Is this "Pushback"?

  • Sometimes I think having ridden in Extreme 1.0 (with no top speed pushback) was a good learning experience. Having gotten used to feeling for the slight wobble and knowing to easy back, the pushback in 2.0 feels like the board is screaming "slow down or you're going to crash!"

    For my part, I hope FM keeps the pushback settings the same. I will make one request for the next firmware update - moar powa!!!! :sunglasses:

  • I just did my first 30 min on the OW, and i must say the pushback reduces my manouverability, as in, steering is harder when the board pushes you back.
    I'll need to find a IOS-device to try the extreme mode!

  • @Polle I believe there's a way to do a button push sequence to change the mode to extreme for you Android users.

  • @veryous, thanks, I also read it here somewhere, but I already switched to extreme with a friend's Iphone... The app looks nice, gonna look for a cheap iphone/ipod online...

  • @polle Another user (Franky) found iphone 4s's, which will support the up coming ios9 for someone else on ebay used for $50.

  • Now that I know what pushback is, it's very easy for me to "listen" to what the board is telling me and lean back. I switched to extreme mode and haven't had any problems adjusting my weight when the pushback kicks in.

    @lynnpreston I understand the pushback is for safety, but I'm curious what the board would feel like with no pushback at all, where it completely follows your commands even if it means nosediving. Basically, I'm curious how it would feel not having to fight the pushback if I want to go faster.

    If it were possible to set when the pushback kicks in, I think I would like to try it kicking in at a faster speed. I don't mind that it kicks in when I'm accelerating too fast... it's warning me that I might nose dive. But when I'm carving or gradually accelerating and start to feel the pushback, that's when I wish I could see what it feels like off, or play with the threshold in the settings. Just to try it out.

  • Wayne, have you ever had road rash? :smiley: haha

  • @Wayne I think the reason pushback starts when it does is to give the best chances of not nosediving.

    The closer you are to max speed, the less ability the board has to push you back. They say max speed is 15mph but pushback in extreme starts at 13mph. I'm guessing after 13mph, the odds of successful pushback start dramatically going down the faster you go.

    I would be fine if there was a way to turn pushback off entirely but I'm sure they think too many people would get hurt. Especially after reading of people complaining how current pushback is not fool proof. Maybe can release an Easter egg within the app to do it...

  • @Wayne - not having pushback was nerve-racking, especially when trying to just cover ground quickly. While I can't say for sure, I think you would try it without pushback and then realize you like having it there. It's so easy to get velocitized and not realized you're really going 13 mph, then stomp on the nose and . . .

  • I rode extreme for the first time today because I was experiencing pushback in classic and it really scares me to brake and have the board not react to it. Now that I riding extreme I find it better because I really don't like to go fast anyway and being in extreme means no pushback for me ever as long as I don't get close to the max speed. So I guess my new opinion is that for the way that I ride, extreme seems safer. Does anybody know what happens when you are experiencing pushback and a car or another bike pulls in front of you? How do you stop quickly when the board is speeding up like that? Thoughts?

    Regardless, from now on I'm riding extreme 24/7!

  • @MichaelW, sounds like you just need more time riding to get the feel for it. Take it easy to avoid pushback and always back off when you get pushback until you are more comfortable. The more you ride, the better you will do and the more comfortable you will feel.

  • @lynnpreston I think you're right. Tonight I did a speed test by using my wife's iPhone to record my iPhone with the onewheel app, and discovered I was actually going faster than I originally thought.

    Here's the contraption I made so I could look at the road cracks instead of my iPhone:
    onewheelApp in box.JPG


    These were my findings:

    12.83 mph- Slight Pushback kicking in at, wanted more speed
    13.00 mph- Full Pushback, wanted more speed
    15.00 mph- Fighting Pushback, I like this speed, want just a tiny bit more speed
    16.70 mph- Pushback gone, No wobbles but getting little scary because of motor noise but fun!
    17.43 mph- Pushback gone, Want to slow down now because scared I'm going to nose plant

    After speed testing I'm actually glad there's pushback afterall. I still do wonder what it would feel like if it kicked in at 14-15 mph instead of 13 mph.

    Did I mention I'm loving my Onewheel ;)

  • That's just crazy! I would be shitting my pants while riding :anguished:

  • @Polle said:

    That's just crazy! I would be shitting my pants while riding :anguished:

    I'm so glad someone else said what I was thinking.

  • That shoebox mechanism is ingenious @Wayne, But it also highlights a pretty conspicuous absence: why can't the one wheel application record your ride speed statistics for you and then show it afterwards in a little graph? Right now I'm using third-party applications meant for bicycling but it's silly to have to do that when the one wheel is always tracking the speed anyway. @Julian, whaddya say? :)

  • Took a big dive yesterday. Got pretty bruised up. Trying to figure out what happened. I've been getting pretty good and comfortable on the OW and finally switched to Extreme. Was cruising around for a couple miles, thought I had the hang of this thing when, BAM it seems like the thing just stopped. Felt as if the nose of the board just angled right into the ground and down I went. Had 50% battery left, probably at or near max speed, don't remember any pushback. It seems like a glitch. If not, the only logical thing I could think of was that my foot came off the pad but I was cruising doing large sweeping turns. Not enough to release the pad. Has anyone else experienced a sudden stop, glitch or whatever that caused an endo? Lost confidence in the boards electronics now.
    The spill looks a lot like the one at the end of this video . He's probably in classic and new at it but what did he do wrong? Look like his board just nose dives right into the dirt too.

  • That's a really interesting find, @Jens: From the video, I have no idea why that spill happened. It looks like the board just stopped balancing...

  • I have found the only time my board nose dives is when my foot is off the sensor. Being always cognizant of that, my incidents have exponentially decreased.

  • If you notice in the video, he lifts the front part of his foot off the sensor right before the board nosedives

  • Yeah, I looked for that. I see his toe lift but the ball of his foot looks to be planted pretty solid on the Sensor pad. It can't be that easy it disconnect. I found that getting my foot off the pad for dismount was one of the harder things for me to master. I hope your right in any event but I'm not convinced totally yet. Just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced what seemed to be a glitch leading to a dive.

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