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Posts made by BRAGeorgia
RE: Sell current OW+ to buy new XR or just buy boosted board?
I've got about 5 destinations that I frequent that are within striking distance of my house for the OW. Unless it's raining I take the OW. With more range that would exponentially increase how often and much I ride. I agree the OW is a much better ride than e-boards but the range is about the same as the XR. So it comes down to, is it ~2300 for OW+xr only or 3K for Boosted & a OW+.
Anyone else selling and trading up?
Sell current OW+ to buy new XR or just buy boosted board?
I bought a OW+ in September. Love it. At 6'3 225lbs I only get 4 miles per charge, which means any commuting has to be within 2 miles. The XR is super appealing to me but it's hard to justify plopping down $1,800 to get what will probably be a 10 mile range (for me). I am considering selling current OW+ but what would I realistically get for it? It has 360 miles. $1,200, $1,000? I would be hard pressed to believe anyone within striking distance of buying a plus wouldn't just spend the extra for the more than double range.
So my investment in a OW+XR would be around $2,300 considering the sale of the current OW+. OR I could get a boosted for long distance shredding for $1500 with a 12 mile range and keep the current OW+ for shredding with a partner.
Lastly just keep the OW+ and my $$$... decisions decisions. What are you guys doing?
RE: What's your cruising speed? 14mph? 20mph?
23 top speed, avg 15 but always want to go faster. I snowboard all the time so the speed is pretty slow relative to being on snow. I've had some bad wrecks and and still feel some hip soreness from a wreck 2 months ago... that is why I always keep it pretty mild. Plus I'm 225 6'3" so push back doesn't exist for me at speed.
RE: Ride As If You Might Dive At Any Moment
I will say unexplained nose dives were way more common sub 150 miles for me. I have really learned the board more and have had to ride more conservatively. I've had way more close calls where I was able to save it, the longer I've been riding the board. That being there is always a chance of getting launched so always be ready and always wear a brain bucket.
RE: Push Back when traveling up hills?
Thanks for all the feed back. I'm now at 150miles on the board and have been using it for commuting and fun. Feel like I've gotten pretty good at reading it and knowing it's limits. Haven't had anymore nose dives until today, a pretty good one at that. I think being 225lbs there is a lot less notice of quick overloads. Today perceived no pushback or warning before I got dumped. It was a fairly flat sidewalk so I'm still scratching my head. I think it's just something to live with when riding. In the back of my head I'm always thinking of running it out. But crushing it and carving at high speeds you're just screwed if the nose goes down...
Hopefully as miles increase nose dives will become less and less. With 150miles currently I'm shooting for the top 10 in OW+ miles within 6 months. Currently 1,500miles would do it.
Push Back when traveling up hills?
I've had the OW+ for about a week and a half. I've since put 70 miles on it. I'm an ex-snowboard instructor, I get inverted on wakeboards, longboard all the time, etc etc, plenty of board experience but obviously the electric component is completely new. I love this thing so far and want to continue to "learn the board" so I can fine tune it.
I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what push back is. Is it the gentle and constant push up on the nose which changes your stance, or is the the jump in the motor when it is over-worked? I think it's the former but I also experience a lot of stuttering/jumping in the motor when going uphills. SImilar to hitting a short slow patch while snowboarding.
I've had about three nosedives requiring bandages, roadrash, the whole nine. I've since gotten good at running it out, and have had to do so about 5 other times. Every single time it's going up hill, and I believe I've gotten fairly good at listening to the board, however I feel there is no warning before nose diving when traveling uphill, just the sudden drop. I'm 6'3 225lbs which is a lot for a small battery powered board, and I think it's just having trouble lugging me uphill. Every scenario has been similar. I'm cruising along on a flat surface 12 - 18 (varies), then the pitch starts going up hill (sometimes steep sometimes gradual), I don't push it or lean forward any further, but let it carry me up the hill. My speed slows due to going uphill, which I respect, and don't try and accelerate, and then boom, nose falls. On steeper hills I get the jumping in the motor and slow down a bit, which fixes the problem, but on the milder hills, I don't appear to be getting any feedback. I've cognizantly slowed down further when transitioning uphill now, but have still had a few nosedives.
I would like help in identifying pushback when traveling uphill, or I think I'll just be creeping uphills.