Hunka Hunka Burning Love Posted July 9, 2016 Share Posted July 9, 2016 Okay so you've seen how cool it is to ride these electric unicycles, you've placed your order, and now you're anxiously waiting for its arrival. In the meantime it's time for you to take the Electric Unicycle Forum Learner's Test. A passing grade will be 100% for this examination, and there will be continuing education requirements as more questions are added by more experience members. There is no time limit for this exam. Please feel free to discuss. Prerequisite: You have to have read and familiarized yourself with the thread describing commonly used EUC terminology and the fundamentals of how to ride a EUC before proceeding. 1. Why are speed warning beeps important to set properly or have on an EUC for new riders? a. They help warn you when you are nearing the maximum safe traveling speed. b. They work in combination with tiltback to help prevent faceplants due to over-speeding the wheel. c. An audible warning is an easy way to tell when you are going too fast. d. All of the above. e. Answers a. and c. are correct but not b. . 2. Why should an EUC rider not push his/her wheel to its maximum speed as specified by the manufacturer? a. No reason. The maximum speed is how fast the wheel can go so riders should be able to travel at this speed. b. The maximum speed in specifications may actually mean the speed over which the wheel stops working resulting in a faceplant so riding at this limit can be dangerous. It may be based on a different rider weight than what I weigh. c. The speed specified may vary depending on rider weight, battery level, road slope, wind conditions, tire pressure and other factors so it may not be accurate so the wheel may fail at a lower speed. d. Both b. and c. e. None of the above. 3. So many people ride these on Youtube, they must be foolproof and safe so I can ride without any worries once I learn how to balance on it and get going. There's nothing more to it. The wheel can keep me safe at any speed I choose to go at. a. True b. False 4. When approaching a downhill slope while at a high cruising speed, I should: a. Speed up and enjoy the glide of gravity helping the wheel along. b. Realize that gravity can accelerate my wheel faster than when riding on level ground so it may not have the extra power to give me a tiltback or a beep warning in time. c. Maintain my lean posture exactly the same as when travelling on level ground and charge my battery. d. Lean back slightly to brake and compensate for the increase in speed due to gravity to help keep in the safe speed zone. e. Both b. and d. 5. At a battery level of 30% remaining I should be able to ride as fast, accelerate as quickly, and climb hills as well as I can at 80% battery. a. True b. False 6. Wearing protective gear while riding is for the weak and isn't that cool. I can run off my wheel at 30-35 kph if it fails for whatever reason because I have some martial arts training. I'll wait for my first serious accident before deciding whether I need anything. a. True b. False c. Maybe 7. What is meant by "Reserve Speed?" a. This is the speed that the battery can run at. b. This is the difference between the Super Speed and the Transitional Speed. c. This is the extra buffer speed that your wheel needs to be able to achieve above your maximum safe travelling speed to allow tiltback, maintain balance, and avoid faceplants. d. There is no such thing as reserve speed. I can go exactly to the well defined maximum speed of my EUC, and it can still help me avoid a faceplant. Answers: 1. d, 2. d, 3. b, 4. e, 5. b, 6. b, 7. c Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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