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Time for me to share my thoughts and feelings. When we aren't riding our wheels we're thinking about our wheels or reading about wheels or watching videos about wheels. Because wheels. So I ordered an MSX (1600Wh 84v) from Intelligent Walking Store in the beginning of November. It shipped out within the advertised 7 days and arrived a little over 2 months later. That's what happens when you order prior to Singles Day! I had no problem waiting though and I knew it would arrive eventually and if not... well that would be it's own process. A little about me first. I'm 45, born in Toronto, Canada. My parents are from Spain and I lived in Spain från 1987 to 1991 and from 1991 to 1993 I started the process of moving to Sweden. I am quite an anxious person. Obsessive, perfectionist, I need to be in control of everything and I have a tendency to get offended or feel shame if something doesn't work the way I want. So for instance if I listen to headphones and they don't sound the way I want I will instantly feel shame and less worth. However I am aware of this. The what and the why so I try to work around it or use it to my advantage. I work as an IT Manager for Servicedesk amongst other things. I have also recently decided to quit so that I can take a year off and think about my life and what I want to do. I am also happily married and my wife and I have been together for 15 years. Together we mountainbike, exercise, do Zumba, calisthenics and just hang out and enjoy life. We have cheap basic electric scooters, 4 electric longboards (Ownboard and Koowheel), a Onewheel, a Ninebot One E+ and now... an Msuper X. So I unboxed it, took some photos and video, turned it on and stood on it in the livingroom hallway. It growls. Instant anxiety. A bit of research later. Normal. Okay phew. Not defective. It's pulling a bit of power when idle to keep in balance. Compared it ot my Ninebot One E+. Does it do the same? No, not really. Okay it's fine. Apples and oranges. So I look out the window, no snow, some ice, +1 degrees. Start writing on the forum. My wife is in Miami for a week. I have work tomorrow. Should I ride it? Will I damage it on the snow/ice? Life is too short. Let's go! I put on layers upon layers of warm clothes, get my flashlight, bell, helmet, and so on and off I go. Almost died carrying it 2 flights downstairs. Okay I will have to work on my technique there. Just pretend it's an awkward kettlebell. I love the pedals. The cushions are the new kind but they still cut into my calves. Let them cut. The wheel feels unresponsive. I immediately start thinking of people posting about other wheels, KS16 and min dreading, MCM5 and quick responsen. I make comparisons in my mind with my One E+. Again... apples and oranges. So I ride with the tilt back at 18km/h and reach a top speed of 23,2km/h and I try to turn at around 20km/h and. Nothing. It doesn't turn. I start thinking of the Z10. Okay I need to lean. I try again, lean... it's a new feeling. I almost fall but the pedals dihedral save me. I hit a bump and remember the feeling of almost flying off my E+. The pedals save me. I try to carve... a pathetic slow carve. Mixed feelings. I think back to ny E+. When did I get good? At around 500km. When did I get good at my OneWheel. At around 500km. So... let's not make too many assumptions 10km in. 16km ride completed. Damn it was cold. I need to do something about my boots. And gloves. Day 2. Get home from work. Go for the same ride. Better turning, better speed. I wobble the wheel around me between my legs to see how much play I have side to side. I try to think about what is required of me to not have my calves touch the body of the wheel. Then I just ride. I ride to feel free. 16 km ride completed. Charge the wheel. Take screenshots of battery usage and distance driven. A bit less than 1km per 1% of battery. Reasonable considering the cold. Day 3. Saturday. Wake up and drink coffee. Check the charger. Green. Check the wheel. All charged up. Read this forum. Watch some clips. I could be out riding. Time to ride. After around 5km I raise the speed limiter. I change riding mode to soft. I look at the battery. Under 90%. Hmm.... ah well the whole world doesn't have to be linear for me not to feel anxiety. I keep riding, hit some ice, no probs, some snow, no probs. I take a break and an elderly couple stop and ask me about the wheel. I tell them that it's the best thing i've done in my life. I keep riding. The same 35km ride I have done a few times in the summer with my wife and our longboards. The wheel tilts me ever so gently at 28km/h. I hit a top speed of 29,2km/h. Stop and check the battery. It's all good. I think a bit about how hard the tire is. For my weight I could lower the pressure a bit more. I keep riding and the last 8km my feet are getting uncomfortably cold. I ride a few extra km when I get home. Total distance 36km. Battery left 55%. 