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  1. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    can you explain more about the hip thing and how it relates to foot pressure... are you more saying the leaning forward or back vs putting deliberate pressure on toes or heels to move? feeling frustrated a bit for the moment on this. I am doing better each day but for last 3 times now i still keep using my legs against the wheel to balance it so i think im doing it wrong even though it kind of works, just scared im learning to use the wrong parts of my body and some very obvious action item is still missing can anyone try to speak more about this hips idea? i can turn mostly ok by turning hips but just balancing seems to be more about my legs and then i get shaky and end up steering right and left very quickly ( while moving with decent speed ) just to stay upright which again i think is wrong... i guess ill focus today on just trying to be in a neutral upright position to balance to see if that helps? shoulders above hips
  2. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    thanks guys i will try to keep that all in mind! i laughed out loud when i read the part about the foot... when i start now, if my food isnt right around the same place ( i like mine little bit back for now so stopping is easier ) then the muscles feel weird and tense so i have to get that right... but ya i will do what feels right for now until my body just learns. i feel like i prob need a bit more core strength though! wasnt sure what you meant by move hips instead of my legs but i will check out that vid to see if the mention it, have watched several by now. def still improving each day but my legs are killing me after each go, so im def steering with my legs right now and balancing the wheel against my legs to keep from falling vs unknown alternative at this moment can anyone shed light on that what unknown alternative is at this point?
  3. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    so im at a place now with my riding i can go in a line sometimes turn and go all the way back.. but damn i am shakey and using my legs to turn the wehel back and forth in a fairly uncontrolled manor i think im on the right track? but i also feel like my legs and CORE def need to be stronger for this. does this sound right for this stage it has been about a week now of practice and when i see pro riders they seem very stable and not even hugging the bike with legs... i feel bad that i think im hugging it with my legs to balance vs actually just balancing ( its more 50 50 ) but i def need more work. trying to be sure i stand up staright to find that center of gravity as i fear im bending forward without realizing hopefully im on the right track to figuring this out ?
  4. oh wow, based on your pic, yours has a TON of clearance... mine is FLUSH against the damn wheel itself not sure if they put it in bad or what... if i had that kinda room i would have no problem lol i will try to manipulate it more.. maybe let a bunch of air out so i can move it around some might help....
  5. Hey guys so i have the Glide 3 and for the life of me i cannot figure out how to attach anything to the air nossle! it is so flush against the wheel itself that i cant get at it without lightly propping it up with a flat head screwdriver ( but not that much as i know that can cause tearing ). is there some trick or tool that works well? i tried to buy a 90 degree attachment but it really sucks, air leaks out of it if you even touch it the wrong way. Any help or a vid would be appreciated, i couldnt find anything on youtube for this model unfortunately.
  6. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    guys -- looks like they shipped me a bad wheel tube.. came fairly deflated, thought that was normal so i put air in, around 35-40 psi. after a few days its squishy again.. pretty sure there is a leak which im pissed about. going to call them today see if they will send me one. Also i wanted to ask you guys.. for hte life of me, i cannot figure out how to get an air nossle on this thing without taking a screwdriver and proping up the air nose ( not a lot as i know that can cause tearing ). is there a tool to get at this thing easier? i tried to buy a 90 degree valve attachment but man does it suck, air just leaks out if you touch it the wrong way. It is so cloise to the wheel body nothing i have will attach to it and for 900 bucks they should really send you some kind of attachment. i may just be retarded here but anyone have some tips for getting at this thing or am i just going about it the wrong way ?
  7. Hey everyone so im wondering if the full body items avilable acutally save you in these crashes and worth buying and 2) what recommendations can anyone give possibly having had an accident while in a full body getup with padding etc. i know some of these can cost 200 bucks but if its worth it and saves me in bad situatons im fine to buy, just overwhelmed and not sure which brands for protection are any good. curious again people who have been in accidents in some of these and can attest to how well they work. seen some full body get ups, 2 piece.. pant piece with build in pads or shells, and again upper body portion. I will need a helm eventually also but i will get to that as well.. cross helm vs skater helm any suggestions for all of the above GREATLY appreciated as i want to stay as safe as i can.
