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Just got my first wheel in the mail today. I made the decision on an msuperv3 from Tec-Toyz without even ever seeing any wheel in real life before. Glad I went pretty big because I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 245 pounds (111kg) dressed to ride and this thing is smaller and lighter than I envisioned.

 
I'm a very cautious person, full pads and wrist guards and helmet. Going to go to the supermarket and do the shopping cart ride for a bit. I've had it out of the box and rode 20 feet between a wall and my truck without holding myself up. 
 
I'm gonna cut some pieces of cardboard to pad the sides and wrap in duct tape then maybe duct tape some hard plastic to the outside of that. 
 
If you have a better way to protect it I'm all ears. 
 
Thanks
 
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38 minutes ago, Will said:

Just got my first wheel in the mail today. I made the decision on an msuperv3 from Tec-Toyz without even ever seeing any wheel in real life before. Glad I went pretty big because I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 245 pounds (111kg) dressed to ride and this thing is smaller and lighter than I envisioned.

 
I'm a very cautious person, full pads and wrist guards and helmet. Going to go to the supermarket and do the shopping cart ride for a bit. I've had it out of the box and rode 20 feet between a wall and my truck without holding myself up. 
 
I'm gonna cut some pieces of cardboard to pad the sides and wrap in duct tape then maybe duct tape some hard plastic to the outside of that. 
 
If you have a better way to protect it I'm all ears. 
 
Thanks
 

Congrats! Let the fun (and a bit of pain) begin :D

When I was learning on the ACM I went to Home Depot and bought an 8 foot length of copper pipe insulation. They sell two types: foam and rubber. I used the rubber type, and it's only ~$5.  Then, again at Home Depot, buy a roll of 3M Low Residue Duct Tape (it won't leave any mess on your wheel when you remove it a few weeks later). Use that to secure the pieces of thick rubber to the strategic areas of your wheel. It'll look butt ugly but it's very effective.

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I did the same. Pipe insulation works well. I attached it with double sided tape. 

I would plan to do a progressive approach to riding. 

1- 20 mins per day gong forward along a wall.  Do that for 3 days until you feel you get the hand of it controlling. 

2- do short unsupported forward runs. Mounting and dismounting. Do that for another week. 

3- start riding on wide road at slow speed and don't be tempted to go too fast until you practice stoping. If you dismount at high speed you will hurt your anckle or knee. 

4- learn to fall and roll. Always ride ready to fall. Don't get caught by suprime. Be always ready to take evasive action and dismount and fall and roll. This will assure no injury and you can re-mount keep going. 

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Curious to know if the shopping cart method works. I have tried to teach multiple people how to ride and It's always a struggle since everyone learns differently. I always thought that a shopping cart may be a good way for someone to learn.

I'm not too much smaller than you (I am 6'1 and about 230 pounds), and learned on a much less powerful wheel (Airwheel x3). It was a very frustrating experience and I "gave up" about 3-4 times before finally figuring out how to ride it straight. Figuring out how to turn was the next step. Like the guys above said, padding the sides is a must...you will tear your legs up trying to learn these things. Once you get comfortable on it, you won't need the padding anymore (at least I didn't).

Good luck and have fun! Once you get it down, it is the most fun way to travel.

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The shopping cart was great. The second night I got to where The cart would wander and I realized it was time to let go instead of trying to follow the cart. The muscle workout is amazing. I got pretty stiff and took a few days off. This is gonna be the answer to my easily overstrained lower back problems. I do physical labor for work. 

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On March 25, 2017 at 10:41 PM, Carlos E Rodriguez said:

I did the same. Pipe insulation works well. I attached it with double sided tape. 

I would plan to do a progressive approach to riding. 

1- 20 mins per day gong forward along a wall.  Do that for 3 days until you feel you get the hand of it controlling. 

2- do short unsupported forward runs. Mounting and dismounting. Do that for another week. 

3- start riding on wide road at slow speed and don't be tempted to go too fast until you practice stoping. If you dismount at high speed you will hurt your anckle or knee. 

4- learn to fall and roll. Always ride ready to fall. Don't get caught by suprime. Be always ready to take evasive action and dismount and fall and roll. This will assure no injury and you can re-mount keep going. 

Appreciate the advice on learning to fall. I need to learn to get to knees and slide instead of trying to run it out. I've been to 24 kph on app and that's all I care for actually; I am inherently distrusting of all machines in spite of and due to a good knowledge of how things work.  That said there is a glee in pondering the simultaneous lunacy and functionality of high power electric unicycles. 

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