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Barrett Roberts
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So the wheel arrived yesterday.   Along with the fast charger.  I can see this will be an extended process to learn.  A bit concerned that the tire says max load 90kg.. but other than that it seems like a solid device.  

Cant quite figure out the app to do the auto level process.  Inner knees already bruised ?

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41 minutes ago, Barrett Roberts said:

So the wheel arrived yesterday.   Along with the fast charger.  I can see this will be an extended process to learn.  A bit concerned that the tire says max load 90kg.. but other than that it seems like a solid device.  

Cant quite figure out the app to do the auto level process.  Inner knees already bruised ?

You're going to enjoy it's narrow form factor. 

I have the KS18AY and truly enjoy it. 

 

Allen

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21 minutes ago, Meng Yang said:

What's your height?

I'm 5'4" and estimated KS-18S to be too tall for me (top of shell will hit inside of knee), thus have ordered a Gotway Tesla instead (since KS-18L's arrival is unknown).

I'm 6' tall and like the fact that my KS18AY comes to just below my knees and if I was shorter, I'm sure that I'd still really like the height of it. 

I also have the Inmotion V8 and feel the KS18 is much more stable below me. Not just because of the extra 2" of wheel size, but because with it being taller, it is between more of my legs thus allowing it to stabilize more with less wobble.  And it's nice to be able to throw your knees around if you want to steer it also. 

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I also like the height of my V8 more than the low height of my X3. Like you said, the knees can be used to grip the top of the V8 to control its stability. I like that. Ideally, an EUC height between that of the V8 & KS-18S would suit me best. No surprise you said KS18 more stable than V8 coz I feel V8 is (1) too light and (2) top heavy and (3) high pedals. Glad the Tesla is heavier, lower weighted and lower pedals relative to the V8.

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57 minutes ago, Barrett Roberts said:

A bit concerned that the tire says max load 90kg.

I shouldn't worry about it, the tyre manufacturer expected it to be used on a two wheeled vehicle. I'm not aware of anyone bursting one yet! There was a discussion on this here: 

 

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57 minutes ago, Barrett Roberts said:

I'm 5'10" and 200 pounds.  Good to know about the tire 

 

I lost a little weight now...but until January with backpack and all I constantly rode the kS18 with 110kg....no probs with the tire!

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Ok, 

So after getting the left to right wheel motion down I can now ride in a straight line for a good ways.   Unfortunately I scraped up my KS pretty good in the learning process.  I'm not sure there is any avoiding that for the most part.  I tried the strap but it was making things feel way more awkward 

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55 minutes ago, Barrett Roberts said:

Can go a few hundred feet now and starting to get the turns down.   So glad I found this forum and the huge amount of knowledge contained on this sport.   

Once you get so that you can keep going and only stop when you want to, purposely seek out bumps and get use of the feel of how it moves under you when hitting bumps.  After a while, you will learn to relax the legs/knees more and you will be surprised and natural it feels to just ride over bumps without slowing down that much. 

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On 9/9/2017 at 6:17 PM, Barrett Roberts said:

Ok, 

So after getting the left to right wheel motion down I can now ride in a straight line for a good ways.   Unfortunately I scraped up my KS pretty good in the learning process.  I'm not sure there is any avoiding that for the most part.  I tried the strap but it was making things feel way more awkward 

This may have helped.. and maybe it's not too late: 

 

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2 hours ago, GoinPostal said:

This may have helped.. and maybe it's not too late: 

 

Thanks!  

Yeah it's pretty messed up at this point but hey it's ok if I end up loving the sport I will get another one.  It still drives just fine.  Only cosmetic damage.  I can now ride it through a bumpy yard without coming off until I want to do so.  

Still not the best at turning yet.  I'm sure it will come.  

It's funny I was talking to my brother about it now that he is out of the hospital.  I compare learning to ride an EUC to learning the onewheel like this...

If the onewheel+ process is like gentle exfoliation of your feet by doctor fish then the EUC is like piranha ripping at your dangly bits.  ?

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I have 850km on my 18S now...and had about 1500km on my 18a :-)

18S is the smoothest and best wheel i have ever had....

Yes, the high Shell Needs some time to get used to it...especially on curves and slow driving, but i gets into blood after a while like on every other wheel.

 

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4 hours ago, KingSong69 said:

I have 850km on my 18S now...and had about 1500km on my 18a :-)

18S is the smoothest and best wheel i have ever had....

Yes, the high Shell Needs some time to get used to it...especially on curves and slow driving, but i gets into blood after a while like on every other wheel.

 

Agreed!

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Stan Onymous said:

I am getting a KS18ay motor and control board from eWheels soon for my newest dead purchase of an old blown KS18A.They dont have them yet, but I got word they will be getting them and will be a fantastic upgrade to the original KS18A.  I am now even more excited about this situation after seeing your video!

THAT will be an fantastic upgrade!

The 18Ay is nearly like a 18S.....In fact the the 18ay board was the start of the big, fat mosfets....and all the security upgrades!

Very good!!!

 

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2 hours ago, KingSong69 said:

THAT will be an fantastic upgrade!

The 18Ay is nearly like a 18S.....In fact the the 18ay board was the start of the big, fat mosfets....and all the security upgrades!

Very good!!!

 

I haven't had any problems with my KS18AY.  Really love it.

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