@sonny123 Exactly. He's wearing full pads, but he still rolls. Most people put their hands out and brace themselves for a fall, and end up dislocating a shoulder or falling on their hip. Wrist guards have proven to be dangerous when you don't fall properly, because they can snap your wrist if you land with your full body weight on your hands.
Watch any pro street-skating video and none of those guys even wear helmets. They fall constantly from crazy heights at crazy speeds over crazy terrain, but they've learned to fall, and it saves them (almost) every time. They still get hurt sometimes, and sprain a wrist or an ankle, or break a bone, but generally it's in a situation that wearing pads wasn't going to help them anyway.
the power switch has only a small current to drive the led and there's no current in the charging port. covering these would not prevent damage as it would not prevent intrusion of moisture into the board.
a fatal short would be in the battery pack or controller. the wooden deck and notorious 'sensor' are vulnerable to damage from moisture.
Android user / fan here. I'd love to have those features too.
Yesterday I was fooling around and I fell pretty hard while carving. When I arrived home I saw a notification in my phone saying something like "No contact with the footpad was detected at 10mph. Either you fell or made a very nice jump."
@jeffmccosker I would be screwed off-road. I am in NYC, so there isn't much dirt for me to ride in. All asphalt here. The plus is that I get good speed and mileage. I consider myself an advanced rider, but the few times I have occasion to ride in a field I feel like a beginner..
Want to order a pair given all the talk of issues but also tempted to wait and see if they redesign or retrofit the new style to fit v1. Not to mention when I went to order it's $15 for shipping! And I swear they were $45 before, so raised the price and rape you on shipping? Hmmm