Kickstarter Launched! Never Carry Your One Wheel Again



  • What is your recommended placement for each piece? In other words, would you install the part with the wheels on the side with the blue contact strip, or on the side where the battery pack is? And if it's on the side with the blue contact strip, are you still able to stand it up, even though it could become top heavy?



  • @duc809 Great question, the One Wheel rides exactly the same with the Glider attached. Except for the fact that if the front touches the ground you will simply continue to roll. There are two sets of decently strong magnets holding the handle in place even on the bumpiest of terrain. I ride the One Wheel for my commute every day, so trust me when I say the last thing I want is having to worry about the handle falling and catching on something.



  • @thefunkybat I think I understand the question, but let me know if my answer doesn't address it. Basically you just replace the current bumpers with the Glider using an allen wrench. The wheels go on the side with the battery and the handle goes on the other side. This works wheel as the battery side is heavier so you will not want to be holding that up, and the One Wheel has an extra gap on the other side that allows the handle to fold up into it.



  • @jtworks
    It is suggested and common to ride with the sensors in front, battery in back. I ride ride that way because I have less instances not covering the pad riding at low speed through rugged terrain. I know many other riders do as well.
    Could you also put wheels on the handle bumper? The rolling nosedive effect is absolutely helpful for sure



  • Had my credit card out, was ready to order, then $80 shipping to Australia!! seriously, so expensive, postage for a Carbon Fender to Australia is $10. just too expensive guys, great concept though, looks great. but $200+ Aussie dollars total, Tell em they're dreaming son!



  • @MrCamel said in Kickstarter Launched! Never Carry Your One Wheel Again:

    Had my credit card out, was ready to order, then $80 shipping to Australia!! seriously, so expensive, postage for a Carbon Fender to Australia is $10. just too expensive guys, great concept though, looks great. but $200+ Aussie dollars total, Tell em they're dreaming son!

    Same for me. I like the product, but there's no way I'll spend $80 in shipping. I mean, I paid 25€ for the shipping of the entire OW...



  • @jtworks and @kbman
    You both kind of got where I was going. I typically ride with the sensor pad forward, for safety reasons and so that the heavier part is on the tail (to help reduce nosedive). Ergo, for my riding style, installation in the suggested method wouldn't put wheels on my "front" to help reduce nosedive. I was curious if you could reverse the setup, i.e. put the wheels on the end with the sensor, without compromising it's ability to stand on end. I see @jtworks 's point, that in that setup the board would be more difficult to roll around, as you'd be picking up the heavier end with the handle. @kbman 's proposal might be a happy solution, if there's space to safely accomodate wheels AND your clever handle solution, of course.



  • I'm an engineer, too...I think a lot about proposals and multiple designs ;-)



  • @thefunkybat I doubt you can swap sides. The handle fits into the built-in handle on the Onewheel, which is only on the sensor side.



  • 48 hours left in the Kickstarter and I just realized I didn't post any proper prototype pictures. So I finally got around to it; for those who backed the Kickstarter or are interested in backing the pictures below should be interesting.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1552002329/glider-for-one-wheel#prototype-slide-21860



  • @SynergyWiz this has been discussed, but what are the chances of backers having the option for the wheels on the sensor side?



  • @drew Hey Drew, thanks for the good question. I think the One Wheel benefits from having at least one side without wheels for starting on uneven surfaces. So I would have to totally redesign both sides, which is not likely. Additionally, having the wheels on the side with the battery makes much more sense for rolling the One Wheel since you want the heavy side towards the ground.

    Sorry if that was not what you wanted to hear. Let me know if you have any more ideas though!



  • Also, the Kickstarter is now closed, but you can still purchase the Glider directly from our website at http://www.synergywiz.com/glider.


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