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EUC

  1. Hey there, as many of you, I'm a total sucker for EUCs. I think there's no better way to get around. But I don't have to tell you the benefis, I'm here for the real drawback: Safety. I've read many stories about cutoffs and the resulting danger and injuries. To be honest, after several 1000km, I'm thinking of changeing to a bike or something. I know, someday my ride will reach the end of its lifespan and I will most likely faceplant that day. Hopefully with no car behind me. Honestly, I don't get why manufacturers don't tackle this problem. The segway PT solved that problem
  2. Assuming you got helmet, pads, all the protective gear, there is possibility that something is going to happen out of your control (like wheel cut off) and you are flying on your shoulder or landing on tarmac with you hip and dislocate shoulder, break collar bone or break your hip joint, the injury you cannot really protect yourself with any kind of gear. So besides all the good stuff this is one really unpleasant things that would stop many people from owning the wheel..... unless you can develop some sort of muscle memory to handle that. For example i know how to fall from skis safely w
  3. Hi guys! From the documents released today, I'm considering the Inmotion V12 as my next wheel. (currently: Inmotion V10F + Kingsong 16X) However the the V10, V10F and V11 have a flaw in their alarm design, preventing it to ring more often than every 5s. And so much can go wrong during 5 seconds, it's enough to go from standing still to almost max speed. It's a really bad flaw that can lead to over power or over-lean of the the wheel during the 5 seconds the alarm is muted, due to any combination of: acceleration speed incline It was identified by analys
  4. How do we know if hoverboards are safe.
  5. Hi guys, After having an EUC for 3 years, I still have bits to learn. I currently have my first wheel; MSuper V3 and my current wheel; MSX. I have my first two alarms and tiltback disabled on my MSX and haven't taken it to top speed at all, therefore, I haven't heard the warning beeps for my last alarm. What I was wondering is at 100 percent battery, it's possible to hit the last alarm at say 30mph (Not sure what it's set by default) and slow down, but if I had say 50 percent battery, would the alarm still come on at 30mph or relevant to the output power, warning you from
  6. Hey y'all! I've spent a year riding EUCs and ripping through upgrades (IPS i6, InMotion V8, KS18L w/Pedal Upgrade, MSX100V 1.23kWh, and now a MSX100V 1.85kWh coming in the mail). I started off thinking "bleh, I'm not a speed demon like those crazies riding GotWays" so I started off small, but I found that I really love the speed and safety of having more power and keeping up with cars at 70km/h. The big tires also lessen my fear of potholes and other road surface aberrations. Alongside my other hobbies (skydiving and alpine climbing), EUC riding is up there on my favorites list. The EUC i
  7. I want to try these monitors for a few reasons. The act of using a pressure gauge on a properly inflated tire oftentimes deflates it enough to require pumping. I want to be able to check my pressure "at a glance". If I'm heading out to run errands or just to grab a bite I have two choices; a commuter and a day tripper. If the monitor on my commuter shows that it's low I'll just use my much larger wheel and wait to inflate my commuter when I have more time. These monitors have three indicators. Green means that the tire is between 80.1% and 100%. Yellow is between 75.1 and 80%.
  8. I have been reselling E unicycles in South Africa for a few years and in my experience it seems that pretty much all the crashes I know of have been caused by riders pushing the wheels beyond their specified capabilities (ie: simply riding or accelerating too fast). I have been riding for about 4 years mostly on the highest performance e unicycles I can get my hands and often within 5-10% of their max performance capacity, but never pushing into that last 5%, as it seems senseless to go a few kmph faster to take the potential risk from what seems almost non-existent risk, to being on a fine li
  9. I am spending roughly half of my time on the EUC with intentionally learning and improving riding skills (which makes it some +500h and +5000km of deliberately practicing). I like to believe that many if not most of these skills are relevant for riding safety. In this context I started to wonder about skills that would (have some chance to) prevent falls and broken bones and are potentially available too many or most riders. In this thread I am not so much interested in discussing any possible or relevant safety measures and their effectiveness (like awareness and attention, underconfiden
  10. Hello everyone, I have a solowheel inmotion V10 and noticed that it's been getting kind of hot between my legs. I live in Denver and a few days out of the week have been around 98 degrees. It's mostly dry heat out here, but I was just a little worried if I should be riding when it's this hot out. This morning was 64 degrees, and when I checked my temp, it was at 102 degrees. What is too hot for a V10?
  11. EUC Safety Gear and Etiquette courtesy of Adam U.
  12. Hey guys, I've seen a lot of posts/videos that the beeps from ecus can't be heard that good at high speeds with a helmet on?! As i'm getting my gotway m super x my idea is to add a more powerful speaker so i can hear the beeps real good. Does anybody have a clue what power the board outputs to the stock speaker?
