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1 hour ago, Adumb said:

Ewheels is great, I bought a new ACM2 from them but it had factory defect with the shell, @Jason McNeil sent me a blue one right away before I even sent the old one back. Could not ask for a better dealer. 

What do you think of the ACM2?

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@Japmerican, @Santa welcome to the forum.  I live in Roy and we have one more rider in Ogden that I know of.  You may have seen either myself or Shawn in Ogden transit center...  I'm in SLC often for my business reasons we need to meet and you can try some of my wheels.  Good to see other EUC'ers here in Utah.  Thanks for posting... :thumbup:

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11 hours ago, Japmerican said:

@Mark Lee, you may be the one guy I've seen here which made me say there's almost no one in Utah with an EUC.  I've lived up in Roy too up until just last week when I got the wheel.  I've seen someone zip passed the house a couple times on and EUC and never got out the door quick enough to chat.  It was just south of 4800 in the neighborhood.  Let me know if you think it was you.

As for a meetup, @Santa, @Mark Lee, @houseofjob, or anyone else, I'll likely be available anytime after 5:00pm most days and all weekend too.  So let's do it!

Yup, that was me on matte black Gotway ACM2, too bad you don't live in Roy anymore.  Upside is that there are many more off road trails available in SLC than here... I lived in SLC for 19 yrs before moving back.  Yes, we need to hookup and you can try Mten3 lol... I hope you or @Santa know something about videoing to show the forum members how beautiful Utah is... :cheers:

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17 hours ago, houseofjob said:

Well, maybe I can meet up with a team of you Utah folk (including @Mark Lee!) on my yearly Park City ski trip next January / February 2019!

To have one of the Masters of EUC here in Utah would be a honor.  We will try to give you time to enjoy skiing, on the greatest snow on the Earth... Just give us heads up to make the time for the EUC Clinic... :cheers:

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1 minute ago, Mark Lee said:

To have one of the Masters of EUC here in Utah would be a honor.  We will try to give you time to enjoy skiing, on the greatest snow on the Earth... Just give us heads up to make the time for the EUC Clinic... :cheers:

Oh man, I want to see this master of EUC and learn from him too, who is he? LOL

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1 minute ago, Catlord17 said:

Welcome to the sport addiction.  I know it's an addiction because my wheel (MSuper V3s+) is out for repairs by Jason right now, and I am definitely responding with withdrawals.  If I could buy a second one for in the meantime, I would.  

You will now be subject to the joyous highs of riding it and the depressive lows of not being able to ride when it's not available or not allowed.  

Glad to have another one on board.  :)  Might be in your area next year.  If I am, I'll let you know and we can try to get together to ride if you like.

In the mean time, I suggest you save up for another one, because you know, addiction and repairs don't work together.  Just to be safe, you understand.  ;)

Everyone must have two backup spare wheels. Must. :D

What happened to your V3s+?

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1 hour ago, Santa said:

I don't know what you're talking about. Utah is a desert wasteland and prospective newcomers should move to Colorado instead so I can afford a house here... :whistling:

 

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In other news, my 14S is set to be delivered today, so I'll be flailing around in Liberty Park like an idiot all afternoon trying to get the hang of one-wheeled transportation. Wish me luck! 

Great point, rental price has been moving up recently (love it when my tenants reward me with a wheel now and then.  Motivates me to do my best for them).  I too learned on the KS 14s, see if you can find someone to walk next to you while you get the feel of the wheel.  It helped Shawn when he started, he started to ride within minutes... :cheers:

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17 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

Everyone must have two backup spare wheels. Must. :D

What happened to your V3s+?

I'm not entirely sure.  It started developing a sort of stutter that got worse and more frequent until I couldn't ride it. 

Jason instructed me to tighten the screws inside, and I did; the first time, I forgot to use Loc Tite, as he said to.  The wheel was okay for a couple days, then back to it.

The second time, I re-read the instructions, and saw the Loc Tite, so I applied it, and same thing.  

The third time, I realized that I had probably applied it incorrectly, so I removed the screws and put it in the area where the screw would be so it got into the threads themselves.  That also failed to do anything for more than a few hours before it got so bad that I bent the handle trying to get it back to my car.  

