@craftandride This is awesome! I just really really wish you all would create a magnetic option! I know I am not alone in this as others were expressing the same feelings at Float Life Fest this weekend.
Industrial strength velcro can solve this. But agreed the elegance of that design deserves the elegance of a magnet mount.
I promise I'm not trying to be a dick, but seriously, the contrast is documented in the above link. Delaying transition to another thing seems like a bad idea assuming the company wants to continue to support the community of riders by providing an online forum.
As the product grows, you're going to have separate community bb's set up more frequently when the official one is nodebb as opposed to something more fully functioning.
I've set this up on many different systems, and I didn't find it overwhelmingly complicated.
ESPECIALLY on bitnami, it was a TOTAL breeze. But I've set it up on several linux servers no problem.
@powerwheel5000 I'm at 80 miles now two days later. Today, for the first time, under acceleration, I felt a little something internally that felt like failure in the delivery of power. It lasted maybe a quarter of a second and went away. But I felt it and it was something "not right" internally.
I am still getting clicking noises.
I also heard and FELT a different sort of thing that seemed to be coming from the internals of the hub motor later today.
In general, I am truly beginning to lose confidence in the board. What has already happened, if it occurred at a more critical time was an unexpected failure/mode response (or if it wasn't it was a software malfunction).
I have a background in physics and algorithms having programmed physics at extremely high frequencies with interrupt driven inputs to create a feedback loop for a motor in a physical simulated system. I know a thing or two about embedded motors and high-frequency controllers that I am certain something is going wrong somewhere regardless of whether it is hardware or software.
I'll continue to ride the thing and document my experiences here. So far, nothing has happened to me that I haven't heard someone else reporting first.
I am not trying to shame the company. I know these are hard problems. I think that we all are willing to accept whatever the best that the company can deliver as the best in the world.
I just want to press the company to do better. Even if this is purely a QA and customer support issue, I would be impressed if there were mandatory Q&A embedded into the app that prevents the board from being operated if there is something going wrong that the company is aware could be a danger to the rider. If it can't be detected the way that jumps and wheel slip can be detected, an app that pops up every ten miles for the first hundred miles asking questions, like, "did you hear clicks inside your hub" and "was the power delivery always smooth" would be good data to mine and send back to HQ.
I feel that I'm already operating the board in some kind of compromised condition that just "feels wrong" but other than that, I don't know what's going on with it.
@ow-miami I was more saying that it is possible to deactivate both sensors without removing your foot, just letting off the pressure is enough. I’ve done it twice outside in shoes and countless times while doing drills barefoot in the basement. Adjusting my foot position more towards the ball has helped with this problem.
@brageorgia I'm 209# and when I nosedive, which doesn't happen much anymore, I rarely feel any significant pushback before it happens. You're right, the more you weigh the more subtle the pushback feels. I've seen lighter riders (110#) experience pushback and the nose rose like 45 degrees- never had that happen with me, I've just got too much weight pushing down on it :)
@desperado I got a call from the company today and they said it's shopify and will have to look into their settings. Coincidentally I since had the same thing happen on the ray ban site for the same reason which happens to be a Shopify site also.