@glyph So after taking my watch to the shop, and buying a new pair of pants and shirt (we're in the middle of moving, so living light), I took it out in Delirium for a bit. Definitely different. It's louder for one thing, even at a standstill, and it grabs you when you come up level where Mission is a smooth transition.
I didn't mind it when carving around though. I'll probably stay in it if folks think it's a little safer. I reset my top speed alert... I definitely think I was going 15mph-ish (maybe 16). I don't think I was faster, and if I had been I'd have likely broken something.
I'm 6' 260 lbs and I have been averaging 12-14 miles in Delirium, it's pretty flat here in North Dakota. I have nosedived on my XR a couple times in Mission (probably due to my weight, maybe rider error), but Delirium has worked well with no nosedives. I thought I read somewhere that Delirium has more motor torque. Anyway, hope that helps.
@cliff yes. I’ve done it. I had the BMS out of sync and that’s exactly what I had to do. Suspended between two chairs or between my knees, and run it till it stops. If it shuts off, you power it back on and run it again. Keep repeating until it no longer has any juice to even light the LEDs.
I am 50, but with decades of board experience. The full face helmet is really overkill unless you plan on testing the speed limits of the board. If you already bought it, you might as well wear it until you gain some confidence on the thing.
In order of priority I would say helmet is essential. Don’t even balance in your basement without one. The hardest falls I’ve seen localy haven’t been nosedives. They have been dismounts gone bad. Wrist guards would be next highest priority. Not so much for protecting against fracture, but more to keep from having to pick sand and gravel out of your palms if you take a header.
Elbows are next and then knees if you please.
As far as skids and skins, save your cash. It’s a onwwheel, not your grandmas bone China. They look cool with some “experience-marks.” Plus the skids take away some clearance on the XR. Less is more.
No balance board or exercise is going to prepare you for the riding experience, like riding it. You won’t test the battery limits on your board for quite awhile. Ride it on multiple short rides (15 minutes or less) over several days, to build onewheel endurance. If you take it on an hour ride on day 2, it will sit in its stand on days 3-5. Also, the fatigue that initially comes with the riding stance leads to newbie safety issues on longer rides due to soreness and initial lack of stamina.
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