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Darrell Wesh

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    Blacksburg, VA
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    Nikola 100v, Z10, Monster 100v, Mten3

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  1. Why would you have a safety feature that could cause you to fall off the wheel? People can’t even ride in soft mode, being already leaned forward and slamming into a “tilt forward” would cause a ton of people to fall off the wheel and rightly accuse the safety feature of being the reason. You can’t always gently tilt forward because tiltback reacts according to how aggressively you reach the threshold. It might work if people slowly reached top speed, but if they accelerated aggressively and hit it then it would need to speed up how fast it tilts you forward, likely causing a fall.
  2. You would get less acceleration by plantarflexing because you wouldn’t have the stability to hinge forward farther then if your heels were flat on the pedals. In textbook acceleration mechanics you are dorsiflexing the foot in order to have the ankle remain a stable platform for your upper body to hinge/lean forward. If you lifted your heels up/plantar flexed on hard acceleration, you would not have the same base of stability and therefore would not be able to lean as far forward without losing your balance. It would also be a disaster to hit a bump while both heels are up, you’d certainl
  3. Eh, typically new gotways are tuned very hard and so would be pretty fatiguing on the lower leg musculature. I believe @houseofjobsays the Sherman soft mode is nice(I have a Sherman and tried it and felt like I would fall off the front -so it is pretty soft) I remember someone here said the V11 also has a nice comfy soft mode?
  4. You aren’t taking into account the all important reaction time. As a sprinter, reaction times can result in a gold medal or an off the podium finish. With less lean needed for hard mode that means you reach 100% acceleration sooner then soft mode user who takes longer to lean into his 100% accelerative posture. In other words, that’s what makes it more responsive. Car drivers plug in throttle kits that improve reaction time so as soon as you press on the gas it goes, very little hesitation. It’s also why electric cars always beat gas cars off the line. Reaction time.
  5. Interesting that you bring up this tidbit. I guess I’ll actually go into my thought process on this since someone brought it up. My belief is soft mode compensates for people with limited mobility that can not achieve full ankle ROM or have poor ankle dorsiflexion. We know that poor ankle dorsiflexion instigates knee problems, which is likely why soft mode users swear that it helps with knee problems and fatigue and is also likely why it’s called comfort mode in some wheels. This brings me to my second point revolving around dysfunctional riders and the foot: I don’t believe
  6. LOL. Well... come on when you first got on did it even remotely come close to your expectations of being a “self balancing” vehicle? I rode Segway mini’s for a while before trying and the Segway is true self balancing, the EUC is not. It’s one wheel and after my first try it become glaringly obvious that it would not keep me upright with minimal effort. I think the LAST thing a beginner is worried about is if they feel like they’re going to fall off forwards or backwards. Because it’s the frontal plane movement- side to side- that we are struggling to get used to. Most people can not
  7. How are you to know that you need to be level though? You can’t possibly know that unless you have experience with wheels. This is what I’m saying: experience bias. You un-level yourself when turning so why not when accelerating and decelerating? You can’t possibly fathom how an EUC is supposed to feel as a beginner. Now that I’m used to hard mode, and know about pedal dips because of lack of torque, soft mode feels like suicide mode. But when I was learning, I didn’t know any of these things and even if I had read about them I couldn’t possibly know what they felt like/meant in real
  8. First off, your analogy of learning on a stable surface vs rocking is flawed, as we know that the rocking motion of an EUC soft mode is an aid to your body lean movements. It’s not at all like you’re trying to balance on a boat that’s rocking. You say you can learn faster in hard mode, but you can’t even prove your theory right. I made no claims to faster learning in a different mode. I merely stated that you would learn just as fast regardless of which mode you used. You’re the one who is now making a claim that can’t ever be proven that you can learn faster in hard mode. I fin
  9. As soon as you switch and compare the modes in the learning phase you invalidate your response from being free of bias. Learn/ride on soft mode for a month and then tell me hard mode is magically easier. I guarantee it won’t happen. Switching from one mode to the other while you’re still learning doesn’t prove anything because you never got a chance to be comfortable with one specific mode.
  10. Even I agreed with @ShanesPlanet on the false premise of this statement; if the rider is new they wouldn’t care what mode they’re in. They aren’t going to feel any more or less scared of hard mode or soft mode. They have no prior experience on what they should be feeling, for all they know soft mode dipping on acceleration is how a high powered top tech EUC should feel.
  11. Uh I don’t see why they wouldn’t be. Just because you can point out a lot of design flaws doesn’t mean you know more then the developer. A lot goes on behind the curtains that you and I don’t understand. As someone who self proclaims they couldn’t even follow our rather elementary conversation on EUC modes, I think you’ve disqualified yourself from even giving this sort of statement.
  12. I dunno man, I’d like to think the developers of these products have more knowledge on them then even you! There is definitely a reason they call soft mode “beginner”. I think your expertise has made you bias/blind on what the actual modes are really like to a beginner. This is untrue. Any “newbie” would have just as much difficulty starting out in soft mode as they would in hard mode. It’s just a matter of which one they trained on first. Whichever one became muscle memory and they became comfortable with. No one even tries soft mode so when they do it’s a completely
  13. So it appears Soft mode enables more finesse but Hard mode requires more finesse. Soft mode makes it easier to do movements thus enabling more skillful movements. While hard mode requires the user to actually be more skillful because their movements will be jerky unless they have the correct input/angles down to the most minute degree. There is a reason soft mode is labeled for beginners and hard for experienced. Hard mode is more difficult to use and therefore takes more skill then soft mode. However, with extraordinary users like yourself, a pro soft mode user can exact ultima
  14. And this is also the reason why hard mode is much faster in acceleration then soft mode.
  15. I assure you, no one hears motorcycles over the loud music being played in their cars with the windows rolled up. https://canadamotoguide.com/2016/07/29/the-truth-about-loud-pipes/ Bicyclists have far more road presence because they’re like fragile china. You’re going to tread lightly in a shop full of fragile breakable objects, watching your hands and making sure not to bump into anything. That’s how it feels riding with bicyclists in the road(and many many people hate that feeling). But that’s awareness and road presence at its best. Put a motorcycle on the road and the d
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