@ansen-french I'm in Utah and the free shipping only took 2 days (wait time for them to build the board was about 10 days). I'm assuming NM free shipping will probably be a day more.
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Brand new OneWheel stopped mid-ride 3 times within first 2 miles
I finally got my OneWheel+ yesterday, and of course I wanted to give it a go right away. I took it for a quick ride when during my lunch break and everything worked perfectly. It was a blast! After work I got home and grabbed my OW for another, longer, ride. The snow was falling and roads were wet and slushy but I was determined to go riding, so I hopped on. About a block into my ride the board just stopped dead, pitching me into the wet road. I wasn't accelerating, just cruising at around 7 mph on Cruz mode. It wasn't a nosedive, the board just stopped and shut itself off. I hopped back on and kept going, and it happened twice more over the next 1/2 mile, but luckily I was ready for it and stayed on my feet after getting thrown.
After the third abrupt stop, I noticed that the sensor pads were pretty heavily covered in salt, dirt, and water (I obviously need a fender). So I scraped off most of the crap and climbed back on. After this, I had no issues the rest of my ride.
At this point I'm operating under one of three assumptions:
- The combination of cold and wet and stuff between my shoes and the board caused my feet to shift which somehow affected the pressure plate and disengaged the motor. I'm not sure why this would completely turn off the board though, but maybe that's a normal function of the board.
- Because the board is new, the plates were still a bit sticky, so when I kicked off the debris after my last fail it helped the plates settle in and make better contact.
- I inadvertently leaned forward while shifting my bodyweight, and because I was in Cruz, it just shut off.