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  1. I just got back from my first session on an EUC and I’m so very stoked!! After padding up my brand new MTen3 to a ridiculous level, I took it over to a local baseball park and played around on the concrete deck behind the bleachers & backstop. I started using the fence for support but moved to using the back of the bleachers as I could slide my hand along the railing easier than the fence. Within 30 minutes I was going from one end of a set of bleachers to the other without grabbing. Within 60 minutes I was able to basically go anywhere on the smooth concrete deck without issue, and was making 75+ yard runs from one end of the deck to the other. I still had to start and stop using a support (fence, pole, etc.), and my turns are sketchy, but I was expecting a much more frustrating experience! My legs are fatigued from almost 2 hours of practice but I can’t wait to go again tomorrow! Thanks again for all the contributors on this site and especially those that posted YT videos. I devoured as much info as I could before venturing on this journey and your contributions have surely shortened my learning curve. Next up, working on free mounting and fixing the vicious wobbles I get when speeding up... Can’t wait! Martog
  2. Hi, my name is Mauricio, i am from Bogota, Colombia, in my country there are not much EUCs, so I have had the luck to met someone here who taught me some basics. at this time, i am able to ride, make turns, (not to tight), mount without help, brake, etc, however, I have a slight fear, if i will have to stop, mount, and go forward in the middle of a hill, (up or down) is there any consideration to take, any variation of my body inclination, for mount and start to go forward? Sorry i have had to use a little help of deepl, for write here Thanks in Advance
  3. As most of you know I am a novice, having had my wheel a little over a week now. I have been having issues mounting without the training wheels as some of you may know. I believe I have solved this problem however. I am in the process of modifying a generic bicycle kick stand for the unicycle. The way I will have it set up is so it is spring loaded, and will help keep the one side balanced when I mount, It will be on a very sensitive spring loaded system, and so as soon as the unicycle begins to move forward it will kick the kickstand out from under the pedal and the spring will catch pushing the kickstand flat against the bottom of the pedal. In theory this should eliminate the need for the wheels to mount, and also eliminate the need to do the one foot push off technique in the video you all posted for me the other day. Has anyone ever tried this? Why have the unicycle companies not thought of this? or have they thought of this and just not been able to make it work properly? Anyone know? I am going to buy the parts for it today and should have a working model by the end of this weekend. If I do get the design perfected I will be sure to share with everyone. The goal will be for the kickstand to be multi purpose, to keep the unit from falling over when not in use, and to help people like myself mount the unicycle without the assistance of wheels/a wall/fence/sign what ever. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Devv
  4. I've never ridden one of these things yet but keep looking at them a little enviously when I see them. I'd prefer to get something 2nd hand as I suspect it will get damaged while I'm learning. I'm not looking to commute but just wanted a fun transport to do errands nearby. I'm unlikely to go off road. A cruising speed of around 15mph would be fine. I weigh about 96Kg or 211lbs and I'm roughly 190cm or 6'3" tall. Not sure if there's an age "limit" on these things but I'm in my mid fifties though I'm fairly athletic. I'll stop there otherwise this will begin to sound like a personal add. Any suggestions for a good solid wheel, preferably second hand? Do folk get stopped by the police riding these things in London? Thanks for reading Mike
  5. Still very new to this (2 weeks on street). I live in San Francisco so dealing with hills important. Today went out to practice taking off from a stop and climbing hills. Battery was at 80%. While going up a steep the wheel seemed to not have enough power. It didn’t freeze but slowly came to a stop. Forum members have told me it’s a relatively underpowered wheel for 5’10” 180lb self. I’m not sure if I wasn’t riding correctly or if it not strong enough. If it’s the wheel, I may have to upgrade sooner than I thought - there are a lot of hills around here.
