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  1. LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

    DATE: May 01, 2019

     WEATHER: Clear & Mild

    DISTANCE TRAVELED: 14.3 miles

    WHICH WHEEL OR MAIN WHEEL USED: KS-18XL (and InMotion V8)

    WHO WAS WITH ME: Brian W.

    TOTAL DISTANCE ON THIS WHEEL: 178 miles

     BEST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Discovered a new sculpture

    WORST FEATURE OF THE RIDE: Can’t think of anything 

     RECOMMENDATIONS/WARNINGS FOR RIDERS: EUC riding can be addictive!

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  2. 8 hours ago, svenomous said:

    I've watched all the videos.  All of them!  EUC porn.  And read many threads.  And yes, I've been "training" in my head for weeks while waiting for the wheel to arrive from China via California.  While reading the long sticky thread about learning to ride, I formed a "curriculum" in my head, and then I re-watched all the "learn to ride" videos.  Today I kept telling myself to look where I'm going instead of down at the wheel, to not hold on to the strap as if I'm on water skis, to keep my body upright, to bend my knees slightly, to get that triangle mount right, to keep those ankles away from hitting the pedals, ... oooh, mental overload.  Head full of preconceived thoughts and notions while trying to lock on to the visceral stuff that only comes from actually doing it.  Tonight the hindbrain gets to internalize, and tomorrow we'll see.

    That’s exactly what I did, too! I got my first wheel in January and self-taught just as you are doing, and it worked for me. After some very tiring (and occasionally frustrating) days, the progress starts to quicken and every day is more fun. So don’t give up if you feel like the videos made it look easier than it is.

    Also, if you can get video of yourself practicing, it might help. My videos helped me realize that I was bending forward at the waist way too much, on the first couple of days... once I learned to stand up straighter (better upper body posture) and with very slightly bent knees, it got better so much faster.

    Best of luck! And have fun!


  3. This is a long shot, but worth a try (if you haven’t tried it already)... Go to the main settings for your iPhone and then turn off Bluetooth for your iPhone for a minute, then turn it on again. Sometimes when I use unstable iPhone apps with Bluetooth, that helps with connection issues. I’ve even had to power down my iPhone completely, and then restart it, in order to reconnect to devices that have poorly designed apps. 


  4. 1 hour ago, Jonesq said:

    I'm in the same boat as you. Went from a V8 to 18XL and the transition was super easy. It feels every bit as nimble as the 16" but it's not as twitchy, which I think is a good thing. The turning radius feels tighter than my 16" wheel as well due to the pedal height. The 18XL is AMAZING. I thought I'd want to keep my V8 for purposes of having a lighter wheel but I don't see myself ever riding the V8 again. The hype is real!

    As of yesterday, I’m also in transition from an InMotion V8 to my new18XL. And so far, I love it! I haven’t gotten to ride it a ton yet, but it definitely wasn’t hard to get used to. And it’s much smoother. Like you, I’m not sure how much I’ll ride my V8 now, but I’ve started helping a friend learn how to ride that one — and I think I might keep the V8 around for the days when someone asks, “hey! Can I try that?”.


  5. 1 hour ago, kasenutty said:

    It doesn't seem that much heavier than my 16s and I can ride it normally right away. I was a little apprehensive after hearing that it was such a big adjustment to go to an 18 inch wheel, but it wasn't for me. I see you can lean your turns if you want but I was able to feet steer just fine too. I can't wait to get some miles on it, but the weather sucks right now. Looking better for the weekend :D

    My 18XL arrived yesterday and I only got to put 3 miles on it before it started raining here, too. Fingers crossed for great weekend weather!


  6. On 2/25/2019 at 12:38 PM, kasenutty said:

    And I am excited, but I didn't have anyone to tell who would know what I was talking about, so I thought I'd pop in and say hello and brag about my new present for Spring/Summer 2019. 

     

    How are all my pals doing? 

     

    :D 

    I’m in the exact same boat!  Maybe your new 18XL and mine are traveling together. I can’t wait.    :-)


  7. 11 hours ago, Jonesq said:

    I redeemed my coins and purchased light patterns but they are not showing up as selectable options to transmit under the lighting options.

    It sounds like you are having the same problem that I’m having — no way to load the new light patterns into the Glide 3/V8. If anyone has found a way, please let us know. 


  8. On 1/24/2019 at 7:23 PM, Jonesq said:

    Where in the app do you go to buy the DIY lights?

    I went to the “Me” tab at the bottom right corner of the app. Then I tapped on the gold coin (the one with the number of your coins beside it), in the top right corner. On the next screen you should see various choices of light patterns with a cost and a “redeem” button next to them. 

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