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Hi, 

 

I’ve never ride a wheel before but I have good balance and I learn fast, I rode an electric longboard in the past and I currently ride a powerful off-road electric scooter. I like to go off-road and I ride with a group of people who also ride scooters and a variety of euc like a Z10, GT16, MSX, Monsters, etc... I’m thinking of buying my first wheel, I don’t want to buy a simple wheel to learn to ride  to replace it after 100 Km because I need much more. So my plan is to buy my first wheel to be my long term wheel, I’m thinking about the Msuper X or the Monster. Do you think that would be to much to start with?

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My first wheel is a Monster, and I don't regret starting with it. I am thrilled with it, but it will bite you if you are careless. My ride area is gravel and mowed pasture, and anything less would not have worked for me. Evaluate where and how you are going to ride and base your choice on that. 

Ride safe!

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if you already ride some other electric vehicles you already know the feeling...
my fist wheel is KS18XL and in about two hours I was riding it 20m straight

My recommendation for your is to get a MSX with 1800wh battery...

Build your day-to-day use case and share it with us and will make better recommendations for you.

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A learner wheel and going straight to the hornets’ nest may both be viable choices. Although, if you are a fast learner, the cheap wheel might be a wheel just for the first week, if even that.

While I haven’t gotten to try the Monster, for many it seems to get a lot less riding than their 16-18” wheels. I would think that in order to push the need for a second wheel as far to the future as possible, one should go for a universal model. The best of the bunch being the llatest version of the MSX, Nikola, 18XL, or 16X.

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Msx for sure, monster is more like the special wheel for when you want something different, the msx is more versatile interms of size and trolley and other thing. It rides like a dream. Just remember to cover it up with some foam roll before practising so it can take a little beating, afterwards you will be happy you got a good wheel. Just don't go too fast in the first months, you will feel too confident. 

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Considering you WILL drop that wheel, I’d evaluate the price of a replacement shell for both the MSX and monster; they run around $500 for a full replacement. 

Considering you can learn on a dirt cheap wheel for $300 and resell it for the same or a few bucks less, i’d strongly consider going that route. 

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On 11/1/2019 at 2:21 PM, Ben Kim said:

Considering you WILL drop that wheel, I’d evaluate the price of a replacement shell for both the MSX and monster; they run around $500 for a full replacement. 

Considering you can learn on a dirt cheap wheel for $300 and resell it for the same or a few bucks less, i’d strongly consider going that route. 

A roll of foam costs just a few bucks.

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3 hours ago, mrelwood said:

A roll of foam costs just a few bucks.

roll of foam gets chewed up upon impact. that stuff doesn’t do much protecting tbh (i speak from experience). 

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7 hours ago, Ben Kim said:

roll of foam gets chewed up upon impact. that stuff doesn’t do much protecting tbh (i speak from experience). 

Then use some other foam than ”that stuff” that you have experience with. You know, there are quite a few different kinds of foam available.

”The stuffs” that I have ”experience with” from various projects would hold up great for way more tumbles than any beginner will put his wheel through in two weeks.

Look for a 1/2 - 3/4” thick camping/hiking/tent/yoga mattress as a one good solution.

Or EVA foam of similiar thickness, although it might get a bit more expensive. Still not in the short-term-beginner-wheel territory though.

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I bought a MSX as my first euc and I do not regret it. I never stood on an electric longboard or on any other skateboard. After 1 or 2 hours of training along a wall I drove 2 km on a gravel road. 

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On 11/1/2019 at 1:21 PM, Ben Kim said:

Considering you WILL drop that wheel, I’d evaluate the price of a replacement shell for both the MSX and monster; they run around $500 for a full replacement. 

Considering you can learn on a dirt cheap wheel for $300 and resell it for the same or a few bucks less, i’d strongly consider going that route. 

No need for that lol :wacko:

Just get a foam roll, and a strap. Then you are good to go. Tape works too. But just cover that thing in foam. 

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11 hours ago, Ben Kim said:

roll of foam gets chewed up upon impact. that stuff doesn’t do much protecting tbh (i speak from experience). 

Foam is literally made for shock absorption. So just the basic physichs in what you are saying. Is wrong. 

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Dear thread initiator,

We are curios to see what you choose in the end ...and from where....:D
(I know that many ask what to buy but very few will actually post what have been chosen in the end)

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