Screw bindings on OW+ ?



  • Don't do it



  • Before your onewheel arrives- try this...take a 15 pound weight and duct tape it to your back foot, now take a 10 pound weight and duct tape it to your front foot. Finally tape your legs together as if you were locked in to a snowboard. Now jump as high as you can and you decide if the risk is worth the reward. My vote is no, I bought the OW because I love snowboarding but you definitely don't want to be locked in.



  • Ignoring the whole issue of what type of damage being strapped in on a nosedive would do to your hands/wrists/head/face, I think bindings would encourage you to ride more aggressively than the OW can handle. The torque and self-balancing ability just aren't at a level where bindings are necessary. You'd be dragging one end or the other in the ground trying to muscle the OW around, waiting for the motor to catch up with whatever you're trying to do.

    That being said, I think using some long-board equipment would be a good middle-ground, toe holds, foot stops etc... I put some aluminum foot-stops on mine and it made a noticeable difference in how "attached" I felt to the OW. Also concave foot-pads make a huge difference, at the moment there's really no easy way to do it other than grinding out the concavity with a CNC machine or an angle grinder like I did.

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  • Came across this video, looks like they have some sort of foot holding bindings:

    https://youtu.be/3tQw4-EIpWI



  • @No Ok now i'm jealous of your board. Mine is murdered out but that right there looks Mad Max to me which is something i want to do to mine in time, Dude, add a squirrel skull or teeth to the front of it or a fur mohawk on the fender please. Thant would be so cool.



  • @Earthpilot that sounds crazy...but I think you just gave me a good idea, will post pics later...



  • @RandomNate said in Screw bindings on OW+ ?:

    Came across this video, looks like they have some sort of foot holding bindings:

    https://youtu.be/3tQw4-EIpWI

    This is great! It really looks like what @sonny123 found concerning bindings. This is exactly the way I want to ride. I think it is only possible on the v1 and not the +. If someone get its OW+ it would be nice to open it to see where the pressure sensors are ;)

    You guys don't want to try this kind of bindings also? How do you handle jumps and so when going off-road?

    @No Your board is nicely tuned (as I see: tire, custom fender, grip & paint removal).

    Stupid question maybe but adding some "snowboard nose" on the OW wouldn't be a better design to prevent nose diving? I mean, if we have a nose that won't dig into the ground but glide along then we would have the time to push back the nose to save our face right?



  • @RandomNate I wish they included a shot of them wiping out, just so we could see what happens in that situation.



  • @No Haha I freaking love your board. You need to post videos of it destroying the ground beneath it. Have you also thought about hiring someone like this to follow behind you shredding?



  • Ok I now have a kickstarter v1 board (🤘), I'm learning to ride it well for now. I'm riding it at 15psi and what I've seen is that when speed kicks in it's quite hard to curve as the tire wants to go in line. Then I think that my feet will get used to counter this "tire pushback" with time but having bindings could help a bit like what we do in snowboard.

    Concerning the weight it's not as heavy as I though so jumping with it seems OK, I'm more concerned on the possibility to damage the board after jumping from like... 1.5 meter? Do you guys tried this kind of heavy ground hit after a take off?



  • @Jeff said in Screw bindings on OW+ ?:

    Ok I now have a kickstarter v1 board (🤘), I'm learning to ride it well for now. I'm riding it at 15psi and what I've seen is that when speed kicks in it's quite hard to curve as the tire wants to go in line. Then I think that my feet will get used to counter this "tire pushback" with time but having bindings could help a bit like what we do in snowboard.

    Concerning the weight it's not as heavy as I though so jumping with it seems OK, I'm more concerned on the possibility to damage the board after jumping from like... 1.5 meter? Do you guys tried this kind of heavy ground hit after a take off?

    Hoverhooligans just posted a vid on Insta where they dropped about a meter and blew out the tire.



  • @No said in Screw bindings on OW+ ?:

    Ignoring the whole issue of what type of damage being strapped in on a nosedive would do to your hands/wrists/head/face, I think bindings would encourage you to ride more aggressively than the OW can handle. The torque and self-balancing ability just aren't at a level where bindings are necessary. You'd be dragging one end or the other in the ground trying to muscle the OW around, waiting for the motor to catch up with whatever you're trying to do.

    That being said, I think using some long-board equipment would be a good middle-ground, toe holds, foot stops etc... I put some aluminum foot-stops on mine and it made a noticeable difference in how "attached" I felt to the OW. Also concave foot-pads make a huge difference, at the moment there's really no easy way to do it other than grinding out the concavity with a CNC machine or an angle grinder like I did.

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    I would hate to get clipped by the bolts ends protruding, but getting the sensors to work with footstop implements sounds like a good idea.

    I find that going up rough and bumpy slopes/hills is challenging to stay planted on the front. I keep sliding off when I hit a dip and nosedive . Maybe if I don't slide off and maintain power I could plow and/or skid over the sections.

    Just been riding for only 2 weeks now and our family is getting the hang of it, and inadvertent foot slides off the sensor seems the culprit to most dives.



  • @jeffmccosker I saw that. Gnarly.



  • @jeffmccosker Can you link to that tire blowout video? I can't find it.



  • @dcosmos I think it was on their Insta story so it prob isn't there anymore. Just sounded like a big crack then the tire was completely off the rim.
    I'm thinking a lower psi when you're dropping stuff isn't a bad idea.



  • I find that going up rough and bumpy slopes/hills is challenging to stay planted on the front. I keep sliding off when I hit a dip and nosedive . Maybe if I don't slide off and maintain power I could plow and/or skid over the sections.

    I still struggle with that slipping issue, but not so much since adding the footstops, it's just the nature of the OW and I haven't found any real solution to the issue, other than dropping PSI down. Lower PSI = a more forgiving ride in my experience


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