OWheelBuddy goes online - let's start the competition



  • @Zen-Potatoes @ahxe45 : Do either of you live in the Los Angeles area? Or anyone else who thinks 27 mph is impossible? I'll be happy to meet with anyone who wants to be a witness. My only requirement is an after-ride beer. High speeds are risky, and I don't want to do it just so I can say "I told you so."



  • @badcheese I do not but I will eat my words and send you a full case of the beer of your choosing if there is a way to prove this. Trust me I would love for it to be true but I just don't think it is possible. I got up to 23.4mph the other day and that was the first time I got above 22mph. Literally could not go faster if I wanted to. I am 5'11" 170lbs so I would say I am average size for most riders.



  • @ahxe45
    My hardware version: 2206
    My firmware version: 3056
    My weight: 167 pounds

    If you've already gone over 23 mph, 25 or 27 aren't so far away. How do you know you've hit the limit? I would only know by outrunning the board and crashing. That hasn't happened yet, so I probably haven't hit the limit.



  • @SeeTheInvisible awesome job on OWheelBuddy! You've crushed it as far as features I had wanted to do with pOneWheel ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.kwatts.powtools) - and features beyond, the tracks w/ mapbox looks sweeet



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  • I might believe the 27miles, maybe not about 29...
    Just got to 22mph today and think you can definitely go faster. Will put all my hockey pads on next time.

    Here's the non-traditional key to 20+ mile speed, IMHO:

    Create a slow forward pendulum effect. Gradual build up w/o jerks by leaning the top of your body more and more forward. Needs to be super smooth. Any tiny jerk will mess things up.

    The secret sauce: find the the right foot pad.
    Probably most important if you are already a proficient OW rider. There seems to be a slight variance in OW foot pads manufacturing. You need to try a few different foot pads and find one that has the least amount of "buzz" and "slip" at speeds over 16mph. The circuitry in a lot of OW foot pads cause a subtle, irregular vibration when over 16+ mph. The vibrations cause you to stop the gradual speed buildup. Very few of those pads don't vibrate as much - use that pad.

    Add surfboard foam pads with a back kicker - gives you waaaaay more stability and added support on the back foot. I took a few pads off my kite hydrofoil board and put it on the Onewheel.
    The key is a very wide back kicker.

    My two cents.



  • No vibration in either of my 2 onewheels over 16mph. 1 is 2817 the other is 3730 series. One has over 1700 miles the other has over 1400 miles. I didn't go fast until just recently. Maybe, my 29mph reading is false? Tell me how the speedometer would give a false reading especially the night that I did it because I went above 20mph then kept pushing and got faster each time until 29 when I honestly got scared. If my 29 mph on a non modifyed Onewheel(had tire changed and new decks ) is not correct, then help me correct it. I live in Asheville, NC and found a great hill in town to go fast.



  • For your reference, I am 200lbs and 5'11".



  • @badcheese Too bad I'm in NC. I'd be there, but we have a bunch of people riding later today so maybe I'll have some eyewitnesses.



  • @CarvingUphillAVL Cool! Please ask the other riders to post here and verify your speed.



  • @Gosha said in OWheelBuddy goes online - let's start the competition:

    The secret sauce: find the the right foot pad.
    Probably most important if you are already a proficient OW rider. There seems to be a slight variance in OW foot pads manufacturing. You need to try a few different foot pads and find one that has the least amount of "buzz" and "slip" at speeds over 16mph. The circuitry in a lot of OW foot pads cause a subtle, irregular vibration when over 16+ mph. The vibrations cause you to stop the gradual speed buildup. Very few of those pads don't vibrate as much - use that pad.

    Cheers for this... I've only just started using my second board today and it's so much smoother... So I'm sure my first board does have this high speed chatter (as I've been calling it) when going 17mph+ and I've been assuming it was just the motor telling me to back off, but it has got worse lately, but I've still hit 21mph on that board.. Will have to test fully soon by swapping pads over and see if that behavior follows the pads...

    @badcheese @CarvingUphillAVL again I want to believe this is possible... (and i'm sure 25mph(ish) is with this right psi/hill/wind/rider/weight) but also just want to be sure this is correct so that I'm not trying to kill myself reaching a speed that just ain't possible.... But sorry dude in the UK otherwise you hit that speed and the night would be on me...



  • @Zen.Potatoes It still hurts when you fall. I just fell trying to get my 29mph again. i got it 29.1 but crashed hard.0_1480818791379_speed3.jpg



  • G0_1480818931347_speed2.jpg GPS dont lie!



  • @kwatts Thank you - at some time I got addicted to further evolve OWB. The user base is great here, which also helped my a lot when it comes to new ideas for features. Now my only enemy is the fact that a day has just 24 hours :).

    To the top speed topic: as you see on @CarvingUphillAVL 's screen shot there's of course a difference between GPS and actual wheel speed. To my experience, the wheel speed displays a between 1 and 3 mph more than GPS speed for most riders . It depends on your weight, tire pressure and tire wear. But it seems to be that I'm doing things different: for all of my rides, the GPS speed is higher than wheel speed -> my bassic data -> 95 kg / 209.4 lb - 1,86m / 6″1, tire pressure: 20 psi.

    And: also GPS can be wrong, most of the times it happens when the device has a bad reception. But for @CarvingUphillAVL 's power and speed data on the leaderboard, everything looks quite plausible -> well done :)



  • Is there a way to sign up 2 boards on OWB? I have 2 boards and It always pulls up the dominate board stats. I'd like to have separate stats for each board.



  • @ashewheeler you should hit up @CarvingUphillAVL when you get back home and verify these speeds. We would all love to be proven wrong here!



  • @Zen.Potatoes said in OWheelBuddy goes online - let's start the competition:

    @badcheese @CarvingUphillAVL again I want to believe this is possible... (and i'm sure 25mph(ish) is with this right psi/hill/wind/rider/weight) but also just want to be sure this is correct so that I'm not trying to kill myself reaching a speed that just ain't possible.... But sorry dude in the UK otherwise you hit that speed and the night would be on me...

    I routinely exceed 25 mph on my daily commute on a level road. No hill, no wind. The difficulty is staying balanced and steady so the motor doesn't have to do very much to compensate. Wind would be bad for that reason. A significant downhill slope would also be bad because the motor doesn't just provide propulsion, it is also the brake.

    I'm guessing that the ideal situation for a speed record is a slight downhill slope - just enough so the acceleration due to gravity reaches equilibrium with the combined friction of the tire contact, wheel bearings, and aerodynamic drag at the target speed (let's say 30 mph). In other words: What slope would theoretically result in a terminal velocity of 30 mph, given the aerodynamic drag coefficient of the rider, the friction coefficient of the tire (at say 20 psi) under the weight of the rider, and the friction coefficient of the wheel bearings (which is probably not significant enough to bother with)?



  • @jeffmccosker Ashewheeler and I ride fairly often together. He wont be back here in paradise for a little longer. I rode with local Onewheel dealer last night and 3 other wheelers here in town. Someone will top my speed soon and then you can attack that person.



  • Great to read that you all are trying to push the limits and achieve these results. The onewheel is great. Is this top speed just a short burst or have you find a way to carve and ride at 18-20 mph without push back. So just cruising for minutes at higher speeds?



  • @CarvingUphillAVL not trying to attack at all man, just curious to see if it's actually possible or if it is an issue with the speedometer. Like I said, I would love to see someone actually hit near 30mph!


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