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  • I go to a lot of IDF world cup events (downhill longboard racing) and was considering putting competition grip on my OW for binding like grip

  • I just got a second Onewheel, and while I can tell that the tire has more rubber, the fresh grip tape is the most noticeable. It is SO much better having good grip tape. I'm interested to see if more aggressive tape could be used without causing sensor issues.

  • The tape slipping is so frustrating! I had my board under a week, and the tape moved about an 1/8". It was enough that the foot sensor started thinking I was still on the board after I jumped off. The board took off without me, went through a flower bed, and hit a building before it stopped. There were several more times after that where it kept trying to go when I jumped off, but I grabbed it and wouldn't let it go after the first experience. I have since rolled my foot off the sensor before getting off the board just to make sure it shuts off before I step off. It seems to have stopped doing that, but it still worries me. Since I have only had the board a short time, Onewheel has offered me new pads. I'm looking forward to getting those. Thank you Onewheel!!!! :)

  • So I took the plunge and decided to regrip the front footpad.
    Board still works fine.
    The grip tape is over a thin plastic sheet that isolates it from the sensor, the only remaining issue is finding an adhesive thats strong enough to resist the torque slippage that still occurs. The grip tape stick fine to the plastic sheet, it's the plastic sheet glued to another underlying plastic sheet that creates the slippage weak spot.
    Trying to attach a pic...20150621_150105sm.jpg

  • I've noticed (not surprisingly) that mine slips when I leave the board in the sun while out surfing, and then I hop on to ride home. The adhesive gets warm and of course slips due to the torque of my foot. Wondering if maybe a really, really short wood screw with a big washer on it inserted into the corner of the grip tape would serve as a tack to keep it in place? It would of course be placed well away from the sensor and be shallow enough as to not break through the bottom of the wooden foot pad. Any thoughts on this?

  • @Boogieman Please post a pic. I used to redo my grip tape when I was a skateboarder and am really curious about this for when the time comes.

    @lynnpreston I think we had a similar situation out here a few weeks ago in AZ. Two of my friends were riding for the first time in 105 degree weather.

  • @Boogieman awesome man, thanks! Just noticed the pics.

    You ever find a stronger adhesive?

    No issues so far otherwise?

  • @Boogieman Thank you for sharing your picks and info! I'm doing this as soon as I get home.

  • @lynnpreston I would think that the tape would rip, or bulge in places. Tell me what you think about this; I was kind of thinking of adding something like a thin piece of plastic around the edge of the grip tape. Perhaps a frame like that would hold it in place. I guess we won't know what works until we try it.

  • @veryous Using 3M77 right now, think I will try 3M90 which is supposed to have a higher heat rating and better bond strength.
    Board still running great no sensor issues whatsoever.

  • @Boogieman Please share what your findings are.

  • @jeremyschow
    Notes: The entire grip pad is glued to a thin plastic sheet, the area on the sheet that covers the sensor MUST remain glue free. Cover/protect it when respraying/regluing.
    The areas to the Front and Rear of the sensor have thin plastic sheet sections that are glued directly to the wooden pad. Your grip pad/full plastic sheet assembly will be glued to these to complete the job.
    The end result is the upper and lower third of your front pad gets glued, the center third(sensor area) is glue free and free floating.Pad map.JPG

  • @jeremyschow - thanks for the info! Very good to know. I just ordered a pack of Vicious grip tape to try.

  • @lynnpreston Let me know how it works.

  • @Boogieman Thank you!!!

  • I ordered a new set of footpads from the website and it was totally worth it. They send you two new amazing looking pads that right after installing makes your boards look brand new.

    It comes with instructions, new screws with thread locking (once you take your originals out the locking is ruined) and tool needed to install. Totally recommend.

  • So far my front footpad has slipped only about 0,5 cm IMG_0154.jpg

    Can I keep riding until it gets worse? Im worried about damaging the sensor underneath.

  • @pteasima I wouldn't worry about it damaging the sensor. If it gets a little glue on it, you can use a product called goo gone to get it off

  • @pteasima, mine looks exactly the same but still works fine.

  • @pteasima same as others, mine looks exactly the same but works fine.

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