Delirium pulsing or slipping?



  • It's a horrible, horrible feeling for a good many of us. Lots of discussion on the OWOG on Facebook. Andromeda has pretty much destroyed my ability to "pleasure cruise" on anything but the gentlest terrain. On even mild inclines, I get a series of aggressive "jerks" that FM tells me are intended to "help" me. I don't need that help! I was cruising up these hills beautifully before. To be honest - I don't notice off-road because usually the terrain is already bumpy and uneven and I thinks the surges get lost in that. This "feature" absolutely is not keeping me safe. It is making me uncertain and nervous in anticipation of the "help". And when it happens - usually when I'm not expecting it - it makes me feel very close to losing my balance and falling.



  • @njcustom I don't have a plus yet, but I love randomly feeling like I'm about to fall on my face, so this sounds amazing to me!



  • I suspect lighter riders will feel this more than heavy riders, I'm 220 pounds and only feel it very mildly and only when going uphill. Delirium is the fat man's mode, I love it.



  • At first I found this pulsing / slight power burst unsettling / weird, but I absolutely love how the board rides now that I have embraced this extra power. I agree 100% with what FM response was. I agree that it "creates a better overall riding experience." I am able to aggressively charge bumps, uneven terrain, drops, etc and basically everything I can throw at the board with confidence and speed. This is 100% due to this extra power etc in the new shaping. Before I felt like, I had to compensate for certain terrains or drops but now I can just ride without having to prepare / compensate for certain terrain. At times I still find myself compensating as I previously had to before the update. Now I basically trying to unlearn these habits and just ride naturally which this new update allows you to do. My advice to those who feel uneasy with the extra power etc is try to embrace it.

    The only thing I am uneasy about still / trying to gauge is how much this power surge will help and at one point with I exceed the limits of the power surge. Basically when will this surge not be enough to keep from doing a face plant nosedive.

    Love the new update FM! Keep it up! Now if we could just get a little bit higher top speed without pushback then it would be perfect.



  • Haven't felt it yet - either of us - really like the up date



  • I think they are fixing the nosedive problem, because nosedives that I know about are usually on inclines and all of maybe were on inclines then I had to run for the board that slowly went rolling down the hill... but I don't really thing it affects my riding you just have to see it as like the OW shifting into lower gears to get more traction and power like you would in a car but it's doing it when you aren't expecting it... the board is doing this to reduce the number of nosediving situations because it's been happening a lot.



  • @jaconz said in Delirium pulsing or slipping?:

    I suspect lighter riders will feel this more than heavy riders, I'm 220 pounds and only feel it very mildly and only when going uphill. Delirium is the fat man's mode, I love it.

    Based on the FB group discussion I think it's the complete opposite. Lighter riders have not been experiencing this at all because the board doesn't need to work as hard to get them up inclines. Heavier riders tax the motor a little and it does it's "down shifting" to move them along.



  • I have the same feelings. Is it not possible to downgrade or reset the firmware from andromeda? These surges uphill and being to responsivness makes me feel unsafe.

    @markstaben said in Delirium pulsing or slipping?:

    It's a horrible, horrible feeling for a good many of us. Lots of discussion on the OWOG on Facebook. Andromeda has pretty much destroyed my ability to "pleasure cruise" on anything but the gentlest terrain. On even mild inclines, I get a series of aggressive "jerks" that FM tells me are intended to "help" me. I don't need that help! I was cruising up these hills beautifully before. To be honest - I don't notice off-road because usually the terrain is already bumpy and uneven and I thinks the surges get lost in that. This "feature" absolutely is not keeping me safe. It is making me uncertain and nervous in anticipation of the "help". And when it happens - usually when I'm not expecting it - it makes me feel very close to losing my balance and falling.



  • @owpete

    Once updated I don’t believe you can go back. You’ll see folks selling used boards with the original firmware from time to time, but that’s the only way I’ve seen it possible to get your hands on it.



  • I hear about updates all the time. How do these updates happen? Automatically via the app? I’m not even aware of any updates.



  • I think in my case it updated automatically via app. I think this habbend during riding without asking my permission.



  • @owpete

    You had to OK and approve the firmware update while the board was plugged in and it took a few minutes to transfer from the phone. Highly unlikely it happened without you knowing and/or while you were riding.



  • @skyman88 said in Delirium pulsing or slipping?:

    @owpete

    You had to OK and approve the firmware update while the board was plugged in and it took a few minutes to transfer from the phone. Highly likely it happened without you knowing and/or while you were riding.

    ...you then certainly mean not likely.



  • @owpete corrected!



  • Does the surging feel like the motor loses a little power then kicks back in? I think I was experiencing it while in delirium and pushing the board as hard as I could. I nose dived shortly after.



  • @mtruby82 Yes. Can usually feel it going up a steady incline slightly too fast or slow but with too much weight over the front.



  • @markstaben Hahahahaha I' ve trying to work out why it caught me out several weeks ago, owch, resulting in a tarmac wipe out... there was an ever so slight dip on smooth surface and id just zoned into carving, it took off then almost immediately ditched me as it dropped down a notch after clearing the dip, all in a few feet. When I checked my app it was on delirium, my son had been playing around with it.


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