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4 hours ago, Barrett Roberts said:

Ahh never mind.  Just saw the recall thread.  Have to continue my search for a good smaller wheel. 

So all the people in this Forum (and elsewhere) who bought the Mten3 from the Green shop on Aliexpress are riding bad wheels :o  I better throw mine in the trash ;)

The Mten3 is a fantastic wheel.

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On 9/20/2017 at 11:24 PM, Marty Backe said:

So all the people in this Forum (and elsewhere) who bought the Mten3 from the Green shop on Aliexpress are riding bad wheels :o  I better throw mine in the trash ;)

The Mten3 is a fantastic wheel.

Well it sure looked like a great wheel.  I watched your videos.   What I want is something I can toss in a bag and still have something fun and capable.   Not many other wheels fit that bill.  

Also I’m a bit confused by google searches.   Is the Luffy the same thing as the Mten3?

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1 hour ago, Barrett Roberts said:

Well it sure looked like a great wheel.  I watched your videos.   What I want is something I can toss in a bag and still have something fun and capable.   Not many other wheels fit that bill.  

Also I’m a bit confused by google searches.   Is the Luffy the same thing as the Mten3?

Also, see @trya's comparison between the Luffy and the Mten3

 

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2 hours ago, Barrett Roberts said:

I ordered the Mten.  Couldn’t resist 

I'm sort of catching up on your posts. Sorry to hear about your brothers accident... Hope for a good recovery. 

If I follow your posts correctly you are about two weeks into the EUC stuff, without any serious falls or injuries. Your posts go something like:

Sept 10, brother had a bad accident on a one wheel

Sept 10,  your KS18S purchase arrived

Sept 12, you got started but scraped up the KS18 a bit

Sept 14, doing U turns and have  6-7 hours on the EUC

Sept 15, love the KS18s, want to buy another EUC

Sept 16, worried about correct tire psi to use

Sept 17, getting up grass hills on KS18S

Sept  20, feel comfortable on the KS18s, want to buy an Mten3

Sept 22, found that a brand of bicycling shoes were supportive and comfortable for EUC riding

Sept 23, ordered an Mten3, plan to learn to ride, use and bag it

Hey...it's your money, time and interest...go for it! Glad to read that your having fun.

 

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1 hour ago, meepmeepmayer said:

He's merely very effective with his new EUC addiction;)

So....after riding in NYC on my newly installed 'Ninebot replaceable parts' foot plates the bolt (held in place by hex setscrew) which slipped in smooth as silk on installation fell out in the bus back to the apartment! I picked up the bolt, 2 washers and plate and exited the bus. Eventual bolt corrosion will have some benefits.

While dealing with and avoiding 'slippery mud' on a rail trail an older woman walking her dog said 'that looks like fun' and a younger woman sort of walked into my path saying 'hi' as I maneuvered away from the slippery mud to the opposite grainy side of the trail.

Last nights ride for coffee ended at Dunkin where guy my age and two kids were transfixed with interest about the EUC. One of the kids said 'I'll guess it's expensive'. I said 'how much do you think expensive is'? The kid said '$100''? I said 7 times that'! More questions came and I grew tired of the conversation. The older guy said 'it must take great balance with risk if falling off'. I said 'most riders have fallen off with with varying degrees of seriousness in injury.....wishing for coffee I continued.....'I broke my shoulder in a fall'. The conversation abruptly ended with the older guy saying 'have a good one'. While drinking coffee I realized I forgot to erase the porn photos  that were on the phone, acquired during the day

The return ride along the Rail trail at night in the fog with my big flashlight showed the slippery mud had disappeared. Passing along the last mile of the trail, past Uber real estate owned  houses, I felt a strange sensation of being followed along the foggy darkened trail. The hair on my back began to become raised in fear...maybe the 1692 ghosts of witches from the approaching Salem town line.

Exiting the woods and trail a motorist stopped to allow me to pass near the harbor cross walk leading to SSU. The rail trail trip would surely have gone faster on an Mten3.

Then I read this post about impending Mten3 purchase.....indicating another addiction in the air.

Moral of the story....don't get caught with porn on your phone, be careful of women who stray into your path and think 'I wanna Mten3 !

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7 hours ago, Bob Eisenman said:

I'm sort of catching up on your posts. Sorry to hear about your brothers accident... Hope for a good recovery. 

If I follow your posts correctly you are about two weeks into the EUC stuff, without any serious falls or injuries. Your posts go something like:

Sept 10, brother had a bad accident on a one wheel

Sept 10,  your KS18S purchase arrived

Sept 12, you got started but scraped up the KS18 a bit

Sept 14, doing U turns and have  6-7 hours on the EUC

Sept 15, love the KS18s, want to buy another EUC

Sept 16, worried about correct tire psi to use

Sept 17, getting up grass hills on KS18S

Sept  20, feel comfortable on the KS18s, want to buy an Mten3

Sept 22, found that a brand of bicycling shoes were supportive and comfortable for EUC riding

Sept 23, ordered an Mten3, plan to learn to ride, use and bag it

Hey...it's your money, time and interest...go for it! Glad to read that your having fun.

 

Yeah that’s exactly how it went!  My brother and I started a business together and retired from active work at 39 except for real estate investments.  

We both love trying new hobbies so we started with the minipro a few years ago and loved them but that isnt exactly a challenge.  More of a fun way to walk the dog.   

Moved to the onewheels when the new version arrived as the first seemed to have too many issues.   We enjoyed those so much we discovered the EU by accident and got the KS18s.   I love it and drive it all over the place and over all sorts or terrain but I still can’t ride backwards.   

The only issue is the size and weight which makes it hard to have with you all the time or take it into stores as it doesn’t have an extending handle.   

Since we enjoy them so much and money isn’t really the issue it led to the Mten purchase!

 

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5 minutes ago, Barrett Roberts said:

The only issue is the size and weight which makes it hard to have with you all the time or take it into stores as it doesn’t have an extending handle.   

 

Could always DIY a KS18 handle like the below. Also, think @Jason McNeil & @Joey Serrin are working on supplying a KS18 handle solution as well.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Barrett Roberts said:

My brother and I started a business together and retired from active work at 39 except for real estate investments.  

Sounds great. My sister worked at a private school in Dyke before retiring to Maine along the coast. Skyline drive and Blue Ridge parkway is so popular with auto and motorbike riders.

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The drive to Dyke and back on a single weekend is really long from the Boston area.

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Once I flew Southwest to the Baltimore/Washington area and rented a car for the remainder. NYC, Jersey turnpike and Washington area traffic can really be a problem for day trippers on the weekend.???

Of course these days I ride a Ninebot and the grocery store is a long way away.?

 

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Before living at a private school in Dyke, VA where my nephew also worked as an assistant chef,

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they lived in southern Vermont at another private school ,except for time off when they spent time at their first house in the farmland farther north in VT near Pico Peak.

Sheep farm:

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Dairy farm:

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Then they became heads of a private school in Austin, Texas where my nephew became a Texas Texans football fan.

Following a transition several years later to Dyke, VA they bought property in Maine where they now live and where he is an assistant chef and a master Gardener. He's an avid Red Sox fan (spent his 40th b-day last year at a Red Sox game) but still wears Texan shirts and hats....Hum...the Texans play the Patriots today!

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