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Get that book on Amazon kindle "How to ride a EUC" its a $1. I have found that my motorcycle freinds get the technique pretty quickly. The trick is that you are standing up on a platform. Much like riding a motorcycle without touching the handle bars, and standing up. Its easier to turn than a motorcycle too.

I envy your terrain you get to explore in Colorado... :efef2e0fff:

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4 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

I anticipate future questions once you get your hands on your new wheel - it's going to be a very unique experience :)

Getting your ACM V2 on Wednesday?

I would guess it is just a „v2“ aka 12Mosfets....not the „ACM2“. At least on the website there is no real new Version....

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@Colorado CJ Welcome aboard. 

Enjoy your new addiction... I mean hobby... No I mean ADDICTION!  :) 

You'll possibly find, in no time, that you want more distance and/or more speed and you'll buy another EUC then another.  :)  

Give yourself some time to get used to mounting/dismounting, travelling forward then turning and travelling over gravel/cobbles etc and possibly wrap your EUC to protect it from damage in the early hours/days. Battle scars are cool but pref not so much in the learning period. Don't be disheartened if, for some reason, balance doesn't come natural. I struggled for an hour or two just getting on and never thought I'd get it but 2 1/2 years and a few thousand miles later...  :) (OK I'm moving on temporarily but I'll be back).

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1 hour ago, KingSong69 said:

I would guess it is just a „v2“ aka 12Mosfets....not the „ACM2“. At least on the website there is no real new Version....

Well, hopefully @Colorado CJ made a point of confirming that he's getting the newest model before buying it. He's familiar with the differences between the original 1600wh version and the ACM2 or V2 model so I suspect he asked Gotway America if that's what he's getting.

I think the ACM2 or V2 model is all that Gotway is now shipping.

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5 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Well, hopefully @Colorado CJ made a point of confirming that he's getting the newest model before buying it. He's familiar with the differences between the original 1600wh version and the ACM2 or V2 model so I suspect he asked Gotway America if that's what he's getting.

I think the ACM2 or V2 model is all that Gotway is now shipping.

Yeah, Gotway America posted on their Facebook group that they got in the ACM2 and it has the tesla motor and control board in it.

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Hi!

ACM2 for a first wheel? Nice!:efeeec645d: 1600Wh?

9 hours ago, TremF said:

You'll possibly find, in no time, that you want more distance and/or more speed and you'll buy another EUC then another.  :) 

More distance and speed than an ACM2? Only Monster does that... or maybe the 18S.

But you can go for less weight and more nimbleness (mten3 or 14 inchers) or an 18 incher for a more relaxed ride next.

8 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

I think the ACM2 or V2 model is all that Gotway is now shipping.

Just for the record, ACM V2 = all ACMs except the very first 67.2V ones with only 6 mosfets; and ACM2 = ACM but with Tesla motor+board+fans.

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24 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Hi!

ACM2 for a first wheel? Nice!:efeeec645d: 1600Wh?

More distance and speed than an ACM2? Only Monster does that... or maybe the 18S.

Just for the record, V2 = all ACMs except the very first 67.2V ones with only 6 mosfets; and ACM2 = ACM but with Tesla motor+board+fans.

Yet Gotway America has it listed as V2.  It's really hard to know exactly how to refer to the various Gotway models. It would be easier if Gotway maintained a website that actually had them listed :facepalm:

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35 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Also, I think the best comparison to Onewheel vs. EUC is snowboard vs. skis. Same thing, just different stances. And everyone knows skis are better and the snowboarders are sometimes a bit insecure and elitist for that reason:efeebb3acc::efee8319ab:

That's another reason for going with an euc.  I really don't care for snowboarding, I much prefer skiing.  So much more speed and a lot more carving fun, for me anyway.

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My wheel came in today!  Man it is a lot harder than it looks.  

I've spent 10 minutes trying to mount the wheel in my driveway.  I've succeeded on riding maybe 6 feet at the most.

I'm now loading the app now to set the pedal settings to medium.

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3 minutes ago, Colorado CJ said:

My wheel came in today!  Man it is a lot harder than it looks.  

I've spent 10 minutes trying to mount the wheel in my driveway.  I've succeeded on riding maybe 6 feet at the most.

I'm so loading the app now to set the pedal settings to medium.

Congratulations! :efee612b4b: Each time you get on it again it will get easier and easier. Make short goals first, then ride out a turn, then longer goals, and then dismount and mount. 

In a week you wont even remember what it was like to not be able to balance. ?

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Congrats CJ! I'm just starting to learn myself, and watch this 30 second segment of the video above. I cued it up here for you. This is the part that I found by far the most helpful.

 

Also make sure you're not standing too far back on the wheel. I did that the first couple times and the wheel was not balanced against my leg. It was hard/impossible to mount and dismount because the wheel would spin out sideways because my heel was too far back on the pedal.

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Well, I just got back from an hour of practicing.  By the end, I was riding up to 300 yards or so at a time.  It was ugly though, with my arms windmilling everywhere :D.

I found a large empty parking lot and rode around it and up onto a sidewalk.

I'm hoping in a week or so my balance improves.

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After another 30 minute session I thought to myself, self, this can't be as difficult as it is.
 
I then went to my shop and checked the tire pressure. 10 Lbs! I filled it up to 48 lbs. and tried riding it in front of my shop. It was SOOO much easier and I was actually doing circuits around the parking lot, including 180's (though sloppily).
 
I was getting a little discouraged, so I'm glad it was a stupid thing like tire pressure that was making it much more difficult that it should have been.
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10 minutes ago, Colorado CJ said:
After another 30 minute session I thought to myself, self, this can't be as difficult as it is.
 
I then went to my shop and checked the tire pressure. 10 Lbs! I filled it up to 48 lbs. and tried riding it in front of my shop. It was SOOO much easier and I was actually doing circuits around the parking lot, including 180's (though sloppily).
 
I was getting a little discouraged, so I'm glad it was a stupid thing like tire pressure that was making it much more difficult that it should have been.

That is so funny! Well, now you are trained for slippery mudd and sand, so go out there and rule the land! Lol I had that same problem with astroturf till I learned thats more slippery than carpeting. :efee47c9c8:

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