The 15mph with no pushback is huge change as 15 is the sweet spot for e boards.
My average speed on v1 is 10-11 mph but always wished there's no pushback whenever I feel like pushing it faster once in a while.
That's great to hear.
@kbern Its been a couple of years since you posted, and I have the OW V2, not v1 and had almost same situation occur. Under 12 mph, climbing very slight incline (just a little bit steeper than flat street) and I had just come out of a 90 degree turn, carving right. Nose dive that caused me to "superman" forward on my wrists. (lucky I was wearing one wrist guard and an apple watch, which saved me) Anyway Carla at OW (I called support) thinks I was just "on it too much" but I am wondering if a battery cell malfunctioned. I've seen drones do that. Did OW every shed any light on this for you?
They have emailed me every time I email FM. It usually takes a couple days for them. As far as shipping they have clarified to me since I ordered first day it would ship end of February. And like others have said on this thread the earlier you bought the closer to end of February yours will ship. Today's orders prob won't ship til end of April or may unless they catch up with demand earlier.
Not getting board till mid July but want to get an external battery to recharge on the go ahead of time.
I read almost every reply on this thread and I gotta say I'm no Tony Stark and would much rather just purchase a quality battery outright over building one.. with my skills and luck I'll burn my house down while I'm sleeping..
The preference is low weight/fast charge over high capacity.. money is not an issue.. WHATS THE BEST?
@dalisdair I have done that once or twice so maybe that happened. Given its been 34-40 degrees max so far when riding in WI since I got it 3 weeks ago I've had to reboot to get every bit of 2.5 mi. Cant wait to actually ride 6 miles per charge!
I know it showed when I first used the powheel but not last few times when I was looking. Guess I'll have to try and not sap it every time I ride and see if it holds. Thanks for sharing!
@thegreck - first, I totally agree that under normal riding most peoples feet move around a bit and one(or both, oh no) of the sensors may go off from that. My theory was that you would ride with the intention of testing the sensors, so get your feet into a decent position and leave them there. Ride fast, slow, go over a few bumps. Basically riding with the intention of keeping your feet firmly on the sensors and then check to see if they behaved the way you thought. If you start to see abnormalities then you could look into replacing pads instead of just replacing them every X amount of time. For all we know the pads on the board are fine and they could be replaced with a new defective part causing a problem instead of solving one.
My thinking was that over .5 MPH only one sensor is required to keep the OW alive. If you could catch one doing things that seemed odd you could replace the pad before you run into a situation where one sensor is intermittently failing and the other turns off from leaning/moving feet.
And yes I agree that its hard to know if the senor turned off because of a failure or because of movement but if you did the test a few times, paying attention to your feet being on the sensors a pattern may be able to be seen.
Honestly I've never had an issue with sensors my self, I was just asking cause of what i read in another tread.
How you guys are riding more then a couple blocks in those flat ass shoes without your feet killing you is beyond me? I have bought a few pairs of flat "skate" shoes specifically for riding and they are all collecting dust now.. ruined the whole experience for me from the discomfort.
Then I tried an old pair of Nike Air Max I had laying around and damn talk about the most comfortable ride + full control & good grip..I can do 3-4 full charges back to back without any discomfort.. the full on air unit makes for a super cushioned ride especially in bumpy conditions + cuts down vibration.. these are my current favorite boarding shoes.
I'm also experimenting with Adidas Pureboost + Ultraboost but they still need to be broken in for proper long term comfort so I'm not 100% sold on them yet.. these are all $180+ a pair shoes retail so I wouldn't recommend them exclusively for riding but if you have an old pair laying around of either try it out.. might surprise you for a "runner".. I'm all about long term comfort since I use my OW as a means of getting around not just a recreational "toy".
Springblades my friend... with gel inserts... most comfortable ride you can get. Also if you have muscle fatigue I'm your foot, take magnesium pills before you ride. It will help with the muscle spasms
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