A nosedive is simply what happens when the motor can not produce enough torque to counteract the force of the rider's forward lean. The Onewheel desperately wants to keep us upright but has a finite amount of torque (no matter your foot position). Your center of gravity is slightly forward of the axle as you maintain cruising speed no matter where your feet are. Imagine a line straight down from your spine to the axle. When you ride uphill this line moves forward. Steeper means even farther forward. When this line reaches a certain point, the motor simply cannot produce enough power to keep you upright. A motor with 10% more torque (as FM claims for the XR) will have 10% more torque available to try to keep the rider upright and resist against the pressure applied. Even when a nosedive occurs, its not because the motor stopped trying, it just because it couldn't fight any harder. Keep it smooth and within the motor's comfortable capabilities and you will be fine. Cross the line and you become separated from the board. Period.
Best posts made by cactvs
RE: Really looking forward to XR and fewer nosedives
Hoosier Cold Climate Tire
I just put a Hoosier 11900D20A on my OW+ and DANG! I went with the slightly narrower profiled 11X5.5 - 6 and also the super soft 20A rubber. Running only 12 PSI for grip when its cold and I couldn't be happier. It turns SO much better than the Vega and the ride is super plush. I live in Colorado and there is snow and ice on my roads for at least 4 months each year so I need rubber that will stay pliable in sub-zero temps. I gambled a bit getting this tire without any feedback from others - JACKPOT!
PS - Changing tires ain't no big deal with a few simple tools and plenty of lube. 30 minutes on my first try...
RE: How cold is too cold?
I have ridden mine a buch in the snow and cold here in Colorado. -20C is probably the coldest I have run. I have the Hoosier 5.5 in the D20 (second softest) compound and I run low air (15lbs) for good ice and snow grip. So far it has worked fantastically with no issues. I would not run the Vega in these conditions but I hear some folks do. I plan on running the 6.5 Hoosier in the D30 for the Summer. Remember, too, that the sidewall rubber is just a skin and won't affect the handling or performance noticeably on a tire with low pressure and speeds like we run on Onewheels. Go carts would be a slightly different story. As far as battery life - cold weather sucks, PERIOD. Some have actually taped hand warmer packs under the battery and had good results. I can get just over 5 miles on a charge when temps are below freezing.
RE: First One Wheel
@ventoriffic Is right on with advice concerning ride style. I had a nosedive in my first 30 miles trying to be "powerful", lucky to run it out but developed respect for the limitations of the system. KEEP it CHILL, especially up any incline. Like snowboarding in deep powder - small and gentle inputs.
Won't charge. Won't power up. Flashing...
My Onewheel+ is acting weird. First, it did not want to power up until plugged into charger. Now it doesn’t want to power down until plugged into the charger.
Now I took it off the charger and it won’t power up. Then I plug it in and it flashes 15 times.
Unplug, no power up, then re-plug and 4 flashes.
App reads 52%, then it reads 00%, warning comes up for 10% battery left then 54% then 00%.
Now the app reads 00% but plugged in.
Unplug, re-plug and now it powered up with no button push and app reads 00% and plugged in.
Unplug and it powers off by itself. Won’t power up. Re-plug, powers up automatically.
Been on charger for 30 minutes, still 00%.
In addition it has always had difficulty staying connected via Bluetooth.
Has 39 miles on it.
Does it have epilepsy?
RE: Won't charge. Won't power up. Flashing...
Sooooo... after many plugging and unpluggings, it finally turned on and read 100% charged. I went and rode 'til it wouldn't go another inch. Charged back up in 30 minutes and seems completely healthy now. I am happy but my trust is a little shaken... thanks for all the suggestions, people!
RE: Quick pivots and turning
Best way to turn is to get a different tire. The Vega is just a dog. I can turn about a 2 ft radius with the 5.5 Hoosier. About 4ft radius with the Vega. I know why FM went with the Vega - ITs so stable and anyone can ride it. Maneuverable it is not. A rounder tire requires no "torquing" just more angle.
RE: Carving on One Wheel vs. Boosted Board
To me, its kinda like comparing apples and oranges. They both get you somewhere but the way they get you there is soooooo different. Its hard to beat the experience of a OW. You simply THINK about where you want to go and it happens. Boosted is just an electric skateboard. I've skated and snowboarded for over 30 years and the OW is its own unique experience completely. OW carving is like slo-mo carving a snowboard in powder on low pitch terrain. Boosted is an electric skateboard.
RE: Extreme Temperatures?
My 5.5" wide Hoosier D20 compound rubber loves the cold and stays very pliable down below -20C here in Colorado. Some run the Vega in the cold. I do not. Remember that sidewall rubber is just a protective skin and should not affect performance at the low pressures and speed we run on the Onewheel. Go carts are a different story.