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Hi 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!
I was giving my girlfriend a ride on my back while going up a steep hill.....on a god damned Airwheel X3!!! Together we way 250 pounds (me 150 her 100) and it just gave up on the way up the hill, no warning...except of course common sense. lol. My lady obviously landed on me, that's why I landed on my face...but my beautiful girlfriend did make it out of the ordeal with a little scrape on her shoulder...thank god! My knee is fucked up, but I should be back up riding in a week or two, as long as I heal well...and quick! God willing. BTW A helmet would have just lifted my forehead on impact pushing my lower face to the cement and left me without teeth or a broken nose....just in case anyone wonders, believe it or not, I got lucky! I am alive and walking, and so is my lady.