Corner scraping



  • I turn tightly, and wear through the corners of the bumpers quick. This leads to me shaving the metal corners of the frame. Is there any way to stop this? 60 for bumpers w/ shipping is a lot, plus it still waiting on a pair.



  • @shaka-wheeler I try and take turns just a little looser so I'm not getting that corner shaved off. Found it to be only a slight adjustment.



  • @shaka-wheeler You can try to pivot the board with your body more



  • @groovyruvy Good point. Adjust myself, not the board



  • @No Good idea - spin turns. I'll work on those



  • Maybe don't turn so sharp?



  • Eh, my fenders look like I took a cheese grater to them and the corners of the frame are chowder. I just think of it as character.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



  • These boards are built for it. I should be fine. Unless your trying to keep your board looking brand new for life but its not gone happen. But spin turns help a lot like someone stated and also adjusting your turn helps too. But the scraping will happen. Maybe make some type of bumper so it wouldn't scrape



  • @Da-Aviator I'm just concerned taking metal off the corners of the actual frame may cause some bigger issues with the strength



  • @shaka-wheeler I've had this issue but not because of turns.. it happens from the occasional tail slide from stopping too fast especially on inclines for me.. always recover but it has happened enough that it's shaved off a bit of the corners where the bumper meets the frame.



  • @shaka-wheeler i ride my onewheel pretty hard and i scrape it hard no issues ever. I wouldnt worry about it



  • Are you talking about tight turns on pavement at low speeds? If so I have found that I can avoid most scraping if I'm a bit less aggressive and give the board some time to figure out what I'm trying to do.

    I've also wondered if I could rebuild the bumper corners with something like hot glue gun glue (or maybe a harder material like some epoxy or Bondo). Or 3-D print a bumper with replaceable corner units! 🤣





  • @snwbrdwndsrf said in Corner scraping:

    Are you talking about tight turns on pavement at low speeds? If so I have found that I can avoid most scraping if I'm a bit less aggressive and give the board some time to figure out what I'm trying to do.

    I've also wondered if I could rebuild the bumper corners with something like hot glue gun glue (or maybe a harder material like some epoxy or Bondo). Or 3-D print a bumper with replaceable corner units! 🤣

    Yes- it's at low speeds. I've tried avoiding that. The issue is whenever i need to jump off the board, the bumpers really get shaved fast. I wish they made an aluminum bumper or something tougher. Or maybe a bumper with bearings installed to roll when the board comes in contact with the ground



  • @shaka-wheeler get some epoxy putty to rebuild the corners that have worn away (the bumpers, not the aluminum). Once cured (like 20 minutes) it should last a long time.



  • @snwbrdwndsrf Hmm good idea - i think i'll go ahead and give that a try



  • Awesome. Let me know how it turns out, @shaka-wheeler.



  • @shaka-wheeler said in Corner scraping:

    @snwbrdwndsrf said in Corner scraping:

    Are you talking about tight turns on pavement at low speeds? If so I have found that I can avoid most scraping if I'm a bit less aggressive and give the board some time to figure out what I'm trying to do.

    I've also wondered if I could rebuild the bumper corners with something like hot glue gun glue (or maybe a harder material like some epoxy or Bondo). Or 3-D print a bumper with replaceable corner units! 🤣

    Yes- it's at low speeds. I've tried avoiding that. The issue is whenever i need to jump off the board, the bumpers really get shaved fast. I wish they made an aluminum bumper or something tougher. Or maybe a bumper with bearings installed to roll when the board comes in contact with the ground

    alu corners or rollers these things will keep you sliding more instead of stopping(is why you were pushing down?..)...bumbers are made to be used and replaced. just don't mind it



  • Use them like roller skate brakes?



  • @snwbrdwndsrf @shaka-wheeler
    hmm... wonder if this stuff would work for the aluminum too.



  • @mekon I recommended against the aluminum only because the bond is so strong it might be difficult to remove if you ever wanted to. I'm sure either will work on the aluminum as well. But don't pay $15 for epoxy putty - way too much. Even cheaper than Amazon if you get it at Home Depot.


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