  6. Got my very first EUC this week (Ninebot One E+) and after a couple of days practice in the house, then some figure of 8's around the tennis courts in my local park...I finally managed to go out on a proper ride today. Wow, just wow. What a buzz. Did a 7 mile ride today along the pavements, roads and coastal paths where I live and didn't crash either (I was expecting too tbh) After getting wobbles during my first couple of days I experienced no wobbles at all today and even felt the tilt back at top speed a few times without realising I was getting to the Ninebots speed limit. Even braved weaving slowly through the public along the pedestrianised High Street in the town centre. Wish I had got into this EUC lark sooner and I know I'll be looking to get a better wheel soon. Not really looking at going too fast but would love a longer range. Anyways, thought I'd share and post a few vid clips. Day 1 - crashing in the house Day 2 - Finally managing tight turns around the living room Day 3 - Wow, I can actually do this Today's ride.
  7. perfect beginner EUC! Used Ninebot E for sale. $200/obo location: California Bay Area local pick up preferred. text me at 650-396-9422 if interested
  8. Dear all, I have been lurking around this forum for quite a while but now decided to join in and register myself. The huge information, discussions and polite culture in here helped me a lot to take my first steps into this wierd experience with quite success - but I´m still going on learning. So I would like to give a brief introduction for myself. It was around my 53st birthday when I randomly watched a YT Video with some guy peforming on an EUC. I was blown away by the impression to learn this for myself and felt a really "can do" attempt to do this. Thus being sceptical I started with a smaller investment in hardware for the beginning. I ordered a new Ninebot One E+ for around 420 credits from Amazon and made my first steps on it. Obviously I scratched the hardware limits of this device rather soon and was looking for some upgrade. The information found here encoraged me to approach the P model conversion by firmware hack to 1.4.3 . version. The great work of user MRN76 made this only come possible for me . Also the YT video (in Spain) of an other user here (don´t know his name, sorry) was very helpful. I also applied a battery upgrade to 708 Wh for safety and range issues. Now I am quite happy with this 28kph/35 km range solution. But I feel somehow seduced by all this new wheels out there ... For this year my solution would be OK for me, but I am thinking about an upgrade the next season. May be someone with similar experience could give me some advice?
  9. Hi all, I am new to this forum and this strange fascination, so I thought I might provide some background. A couple of years ago, on my way to a boat show, I stopped in disbelief at the roped-off part of the parking lot. I couldn't believe my eyes: here were people (or maybe robots or remote-control show-room dummies ?) gliding around without any apparent body movement ! As I watched closer, I saw they were standing on some kind of car battery sized box mounted on a single tyre, very strange. It turned out they were real people, demoing and selling a novel transportation method, allegedly easy to store on boats and fun to use in and around marinas. After I waited and watched, this guy asked me if I wanted to try. Yes, for sure, and I felt both elated and a bit ashamed of being walked like a dog, astraddle a one-wheeled car battery with encouragement of skimpily clad members of the opposite sex. The magic evaporated when we got to the little matter of price, no way I could spend more than 1500 € on something I wasn't sure I could either master physically or justify as a worthwhile investment. Fast-forward to last Saturday, the local supermarket has this parking-lot clearance sales with lots of stuff to look thru. I guess the boat show test ride somehow rewired my reptilian brain as I can not remember anything except coming back home with a unexpected piece of alien technology. Alien ? Star Trek for sure. When I try to get on top of the box, I really need to Klingon. It also gives a new insight to the standard Klingon greeting of "Today is a nice day to die." I have tried voice control, thought control, nothing works except the exquisite, detailed and (mostly) learned advice on this wonderful forum. Thanks, I will experiment and report back when I have something worthy of mention... Here are the specs and a picture, please don't laugh... Battery 132Wh Charger 67.2V 2 A Motor 300W Tyre 14x2.125 Range 15-18 km Max Speed 10 or 12 km/h Weight 10 Kg
