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  1. Gadgetfann

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    The Z10 is going to wobble, follow grooves in the road, fight you when you turn and steer you off course when you encounter an obstacle at an odd angle. I’ve simply learned to bend my knees and throw my weight in the direction I want to go to compensate for its behavior. I’ve also found that keeping the tire PSI somewhere between 25 and 30 will make the Z10 more compliant in most situations. Let’s face it, though - dogs can be unpredictable and generally aren’t too crazy about EUCs. I exercise extra caution around them and slow way down well before I pass someone walking a dog for my own safety and theirs.
  2. I’ve decided to go with the Leatt 4.5 body protector and Leatt knee pads. Not quite as much protection as Marty’s Leatt 5.5, but pretty close.
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    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/11976-ninetool-increase-max-speed-ninebot-and-change-model/ As others have already mentioned - Use this mod at your own risk. I have not tried it on my Z10, but was tempted to when I read about it. I decided to purchase an MSX instead for a higher top speed and will leave the Z10 with its factory settings.
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    Remind me why a KS 18XL is worth the price...

    There’s definitely no reason to second guess your purchase. You bought the best all-around wheel on the market. It’s fast, reliable, has superior range, braking & acceleration and is the most comfortable wheel for long distance riding due to the large pedals and padding. It’s also a great looking wheel. Other wheels have their merits, but if I could only own one, it would be the 18XL. It’s better to invest in a wheel that you won’t outgrow than to start with a cheaper wheel that you’re ready to replace in a few months.
  5. Great job taking EUC reviews to the next level. 👍 very informative and entertaining. You beat up $4,000 in wheels for the community’s benefit. Subscribed!
  6. Gadgetfann

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    It becomes easier with time. I didn’t like my Z10 at first. It was frustrating to ride because the wide tire seemed to always want to stay upright. Turning it meant throwing my weight into a turn in a way that felt unnatural (to me). After riding it for a while and learning its idiosyncrasies, it has become my favorite wheel. It’s fun now to get it up to speed, bend my knees and lean hard into a turn. Then, at slower speeds maneuver it as easily as my Glide 3. I find the Z10 to be my most confidence inspiring wheel because of how easily it will turn at low speed and how it wants to stay upright at high speed. It reminds me of riding a motorcycle. I also have a KS18L, which is a no brainer for distance riding with the new pedals and easily outperforms the Z10 in range, braking and acceleration, but I still choose the Z10 for most rides because the wide tubeless tire handles bumps, dips, grass, dirt, sand and corners so well. It really inspires a lot of confidence because I know it’s going to soak up any terrain or situation I encounter. I feel myself concentrating less on the terrain on the Z10 and just enjoying the ride. Unfortunately, based on some of the reliability issues other Z10 owners have reported I don’t think I would have it as my only wheel. I don’t anticipate that it will hold up as welI as the 18L over time, but I’ll enjoy it while I can.
  7. Gadgetfann

    Face plants

    I had a fear of face planting when I started riding too, but don’t fear falling as much now hat I have the right gear. Get the right helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads and maybe even a body protector. I’ve found that Leatt makes some great CE certified products for motorcycle riding and motocross that work very well for EUC riding. As long as I’m riding with my gear on, I feel pretty safe.
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    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    I wear a POC Artic SL spin helmet. It’s like an open face motorcycle helmet, but has a chin Guard, which I hope will help if I ever faceplant. I can hear beeps on my KingSong wheel loud and clear at all speeds, but struggle to hear anything after 20mph on the Z10. That’s really my only annoyance other than the speed throttling at 50% battery life. The Z10 is the wheel I always grab every time I go out for a short trip. For longer rides, I take the KingSong 18L.
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    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    True, but with my helmet on I’d like to be able to hear the beeps. It’s more of a safety issue than anything. The KingSong is exceptionally loud. Louder speakers and more range would make the Z10 perfect.
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    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    The Z10 is my favorite wheel by far. Battery life and the speaker are the only weak points, but the ride is superior to anything else I’ve ridden. I can’t say I blame you for selling your other wheels.
  11. Gadgetfann

    Unicycle storage (holder, dock etc)

    I already replied to a post in the mods section, but thought I’d post this here in case anyone is looking for a way to store multiple EUCs. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178QBDP4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_DYmrCbJ3WN5QH It took me a while to find something that would work for my Z10, KS18L and Glide 3. Might be the perfect solution.
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    Unicycle stands are just guitar stands!

    This 3 guitar stand is a good way to store multiple EUCs. YMC Universal Folding Triple Guitar Stand with Secure Lock - for Acoustic and Elec... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178QBDP4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_6omrCb6X85JJV
  13. I have a bunch of helmets, but the white POC ski helmet is my helmet of choice for face plant protection since it offers open face design and an adjustable chin guard. I’m not really sure how effective it will be in the event of a real fall, but it gives me a little peace of mind. Sorry for my dark photo, but here’s a link to the helmet on POC’s site for a better view. https://www.pocsports.com/us/products/artic-sl-spin/10497.html?dwvar_10497_color=Hydrogen White&cgid=snow-helmets#start=1
  14. I have a Solowheel Glide 3/V8 and a Z10. For me, I think the Z10 is a natural upgrade. They both perform similarly at low speeds. Very quick and agile, but the Z10 is the road warrior and is perfectly suited for commuting due to the stability from the wide tire. I wouldn’t give up either wheel, but the Z10 would be my choice if I could only keep one.
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    New model KS18L2 with more battery?

    This review shows the pedals and battery of the new KS18XL. Really looks like this will be a great wheel. https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/11784-first-impressions-photos-of-the-ks18xl/