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Hello to everyone. First i wish to say sorry that my english is not so great so i hope you guys can understand me. I will go as simple as i can. Before few years i move to live in another country. My family was here to visit me before 2 weeks and my brother get a Inmotion V5F because he cant get it in our country. Sad part is when they leave on the airport the ppl there dont let him take it with him because the battery. Even DHL refuse me to ship it to my brother bcs they cant use a plain. No idea what is the problem with plains and batteries but i dont rly care so much about this. My problem is that maybe this thing is staying for me.  If this is the case i need to learn to drive it. My only problem is that im havier then my brother. I start loosing some kilos but im still a have guy. Im almost 1,90 tall and around 115-117 kilograms. I read that this thing have max load of 120 kilograms but since i spend some time read on the forum im so lost. This max load 120kg mean just the person or is the person+unicycle kilos itself? So let say that i need to be 108-110 kilos + the 12 kilos from the unicycle that make the max load. Or it mean i can ride it now as i am. I hope to loose more since i start training but still want to learn to drive now bcs loot a lot of fun. The unicycle is Inmotion V5F.
Sorry if i make this post on wrong section but im totally lost in the forum. Wish you all to have a good day and fun rinding your unicycles.

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In my opinion you can ride it now, it should be perfectly fine for learning. But once you learn to stay on and start going faster, you must remember that the V5F will be at it's limits. You must accelerate peacefully, and beware of any bumps and uphills. If you try to accelerate too fast, you will fall down on your face (= k"faceplant"). If you accidentally ride to a bump or a hole, you migh fall down. Also if you brake too hard, you will fall down on your back.

But if you are careful, you will learn so much, and have so much fun! Good luck, welcome to the forum, and don't ride without protection!

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To my understanding the wheel limit refers to the drivers weight, the tire limit refers to the overall weight. These limits are obviously somewhat arbitrary. 119kg is fine but 121kg is not? Very unlikely. As @mrelwood mentions, a lot depends on how you ride, e.g. jumping down curbs becomes the more stressful for the wheel, the heavier you are. My main safety concern would also be bumps/potholes (soft knees are the key to survival) and braking power. The heavier you are, the more likely it is that the wheel will give up under hard braking. Any rider should train braking and cautiously try to explore and approach the individual wheel+person limit.

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If this helps I am 100kg and have carried a 50kg woman up a moderate hill several times with no problems. The V5F felt rock-solid.

Yeah, don't do that but it does show there is some leeway for your weight.

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