OWheelBuddy goes online - let's start the competition



  • 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!



  • @CarvingUphillAVL At the moment there's just one board supported per user. A workaround would be to create a second account for the second board which is in my opinion not practically. As everything is prepared to use multiple boards per user, I just have to finish the implementation of this feature, but please don't ask when it'll be done :)



  • @jeffmccosker Appreciate that! I understand the doubt. Someone will beat me soon. Although, I don't think by much as every time that I've attempted to beat 29. I crash or get close to crashing and speed tops out at 29.1. I have access to speed gun, but it will be some time before I get a chance. I will send undeniable evidence hopefully before new year.



  • @SeeTheInvisible thanks you rock!



  • @ltl cruising at 10-14 These are speed bursts down a perfectly graded hill with nice flat belly at bottom with minimal bumps and traffic. I have ridden more than 3000 miles on 2 different Onewheels(1 has new tire and deck(1800+miles), other needs new tire(1500 miles)in the last 12 months only just recently felt solid enough to try speed. I have plenty of road rash memories as good learnings. Not sure if my OWB speed of 29mph is legit, but I'll say Onewheel is best thing ever and we will continue to learn more about its limits and ours. Apologies for long wind response.



  • New absolute top speed today
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    Pretty sure that I can reach 27km/h (17mph) but since I've tasted the ground at this speed...yes I'm shitting myself...don't wanna taste again...



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

    @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.

    I Have outrun the board and crashed many times trying to get faster than that. That's what im saying I have not been able to push past that threshold. I couldn't get past the 22 MPH mark until the other day and I was only able to do the 23 MMPH in a short burst and almost ate it.



  • @ahxe45 : I've reached 27+ mph by creeping up on it very slowly, and balancing as if the OW were just a passive balance board, the way it feels if you try to balance on it when it's powered off. It feels as if a very tiny forward lean will result in a crash.

    In fact, that's what happened during my commute this morning. Until today, I've only had a couple of low-speed (under 10 mph) crashes. Today I wiped out at 26.4 mph, probably because I was thinking so much about OW high speeds.

    I still consider myself lucky, because the only casualties were a thin windbreaker and a patch of skin on my elbow, despite the fact that I foolishly ride without any pads, helmet, gloves, etc.


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