  10. Hello! I bought a "used" Ninebot One S2 just 12.30.17. It said "Milage: 2.6km" in the app and had one noticable scratch near the handle. So I got an almost brand new thingy for 330EUR. I watched a few How-to-vids on U-Tube of cause.... I made my first tries on that evening on the shoulder of my wife after attaching a luggage-belt to the handle and turning the handle-shut-off off. Next day I made some exercizes along a nearby wall and my first freehand trials. Got no further than a few meters. Whilst doing that I had more than doubled the milage. Dunno how the seller had given up that early... On new years noon I started may 3rd exercise. This time I suddenly/accidently made my first ride of approx 100m and was very excited! Watching neighbors who had seen me the day before were suprised that I was already able to stand on this disc, even if it was very wobbly and only every 10th start was a lucky one. In the meantime of just one week I can say that I'm able to decide which way to go, stand on that EUC for as long as I want - most cases but not secure enough to go narrow passages or very curvy ways. Yesterday I made a single trip of about 8km mostly on bicycle-ways and just before the end I had my first real throw-off on a curvy, narrow, wobbly sidewalk. I know I'd better walked that short piece of shitty way before but was too lazy to stop and get off... Now I have one old pair of jeans more for dirty work in the garden. And my lovely One S4 has one big scratch more on the side... All in all I am very lucky! This sport is a big fun and I'm looking forward to meet some peeps with wheels around town soon!
  11. So, its been about day (3) of some training (about 1 to 1.5 hours at a time); reading the Learning the Dynamics thread and some videos from @Marty Backe on how to mount and the "triangle method" . Currently I can barely roll/stop, roll/stop. I have been training on some thin grass at a local park and an adjacent strip of level concrete, I am starting to do much better on concrete! With all this said as I mount the wheel and try to get going forward as soon as possible, I notice almost immediately that my wheel will turn either one direction or the next and I get the wheel wobbling, I know this is part of the overall learning process but was wondering if there are any tips? Maybe foot position? Pinching the wheel with my ankles? maybe NOT pinching the wheel with my ankles? So far I am loving the experience of learning!
  12. Hello everyone! So, just got a shipping update, I am to expect my Ninebot E+ next monday! Must say I am super excited....I got to thinking after reading and watching some EUC training videos, a majority of the time in the beginning stages the EUC takes quite a beating! I saw one video where the battery ejected out of the EUC! after a small tumble in the parking lot. I was wondering what people here do to "protect" their investment while they are learning, and by protect meaning try to prevent it from getting beat up in the first few weeks of training. I do understand a tumble here, a dent there and scuffs and scratches but I would like to minimize that during my first few weeks until I get somewhat of a hold on what im doing! lol I was thinking maybe duct tape? draping an old sweater/jacket over the thing? cutting out an insulated shopping bag and taping it over the wheel....any thoughts??
  13. SOOOO, some semi good news I hope! I just bought my EUC! couldnt give up this deal!! I am super excited to get it, make my mistakes and start learning! Any advice on the first MUST-Do's upon picking up a new EUC? I went with the NINEBOT E+, got an amazing deal over at new-egg, someplace I never thought would have any promotions or discounts but I think I did well....what are your thoughts guys? what can I expect? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7YS6FA2259&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-MT+-+Vehicles+%26+Transportation-_-9SIA7YS6FA2259&gclid=CjwKCAiAo9_QBRACEiwASknDwU3I40Afc09G5n4VI5s0vwfnV37a1_pX9HNU-B5_QucxbRhpOfb8TRoCP1cQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  14. Good afternoon everyone, so glad to know about this community. I am so glad I picked the right forum! So, I started off with simple question asking which (2) wheel EUC I should pick up? With the help of all you wonderful members I have now shifted to an actual EUC. As I research, watch videos, read opinion posts and reviews it seems like I am going deeper and deeper down this rabbits hole. With all that said I understand now the importance of buying a EUC I will grow INTO, problem is I dont know which one!!?? I am leaning toward a 14" Kingsong, I stand about 5ft9 and hover around 140lbs....I would like something with a bit of range, dependable and tough! I have seen some great sales posted member to member, looks I will be saving a few hundered if not more buying second-hand, however the question is this......is buying second hand worth it? not knowing the actual condition of the EUC, how many miles one will last, problems the individual encountered or even worse, problems I will encounter!!, lastly the warranty and service piece of mind when buying it brand spanking new. Any thoughts?
