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So, on my 2nd day out, I am having little problem controlling unit. I still need to practice getting on/off and doing turns. But for the most part it has met my expectations.

I did wear all safety gear, but as my unit has max speed 11mph, I am seriously considering ditching it later on. In my first 3 miles I did not have much of a problem controlling unit. And anytime I had to jump off I had plenty of time to catch unit, or it stood up by itself (2 wheel).

I was able to hit max speed several times, and love how the unit eases off. Much better that the hoverboard I had and tried. Being out in the open makes a huge difference. I though I could learn to ride this thing in the comfort of my living room...and there is just not enough room to open her up.

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Keith - Thanks for the response. That's why I'm here!

I was really looking at these for about 9 months, and after having a bad experience on the hoverboard, wanting to spend as little as possible, but have a good unit, I wanted to ease into this, so the V3Pro seemed a good way to go. I am still happy I (finally) got it. Took 3 shipments to get a working unit, but now it's here! Overall, I really like the features and design. I now see how I may want to upgrade, and completely agree with your points, as I have read about those issues before.Not so sure I am in a rush to upgrade, especially with the spending more $$$$ part. Really happy it was as easy as I hoped to get moving on it.

There is another advantage to this unit; It is easier to teach others! I plan on sharing this experience as much as possible, and the easier it is for others to get on , the more fun. When I had the hoverboard, that was the most fun I had, teaching others to ride it and see how they did. My mother (70 years old!)  jumped on the hoverboard before I could stop her and as soon as she did she fell down...on carpet at least and did not get hurt.

But I can see how the V3 is teaching me "bad habits", that I will need to break if I get another one. I am keeping my eye on either an Inmotion V8 or KS 16S. :)

Maybe next year? 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Circuitmage said:

There is another advantage to this unit; It is easier to teach others! I plan on sharing this experience as much as possible,

That is a really good point, I wouldn't hesitate to let other people have a go if I had a V3C, it is a great "have a go" wheel, in fact @Jason McNeil suggested I buy one for my wife as she loves Segways but wouldn't dream of getting on my EUC. Unfortunately I really don't believe I would get her to ride it. I can see us getting a pair of electric bikes at some point ?.

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Ok, so on my 2nd day outside, I wanted to see how my usual trip to the local park would be. I went about 1 mile round trip, and unit was down to about 65% battery left.

On my way back, I averaged 7mph, not too bad but looks like way under experienced riders here.

So, it looks like I will get about 3 miles out of this thing as is. 

I think I need to check the tire pressure, as I am at the upper end of the weight limit. I see no information on tire inflation so hopefully it's as simple as a bicycle...will look tonight.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yesterday I did my first 180. Today I did not even take my car 2.3 miles to train station.

First EUC only day!

Also, first non-stop 2.3 mile ride for me.

Also, drumming up business for @Jason McNeil. People are interested. I should get a cut! LOL

 

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So, I let me 21 yr old son ride it. With his skateboard skillz I assumed he would do OK, which he did, save for letting it run into a metal trash bin at full speed. Breaking off a couple plastic pieces and damaging the case a bit.Had to push the case back together and pull out a broken plastic piece. Still working !

No big deal, I as planned on letting other ride it, so a bit more damage was expected.

But, then I got on and promptly started showing off a bit with my whole 2 weeks experience....and had my first fall! I was wearing my helmet and knee pads, but not elbow pads. Falling on my hands and knees at slow speed, still had minor cuts and bruises. That's exactly what I get for showing off. And a further reminder to wear safety gear. I should really be wearing some thin leather gloves I have...will be doing that in the future, as the hand scrapes are very distracting. Luckily the knee pads worked very good, but one slipped a bit causing a cut on one knee. My First Minor Damage!

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  • 3 weeks later...

1 Month Update:

Ok, so now, just over a month of riding off and on, I'm getting closer to my first 100 mile mark.

Yesterday I ordered the valve extension @MaxLinux suggested a KS sub forum (getting tired of prying back the valve tube and concerned about tube damage);

http://www.banggood.com/Electric-Unicycle-Air-Type-Valve-Extension-Adaptor-12_5cm-p-999165.html

And, I put Slime in both my tires (~3-4oz) each, and took it for a short 1 mi ride.

Progress. Still not a dedicated daily driver, but having fun.

I'm going to reward myself at the 100mi mark and take the cover off. :o . But I've already dropped it at least a dozen time and cracked the case, so no big deal.

Leaning heavily toward the KS16S as my next wheel. Thought the V8 is a close second.

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28 minutes ago, Circuitmage said:

Leaning heavily toward the KS16S as my next wheel.

It'll be a huge upgrade from the V3 and you'll love it!  Just got mine Tues and it's so good.  I can't wait to ride today!

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