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  1. Blueblade

    Solowheel Glide 3 Shells?

    These? https://www.ewheels.com/product/v8-pair-of-outer-shells/
  2. Blueblade

    Cracked Shell

    Makes me want to pad mine up more. I bought the cover for mine after dropping mine once on a low-speed tip over while learning to ride. it just scuffed it up. I haven't had any harder or higher speed drops yet, with or without the cover on. I asked on here since noticing a lot of people on here add padding, and they use something similar to this for extra protection: KOOLDOO 15.7ft Multi-Purpose Extra Wide Edge and Corner Guard Sharp Edges Coverage Child Safety Proofing (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CQT344B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uCQLCb27NNY8C Not pretty but looks like it would work well for protection.
  3. Blueblade

    Seattle Meetups and Group Rides

    Just saying "hi", from a fellow puget sound south-ender.
  4. Blueblade

    New KingSong 16X Rumours

    Nice! $200 cheaper than the 18XL, a few lbs lighter, and a subwoofer. 👍 That's going to make the decision a lot harder!
  5. Blueblade

    I just ordered a KS 18xl

    Statements like this make me wonder a lot about that new 16X with same motor battery vs 18XL. Maybe the 18 is still the way to go anyway. (Only rode a 16 -- V8 so far, nothing to compare against) But that added bass speaker in the 16x, hmm...
  6. Blueblade

    Open-source EUC motherboard

    Boy, @esaj, you don't cease to amaze me with the depth and breadth of your replies! I imagine you are very good at your job!
  7. That does look like it might be a better looking option, and perhaps easier to cut to specific shapes.
  8. Blueblade

    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Someone needs to come up with electric figure unicycling. Imagine taking take this guy: Throw a silky, sequined shirt and some black dancing pants on him, with some sappy music and then the ladies would be lining up to ride with him!
  9. Yeah I was worried about that a bit too...hopefully something like Goo Gone would take it off without damage to the wheel finish. My wheel did come with 2 sheets of clear vinyl stuff, that looks like hell if you put it on (impossible to apply wrinkle free to the curved surfaces) but it comes back off residue-free. I still have the other sheet. Maybe i can cut it to shapes matching the padding and stick the double sided tape to that instead of directly on the wheel surface...
  10. Awesome, thanks! Prime shipping even! 👍 I definitely didn't try searching for "KOOLDOO" before haha.
  11. I have seen lots of EUC pictures where people have added what appears to be self adhesive padding to protect from damage during falls. Often black with a ribbed appearance, but I have also seen green, etc. What's it called and/or where can you find it? I've looked for foam padding on Amazon but can't seem to find it.
  12. Yeah, just thinking about my 2nd wheel too, since I'm in much the same boat though I'm not as tall, a more stocky 5'10". $2100 for a new 18XL isn't in my budget now, having just bought my first $900 one a couple months ago. By the time it might be doable, maybe the 16X would be released and with luck, a bit cheaper due to smaller size, and perhaps a bit lighter and more agile too.
  13. Curious, @Marty Backe (being a guy whose tried many wheels :-) )how much of that opinion do you attribute to wheel size? (Say KS comes out with that 16X with same 2000w/1600wh powerhouse... now what?)
  14. @Kevin Graehl if you don't mind sharing, how much do you weigh? Ewheels advises against anybody over 220 lb from riding the Glide 3, even though inmotion says the max weight is 260. That concerns me quite a bit too actually so I have been riding it very conservatively myself and I haven't had any problems yet. I am about 245 lb all suited up. Ewheels recommends that I have a more powerful motor and higher-capacity battery for extra safety at my weight, see this page https://www.ewheels.com/choosing-an-electric-unicycle-with-the-right-battery-pack-for-you/ I wish I had got a more powerful wheel to start with for the safety margin if nothing else but then again $900 is a lot of money to drop on a new hobbyvyou are not certain if you are really going to stick with or not, and especially if the marketing material leads you to believe that it would be sufficient for your weight.
  15. Blueblade

    Two small issues I'm having with my inmotion V8

    The app is really bad. I find myself just using the wheellog Android app instead unless I need to change more advanced settings and or the light effects. Apple folks seem to like Darknessbot app instead but I'm an Android guy so I can't speak to it. It's also nice that wheellog log creates a detailed CSV log of several attributes during the ride so you can see what the wheel is doing during the ride Etc in something like Excel if you are so inclined. Also, I found the stability of the wheel seems to be drastically affected by tire pressure as well. Too little and it feels sluggish and slow to respond or correct. Too high and it feels twitchy and unstable. When I adjusted it to a range close to that found at the ewheels site ( https://www.ewheels.com/guide-tires-appropriate-pressures-electric-unicycle/ ) then it feels good, for me it feels perfect about 52 psi +- about 2 lbs. but I am pretty heavy about 245 lbs all suited up. The owner's manual just says to set it to 40psi, which is definitely not enough for my weight, also seems at risk of getting a flat by pinching the tube from an impact.