bicycle helmet and Walmart style hand and knee protection. When I got my first "adult" EUC KS-18L I suddently realized in what danger zone I´ve been riding even at same speeds before. Since then I allways use a FF helmet (TSG Pass in my case) and serious Triple8 protection stuff. With great EUC power comes great responsibility.
  6. I can do it with pleasure, but first of all I probably have to learn how to jump without crashing . But I can add a few pictures if I have assembled them. If only it weren't so cold in my garage now...
  7. I ordered myself a pair of so-called "EUC Winglets" recently though I didn´t apply them yet. You may find some pictures here at manufacturer´s site: https://www.electric-games.org/product/winglets-bixo-1/ They will be fixed by velcro tape and should be easy to remove when not required. As far as I understand the solution supports jumping mainly. I asked the vendor about an extended version with a second contact point in the upper area of the wheel. This should also give more boost when accelerating if I´m right
  8. Can´t be all coincidence, a lot of people including me ordered a Mten3 the last days on Ali or else. For curiousity just watch out our welll-known YT channels about purchases everywhere ... I have to admit I formerly considered it as a "clown toy" since I saw first pictures thereof about 2 years ago (when starting with a fool´s choice NB1E+ TBH) . Being a prudent 1% -18" wheel rider my ignorance classified it as a bummer wheel because of it´s obious lacks relating to wheel diameter. I didn´t get an imagination about it´s benefits of course those times - bad me. But I am happy I changed my mind a lot because of our community input though. So I´m looking forward for arrival estimated in May. So back to TO: Get on with this topic!
  9. Very interessting attemp to calm down the hell-of-a-noise type fan . I would like to follow your idea and apply it for my similar brick chargers as well. Do you know why the replacement fan is much more silent? In my opinion there could be mainly 2 reasons: Better fan design Lower RPM at given voltage Do you know if the resulting airflow rate would be the same? Or should it be enough even if lower than before?
  10. You are definitely right. I remember it from the foggy depth of my less successful french lessons a long time ago. Still interesting but a little OT: An article in French wikipedia https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroroue uses the same expression (i.e. the wrong way round) and indicates that the hoverwheel (following @Aneta ) was even invented by 2 frenchmen ... I don't know if that's true at all, but that would ennoble the term somewhat.
  11. I know those questions from puzzled faces are getting boring after some time... My preferred answer now is it's "half a segway". Most stunned faces light up a bit afterwards. Our neighbors from France (living there most time of the year) were familiar with the expression "Gyroroue". I'm not good at it but maybe there might be some equivalent term in English?
  12. Welcome to the community and praise your faith for having an uncle like him. But for sure: You can´t do wrong with a top end wheel like that but you will skip the newcomer´s disappointment when you recognize your beginner´s wheel will get timed out very quickly. The only advice I would like to give is to wrap up the wheel for obvious beginner´s issues. Cover it with bumper tape and you´re good. You also might like to take a look at this YT video from Ecodrift (enable english subtitles please) : They show up how an absolute beginner picked up from the street gets able to ride on a similar wheel in less than one hour (watch from 8:37 onwards). Very helpful starter instructions in my opinion.
  13. Similar situation to me of course. Weather is bad and wheel is stored in the basement since end of October ... I received my KS-18L seat some days ago and can confirm @Enthusiast ´s observation. Quality is better than expected and really fits well on wheel ´s upper side. We should have in mind that its type of stick-on connection is not save at all so I´m thinking of some kind of velcro type solution. Being so curious I started some training in my basement with (of course limited) seated riding (or manouvering). It feels more natural than expected at a measured height of 64 cm (25,2"). KS-18S as the very masterpiece has 71 cm (28") if I´m right. From my first impression I think top skill to learn is get in right position when sitting down. Keeping your dominant hand at seat´s frontside when sitting down might help a lot. But I have to work on it...
  14. Maybe we should not worry to much about KS-18XL´s structural weakness therein. For static load (just you and your gear) the shell and its junction should be able to bear it easily at all. Partial overload in my opinion only could happen when there are dynamic load components for example when crossing curbs or potholes so you are right regarding that of course. This also seems to be a bad idea because there is nearly no shock absorbing item between the tire and your bum. Riding seated in this way could easily send you airborne besides from damaging the wheel. But from what I´ve seen in videos and comments seated riding is used as a concept for intermittend relief during "active" riding. I never saw someone riding downhill fast mountain trails while sitting on his wheel . So I think primary use is only during calm periods on planar surfaces where you don´t have to expect disruptions. I hope I´m not mistaken...
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