Hey Onewheelers, glad to hear the slick tires are working for you out there in every condition. As @Franky mentioned, we have done extensive testing with lots of different tires and felt the slicks produced the best overall performance. That said, we are still open to new tire designs and treads down the line.
note: changing the tire is very technical and the board must be re-calibrated after so it needs to be done by us!
This is a pretty old, sorry I didn't see it sooner. I ride the Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge all the time without issue. NEVER EVER ride the Brooklyn Bridge. It is so crowded that you slow to a crawl and have to stop constantly. I made that mistake once and ended up getting hit in the face with a selfie stick. The Manhattan is always empty. It's fairly straightforward. You just have to slow down a little for the plates in the middle of the bridge and you do get a little sore maintaining the same slow upward angle for half the time.
Learning how to fall really helps too. I've wrecked a few times at full speed, and I was able to tuck and roll out of it without even a scratch. The first month I did get a couple of injuries though. I'll never forget what it feels like to have the board slam it's corner into your Achilles' tendon.
If you have a friend in the US, you could send the OW to them, and have them mail it to you as a gift. This is one way people skirt around the import fees - although I'm not sure how this would work with insurance.
I picked mine up in the US and flew it home with me. That's another strategy.
Yeah cool. Out on the board today, and paying a bit more attention, I've seemed to noticed that the little stones, even the ones that seem really in there, kind of work their way out as you travel different speeds and over different terrains... I rode back via a different route and all the stones seem to have come loose! So I guess it's just always going to change like that depending on where you ride.
@Brutha-Man I don't know if you've been watching any of these selling on ebay, but what few are on there are usually used, and going for the same price as a new one. If for some reason the OneWheel isn't for you, it's not like you couldn't sell it for exactly what you paid for it within a week.