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2 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

Put an ad in the Sales section of the Forum. Also, there will be people at the Las Vegas ride that may be interested if the price is right. Unfortunately used EUCs probably lose more value than cars.

You also might want to sleep on it for awhile. Don't let your reptilian brain take over ;) More people have died on scooters and ebikes that EUCs. Most of us are not laying around in body casts.

 

2 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

You tried and didn't enjoy it. Nothing wrong with it. Sell it (will probably be easy) and get a nice scooter or ebike.

I enjoy riding it, if I was out in the country with lots of open roads, would be more inclined to keep it. 

Cars here seem so interested in me that they almost swerve into me. A guy today stopped in awkward spot to watch me, and it put me in a weird position as a new rider, had to dismount and walk onto sidewalk. 

Would guess that more people have died on scooters and ebikes, because there's more of them out there and I'm willing to bet there are more injuries on the euc than the others. 
Definitely going to sleep on it, really appreciate this community and wishing you guys all good vibes and safe rides.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Put an ad in the Sales section of the Forum. Also, there will be people at the Las Vegas ride that may be interested if the price is right. Unfortunately used EUCs probably lose more value than cars.

You also might want to sleep on it for awhile. Don't let your reptilian brain take over ;) More people have died on scooters and ebikes that EUCs. Most of us are not laying around in body casts.

true, i have never felt more calm and at peace then when riding EUC.. sometimes its so lulling i could have no problems falling asleep haha, but it can also be very exciting.. scooters and bikes are lame, no skill = no fun xD

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I like all these new electric devices. E-Bikes, scooters, EUCs, E-Skateboards,One Wheel...all are great fun.

When I was a new EUC rider, I only rode in empty parking lots for weeks, then only when and where cars were not. I think riding with or near traffic is expert level, and should be done only after months of learning and riding on empty streets.

The Nikola is not a starter wheel; the weight, power, price, shell design and electrical problems are all characteristics of an expert wheel for someone with expert skill and knowledge of these devices.

I started with a Ninebot One E+, $600 on eBay brand new. It's cheap, safe, light, maneuverable, durable, and will not let you go break neck speed before your ready. Its side-walk friendly, backyard party toy friendly and 7-eleven friendly too. It makes for a good learner and hand-me-down to other learners. Whether your learning to drive, ride a motorcycle, or learning an EUC, beginners should never start with an expensive, high-end device!

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3 hours ago, zenleetech said:

Definitely going to sleep on it

I just ordered a Nikola 84V / 2100Wh wheel while you've been sleeping, , don't give up! it will eventually click in and you'll have great times with your wheel. I was struggling  with my first wheel at first  (I'll make a left but it wanted to go to the right) but once i got the hang of it (clicked in), it is all about play time now!

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25 minutes ago, Michael Tucker said:

I think riding with or near traffic is expert level, and should be done only after months of learning and riding on empty streets.

You're a funny guy. :P

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4 minutes ago, Dave U said:

I just ordered a Nikola 84V / 2100Wh wheel while you've been sleeping, , don't give up! it will eventually click in and you'll have great times with your wheel. I was struggling  with my first wheel at first  (I'll make a left but it wanted to go to the right) but once i got the hang of it (clicked in), it is all about play time now!

I'm down to about 80% selling it lol, you guys are awesome. I think in the back of my mind is this idea that if something fails on ebike or scooter - I'll be ok. With an EUC,

you're probably not going to be ok. 

today I picked it up and I guess the button to disengage wheel didn't work or I didn't press it hard enough, when I lifted it the wheel spun like crazy

and when i set it down it flung up rocks almost hitting a car.

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Trust your gut on this one. If you feel safer or more relaxed on an ebike, get one instead! Just give the EUC a fair chance. Maybe the Nikola really is a bit too big and unwieldy for a beginner.

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4 minutes ago, zenleetech said:

today I picked it up and guess the button to disengage wheel didn't work or I didn't press it hard enough, when I lifted it the wheel spun like crazy

and when i set it down it flung up rocks almost hitting a car.

When this happens, just hold the wheel off the ground and in seconds the wheel will stop rotating on its own.

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1 minute ago, zenleetech said:

I'm down to about 80% selling it lol, you guys are awesome. I think in the back of my mind is this idea that if something fails on ebike or scooter - I'll be ok. With an EUC,

you're probably not going to be ok.

Yet it is exceedingly rare that an EUC fails when riding. The failures that you hear about come from testing or riding wheels in extreme conditions.

Most (99-percent) EUC fails are caused by the user. So the more proactively defensive you are in riding, the safer you will be.

I'll admit that EUCs are so fun that it becomes difficult to maintain the cautious attitude that we all had early in the game.

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17 minutes ago, zenleetech said:

I'm down to about 80% selling it lol, you guys are awesome. I think in the back of my mind is this idea that if something fails on ebike or scooter - I'll be ok. With an EUC,

you're probably not going to be ok. 

today I picked it up and I guess the button to disengage wheel didn't work or I didn't press it hard enough, when I lifted it the wheel spun like crazy

and when i set it down it flung up rocks almost hitting a car.

if you pick it up and it spins, unless you catch it immediately, just let it spin out lol... otherwise thats how you get a permanent black streak in your carpet lmao.. you are correct though there will ALWAYS be an inherent danger in riding EUCs that isnt found on anything else, and that is there is no failsafe.... a scooter or bike who cares youre on two wheels just keep going, an EUC is faceplant always... but just know that unless you are doing something very stupid 99% of the time an EUC is just as safe as anything else.. but the sheer fun of it, and the unmatched versatility is what makes it 100% worth it :)

edit: it works on my inmotion, but idk about the nikola... if the wheel is spinning when you pick it up, can you then hit the button to stop the wheel after its already started spinning?

