PROPOSED SHAPING - One-Direction Mode - Why? Efficiency, Safety!
sfCTAC last edited by
+1 for releasing an SDK to allow community to develop custom modes
Hamasvjnga last edited by
Not really a big One-Direction fan. I mean they're very talented. I just don't like their music...but I'd go all bonkers for a K-Pop mode.
cba20k last edited by
I love the ideas put forth, ryancwynar. I imagine not releasing the SDK is probably a liability thing and the last thing OneWheel wants is for someone to release shaping that winds up hurting a rider or worse. Having said that, I agree that the dismount can be tough but for me the way the board's designed requires a specific type of sneaker:
Still I'm bumping and keeping the thread alive because I think it would be awesome for one wheel to consider offering shaping like this.
PS - You're right, I never go backward either.
coyoteran last edited by
I would be all over this mode. Me going backwards is a precursor to me falling. Yeah, yeah, I know, practice switch. That's tricky what with coming back to board sports after a 39 year hiatus. And I couldn't ride switch in 1978 either.
poppavein last edited by
One day in the future it will be like this:
“Onewheel, stop board. “
Then the board will slow down to 0 MPH and the rear will tilt down.
It’s safe and simple.
Khayman last edited by
The dismount feature on the original OW was perfect.
What is the difference? I only have the plus.
Khayman last edited by
Onewheel, stop board
And very slow.
Gwinntanamo last edited by
Uh, I don't think you guys really understand the fundamental physics behind how the onewheel works...
Imagine it like a unicycle (which is very similar to how the OW works). If you did not let the wheel roll backwards, you would not be able to balance at a stand still. What you are describing would mean every time you roll to a stop, the tail would eventually just drop to the ground.
andyro last edited by andyro
@Gwinntanamo true. But there oughtta be a subtle way to tell OW, « I’m at a red light, disengage » without the heel raise... I don’t have the answer but its a good question...
tomfoolery last edited by
@andyro wouldn’t it be good practice to balance on your onewheel at a red light? I see myself wanting to disengage the thing when I was done riding.