Citi Wheel Posted September 12, 2015 Share Posted September 12, 2015 So I thought it would be important to list some of the circumstances that would causes even an experienced rider, we should all be wary off. 1) Not paying attentions to where you're going: I was making a video to post, and using my cellphone instead of a go-pro/mounted camera. I hit a 5 inch high concrete divider at probably 10 mph and went flying off. Not enough can be said about being hyper-vigulent EUs and always surveying the road in front of you. 2) Not seeing the road in front of you: Kinda related to number 1 expect here you are paying attention. Although, nothings happened to me, I could see a circumstance where you're riding behind a car which obstructs you view of a pot hole. This would be disastrous to hit at top speed, in traffic. I could see something getting hitting run over by a car in this circumstance. 3) Hitting a bump while turning: The 16" 9bot can goes over some serious bumps in the road with no problem. However, there was one time where I was doing a slalom motion on the wheel at top speed. I hit a bump that the wheel would've handled fine if I wasn't turn. I was able to regain control and didn't fall but it very unstable for a second. 4) Hitting a bump while braking hard: When you hit a bump there is an upward force exerted on the EU which is then transferred to you. If you're going on a constant speed and the EU is level, its not a big deal since you can down it the same place you started. If you're braking hard and you body is leaning back and the EU is tilting, when you hit a bump, you're going backward. This was another circumstance that caused me to almost fall off. 5) Going into a crack at low speeds: Although this circumstance is not dangerous, it still doesn't inspire confidence if other people see you falling off. If you are going very slow into a small pothole and don't have enough momentum/speed to come out of it, you might fall off. 6) Braking or accelerating too hard: This one should be obvious to everyone, but I feel as we get more experienced, we feel we know the limits of the wheel, and push them. However, no system works perfectly, all the time. The worst most painful fall I had was when braking hard (not even for any reason) and the EU gave out slightly, and I went backwards. Let me know what you think and please add your own experiences! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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