You look like you're at 10 PSI or less. Increase your pressure to closer to 20 PSI.
Just a dude in SF with a OW+
Posts made by Gwinntanamo
RE: What's your cruising speed? 14mph? 20mph?
haha, NOBODY is regularly cruising at 20 mph.
I ride with some talented riders occasionally, and they don't cruise a whole lot faster than my fat ass - I don't hit 18 very often, and my top speed is 21-22 (also my fastest nosedive).
RE: Defective footpad straight out of the box I get offered to send it back and have it refurbished!
Not that I know of, but I've seen the sensors and the connections they use, and the appear to be the same (except + sensor is larger).
I'm pretty sure they are swappable.
RE: Things YOU think could have been done BETTER!
Similar to how roller-blades have the rubber brake behind the heel - the OneWheel needs a rubber pad on the tail.
When braking hard today (emergency stop), the tail will eventually skid on the ground. The hard plastic on the tail today means the board is more likely to slip out from under you. If there was a brake pad on the back, stopping hard would be much easier!
RE: Hoosier riders.
@kristian I ride the hoosier 5.5" as well, but I live in San Francisco, so I haven't tried riding in snow yet.
I think you are breaking new ground here - you'll have to experiment.
But, report back once you've done some tests. Also, it'd be helpful to know your weight.
Good luck, be safe!
RE: Suddenly very loose riding...?
@owpete This is an interesting issue...
Honestly, my first thought was "it's in his head". I remember when I first started riding - I felt super confident after a few weeks and could carve pretty hard.
Then I changed my tire to the Hoosier treaded tire, and have been riding that for 6 months - charging way harder than I ever did on the stock tire.
Every once in awhile I'll swap boards with a buddy with the vega stock tire, and holy crap - it's almost impossible for me to ride it now. It's not that I don't like riding it - I literally have a hard time keeping it stable at speed. So, I used to ride it confidently, and now I can't - it's all in my head (and body, I guess).
But, if it's for sure something external, the only other thing I can think of is maybe the tire has broken in more and it's more rounded now - that will make it feel less stable. Or, maybe the temperature outside has changed the way the tire handles - or reduced the pressure by a few PSI due to colder temps.
Try measuring your pressure immediately after you've been riding it for a bit (like, less than 1 minute after you hop off). See if the pressure is what you expected it to be.
One last thing - are you SURE the riding modes are changing when you switch them on your app? Like, do you feel a difference when switching them? I've had situations where the board doesn't actually switch, even if the app says it did. I just had to restart the board and the problem fixed itself. But, just in case...