I am in Belgium, but unfortunately don't have a additional OW, and haven't heard of any rental places in the area...
there are some OW'ers in the Brussels area, so maybe somebody can hook you up!
@kohesion nobody knows really. It's logical to assume there's a new product in the pipeline (what it is who knows), and yesterday during a ride we speculated there are probably somewhere around 15k Onewheels out there.
@saturnone I can't determine if my walking range has improved but funny enough - my golf driving distances have! I am also an avid golfer and the secret to distance is better core rotation. The OW riding has helped my balance and with that, my turning flexibility using my core muscles. It's all good!
@sfctac Yes I sent my board in as the noise got louder and you could feel something rubbing with each tire rotation while leaning to the left.. they said some part was rubbing against the bearing so they replaced the part and it took care of the noise.. it took a little over 3 weeks for me to get my board back which includes the round trip ground shipping to the Midwest.
Everything was great for a month after I got it back then it once again started making the same noise in the same direction.. it's not as loud/bad as before but it is there and you definitely notice it on really tight left turns.. it has not gotten any worse and I don't notice it most rides.. I've since put on an additional 700 miles and everything is still working fine.
A second noise that sounded like a squeaking sound developed after the Andromeda update which would happen regardless of direction of travel with every tire rotation.. that noise has since worked its self out and it no longer does it.
I'm getting ready to send it in for repair again + a tire change as I have already worn thru the sides of the tire after 1,100 miles.. I'm 215 lbs and ride my OW+ pretty hard on a daily basis.. I've just been putting it off for as long as I can.
I watched your video and that definitely sounds worse then what I had going on.. I'd definitely send it in for peace of mind.. they are pretty good about warranty service so I wouldn't worry.. just be prepared to be without it for a few weeks depending on where you live.
@yojimbo Yea dude I agree about the lower half part... it's a shame. I've seen this dude use a 360 camera while on his Eskate.. I wonder how heavy that setup is. https://www.instagram.com/p/BY9CCOOBcDK/?taken-by=esk8fr
My setup is the osmo mobile with extension pole and tripod. Then I built a mount to use a gopro with the osmo mobile. It's relatively lightweight, but still to heavy to do anything over your head.
@sam I've seen a few videos of people doing this, but I can't seem to track them down aside from one video posted on the Onewheel Owner's FB Group (his name is Billy Shannon, you can search his name in the group if you're a member). He falls off at the end of that one, but I've seen guys who can ride back and forth on it, which is amazing.
I think one video clip might've been a Rideonewheel's Instagram story, which unfortunately disappear after 24 hours. And my Google searches have been useless so far.
The stands are complete! This was a labor of love/hate, but I've learned a ton about finishing along the way. The prime takeaways in case anyone wants to attempt something similar:
If using polyurethane, use oil-based. Skip water-based entirely. Oil can create a mirror finish, shows less texture, and is soooooo much easier to apply (simply foam brushes). Just buy a stack (or three) of brushes, and toss them after each application. Wasteful, but worth it - and they're next to free anyway.
Do not apply a coat immediately after sanding. That dust is still in the air! Wait an hour or so (or more).
Sand with a random orbital (versus hand) between coats, but use high grit sandpaper (I used 600-800). Hand sanding introduces scratches that can get preserved under the next layer of clear coat (no matter how smooth the surface, those lines will be sealed/visible underneath!
Wait wayyyyy longer than you think before resting on/sanding a newly dry surface. As in, don't flip your piece after a few hours. Wait a day or two. Same applies for sanding!
Took me so many coats/sandings/attempts to get this finish, and only after I switched over to oil.
End grain :)
Left to right: Prototype #1 (rough to test angles), #2 (test cut angles and assembly), and the final pieces (one million steps each)
OneWheels have a home now! The shelves (above) I created to hold/hang gear.
@ianjohnson There's a huge cemetery near my house, but I wasn't sure if it was considered disrespectful to ride through one. There could be a funeral going on, or people mourning lost loved ones, it seems weird to carve by with a smile on my face.
@kohesion Yes, that's a tough one to get the hang of for a lot of people, but it's the proper way to ride. Keep your weight centered over the wheel when riding straight, but lean into the turns. Otherwise, the centripetal force will throw you off balance and force you to take your turns more slowly.
Think about when a motorcyclist is cornering, it's the same principle.
For me I kinda put my weight ahead of the turn.
One wheel is a lot more grippy than surfing.(Tail don't slide like a surfboard.)
A motorcycles tire sidewall is heavily relied on when cornering. Alot of times you'll se a rider jump to one side putting their weight on the inside of the turn.
The onewheel is funny and odd with a flat profile tire. I can make sharp turns in one direction by placing more weight on the turn side, but it gets wobbly when I make an opposite turn while foot is on the same location. I am trying to figure out a technique to work around the sensors.
In my opinion foot placement also plays a role, but the grip tape is too gripping for making a lot of dynamic turns .
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