  13. This was the best case scenario today: I impressively learned that I still can't do it. I hit a speed bump that I hadn't seen at all (not yet painted, hence black in black, and me focussing somewhere else) at maybe 15km/h and boom, belly on the floor. Nothing serious happened. A small hole in the jacket and I can distinctively feel a bruised elbow and knee, compellingly reminding me that I still can't do it. I have practiced going over this type of speed bump for a while at various speeds, even without looking, but of course always prepared and knowing what was coming. Yet it didn't help (yet)
  14. OK, here goes a post on a relevant topic for new riders (but perhaps, equally relevant for experienced ones), that's meant basically to be a "glossary" of threads concerning the uses, benefits, disadvantages, alternatives, etc., of using a leash/strap/whatever you want to call it. Personally, I discovered the concept of using a leash in this forum; it helped me prevent damage to my wheel while learning, but also caused an injury and nearly caused a few others, so I've seen both sides of the coin. For the sake of anyone interested in the subject, here goes a glossary of threads that explor
  15. Hi, Here goes a topic that I think is definitely worth posting about. My partner is a physical therapist, and after I had a minor knee-tendon injury during the first few days of riding, she mentioned that warming up and stretching wouldn’t be a bad idea for EUC riding, since to a great extent, it involves maintaining the same posture for extended periods of time, which can lead to muscle, tendon and ligament fatigue and stiffness, which in turn, makes one much more prone to non-impact injuries in the event of falling/jumping off the wheel, or can potentially make them worse. For example,
  16. List here different maneuvers here to make yourself a better rider or to have safe fun....
  17. We live in an area where there are lots of steep climbs. They are not really steep, but they have given me problems with unexpected push-back from day 1 with the MiniPRO. There is little data available on exactly how much power the MiniPRO motors can deliver, and how this translates into speed on either flat or sloping surfaces. The best source of information was shown to me by JoJo, it is a blog about the MiniPRO development cycle at Ninebot: http://bbs.ninebot.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=4100 Google translate produces this for a key section of the blog: "We have done a lot o
  18. I see many videos of unprotected riders, as well as riders who wear differing amounts of protective armor depending on the ride they're planning. What's the minimum safe amount for a low speed ride? I recommend this as a test. Take your wheel outside on the pavement. Stand next to a wall. Lean the back of the wheel against the wall. Don't power up your wheel. Mount your wheel then gently push off. Try to hold your balance, but feel free to fall forward and try to catch yourself when you no longer can. This is what falling off a wheel would feel like at no speed. Any forward mo
  19. I was looking for recommendations for a headlamp that would fit well on my helmet (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O5E72KI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Ideally the headlamp would be rechargeable, have different light modes (like strobe effect) and also a rear light for added visibility. Here's one I've found on Amazon, but before purchasing I wanted to try and get some feedback from the forum to see what others may be using or have for input. Thanks! https://www.amazon.com/Mifine-Waterproof-hands-free-headlight-Rechargeable/dp/B016Q8G9OU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&q
  20. Hi guys, I've been wheeling around now for about 10 months and have a couple of queries about my MSuper V3. I've become a very confident rider now and I have my first two alarms disabled. Does anyone know what speed the third alarm will come on at? I've not heard it yet. Also, how is your top speed affected by battery power? I'm quite cautious whilst riding at around 20% (Normally to get home). Any advice is greatly received. Thank you Liam
  21. Problem: if a MOSFET fails on your EUC when in use, you faceplant. And MOSFET failures are most commonly under load, which often means high speed, which means a significant safety hazard. Solution: Stick two control boards in there, so that if one board stops working the other can take over. New problem: MOSFETs tend to fail short- so the second control board won't be able to drive the motor, it'll just be driving (at least one phase) current into a dead MOSFET. And this is, as far as I know, basically where things are- more reliable wheels just have higher-specced FETs, more in
  22. I hope this is a useful poll to learn more about which protection gear forum members typically use and how serious injuries from EUCing are.
  23. Hello, French Wheeler, but not as good as some other, I had a bad accident (broken shoulder, now with some metal!!) with my small ninebot one E+... and I spent some time in order to understant why we face cut out or accidents. So, on the forums, I could recognize 4 kind of accidents : 1- Pilot did ignore alarm.... nothing to say.... too optimistic, 2- driving accident (bumps....), 3- Sudden cut off.... (looks like my accident, but I'm not sure it wasn't a technical failure), 4- Technical failure. Rare since construcors did improve the safety...or correct bu
  24. I would ask you to share your experience and opinion about EUC accidents, their causes and solutions. We need this exchange of information for our safety and for avoiding that EUCs will be forbidden by laws in the future because they are too dangerous. Please keep every accident very very short and to the point. Here is my experience after >9500km: 1st EUC: unbranded unicycle 14" wheel 300W nominal: - motor cut-off at 15km/h, not even fallen, I continued running => don't buy unicycles with very low speed limits, with very low power! - smaller wheels makes you slow down
  25. Well def, gunna go ahead and get myself one of these and start cruising soon... Can anyone briefly break down a list of the euc with the best speakers? Def want to incorporate being a portable jukebox... And if anyone can point me toward 'Buying Safety Equipment 101. I figure good knee / shin pads, elbow, wrist and a good faceplate resistant helmet... That sound about right and good to go?
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