  15. I know there are many people who have posted their first days learning so I'm hoping this will entertain/inform anyone who takes the time to read! Quick facts about me: 1. This is my first time ever on an EU 2. I consider myself an active person; I love to play basketball and love snowboarding! I enjoy hiking, road-biking, and other active stuff 3. Slim build, I weight approx 155 lbs (70kg) 4. Motivation for the EU was for commuting to work in NYC (see how I came to choose GW14 here) and it seemed like a lot of fun Finally, I want to give shout-outs to Admin esaj, Gotway/Kingsong reseller Kevin Lee (kevin.lee@silverland.com.hk), and the many who gave helpful feedback on my post in #4 and the rest of this EU forum community! Day 1 Like others here, I was like a child on Christmas day getting my package - couldn't wait! Pics of Gotway 14 340 Hz just out of box and then with the pads. The whole process from order to door took 8 days! Ordered on 6/17 and received package in NJ from Hong Kong on 6/25. During my waiting period, I continued to do research and made some preparations. I realized I would benefit greatly from the GW android app that is available as it is able to set the riding mode (soft medium hard), turn OFF first 2 levels of annoying truck-in-reverse-beeps, and show your speed in km (which is important so you know when the 'shut-off' speed hits and you don't faceplant). B/C I have an iphone and iOS isn't supported, I purchased a used 4.1 android smartphone on eBay for $50 to use for the previously stated reasons and as a wifi multi-media device (but no cellular service - I like my iphone very much ). For protection, I borrowed my fiance's dual-splint wrist guards she used while learning to snowboard this past winter. Finally, before heading out, I watched this Ninebot One tuturial a couple times. I got to spend about 1.5 hrs outside. Luckily, I found an empty parking lot for a bagel-shop near my apartment complex just across from me and it even had a hand rail for me to utilize! Perfect as it was off to the side where I could practice without getting everyone's attention. I spent a good 45-50 min trying to just stay on and go a few yards. I tried to simply go back and forth and get more comfortable with the feel of the wheel while relying heavily on the hand rail next to me. I couldn't get on without using the rail for the life of me and really, I felt like I didn't make much progress. I also wasn't sure which foot to use as my "lead" foot when mounting. The dude in the above tutorial uses his right foot to 'Control the vehicle by one foot' and that confused me b/c it felt unnatural (I just realized now that he suggests using your left if its more comfortable). During this time, I kept thinking, in order to gain balance, you need to be relaxed and ensure your center of gravity isn't falling to any side too much. I then started thinking about snowboarding and back to when I first learned to carve. It made me remember how being scared always hampered my progress so I decided to stop using the rails. I then "lead" with my left foot, ditching the right foot "lead" approach. After a good 15 long minutes of frustration and no success, it occurred to me that carving in snowboarding requires you to lean your weight forward to maneuver your board. So I did just that, lead with my left foot, hopped on with my right, and immediately leaned slightly forward to move and gain balance and BAM! It all clicked!! The progress was very sudden, like Tellah learning to cast "meteor" all of a sudden (does anyone get that reference?). So for the next 25 or so minutes, I was cruising around in circles in the empty parking lot and it felt really nice. I saw my sister get off the bus stop a few good yards away so I tried to make my way to her and cross the street but sadly crashed my wheel to the ground and had to hop off. I def still have some ways to go but am very pleased after my first day! Can't wait to hop on tomorrow, I hope it doesn't rain...
