increase the speed



  • @charge360 it will decrease the real speed of the OW. As the diameter will be reduced with the same max RPM.



  • to reach and maintain a speed of around 20, your firmware needs to be compliant.

    3056 starts pushing me back at 12. i can reach around 20 on blacktop, but only for very short bursts. at this speed there is a constant battle for balance across the axle.

    the board is constantly leaning back and working to positively accelerate in front of the balance point to then immediately scrub speed to shift weight forward again. i am putting my weight forward to fight pushback to give throttle while at the same time pushing myself closer to the fault point for auto-balance.

    at the point where auto-balance fails there is a freewheeling condition of constantly varying resistance from the motor fields, where the rider needs to balance across the axle. this is actually pretty easy if you just feel it out. i can maintain a point just below fault point or even maintain a high overspeed (freewheeling) condition for as long as traction and ground clearance permit--then i hit the next wave of pushback.

    the problem i have going 20 on 3056 is not the output of the motor or the balance point of the board--or my balls. i have to ride waves of pushback which means a constantly fluctuating speed (nevermind balance!) it is not difficult to bounce around the maximum speed allowed by traction but it is annoying and inefficient (slow,) especially in slicker conditions where momentum is gold.

    i push pushback back, as many surely do, but that doesn't mean it stops pushing. it's like armwrestling.

    on an ideal firmware revision, the pushback would be like a wall pretty close to the fault point that you can climb and hang off the other side if you like. if the pushback started at 15 i could float at 15 all day or gleam the cube at 21 without having to armwrestle a computer.



  • @mrb Same battle here.



  • Me too. Unfortunately, I don't think they will make any revisions as the board will handle differently which could be a hazard to even a seasoned rider if they are accustomed to the older firmware. This could potentially open FM to a liability issue. I however, with about 1000 miles under my belt, (learned that tonight from the Owheelbuddy app), would love to see pushback saved for a bit later. I am a multi board owner and they top my chart of awesome toys.



  • Speed freaks



  • I hit 18.86 today which is my highest speed but I don't think I kept it there for long. I have maybe 20 miles under my belt so far so it's still a learning game for me. I fall in love with this this more and more every day. I think my gf is getting nervous 😉



  • @hustle I know how you feel.. If the foot pads weren't so rough and scratchy I'd bring it to Bed!!



  • @hustle welcome to the struggle we all have with friends and family missing us when we spend time with our new OW love.



  • @LidPhones

    Yep, and the fast charger doesn't make it any easier.
    I'm like, done for the day.
    Then the green light is back on and off for another ride.



  • @sonny123
    Also when its leaning against the wall with 60% left you dont want to charge it until you use that last 30%. You gotta go for a short ride and use that precious juice. You cant let the juice go to waste!!!



  • the juice--the precious juice.


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