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Girth Brooks

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  1. Girth Brooks

    Buying an EUC with PayPal

    @Adam. I used it to buy my Z10. I love Paypal.
  2. Girth Brooks

    New riders and wheel's "learner speed limit"

    Helmets are not meant to be loose as it makes them ineffective. I will forever take the safety of my head over comfort anytime, but to each their own.
  3. Girth Brooks

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Is this not a pre-producton Z10 in this video??? I thought it was not a production unit, but the same one @Marty Backe, @houseofjob, and others passed around for review.
  4. @Alex_from_NZ I bet you will be much further ahead on your next outing! As someone suggested above, the beginners thread on here proved invaluable for learning process. Without reading it, it would've taken me much longer to get going on my wheel.
  5. Girth Brooks

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Unless the Ninebot Z10 is somehow (extremely doubtful) a lesser product than the other non-EUC products I and my son own of theirs and really abuse quite frequently then I cannot be convinced it is not the highest quality EUC you can buy. The second generation will likely have a bigger battery and more speed. I waited for the Z10 100% over another EUC brand simply over the quality that has been proven to me personally by Ninebot. I think many fans of other brands are relentlessly searching for cut-out failures (or anything really) with the Z10 simply because it seems to be a fairly common occurrence with GW or Inmotion wheels they own & love. You can argue this, but I've been reading constantly all over this forum for several weeks, and it is blatantly obvious that there is very real envy over the attention the Z10 gets over "more capable" wheels. The Z10 is certainly an oddball as compared to more traditional models and certainly has flaws, but quality and engineering damn are not on the list of negatives.
  6. As someone whose first wheel was the Z10 I got in late October, I agree 100% with this quoted post. No leashes or holding anything for support. You just have to go for it on that heavy wheel. Forward foot placement and a "kick or skateboard start" made my learning the Z10 light years easier, and I too learned on grass cause I couldn't bring myself to constantly beat it on pavement. The move from grass to hard-packed dirt (a baseball field in my instance) did ease the curve of riding the Z10. My first day was extremely similar to the video above. Second day was so much better with forward foot placement and the kick to get it going. The torque of the wheel took over once I had my feet placed correctly.
  7. Girth Brooks

    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    @Damarafaka I'm curious to know how much air pressure you are running on your Z10 in the videos posted above.
  8. I can see the argument being made that these helmets would be good to use if nothing else is available because a helmet of some kind is better than none at all, but I can't see them being a viable safety option at any speed over 12mph. They are not designed to reduce the amount of energy produced on impact from wrecking a motorized vehicle.
  9. Girth Brooks

    Ninebot Z10 - Não liga

    Did you try holding the power button down for more than 5 seconds?
  10. Girth Brooks

    THE HELMET THREAD

    I couldn't tell the difference between .8kg of weight in anything personally. I just know this helmet worked extremely well when my head hit the concrete.
  11. Girth Brooks

    THE HELMET THREAD

    I read this thread when looking for my first EUC helmet and noticed many have a reason for the helmet they chose. There isn't a common "must have helmet" that I'm aware of and if there is I missed the memo hahahaha! I wanted protection first and foremost, but I did want a good looking helmet as well. I went with an AFX FX-39 DS for my helmet choice. It is very protective ( I gave it a real test the hard way!) and light, very cost friendly, many options to accessorize, and it looks great in my opinion. I will say I will get a more free flowing helmet when the heat comes back for the summer next year, but this will be what I wear during the Spring, Autumn, and Winter.
  12. Girth Brooks

    New riders and wheel's "learner speed limit"

    @travsformation that comfort and confidence level will get you at some point. It is almost a guarantee as it is repeatedly stated all over this forum. Thanks to the wonderful folks on this forum for posting and giving advice that I read, I was protected fully because I don't feel there was or ever will be a way to be prepared for your wheel coming to a sudden stop at a 33kmh.
  13. Girth Brooks

    New riders and wheel's "learner speed limit"

    I have full view with my helmet. I will say I will get a more free flowing helmet when the heat comes back for the summer next year, but this will be what I wear during the Spring and Autumn.
  14. Girth Brooks

    New riders and wheel's "learner speed limit"

    I think those wrist guards would do the job. The protruding piece you speak of on mine is what saves you as it flattens out on impact and lets your arms slide out instead jamming/breaking them with your body weight in a fall.
  15. Girth Brooks

    New riders and wheel's "learner speed limit"

    I went with an AFX FX-39 DS for my helmet choice. It is very protective ( I gave it a real test the hard way!) and light, very cost friendly, many options to accessorize, and it looks great in my opinion.
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