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5 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Trust your gut on this one. If you feel safer or more relaxed on an ebike, get one instead! Just give the EUC a fair chance. Maybe the Nikola really is a bit too big and unwieldy for a beginner.

I'm beginning to think we should revoke Moderator status from this Meep dude. Didn't you read the fine print before agreeing to this lofty position: "Thou shalt always promote EUC ownership over all other forms of personal mobility. Objectiveness is not allowed."

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4 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

I'm beginning to think we should revoke Moderator status from this Meep dude

What became of the 3 strikes you're out? :efefae4566: Did i miss the first 2? :laughbounce2:

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12 minutes ago, atdlzpae said:

You're a funny guy. :P

wouldnt be funny when a bump caused you to wobble and fly into traffic.... do you know how many dozens of times i abandoned my starter wheel in the first few months lol.. sidewalk curbs would cause me to jump off very often.. a pothole or bump in the road especially when doing a reasonable speed could absolutely throw a beginner off... not to mention being spooked or having to react within a split second to a situation.. i cant tell you how many times ive almost been hit by a car and if i wasnt able to react immediately purely from instinct i would crash/jump off or they would hit me.. it is foolhardy to be going next to traffic unless youre experienced.. i say one month after your last accident of any kind as a beginner, you must be completely confident and have experience and skill at any situation that could come up.. it would be extremely irresponsible to say otherwise and would look very bad on EUCs and PEVs in general as well as having the possibility to hurt someone else, and an almost guarantee of hurting yourself if something were to happen.. never be overconfident

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8 minutes ago, zenleetech said:

I think in the back of my mind is this idea that if something fails on ebike or scooter - I'll be ok. With an EUC,

you're probably not going to be ok. 

That's definitely true.

A EUC needs your constant undivided attention where you're going. It is not forgiving in that respect. So if you're distracted or focusing on something else...

The same applies to a scooter with its small wheels which can get stuck or sidetracked by small obstacles. Maybe it's even worse overall than the EUC - hardware failure is not the consideration, just not seeing or being able to see an obstacle, and EUCs at least have much bigger tires.

The ebike is going to be a lot more robust in that respect.

@Rywokast I think the biggest problem on bigger wheels might actually be the slow acceleration. A nimble and zippy wheel is just going to feel much nicer to learn on. The Nikola, combined with its high weight, is maybe too sluggish to quickly feel safe on.

@Marty Backe In totally unrelated news, I just started my own ebike shop under ebikesarebetterthaneucs.com!

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3 minutes ago, Dave U said:

What became of the 3 strikes you're out? :efefae4566: Did i miss the first 2? :laughbounce2:

The first strike is that he hasn't bought a new EUC in over a year and the second strike is that has access to some of the most picturesque riding locations but hasn't bought a new wheel yet ;) 

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3 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

That's definitely true.

A EUC needs your constant undivided attention where you're going. It is not forgiving in that respect. So if you're distracted or focusing on something else...

The same applies to a scooter with its small wheels which can get stuck or sidetracked by small obstacles. Maybe it's even worse overall than the EUC - hardware failure is not the consideration, just not seeing or being able to see an obstacle, and EUCs at least have much bigger tires.

The ebike is going to be a lot more robust in that respect.

@Rywokast I think the biggest problem on bigger wheels might actually be the slow acceleration. A nimble and zippy wheel is just going to feel much nicer to learn on. The Nikola, combined with its high weight, is maybe too sluggish to quickly feel safe on.

@Marty Backe In totally unrelated news, I just started my own ebike shop under ebikesarebetterthaneucs.com!

I am not going to click that link - I'll probably get Rick-Rolled

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1 minute ago, Marty Backe said:

The first strike is that he hasn't bought a new EUC in over a year

Yup I 100% agree with you on this one :facepalm: 

1 minute ago, Marty Backe said:

the second strike is that has access to some of the most picturesque riding locations but hasn't bought a new wheel yet ;) 

Or posted photos at the least! for our enjoyment:popcorn:

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3 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

I'll probably get Rick-Rolled

Is this a online Virus? :efefa6edcf:

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23 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

The first strike is that he hasn't bought a new EUC in over a year and the second strike is that has access to some of the most picturesque riding locations but hasn't bought a new wheel yet ;) 

If I weren't on the wrong continent (once again... US always gets such nice used wheel sales), I'd have scammed @zenleetech out of his nearly brand-new Nikola already. "What, the glue-board, first-batch Nikola and I'd still have to put in the new board? That's worth at most $500. I'm going to give you $600 because I'm nice but that's a stretch already.";) [DON'T BELIEVE THAT ZENLEE] (Unfortunately I might also be too nice for that.)

Alas the tyranny of geography...

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16 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

If I weren't on the wrong continent (once again... US always gets such nice used wheel sales), I'd have scammed @zenleetech out of his nearly brand-new Nikola already. "What, the glue-board, first-batch Nikola and I'd still have to put in the new board? That's worth at most $500. I'm going to give you $600 because I'm nice but that's a stretch already.";) (Unfortunately I might also be too nice for that.)

Alas the tyranny of geography...

I don't think I'll let it go for less than $700

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