Software allow changing top speed?



  • Is it possible to set a governor to max it at, say, 10 mph for children?



  • They should make a child mode.. Good idea



  • I wonder if it would be a simple software update to INCREASE top speed to say, 16-18 or even 20 mph. (i think 20 would definitely be a max.)



  • They have that. It's called classic mode which I believe has a 10mph max speed.



  • You are crazy If you want to go any faster than this thing already goes.



  • @mrbonus I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be THRILLED if it could hit 18-20.
    Create a "mega-extreme" mode for it. Quicker speed/acceleration.



  • @Brutha-Man You are a bolder man than I. I hit top speed for a while my first day, hit some uneven pavement, and wiped out. I got away with some cuts and a sprained ankle. I am scared to think what that wreck would have looked like with five more MPH.



  • @mrbonus Mannn. I'm glad you didn't break anything! Wiping out sucks. but I think it could definitely be a thrill to be able to go that fast! #HelmetIsKey



  • Yes, my helmet and wrist guards absorbed the majority of the fall. My ego and ankle took the brunt of it. I'm getting some high tops as well and I think I'll be bubble wrapped well enough to go be stupid again!



  • I have an airwheel that does 20 an its scary fast.. I dont think I've ever actually hit top speed lol.. But I wouldn't mind knowing my OW could do 20mph



  • @Brutha-Man go with tesla naming - a ludicrous mode!



  • @Brutha-Man I've hit 20mph+ on mine and it was crazy scary. I think it's hard to comprehend how badly you can get hurt traveling a few inches off the ground at that speed until you're actually there in the moment assessing the situation and the different possibilities as they literally fly in your direction. In my case, I couldn't slow down and I crashed. It's not an experience I want to repeat.

    It's kind of just a theory of mine at this point but at the time I was riding with the sensors under my back foot (essentially riding the board in reverse) and I'm wondering if maybe there isn't a 15mph threshold programmed in while riding in reverse. I've since listened to the advice of members here and have been riding correctly with sensors up front and have had no excessive speed issues since. Or maybe I'm riding more conservatively now, I really can't say. I personally wouldn't ask for any more speed after my experience, but if it's really speed you seek, it's worth a try riding your OW in reverse. Just put all your protective gear on first and have a game plan in case it turns out you can't handle the speed after all.



  • Sign me up for more speed.



  • @Code-ster said:

    @Brutha-Man I've hit 20mph+ on mine and it was crazy scary. I think it's hard to comprehend how badly you can get hurt traveling a few inches off the ground at that speed until you're actually there in the moment assessing the situation and the different possibilities as they literally fly in your direction. In my case, I couldn't slow down and I crashed. It's not an experience I want to repeat.

    It's kind of just a theory of mine at this point but at the time I was riding with the sensors under my back foot (essentially riding the board in reverse) and I'm wondering if maybe there isn't a 15mph threshold programmed in while riding in reverse. I've since listened to the advice of members here and have been riding correctly with sensors up front and have had no excessive speed issues since. Or maybe I'm riding more conservatively now, I really can't say. I personally wouldn't ask for any more speed after my experience, but if it's really speed you seek, it's worth a try riding your OW in reverse. Just put all your protective gear on first and have a game plan in case it turns out you can't handle the speed after all.

    The proper way is sensor forward? snowboarding experience was the inspiration, you put weight on back foot snowboarding, so main foot is back foot (if you are left footed your right foot is in front, main foot would surly go on the sensor, so it would be sensor in the back? I ride sensor back and have been over 15mph according to endomondo



  • @eish I've been trying to figure out the right side too and I believe back like you said.. It just makes more sense to have it in the back.. Snowboarding is a good example



  • @njcustom said:

    @eish I've been trying to figure out the right side too and I believe back like you said.. It just makes more sense to have it in the back.. Snowboarding is a good example

    My front foot is too twitchy to have it on the sensor - I have EST binding - if I'm in the park I go duck at 10 10 or 15 15 depending on the day, if I am riding elsewhere not worrying about switch I have my blackfoot straight and tweak the front foot depending on what I want to get out of the day!

    I normally unbuckle my front foot and scoot to the lift that way if I am forced to pop one foot by the lift operator



  • Personally, putting the sensor in the front works better for me - easier dismounts.

    I taught snowboarding many years ago.. Unless you are riding powder, your weighted foot will soon become your downhill foot. This is why most people wipe out. They get scared, shift their weight to the back foot, then the board naturally attempts a 180 to put the weighted foot downhill again. At 90 degrees the edge grabs and people slingshot their body into the ground at maximum velocity ;)

    If you want to ride fast and not wipe out (on a snowboard not ow), get brave and weight your front foot. Back foot becomes more like a rudder - used for steering.

    Or if you REALLY crave downhill speed, switch to a Teleboard (http://www.telemarkdown.com/). It'll scare the shit out of you. With 75mm of side cut and board 190cm length, it carves harder than a snowboard, eats up the bumps better than skis, and is faster than both. Think slolam water ski for downhill - and imagine throwing a rooster tail of snow as you carve so hard your shoulder is almost dragging the snow. I imagine the only reason they didn't get popular is they are just too fast for most people.

    Anyway... I prefer snow for high speeds - especially for wiping out. :)



  • @Franky Thanks! I looked that up. Just ordered a board.



  • @njcustom Judging from these forums, I'm prob the only one who ever wished to make it slower! Would be nice for training as well.



  • Sensor forward for me, back for my brother. I think it's really just a matter of personal preference. I have dismounts nailed, so i'm not gonna mess with anything now.


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