@jeffmccosker Nice! I guess I am ahead of the game since I placed an order for both a few hours ago! I thought the shipping seemed very reasonable which now makes sense. Hopefully the $5 shipping doesn't translate into super snail mail though. Thanks and look forward to getting your products.
Posts made by goodblake-eskate
RE: Nollie up Curb Video
RE: Headphone Sunglasses
@sonny123 I would like the idea of these if they were bone conductive, but seems pointless to plug your headphones into sunglasses. Why not just get wireless bluetooth headphones that you can use at night or during the day. Also I don't like the idea of headphones while riding as I feel like I need all of my senses to avoid being hit by someone sending a tweet or something. I just use a wireless bluetooth speaker clipped to my backpack or belt loop. I'd highly recommend doing this as you can still hear other noises, I can hear my music, and it also alerts walkers that I am coming behind them. Best solution IMO.
RE: Nosediving +
@Tomka Hey sorry, I am just now seeing this. Also I am not sure I can give you a definitive answer either way. Here are my thoughts on the two.
Pros: Higher top speed - more range - more stable due to the 4 wheels - I love riding around with my dog so I would never get rid of the Evolve.
Cons: Requires a remote (hands free is really nice on OneWheel) - requires lights if necessary - more stuff = more cumbersome + more stuff to worry about charging and cords etc - more maintenance - requires more tinkering (could be a pro if you enjoy this sort of thing - I do at times) - 4 hour battery charge
Pros: Built like a tank - more awe factor - so easy to just grab one thing and go versus the extras with the Evolves - more maneuverable - more playful / fun to ride in a slower technical kind of way (if that makes sense) - quick battery charge (gives you a chance to take a quick break)
Cons: short battery life compared to Evolves - less stable where certain bumps can send you flying unexpectedly vs the same bumps on Evolve would just be bumps (Yes if riding with knees bent / athletic position, the OneWheel can handle all the same bumps as the Evolve, but this is more referencing the random little dip or bump you might not even notice while riding more upright / causally can launch you off the Onewheel. In same situation on Evolve it would be a non issue.) - I take my charger with me every time I ride the Onewheel due to the short battery life. - slower top speed - Can't casually ride above 15 mph due to pushback versus Evolve where I can easily ride around 20 MPH no problem.
So based on my personal pros and cons if I had to pick just one, I would pick the Evolve primarily bc I like riding with my dog and the extra distance. HOWEVER if I didn't have a dog and I could get where I needed to go in 5 miles or less or just wanted something fun for surfing around town, I would get the Onewheel hands down! Hope this helps
RE: Nosediving +
@sonny123 I will admit that my nosedives happened within my first week of riding a OneWheel. I thought perhaps it was something I was doing incorrectly. However the more and more I ride, the more certainty I have that there was an issue with the board that has since worked itself out. One thing I can clearly reference that has no basis on rider stance etc is the clicking I used to hear from within the motor that I no longer hear. Also my nosedives happened on completely smooth pavement within a parking garage while trying to gain speed as slowly as possible.
I know I should contact FM to get it resolved for certain; however it seems to be working correctly now, and I really don't want to have to be without it for any period of time. :)
RE: Nosediving +
@shattle I had this same problem when I first got my +. 3 different times I was riding along between 10-15 mphs and the board took a sudden unexpected nosedive in Mission. When I first got my board, I never felt any pushback for the first week or so and didn't have any pushback before these nosedives. The + is my first experience with a OneWheel so you could chalk it up to inexperience but now that I have 200 miles on the OneWheel, I am even more convinced that board wasn't functioning correctly when I first got it. Also I am(was) a daily electric skateboard rider, and have a fair amount of experience on a segway. So i am very comfortable on a board and I know pushback when I feels like.
So when did it change? Like I said I never felt any pushback in Mission mode(or any mode for that matter, but basically went straight to mission) the first week or so when I had these unexpected nosedives. So in an effort to feel pushback on a OneWheel for the first time, I switched my board to Cruz mode and started riding it fast. At first I didn't feel anything and then suddenly the pushback started pretty intensely. Now that I finally felt pushback on Cruz, I switched to Mission and just like that I started feeling pushback in Mission that I was not feeling before and been feeling it ever since. So I don't know enough about the internals of a OneWheel, but I feel like perhaps the parts needed to settle in / break in and now seem to be working correctly. Another thing that I thought was odd when I first got my OneWheel, I would hear a little click / knock sometimes when riding, but after this forced pushback in Cruz, I haven't heard this noise anymore.
So in my case, I am convinced that perhaps something was a little out of alignment / hung up that finally settled in after forcing major pushback in Cruz and now it works as I would expect in mission as well.
RE: lock unlock board with app
@FCH I guess I should have realized that others have encountered this same problem that I have had.
@groovyruvy so I typically do what you suggested by keeping one foot on the tail as I tell them about this amazing product (My typically explanation / analogy is "its like a segway you ride sideways with one tire, except this goes 20 mph and is much cooler.") . HOWEVER, a couple of weeks ago, I was riding it around some parking lots while tailgating after a soccer game, and this group of adults stopped me and was asking about the board. As I am sitting there talking to them with my foot on the tail, this kid shows up with his helmet on saying "I want to try it" (I guess he anticipated me objecting since he didn't have a helmet on). Before I could even start to explain that I was almost out of battery etc, the kid had put his foot / weight on the raised end engaging the motor sending me and the kid flying. The board shot off into some coolers etc luckily not into the group of people sitting in the soft chairs. We both ended up on our backs on the ground covered in beer! (I had a full beer in my hand) Neither of us were hurt, but man I was sort of in shock at what happened in just an instant. I laugh about it now, but it could have been bad. So where I agree with keeping one foot on the tail, be cautious of the overly eager kids who might jump up there before you can even react.
RE: Almost destroyed my elbow and my neighbor's car, wtf?
@Wrex I can definitely see the benefits of a leash and how simply it could be implemented. However I think the potential negatives might out weigh the positives. Any accidental activation of this kill switch while riding at speed would have much greater consequences than a runaway board at presumably lesser speed. The chances of someone getting hurt from the board shutting off while riding at speed are almost 100% and basically it is just a matter of how badly. Where as the chances of a runaway board running away and hitting some one or something of value are much smaller.
I know some will argue to make it so there is no possible chance for it activated while riding, but I don't see how this is possible. Using a physical leash seems to be the most full proof as far simplicity of technology and ensuring it only activates when the pin is pulled presumably by one jumping off their board etc. However they would have to make it long enough for one to have it attached and still be able to shift their weight, change stance, etc while riding and not engage. However by having a little slack it provides potential for it get hung on any number of things while riding such as a bush, stick rock, pant leg, a pedestrian, the dog trying to bite you as you ride by, or if you are @slydogstroh you may catch it on someone's bumper as you fly by. Sure you could make it coiled but the potential of it getting hung is still there just less. Then using a digital / electric leash = technology = potential issues. Not sure I need to say more about that.
Sorry for the long post but these are my thoughts
RE: Is there no pushback on mission setting?
@iiikz Like I said night and day difference after switching it to Cruz and back. It's not like I didn't notice and suddenly I did. It simply wasn't there and then it was. As I am not the only noticing this inconsistencies, I know that I am not imaging things.
RE: Looking for one of those OW Hats
@bazzingapunk oh man the complaints will be a coming now!! :)
I primarily limited my complaining to these forums. I didn't want to send them an email just to get the same canned BS response they gave everyone else who sent them an email.