Thanks for the info @Franky - I mainly ride on grass and I am not very fast (only had the board for a week and never did a board sport before... slow learner!)
When does the low battery pushback kick in for you? I have never felt the board give me battery pushback even when riding it down to 1%...
I have had it just stop on me and throw me off, and then the board was off completely, when turning it back on the battery level was around 10% so not sure what happened...
@J-Glide@MichaelW They should be fine, the problem is that all of the 3/8" that I came across had very small screw heads. I think that they might easily go in too far and not be very helpful. The griptape might also rip around such a small head.
the sensors both have to have weight on them and covered. Once you go over .5 mph you only need to cover one sensor to keep the board activated. See video and description below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSRbAf7obNQ
Also a change from a commodity/common go-kart tires to a custom developed tire. So you get a harsher ride, less range and a higher price in trade for absolute puncture resistance.
The current tires aren't as puncture proof but they seem to be quite hardy. I rode over broken glass (admittedly tempered) today and my tire is fine.
Airless tires fix a minor/rare problem (punctures) but introduce three serious one (ride quality, range, cost).
I believe it is recommended for children 13 and over, though I've seen younger on it. They just need to be aware and strong enough for it. I'd go for a child mode, but no way I'd put something on the board because then you're just fighting the whole point of it. Then I'd say go get a scooter for the kid.
I would love to be a UK/Europe Tech - did some time a bike mechanic when I worked in a bike shop and love all things electrical so between the two - would be a great part time job :)
Surely Onewheel could organise some training videos, maybe and have a direct hotline (Skype or other voip number for us to get in touch with them with any issues - kind of like the red phone the early apple store genius bars had)
We could have end user swap items sent out to us in bulk so foot pads and end caps, we could then mail them out and avoid the larger shipping costs (it must be cheeper to send over a few boxes full of stuff and then mail out individual bits within the country (or trade block (eu)) - Onewheel could email out a dispatch list at the end of every day perhaps, It would get rid of the unease of customs and duties, and make the shipping seem more reasonable (even if it seemed to cost a bit more due to the taxes paid upfront). (It would also be nice if we could pay in local currency)
We could have the tools needed for calibration, I am assuming a custom cable and some form of levelling device, and other more complicated repairs along with the necessary supplies so wheels and batteries for swaps, I am assuming that due to the motor design its unlikely errors occur here often, but perhaps a spare hub or two, with the old ones being sent back to hq for refurb process. Maybe wait a while to send one package with a few items at once.
As I said earlier I would love to be involved in this - I am not sure on total numbers but with 500 sold on Kickstarter, a more pottering round in garden shed approach - a self sustaining hobby model - is perhaps the way to go, rather than a more full time business model - more hobbyists being trained up to help other hobbyists, with some monies to compensate for time - as numbers of users in the country rise, get more techies in the area, maybe the first could train up the second.