Posts made by fruitygreen
RE: Hoosier Treaded Tire Review
But I just kind of want a better understanding of how much material is being removed to accomidate the tire....
i did not sand anything down from the board itself, i just put away some material from the middle part of the tire. in guess i removed about 2mm from the middle which is enough to bring it to ~18-19 psi (but you have then no gap at all left between the tire and the pad then)
of course the tire might last a little bit less, but that´s all more than worth the improvements in advanced riding abilities.
(also when i saw leaking tires they were all leaking at the edges and not at the middle)
I did no mods to neither board nor tire and it scrapes. .Scratchy sound very obvious when going slow, but when you speed up its the terrain that I get concerned about.
10 hours of riding the board with the threaded tire on flat park grass and sandy beach. 22psi with very rounded profile. The scraping sound is going away slowly.
More agility (on grass and sand): I make titghter turns. Easier to do backside turns. Cleaner figure eights. Mind you, I am only a beginner with no more than 20hours experience. My kids put more time on it than I do since we got it 5 weeks ago.
Traction on sand: I do have a little better traction on super soft sand but the floatation is not as good. The threaded tire rounded profile puts more pressure in a smaller footprint as opposed to the Vega flatter smootihies. Thats the trade off, traction for floatation.
Next testing Sand scene: Flatter threaded tire 15psi, on smooth sand with less traffic marks (footprints and/or tire).
Next testing Steep Hill grass climbing scene: I will try 22psi and 15psi to climb steep hills where I encounter wheel slips.
In my opinion the threaded wheel is a lot looser than stock but it is not necessarily for beginners only. I have seen some kids and adults jump on it and ride away with no ease.
RE: Custom Sensor Hack
@fruitygreen It would be a happy surprise if this was a possibility prior to all the pre-orders getting fullfilled.
I'm thinking that FM's strategy to withhold the shipping of the OW+ will get people anxious and buy out all the old OW stock while teasing us with the Surestance Pad.
Just the assurance that it can/will be an upgrade part for the OW will make me happy. I ordered an OW and an OW+ a month ago, then ordered another OW the other night, surely I would want to upgrade the footpads.
RE: Custom Sensor Hack
Working hard to have a bunch of you carving more deeply, with more control, relaxed heals and toes, and hyper responsive toe control. Faster, steezier rides with less foot fatigue coming soon ➖🌎➖.
This would be the absolute ultimate upgrade to the v1. Very much looking forward to your results.
Got this promo in the mail. No exclusivity about the "Plus". This could be coming for all, OW and the OW+.
RE: Share your best pics from all around the world
Know your speed boy! Speed limit ahead.
RE: self-generated power
It's amusing that once again I must reiterate, it is possible to create regeneration while the board is OFF. Not powered up. Dead.
Maybe once more.
We are not doubting your findings , but there is a difference in resistance when it is powered on.
Some alternators need a little juice to produce more juice. But we save that for later.