20 mph top speed?



  • @njcustom That's what I was referring to, but that's not pushback, it's just how self-balancing devices work: You attempt to tip the board, it stays level by moving in that direction, causing your weight to shift back, tilting the nose up. The result is the board stays level and you move forward. The more you try to tilt the board, the faster it has to move in that direction to offset your weight and the more upward push you feel on the front of the board.

    Pushback is when the wheel speeds up to the point that the nose lifts up HIGHER than the tail, to alert you to slow down.

    The problem is, if your balance is good (as yours is, and mine is getting there) it's really tough to distinguish between the two. So if there was no pushback, we could just listen to the sound of the motor, judge our own speed, and RIDE. And kinda hope for the best, haha.



  • What I think I'm experiencing is a drop in average speed after hitting the pushback zone. I figure a top speed of 20mph would allow me to travel at 15mph on average. Most people who have hit the 15-20mph zone seem to only maintain it for very short sprints. I've created a thread to post your travel stats so we can find the best way to maximize our averages:

    http://community.rideonewheel.com/topic/1188/post-ride-stats-here



  • Can't wait to try this Full Manual Mode :) or what ever they call it. No push back, could be tuff, I like the Idea. So basicly if you wanna push it to the limit, there you have it.



  • I'm all down for more speed, ha-ha, but without pushback, you don't exactly know when you are reaching the upper speed limits of the board before you get thrown off....no?



  • @T-CAT I don't know about others but the times I've sped through the push back the board made a pretty distinct noise during the process. Like a higher pitch hum or whine I guess you could say. It reminds me a lot of the delorean accelerating in back to the future. The wobbles and either run out or faceplant came pretty soon after.



  • @SC720 I completely agree. Today I experienced that. I had my Apple Watch on to judge the speed from time to time, which has been fantastic (and it's nice to have something to easily determine battery life at an instance). As I pushed past 13mph it began to experience instability of the board and the wobbles, let alone a titled nose-up board attitude. For now, 12mph is my limit on Extreme, as it still feels in control and below the threshold, yet fast enough to carve and travel places relatively quickly. In the future, I'd love to see the top speed improve to 20mph for sure, but I'd like to see some other safety features set in place before them doing so. Falling at 20mph is no walk in the park on asphalt, LOL.



  • @thegreck said:

    @njcustom That's what I was referring to, but that's not pushback, it's just how self-balancing devices work: You attempt to tip the board, it stays level by moving in that direction, causing your weight to shift back, tilting the nose up. The result is the board stays level and you move forward. The more you try to tilt the board, the faster it has to move in that direction to offset your weight and the more upward push you feel on the front of the board.

    Pushback is when the wheel speeds up to the point that the nose lifts up HIGHER than the tail, to alert you to slow down.

    The problem is, if your balance is good (as yours is, and mine is getting there) it's really tough to distinguish between the two. So if there was no pushback, we could just listen to the sound of the motor, judge our own speed, and RIDE. And kinda hope for the best, haha.

    Yeah once you hit a certain speed the nose tips up.. I know when I'm there because if you go faster or slower it goes back down.. Kind of hard to explain lol



  • @njcustom Yeah I don't like it. I'd rather have a beep noise / LEDs on the deck light up or something when I've reached top speed.



  • Maybe having some kind of vibration motor in the front that buzzes your foot would be nice. That way you don't need to look at the board or listen for sounds.



  • Actually that would be an amazing feature to have for gps navigation if you pair to your phone. Use buzz patterns on your foot to tell you to turn left or right.



  • @w1ngy Yeah that would be perfect.



  • @w1ngy said:

    Actually that would be an amazing feature to have for gps navigation if you pair to your phone. Use buzz patterns on your foot to tell you to turn left or right.

    I hope FM is taking notes!



  • @thegreck said:

    @njcustom Yeah I don't like it. I'd rather have a beep noise / LEDs on the deck light up or something when I've reached top speed.

    A beeper gets really annoying lol.. The solowheel I have beeps and it's a pain cause it doesn't stop lol.. Something is needed tho



  • @njcustom Agree. I love how quiet it runs but I guess if it was just on your headphones or watch it would be cool too.



  • So after riding in extreme for a while I noticed that the pushback is more ""rumble" that actual "pushback". Which is really great because you can feel that you've reached top speed without it affecting your riding. It leaves the decision making more up to the rider.



  • @T-CAT I use the app called Speed Box. The pro version allows you to set a speed limit notification. I set mine at 14 mph.



  • @TonyGDTLA Thanks Tony. I'll look into that. I usually just use the Apple Watch for easy reference to speed and battery life.That has really enhanced safety and security while riding compared to when I didn't use or have the watch. I'll download that app as well to use the features and see how I like it.


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