  8. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    hmm so i see the regular cover but i dont see a padded protective cover? they ship with the regular cover now which i am using. had a decent ah hah moment on day 4 training last night.. practiced the turning the wheel vs leaning to one side now that i have more strength and balance... was able to ride a bit further than normal and it feels easier to mount the wheel without help.. so this is exciting working on foot position for mounting and i am finding so far for me at least, it feels best and in the most control with only about an inch or less of foot hanging over the front. too much over the front and i have bad stabilitiy so i will just continue like that for now at least. still end up twisting some by accident and turnign the wheel into a 180 slowly but at least now i can balance through most of those mistakes lol... might rain today so may have to pause the practice but ya this is getting exciting.. i bet i can legit ride it straight very soon! ty soo much to those who left tips and the tip about twisting the wheeel to one side when falling i think for me was the most helpful so far!! watched some of the videos as well online that you all suggested which also was very nice... wish i could leave work early to try more, i will get this soon for sure EDIT: i ordered some D30 double sided wrist guards as i read on the forum here they worked great for a few people, curious if anyone has suggestions for a knee shin combo pads or just brands that they have used, fallen on, and confirm it works great? for now still need the shin\knee, elbow, and a decent helm. thinking just normal skater helm would be ok, i dont need full mask until i start going faster which honestly isnt going to be anytime soon not against a full body solution either, dont mind paying the 200 or whatever it is is it keeps me safe and protected. any and all info there welcome on pieces and or brands that have proven to work for you all
  9. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    i will keep the twisting motion in mind. thats really good to think about that way. mine did not come with a band to save the wheel when i bail off.. anyone have suggestions of something to use or buy ?
  10. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    thanks for the tips! so i cant seem to stay on the thing without falling off for more than about 2-3 seconds at this stage so i think your tips mean well but at this point im just trying to not fall basically right away haha.. i can ride an electric scooter and bike no problem but this is taking a bit more time for me it seems. i think i need more core and leg strength, but when im going slow my body has started steering into the direction im falling on its own so thats good, but i do still fall lol. some progress! for the reasons listed above i think 10mph is out of the question haha.. as i start to approach some decent speed in the 2 sec or so i can stay on the thing, my overcorrections turn deadly and end in sharp turns and me having to jump off the thing. i guess my balance just isnt there yet ? little crushing to see some people get it in a few days but for me taking a bunch longer though one guy online who does reviews mentioned it taking a solid 2 weeks. im determined either way so i will just keep trying until my body finally gets it and try to keep your tips in mind! if anyone has any other tips or if it sounds like im doing something wrong that i should correct please let me know. I def am hard on myself and feel like i should get things quicker than i do!
  11. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    do you guys have any tips for keeping the body straight when mounting? so after day 3 doing better, but i find that when i mount the ride, i guess im twisting my body by accident to try and balance and of course that makes the wheel try to turn in a circle lol.. trying to stay straight and just get my footing in a place that im comfortable with so far so good, man ill be happy when i can just go in a straight line without falling lol... can feel my whole damn legs being sore and getting stronger!
  12. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    oh and sorry, what do you guys suggest i use for a strap and or something on Amazon USA i can purchase to keep this from falling since Inmotion did not send a strap of any kind..cheap asses they didnt even send a 90 degree attachment for the air nasal!
  13. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    guys thanks so much for the info and links i will def take a look... the extra padding would be helpful since this is the only wheel with literally no damn padding on it lol.. way to go Inmotion can you guys speak at all about riding position and usage of legs? my main questions are about my ankles and where the tops of my legs hug the wheel itself? is the idea to hug it with my legs to steer and balance and hug with my ankles, or do i keep my ankles away from the wheel, but hug with legs vs just have it against 1 leg at a time etc tried to watch a ton of EUC videos to see how others do it but i see a mix of some not touching the wheel at all, some seem to have legs against wheel but not harshly.. i guess where does the balance happen, is it with leg hugging, or just muscles figuring out how to balance without touching. im sure all is possible once i figure this out it also turns out that the wheel shipped almost entirely flat lol.. no wonder i couldn't balance on the damn thing my first day... last night was better now that i have air in it but still cant go for too long and lots of arm balancing happening but ill take your advice and try to keep the arms down for now best as i can. thanks again and all suggestions links and question answers very much appreciated! just on the stage of trying to figure out now what to do with those ankles and legs and squeezing\hugging the wheel for balance vs not.
  14. Jesse T

    New rider question about posture

    hey guys i just started yesterday and had a question. so i got the Glide 3, i ended up brusing my right dominate leg on the bone near the mid calf muscle region. I was curious if i am just doing something wrong or what? leaning the 30lb against my leg is VERY uncomfortable so today i am going to wrap my leg up so i can keep learning.. can only ride for about 1-2.5 seconds before i fall off but i suppose everyone has their own learning rate and curve. i dont have a ton of muscle mass so not a lot of self padding.. also looking for suggestions on anything off amazon like a gel pad or something i can tape onto the device at least while i learn. i basically start with the wheel turned down towards the left leg so i can hop on and that is no problem but just leaning it against my right leg while i wait to hop on hurts bad now. i also read that you should try balancing on 1 leg and use the left to hop forward but even trying to brace my body against my righty leg again hurts really bad.. prob just not strong enough yet? am i doing something wrong or just need more muscle mass\pading ? any beginner tips welcome as well im heading back out today after work to try again :) wont give up!
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