@Simon Thanks for the feedback, since the instructions states it is not for under 13, I haven't tried with younger than 11.
I confess i am scared about that much power for small kids.
I think the danger is not about falling (small kids are used to that) but having a finger or whatever in the wheel or being hurt by the board.
I'm six foot, I feel like I'd like a longer deck, seems like it would be more comfortable, I already have my feet wider than the center of the footpads. I do spend a lot of time on hills so that might be a problem. I haven't noticed that I'm coming anywhere close to the ground on hills, though.
@matto That's what the 1-second delay is for. Seems to be just enough time for things like what you're describing. The main difficulty in curb jumping is just keeping your balance when you hit the ground, not the board shutting off.
I'd strongly prefer it if the board had a higher top speed, but only if the pushback kicked in at the top end of the speed limit. As it is now, to get past 15 mph you need to push through pushback- attainable easily enough, but once you get past pushback you lose an essential advantage: the board's 'reverse pendulum' software (ripping that moniker from@thegreck) ceases to be at its maximum effectiveness because you've gone past the board's capabilities. So it's really more like free coasting at that point, and you're doing all the work to balance forward and backward, without the advantage of having the software respond to you instantly. Doable, but difficult! 2 days ago I was freakin' flying down a large steep grass berm and breezed past pushback. Reached what felt like 20 mph, never had hit that speed before on OW, scared me. Was just coasting down the hill and could only hang on. I pulled it off, and once I got to the flats and the board slowed (and the software kicked back in because I was no longer past pushback), I exited with a really smooth sweeping bottom turn. In that moment I realized that for me anyway, I would love it if the board went faster, but only if the board's capabilities were boosted, and pushback only kicked in at the very highest end of the range- say 20 mph. As it stands now, the sweet spot for me is riding the board as fast as it can go, just up till the point where the nose starts to rise from pushback.