Lightweight Rig for Carrying the OW on Your Back



  • After I posted this, I got some really good feedback from a few users, and I went back to the drawing board to try to figure out how to incorporate the new ideas.

    It took several attempts to come up with a new, working design. Every time I though I was onto on something, I realized there was a fatal flaw and had to scrap the idea. But I think this one is going to work really well. Plus, it's much more simplified than any of the versions I came up with along the way.

    So anyway, I've bought all the materials I needed, and I'm hoping to have my second prototype ready to show by the end of the week (if everything works out). I'll keep you posted!



  • @thegreck : great man, we are looking forward to it!



  • Hi thegreck, any progress on this? Its obviously a really awesome/essential idea, we've found out the hard way how uncomfortable and silly looking it is to be lugging dead onewheels around long distance, after that I'd pre-order 2 of your carriers at almost any price, sort of like a spare tire, no one should be driving around without one...



  • @SeaP90d Sorry, I've been busy and haven't had a chance to finish up the last piece. It's going to be a weather-proof fabric wheel-cover that will double as a pouch to hold the whole thing in. But I've got the material and the plans drawn up of how it's going to attach, so I'll try to work on that ASAP.

    I also need to figure out who to go to that would be able to produce these and see how much it'll cost, and see if it's something people would want to buy. Thanks for the interest and I promise I'll try to get to this soon!



  • IMHO, a hydration backpack with straps to carry an OW would be a nice combo.



  • @thegreck - I have a contact who I think could get you hooked up with vendors to get quotes, etc. Hit me up when you are ready!



  • @D-Wave Actually someone has already contacted me, but thanks for the offer! I'll give you a shout if things don't work out with the current plan.



  • How are things progressing with this? I'm also interested in @kolinko's duffle bag but this would be potentially even more practical for me.



  • @AdamDoubleG Sorry, I know it's been a while, but I've definitely been working on trying to get this thing done, and done right. I've partnered with someone who is more experienced with production than I am, and we hit a few small stumbling blocks, but we worked our way through most of them and I hope to have everything ironed out and get our first real prototype from the manufacturer pretty soon. If all goes well with that, we should have something to announce soon after that!



  • Dude this is great!!! This is something I've been thinking about doing since I got the Onewheel.



  • @thegreck Sweet, how soon is soon? Are we talking weeks or months or what? Summer's about to arrive so I want to make the most of it!



  • Too cool



  • @AdamDoubleG said in Lightweight Rig for Carrying the OW on Your Back:

    @thegreck Sweet, how soon is soon? Are we talking weeks or months or what? Summer's about to arrive so I want to make the most of it!

    My new business partner and I have been hard at work behind the scenes ever since my post on the subject 2 months ago, revising the idea and talking to the manufacturer, but I feel like we're finally getting really close to having something to offer. I'm really hoping within the next few weeks, as I definitely want to be able to get it out there for the summer! But since I've not done this before, I can't make any promises.

    Basically, we're expecting the first prototype from the manufacturer any day now (hopefully!). If we both like how it came out, we can go directly into producing and selling it. Otherwise... it might need work, in which case it's hard to say when it'll be ready exactly :(

    Both of us are really excited about the Onewheel, though, and we've come up with a few other cool surprises that hopefully we can announce at the same time the backpack rig becomes available, so keep checking back!



  • @thegreck Any news on this? It's been a while...



  • @AdamDoubleG Sorry, I mentioned it in a few other threads but I guess I missed this one. I don't think this one is going to come to fruition. We had a few prototypes made by the manufacturer, but couldn't come up with something we'd feel comfortable selling. We just couldn't get it working the way we wanted it to. Sorry!


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