  16. Location: Arizona Occupation: Student Weight: 215 Height: 6'3 In the last 3 years I have become entranced by Last Mile vehicles. The concept seems like the future of personal transportation which is a game changer in a place where everyone hates walking outside in any manner that isn't exercise or trying to get inside. I have had several phases in this Last Mile Hysteria I've had. First electric longboards. Bought a Metroboard Stealth for $1400. Fell off a Metroboard Stealth. Now Selling the Metroboard Stealth (or keeping it for friend riding). Should have known since last time I went snowboarding I separated my shoulder. Sounds like I'm not athletic but I've played sports my whole life. Boards just don't belong under me apparently. Next was electric scooters. Seemed like a great balance between something portable, fast, and safe. Lots of research later I came to the conclusion that with my size I should look elsewhere. Also too expensive for the ones that I would actually purchase. Afterwards was the Onewheel. Not quite like any other device out there but it opened up the avenue of offroading with these vehicles. Awesome revelation and makes for a far more versatile device. Too expensive. Now here we are at the current final frontier in my passion. Electric unicycles. They are frankly far more advanced than I was expecting when I started looking at them. 4 Deciding Factors 1. I want something I can carry into places without a whole lot of hoopla just trying to find somewhere to put it. 2. Something manageable for city maneuvering (although I fully plan to use it recreationally and offroad at times) 3. Something that fits my size and weight effectively. 4. Price. Need to stay sub $900. Every type of device has it's pros and cons especially for my size. Longboards suit my size but not my riding style. Electric scooters really seemed great but not suited for my size. The Onewheel became exactly what I was looking to try with the version 2 coming out this year. But it is a 2 month backorder from the company and the ones on Ebay are selling above retail of $1400. Also decided I was going to drop to a lower price range. Frankly the only reason I started looking at EUC's (feeling cool getting the lingo like a boss) is because I saw a few in my searches for other things. Once I found out they can go offroad similar to a Onewheel and actually go faster I was hooked. A single wheel seems to have the torque and motor qualities to be effective for my size. I have been doing a fair bit of gandering (not a word) and the other deciding factor are some deals available to me. Deal 1: ACM V2 67V 820wh w/78 miles $600 Deal 2: ACM V2 67V 680wh NEW $675 Deal 3: ACM V2 84V 1300wh NEW $900 Deal 4: MCM4 HS 520wh Few Months of Miles $500 Anyone care to rank the quality of those deals? Also any advice on what I should be looking for due to my deciding factors? This would also be my first wheel and I have never ridden one but I think the riding style is conducive to my physical ability.
  17. ...Hello to all my name is Blan and I'm from the UK, I have a quick question for you all: What is the best Electric Unicycle out there on the market at present for under £400 I want to use it to commute to work on Distance one way to work is = 6 miles Cheers
  18. I'm a totally newbie and I really want an electric unicycle. I'm very attracted by the possibility of going offroad so it comes natural thinking of models like the Kingsong 18 or the Gotway msuper 18. The question is: can a beginner like me learn how to ride an electric unicycle directly on a 18 wheel? Do I have to necessarly buy a smaller/cheap one to learn? I'm a good skier and I (was) a decent skater (skateboard and rollerblades) but I'm not shure if this is going to help me on a EU. Thanks for help. I really love this forum, two weeks of reading and now I' m buyng an EU.
  19. Hello, I am so excited about these! I have never seen one in my life b4 a few days abo I spent the next 9hrs researching these and I want one! I live in up state NY near the capital which is Albany I have no Idea where I can find a place where I could go physically buy one of these I Tryed googling shops or rental in NYC because I have to go there this weekend and I found nothing but dead ends. I also have a small 2 day vacation to niagra falls Canada but have yet to find anything except that they might have them at best buys in Canada. I almost bought one from altybaba.com but it concerned me how cheap it was and the method of payment that they wanted money order or western union didn't seem legit! Where are some dealers in the U.S.? Or even near the Canadian border? Can I rent one anywhere in the northeast u.s.? Im about 230 lbs so I probably need a decently powerful one way would b suggested? Seems like the rock wheel is the strongest and fastest from wat I have read and watched on YouTube is that true? Would you suggest buying a cheapo to learn on? Would it run ok w me on it even tho I'm 230lbs? Can anyone hook me up with any legit dealers of either cheaper ones that r still ok to learn ok or rock wheel, or gotway?