55+36 = 91. Started at 100. But 100 probably was more like 97. Is this good? Is this what I wanted? It's a bit big and hard to steer. Let's not make too many conclusions i've only done like 66km on this thing. How cold is it? How much does this cold degrade my battery on my boards, OneWheel, One E+? Around one third. What's the battery temperature? 22 degrees. Okay we're good. Let's charge the wheel and chill. Day 3. Later that evening. After spending a few hours reading about electric unicycles. Checking prices on Aliexpress. The MCM5 is still looking tempting. Getting cheaper and cheaper. My Ninebot One E+ can easily do 28km/h. And climb hills. Do I really need a faster version of it? Have I even tried hills with the MSX? Trails? Well it's winter now. We'll see later on. The wheel is fully charged now a few hours later. I do some research on quick chargers. I will eventually need one. Oh yeah deflate the tire a bit! Done. Okay let's ride! So I go for the same ride that I went on day 1 and day 2. I can carve now, I can turn now. I ride over bumps to see what it feels like. Fluffy. But I bounce a bit much still. Lucky those dihedral pedals keep me locked in! I push the speed and ride the tilt back. When I get close to home I ride on a field of frozen grass and dirt. Bounce around all over the place. Go home. Check the battery. Check the mileage. Take screenshots for reference. 16.3km. 77% battery left. 77+16. 89. Started at 100. But the voltage wasn't showing 84v. So I didn't charge it for hours while green. In other words it wasn't "real 100". It's fine. IT'S FINE! Day 4. Wake up. Coffee.. Watch youtube clips about electric unicycles. Read the forum. Think about going for a ride. My wife came back from Miami. She fell asleep on the couch. Check the weather. +1 degrees. It'll be light out for another couple of hours. Meeting a friend at 5 and it's 1 now. Maybe I could go for a ride? Just going to watch NonstopNeals clip regarding the MSX. What's this note I see in the description? He didn't have it on a high power mode? A high power mode? What high power mode? I start thinking about the responsiveness of the wheel. Is it a bad thing? It shouldn't be. I don't mind throwing my weight around. It will feel more interactive to me. Yes I have small feet. I'll manage. Should I lower the angle? I guess a few of you guys will recognise some of the though patterns here haha. Anyway loving it so far! I will just continue to ride it as it is now and put 500km on it!
I have recently joined the forum because I got a Ninebot One C+ about 7 months ago. I have mastered riding the wheel pretty well. I can do all the basics and I can kind of ride with one leg. I am practicing how to ride backwards. I think it is time I get a new wheel. 13 mph is kind of slow for me now. Do you guys have any suggestions for a new electric unicycle for under $1000. Thank you.
I received my KS14D Parts a couple weeks back and thought I would post a couple before and after Pictures. And a couple explanations. My poor baby...everything's gonna be ok! New Parts.....F yeah! I was pretty damn amped to get this shiny new body on that sexy frame. Fenders, lights, electronics, pedals, pads, screws and more plastic. So I took her apart like this...in the kitchen. Lol. Ok, maybe not to the girlfriend. Quick test to check the batteries...make sure all is in order. Had to take a skeleton ride real quick for fun. Then back to assembly. And....presto change-o, good as new....minus a few fingerprints. If you are curious as to how it got like that...here is a video of some damage being done. Failing (however rare that may be. Lol) while inventing original tricks like these is what does the damage, mostly! A big reason why my wheel looks the way it does is because I am persistent and finding new things and new places to do them is the driving force behind my riding. Thanx for watching. Subscribe to My EUC Youtube Channel My Music and EUC Youtube Channel