brianle Posted December 1, 2017 Share Posted December 1, 2017 I've only been an EUC owner for a (very) short time, having purchased an IPS i5 for 'last mile' type commuting, but also a bit of general riding fun. I'm hoping I can get my wife comfortable riding so she and I can both use relatively small EUCs for commuting, short trips, etc. But she's less enthused. So I ordered a V3Pro via a Black Friday sale, and this arrived today. My wife is still going to need some time with it, even as a dual-wheeled unit, just getting on and off it is a challenge for her at the rock bottom beginner level. I took it outside and rode it around a bit today, and am overall pleased. I find that I have to sort of relearn how to turn somewhat, or I guess just adjust my process; I almost felt like I was trying to carve turns like on skis, whereas the thin 14" wheel on my IPS i5 turns very easily. But the dual wheel is going to be great in one way for me: it's going to make it a lot easier to improve at riding backwards. Fun stuff. It's interesting to compare these two wheels. I like the IPS i5 for the greater range, the much lighter weight and the smaller size (I have a backpack to put it in when I take it places). And I like turning on it better. The V3Pro is just a more "fun" type of unit, little things like how it turns on and off, the greater width is more comfortable, I love the extension handle, and it's very easy to plug in the recharging cable, whereas for the IPS i5 it's a PITA trying to unscrew the cap to recharge the unit. I ordered also the protective cover for the V3Pro, as I suspect this will be a sort of "beater" unit that friends and family use to learn to ride. I'm a little more mixed now on how easy it is to learn to ride this thing, given the turning issue, but I think that overall it's going to still be easier to learn to turn well enough, and the added sense of stability should help beginners a lot I think. One minor quibble with the V3Pro: when I got my IPS i5, it included a little extension unit for inflating the tire, i.e., screw the extension unit on to the tire valve first to make it easier to connect a pump. The V3Pro needs this just as much but doesn't include it; my full-sized pump has just too large of a connector to work, so I ended up using a sort of mini bike pump to pump up the twin tires. No big deal, guess I'm just grumbling a bit. Looking forward to riding this more and getting to know it better. And really hoping that my wife takes to it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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