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2 hours ago, Paul A said:

The top pad does look like it would be better to be removed.

 

Thanks

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Yes, my plan is to remove it completely (it has already nearly fallen off on the RHS) and stick some 10mm foam yoga mat from just above ankle bone height to the top of the side panel, wrapping over the top if possible to replicate the original pad.

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One thing though, don’t cram your foot against the shell. You need a little room to be able to tilt the wheel for (especially low speed) turns. As you advance, your leg will only touch the shell very gently every now and then. Trying to achieve a more supported feeling from the shell prohibits more than it achieves.

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16 hours ago, mrelwood said:

One thing though, don’t cram your foot against the shell. You need a little room to be able to tilt the wheel for (especially low speed) turns. As you advance, your leg will only touch the shell very gently every now and then. Trying to achieve a more supported feeling from the shell prohibits more than it achieves.

Thank you

I was trying to do that in order to be more 'at one' with the shell.  I'll try being a little looser.

Thanks again

 

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On 11/19/2022 at 6:46 PM, never_home said:

The problem is simply the difficulty of raising my right leg off the floor without causing pain to my left leg and maintaining the wheel upright. 

I had this problem too. I could not possibly learn without padding my lower legs, because it was too much pain. In the end, I used hard shin pads pointing inwards.

Otherwise, try to quickly jump/hop on while holding on to something very sturdy.

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Good advice on not having my feet too close to the shell, I tried it yesterday and now I can turn!  I was foot up tight to the shell and was having a hard time with some of the tight turns I see on YouTube!  Most I could manage was a gentle arc or a (what I call ) a flick turn.  Learning a lot, having fun!  Thanks all! 

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