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Nice overview of your experience. I only have about 60 miles on my sherman. It's my first wheel and I'm still learning. Went on a trail yesterday and fell off the thing. Sherman took no damage.

I'm constantly playing with pedal angle and the modes. I was on Hard for a while, it seems to offer more control while cornering but at the expensive of more exaggerated input with my foot to keep speed.

Just now I went back to soft mode (I started out learning on soft) for a ride on pavement. It's more.. fluent.. Braking also seems to work better, it's like the wheel buffers some of the stopping motion.

I figured out that -2 PA allows for easier mount / dismount but not two weeks ago I was convinced that +2 offered those very same benefits. Bit lost with the pedal angles I'm afraid :)

 

Still.. It's an awesome new way of transportation that brings me to places I would've never been. a Wandering Wheel

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I ran into a Sheriff when I was leaving the grocery store earlier today. I was able to inquire about the legality of the front flashers. Long story short, as we all knew, it is illegal for non-la

525 miles. I should probably write something more meaningful than my normal rants about hostile pedestrians and crash causing squirrels... Initial Thoughts I did not like the wheel at all wh

I went super D-head with my front lights. Added a handlebar accessory bar and an additional light. The new light has a "130 decibel tweeter". Every hiker/mountain biker in my area has a pair of earbud

Here's why I fell, remember, things are still new to me. I came off a dirt trail and had to cross a wooden bridge. Where the bridge and the trail connect there is a 2 inch gully. I remember thinking: "Crap, I'm doing 15mph, that gully seems deep and how slippery is that bridge going to be?"

Which means I was emptied of all confidence and immediately started to question my stance, point of attack, stopping power on potentially slippery boards and down I went when I hit the gully.

I went down because I doubted myself and stiffened up completely.

I got up, went back and attacked that transition again, swimmingly.

Stuff like this is still very new to a noob like me.

 

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A while back Vee did a review on the EX. During the review she stated that she almost fell when the wheel hit a rock or twig. I found that rather odd, but did not put much thought into it. Well, same thing happened to me yesterday, but I went down (hard).

I was returning from a quick grocery run and was transitioning from the parking lot to a walking path. I was going around 5-7MPH and was not distracted. I hit a small piece of tanbark, it shifted the wheel and one foot washed off. Considering that I was not going fast and was somewhat aware of what was happening I was able to roll when I hit the ground which I think saved me from additional injuries.

It was a hard impact, but after the initial pain went away I only ended up with a scraped knee and a sore hip... and my beer got shaken up which was a pisser.

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Ran into a weird issue this morning while attempting to charge. After plugging in the charger and connecting it to the wheel I noticed that the charger fan did not come on. I took a closer look at the wheel and saw that the LCD panel was displaying an error code (no con). I tried to unplug the charger and re-seat the connecters and still had the same error with no charging.

At this point in time I felt it best to put the wheel in the backyard away from the house until I could troubleshoot more.  

The error was obviously related to a connection issue so I started to inspect ports. I gently blew out female connector on the charger (unplugged of course). The charging pins on the wheel were clean and undamaged. I decided to give it another go in the backyard and fortunately it started to charge normally. 

My only thought as to what may have happened is that I may have gotten some debris into the charger's female connector. I was able to successfully charge my V11 and MSP using the same outlet where I experienced the error code on the Sherman.

It would be great if we had a list of all of the Sherman error codes and their meanings.

 

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The Sherman lives up to its name. Damn wheel dumped me over a blind tree root in my front yard tonight and I could not be more thrilled. 

Weird sentiment, but the point is that I have crashed/ejected my Sherman several times with minimal consequence.

That there is the big advancement in EUC technology - crash and ride away with a wheel in one piece. 

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Im glad you're doing the crash testing. Its a beast of a wheel for sure. I'd say its on par with a lot of other euc flavors, but its got a unique recipe too. I enjoy the built in screen. It just seems more a vehicle when its capable of standalone readout. I approach the sherm as if it were a motorcycle of mine nowadays. The others in my arsenal don't have this distinction. Shhh, dont tell the cops I said that, as there's helmet law in this state....

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To be clear, this wheel has kicked the chit out me as well. All ejects/crashes result in lacerations from the pedals (so thin and sharp  LOL). I actually caught a deep laceration a few weeks back right at the point where my shin makes contact with the pads. The ride back to the car sucked, but I still enjoyed it! 

Folks, don't get caught up in the comparisons because all of these wheels are unique. Find the wheel, or wheels, that best suit your needs based on non-biased reviews/testing.

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 Ironic that I was ALMOST gna pull the trigger on a monster about 9 months ago. I decided against it, as I was leery of investing so much into Gotway quality. Ffw to now and I happily ride a sherman. SO i guess the answer to your question (for me) is: Nope, the sherman IS my mega monster and Im good to go for big ass wheels for a while...

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A few days ago I was at the market and had a weird experience with the LCD display. I was trolleying around for 10-15 minutes, normal dinner run. Nothing out of the ordinary, but when I got outside of the market and went to transfer my groceries to my backpack I noticed that the LCD screen was blank. I had propped it against a wall so I assumed it had shut off for some random reason, but it was indeed still balancing itself when I grabbed the trolley handle. I pressed the power button in normal power off protocol and it turned off. Turned it back on and everything was fine.

No issues since then. Weird, but going to keep pushing it! 

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1200 miles. My favorite wheel in the pack. Balance, power and battery. Plus, I have hit the ground 10+ times on this wheel and no cosmetic damage thanks to the roll cage. 

Think I may hold out on my next wheel purchase until Veteran announces it's next model. 

The negatives are:

- the roll cage takes me out if I turn into my front lawn north of the big tree too fast

- tire seating/balancing

- charging errors (resolved)

- all of my accessories breaking when it goes flying LOL

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I hear the only real upgrade coming for the sherman, is a beer can holder, windproof lighter and flask compartment. After months of marketing analysis, they realized that an upgrade was needed. If you specify its a first wheel for a new rider, they also include a pack of diapers for when you 'sh*t yourself':pooping:

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