  20. Hi everyone- New here. I'm a petite woman (<50 kg) interested in getting and learning to ride an EUC to make my commute a little quicker. I was wondering if folks could give me some advice on how difficult or easy it is for a smaller person to handle some of the bigger wheels (like Ninebot). If it helps, I am reasonably athletic and coordinated but not exceptionally so. I am attracted to the Fastwheel Eva Classic because my need for distance is not that great and it seems like it would be nice to have the machine be lighter (and a bit less expensive), but I see Fastwheel has gotten a lousy review on here. Any input or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and I live in a rainy place--I of course would not go out on it in the pouring rain, but sometimes you get caught in the rain unexpectedly ....
  21. After my first week of riding, I've been off of my KS-14C for three days now. I knew I bruised the inside of my right calf a few times, but kept riding anyway, even with the swelling. On my last tumble (slick shoes) the peddle really smacked my right shin! Between the black 'n blue and new red battle scars, the painful lesson learned is - take time to break into the sport slowly so it doesn't break you. Are there any suggestions for endurance training for new riders?
  22. Hello all, I am not only new to the forum, I am also new to EUCing in general. I got interested in it when I saw a passenger in the Shanghai Metro carry one with him, step on it and wheel off some weeks ago. I was totally impressed and am considering to get one for myself. What will I use it for? To be honest, I don't know right now. Currently I am commuting to work every day on my motorbike, which is suitable from its maximum speed and its robustness for the roads in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I live right now. The lack of even sidewalks makes it a bit of a challenge to use a EUC very much here, at least not for commuting to the area where my office is (industrial area). Still, it might get some recreational use for me and my kids (12&11) on the weekend, in parks. Nevertheless, I will go back to Germany in 8 months, and it seems that electric unicycles might be of more use there (until they are heavily reglemented by law, of course). I am also quite keen on environmentally friendly commuting, and electric motorbikes are not yet where I would like to have them... (at least not from the affordability point of view) As I regularly travel to Shanghai and IPS seems to be a company with good products, I am looking at picking up one of their unicycles there (with the help of my local colleagues hopefully). So ... which model would be suggested? From the IPS website, it seems that the 121, 131, 132, 151 and 181/191 models might be available there, but I have not yet checked prices. Which one would be a good one to buy? On one hand, I do not want to spend too much on such a fun vehicle, on the other hand I also don't want to buy some crappy unusable piece that will only collect dust in the future... Best regards, Andy
  23. Hey fellow EUC riders Sage here !! well as you guys can see I want to buy a EUC and I am supper confused with all these brands and prices and aghh. CONFUSED!! Well I have saved up to $ 500 USD but i can afford a EUC for up to $1000. Some of the unicycles I liked were the Ninebot one e+ and the king song (forgot the model) and the Airwheel x8. I would really appreciate it if you guys could help me decided on EUC and the list is not limited to the brands stated above. Ohh and one more thing I am planing to keep this EUC for about 5 years so yeah no upgrades for 5 years so please give suggestions keeping that in mind . And the stuff I am looking for in a EUC 1) Good Milage 2) Can climb a moderately steep hill about 22 degrees to 27 degrees 3) Something I can afford 1000 USD max 4) Sturdy 5) Point "1)" AND THANKS IN ADWANCE
  24. Hey guys! I am thinking about getting an EU for my daily commute of about 2 miles and was wondering where to start? My budget is fairly flexible and I would prefer to get the best product available if there is such a thing. Thanks!
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