Crash Blocks and Foot Pads - end user changes and need to change
kbern last edited by
@eish I got my board about a month ago and it did come with extra blocks.
As to tape slipping due to heat, I suspect there is something to that. I ride mostly in Tahoe and San Francisco and do not see any slippage of my tape. Maybe I'm just not riding as aggressive as those other guys (I've mostly ridden on pavement so far).
So are they randomly choosing which orders get an extra set of crash blocks? I could use an extra set now that I'm more seasoned on my ow.
DocBlock last edited by DocBlock
All 3 of mine came with extra crash blocks
joshuadmay last edited by
Crazy - I thought they did come with the extra set -
Mine didn't come with them either (received this month)
I emailed earlier asking if my new board was shipping with extra crash blocks,
Mikey you beat me to it! I got the same response. Good to know the current blocks are more durable!
Franky last edited by Franky
I actually would have to advise never getting to the point of sliding on the blocks as that normally causes a wipe out. Breaking works great leaning back but when you hit the blocks its like sliding on ice all the sudden which is a big change.
I'm not sure if this is a combination of the motor disengaging and the block made of slick material or what the deal is. But if I see a big dip or steep part of a hill I'm just as careful not to slide as anything else because normally a slide means the board slides forward while I fall back.
I would think a rubber blocks might work much better.
Franky last edited by
Just analyzing the little bit of video in the link where he tail slides and wipes out in a instant. It almost seems like the wheel locked up as he was close to touching down. Then when the wheel locks you tail slide and wipe out because you are leaning so far back.
veryous last edited by
@Franky This is really similar to what I did the other day messing up my good knee coming off that curb. Once that rear tail touched I slid out except my sensor/front foot stayed on the board and it did what happened in the video with my knee taking all that torque and turn with it.