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.
I agree that some kind of anti-theft mechanism would be my wish for a physical addition to the Onewheel.
I thought about possibly adding some kind of device in the compartment behind the control box, where the big connectors are. Not much room in there. Or underneath that front pad on the outside.
I would want some kind of motion sensor alarm or add a security cable with an alarm if the cable is broken.
Something like exists for laptops (search Targus Laptop Computer Security System), but it would have to put up with the outdoors and I would rather have something integrated.
That would by my wish for hardware.
For software, maybe when the board is on it can go into a low-power mode if not being used and it could stay connected to a phone and alert the user if there is activity on the board (motion, attempt to turn off, etc). This might require a minor hardware change to control the power.
Software-wise, this feature would be a second priority.
I would be more interested in an under- or over-charge alert to warn the user before loss of power. If we're just talking about a software upgrade.
5 through 9 are changes I wish for on a daily basis, especially #5. No other one-wheeled vehicle (as far as I know) has a flat tire, I hopefully the next iteration uses a mini-bike tire or something completely custom made.
@Gooseberry I can guarantee you whatever handle you saw in the store would not be the same as the one we produce.
The build process that goes into every handle we hand produce, the attention to detail in making sure this handle can with stand a 25 lb load is not a mass production line product and will not be the same as the handle you saw.
Don't get me wrong I'm sure the handle you saw is fine but it's not designed specifically for a Onewheel, therefore will not be the perfectly bespoke handle for carrying a Onewheel and ultimately is not the same.
We don't expect you to get it, not everyone will but for those that do get it, who get the reason why we love producing premium bespoke accessories like we do, they ones that see the true value in our work, well we thank them for their continued support and positive and constructive feedback.
Not to put down the side handle, but you are still stuck carrying it! And it already has a vertical handle built in so I don't see too huge a difference.
I'll post a picture of my clamp/pull rope. Let's me pull my onewheel around with me effortlessly.
As for the wheel shattering if there were wheels on the end, I imagine longboard style wheels. Pretty durable.
@thegreck Completely agree about the back foot sensors. They would complicate more than they would help. the issue with the front foot sensor is sometimes if you hit a bump, or roll the weight to the outside edge of your foot, the sensor can disengage and cause a nosedive. Only happened to me once or twice, but I see it happen all the time to new people trying my board. Disengaging at a stand still would still be simple with a larger sensor as you only have to lift your foot off of one of the two sensors when going less than .5 mph.so basically just lift your heel and it's as simple as that. A larger front foot sensor would give me way more confidence when rolling high speed over tough terrain.
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