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Show us your PADS!Has anyone added any padding to their V8/V10? I am determined to add some but I'm not sure where.... or how.... or when.... Is your V8/V10 padded? Show us a picture!
Padding Mods to avoid pain!
Jean eRide.ie Community posted a topic in Mods, Repairs, & DIYHi all, I wanted to share with you the mods I've done to the two electric unicycles I've had for the moment by adding padding to avoid the leg pain we all experienced at the beginning, mainly when learning. Some may have got used to it, however I never did as after a while not being able to keep learning due to the pain, I found the solution, adding good padding (not the one that comes by default, not enough). So on my first electric unicycle, a generic one, I added 2x "bike seat gel protection" (3 Eur each, cutting the part that attaches to the seat), using mounting tape (double sided tape would have been cleaner), here the result: I think it may be the most comfortable I've tried. However, the pedals could not close completely and one got soft after some time and would not stay up. My next padding mod was when I got my IPS Lhotz, again it was painful as it only has a bit of padding on the top of the side and it is not very soft. This time I used the EPE Foam that came on the shipping box of the unicycle, some red plastic from a bag/folder for documents and double sided tape. The result, also comfortable, but not as much as the gel seats. From the video I've on YouTube: Here the state of it after a year, dirty and falling apart: Both the mounting tape and the double sided tape I used were hard to remove, so you better try it a bit before carefully putting it together Now I was looking for a new padding, I found two new options: work knee pads and knee-elbow soft guards/pads. The work knee pads are not flat, so could not really use them and also were not comfortable enough. I decided it was time to try the knee-elbow soft guards/pads as the were comfortable. The result is pretty good and they are comfortable! Let's see once I use them to go to work or for a long MeetUp ride how do they feel. Let us see your padding mods!
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to discover the world of electric unicycles. I stumbled upon it as I was researching different e-scooters options that could relevant as a practical commuting device in Manhattan. My research led me to the following conclusion: no e-scooter, or e-skate comes close to the performance, range, compact size as an EUC. The problem was, I didn't know anyone who's even tried an electric unicycle and maybe saw once a rider quickly zipping through Broadway street, standing magically tall on a fast spinning wheel. Fortunately, I stumbled upon this forum and after combing through the invaluable info, I finally purchased my first wheel from the outstanding Jason at eWheels who had it at my house the next day: A King Song K14S. As I've learned a lot from this forum, I wanted to share some tips in the hope that something will find them useful. Getting on the wheel - Learning to be stable on a wheel doesn't take more than a few days but in my short experience, requires two important things: excellent video tutorials (my favorite are from the French "tuto de la semaines" - Hirsute) and a friend with a wheel who can take your hand for an hour. The latter I still couldn't find but I was fortunate to find myself in Paris for a few days and subscribed to a lesson (electric wheels are much more popular in France than in the US). Padding the wheel - The first few days, I would, of course, fall a lot. I've read some tips about padding but actually found what I think worked best for me: - Foam strips with adhesive, high density isolation: Available in different sizes and thickness - Hyper-reflective RIM tape by CustomTaylor33: I've rarely on Amazon seen such a highly rated product from a small business. I actually reached out to Taylor who sent me the custom pieces the next day. As you can see, these are indeed very reflective. - I also added a vinyl film but I'm actually not sure it's necessary. Padding ourselves - One item that I would recommend for winter riders is a pair of gloves with integrated (and removable) wrist guards. I've only found a product from DaKine Upgrading the wheel - As many of you already found out, the XL Pedals that Jason masterfully commissioned are a game changer for using the wheel. It used to feel like standing on a stool with the smaller pedals. Now it reminds me of seating the large leather seat of an SUV. Thank you for all your help and support. Raphael
V8 covers / padding?My InMotion V8 just got delivered yesterday, and I've been able to get two practice sessions in so far! I'm slowly getting the hang of it and am trying to catch the wheel when I lose my balance, but I've managed to scratch up the bottom of the pedals and pedal hinge. What are you guys using to pad your wheels, and where are you placing them? Photos would be great!