Turning 42 this year! I am riding the OW+
Posts made by dag0bert
RE: New Float Life Video: Sacramento Float - Volume 1
Wow. Great Video!
When I see you guys dropping down from high objects, I am always curious how much the OW+ is able to take. How many broken axles did you experience so far? Or what kind of damage is "usual" when you ride like in the video?
I guess, I am under the impression that the OW+ is rather fragile, since it behaves like a diva at times.
RE: Board Shutting Off
The exact same thing happened to me three days ago. The board (OW+) was fully charged and I had it in my apartment before I rode it (so it was not affected by cold temperature). It switched off two times. Both times, I was riding at rather low pace and fell to the floor. The switch-off happened when I was riding over a very small bump in the pavement (1cm) - a bump that usually does not cause issues. This was really strange, and I really lost confidence in the board due to this.
After the incident, I tried to replicate the situation in my office. While stabilizing myself against the wall, I had the board drive over a small swell: the board switched off again. After repeating this three times, the board was again able to climb the small swell again. In the cases, where the board was switching off, I heard a snaring sound shortly before the board switched off. Tire pressure was at 20 PSI.
Yesterday, I rode the board again without any malfunction. Of course I tried to avoid every bump I could. The thing I did different was, that I placed my feet a little closer to the tire and I also increased the tire pressure to 24 PSI. For the record: I weigh about 200 lbs.