Incredibly, when I opened it up to disconnect the batteries for shipping it back, there was at least one of those screws visibly loose AGAIN... I left it alone this time and just shipped it back.

The stuttering is basically the motor trying to stop and go at the same time, (go both directions at once maybe?).  I had to walk the wheel a half mile back to my car, and sometimes the shaking got so violent that I had to lift the wheel off the ground or lay or down to prevent it from hitting something nearby (car).  Definitely was not happy time while I was in Key West, which is a perfect place to ride.  I have about 515 miles on my wheel, and because of the stuttering and my limited schedule have not been much able to use it for a few months now.  When Jason saw video of how it was acting hours after the Loc Tite had dried, he even paid for the shipping back (it's still under warranty).  Unfortunately, I had my girlfriend go on a cleaning rampage a week prior and throw away the box, so we ended up getting stuck for $55 US for box and "packing labor".  But whatever, I just want my wheel back - or $2,000 to buy another one NOW!!!

Sorry, addiction talking.  lol

I don't understand how those screws could have been causing that issue, and I definitely don't understand how nothing I did would keep them tight, but I'm confident Jason and crew have this under control.  I suspected something like this was going to happen when I bought it, simply because when I bought it, everything in my life related to transportation was failing, crashing, dying, being delayed, etc.  The wheel took longer to originally get to me than planned (back ordered, then had to be re-flashed for firmware), and then this happens.  Must be something about the timing.  I have noted this sort of odd clustering of troubles before with other things.

In any case... I'm currently in possession of some very short fingernails while I await the return of my crack wheel. :D

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6 minutes ago, Catlord17 said:

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Sorry, addiction talking.  lol

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In any case... I'm currently in possession of some very short fingernails while I await the return of my crack wheel. :D

I feel your pain (that thrown away shipping box must have hurt :().

At least you have a positive outlook about the whole experience. Hope you get back to wheeling very soon :thumbup:

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44 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

I feel your pain (that thrown away shipping box must have hurt :().

At least you have a positive outlook about the whole experience. Hope you get back to wheeling very soon :thumbup:

Yeah, not the smartest thing I ever did.  From now on I am just going to store the boxes they come in, in the garage.  You never know when you'll need it.

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4 hours ago, Santa said:

Well... That was fun! Just got back from my inaugural ride, and I'm fully sold on this robot wheel thing. 

I dragged my wife along to a nice park and fooled around in the grass until I got my head around the necessary movements; I think learning on grass helped me pick it up relatively quickly because you're forced to deal with uneven surfaces right from the get-go, and falling is less intimidating than on pavement. Once I learned to trust the thing it felt pretty natural, although I'm gonna need to strengthen all those foot muscles I wasn't aware existed... I ended up feeling comfortable enough to ride it back home through a few quiet neighborhoods, and I might try commuting to work soon.

Good stuff!

I felt the same way about the grass! Now I have a mental block about riding on pavement, even though I've transitioned to it several days ago. I think I'm nervous about falling off the wheel on pavement.  So the first 10-15 minutes of every ride on pavement I'm a little shaky, can't mount the wheel the first several tries, and can't turn well.. then I get in grass and all is good again, bumps and all. I get my bearings back in grass and then the road feels comfortable again.  Weird! Hope I'll lose my road anxiety with more exposure.  

I'm on a firewheel f260 someone here sold me until my KS14S ships. 

On 6/13/2018 at 1:02 PM, Japmerican said:

Thanks everyone, for the welcome!  I keep finding reasons to ride it even if it's a single block down to the 7-eleven.  I get even more looks riding it with a Double Gulp in one hand and a bag of goodies in the other than I do for just zipping passed people ?.

A neighbor riding up my apartment elevator with me, noting my ewheel, said they saw someone on an ewheel, in DC, going down the street with a case of beer in his hands. ?

 

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Trust me, you'll grow into being everything you really want to do on the wheel.  It's one of those things where the fun and desire pushes you to keep trying until you get it.  I think the only thing I have left to learn on mine is riding backwards, which really isn't a priority because it's a 50 pound beast and I'm trying to see what's coming! I'll get there, and so will you.  It will amaze you what you discover you can do each day that you couldn't do the day before, too.

Case of beer?  No sweat.  :)

Have fun, and roll on!

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