Fender made with a more appropriate material

  • @ventoriffic when we ride offroad, I constantly have to wait for my buddy to retrieve his magnetic fender when it bounces off with no crash involved. Inevitably he gives up and straps it to his backpack and finishes the ride with muddy footpads and pants. I've only had to remove my fender once while riding, taking less than 2 minute with the hex key I keep in my pack. Between the magnetic fender and no fender, I'd choose no fender.

    IMHO the only "sexy" onewheels are when they are brand new. I give the people that actually ride and beat the hell out of their boards way more respect.

  • @makermarc I'm interested in one of these fenders too. My FM fender has broken several times and I don't think I can repair it anymore :(

  • @makermarc I too am interested

  • @makermarc are you able to choose how opaque the fenders are? I’m thinking a slightly opaque fender may glow very well from properly placed LED’s. The clear one may glow well already, but something with a little shading in it could carry the light better.

  • I am interested in a fender as well. This looks like the way it should have been done!

  • I'd like one too - but in black if you can swing it. Clear doesn't make much sense IMO as it will soon be mud brown from the inside.

    Also, I recommend altering the design slightly if you don't want FM coming after you for copyright / patent violation. Yours looks like an exact replica, which is great but you're exposing yourself to unwanted and unnecessary legal problems. Just change it enough so that it's your "own" design and you should be good to good. Just my two cents.

  • @hoovdini I should have black in a week or so.

  • I like your take on the flexible fender, I'd be in for a black fender also when they are ready.

  • @ventoriffic The white ones are opaque, it just doesn't look that way with the lighting in the picture. I'm sure they would carry light very well.

  • @makermarc I too would like to purchase one. Please post a pic of a black fender when it is finished. Great work! Thanks

  • @makermarc Very cool! What is the price point? I'd be interested in black or a dark blue (Yamaha dirt bike blue). Or I suppose if the price is right, the white may work - I would just paint it.

  • @cascadewheeler Hmm. yea the dirt-bike fenders are made of polypropylene. A perfect candidate for a fender. the only issue is Uv degradation and oxidation. I bet that can be fixed by dipping a mold in a thin protective layer of some sort. It is super cheap and way better than the piece of trash known as the FM fender. It can be made with CnC or injection molding(probably the Injection). It is very strong and flexible meaning it will not break on crashes. this will prevent it from touching the tire but still be strong. I think it would not be difficult to make for onewheel. I might even make my own from a 3d model mold. I really hope onewheel fixes this. This has gotten a lot of attention so maybe FM will notice. We just need to annoy Future Motion enough into noticing us. Thanks for the idea.

  • @njacobs can you tell me what you used to make it.(what mudflap, screws. Whatever that piece of metal was) I think I might make one

  • @ansen-french
    Do a search for "Plain Black Mud Guard 24" - Set of 2" on Amazon and you'll find what I used. The metal is 1" angle aluminum. The metal and screws were purchased a Lowes. I don't remember the details of the screw size.

  • k thanks

  • @njacobs I used a placemat made from Polypropylene (dirtbike fender plastic) and might use that. It will probably break because I did an awful job. But, i will try to make the mudflap fender. Thanks.

  • Tried a mini fender and that broke too. FM made me sad. Maybe eventually they will make a Polypropylene injection molded fender. That could be Insanely strong and still cheap.

  • @makermarc Yea I was thinking about making fenders using Vac forming. I just don't have a vaccuform machine or a fender to form off of. I will pay 30 dollaroos for that. How Strong is it? How much would they go for. I want to use them for flight fins maybe. Just don't want to pay 130 dollars or 85 for a fender that will break.

  • @makermarc @NJacobs Will Future motion see this? How do We let them all know we hate the Fm fender? Is there a business email we can complain to? You can literally take Polypropylene sheets(dirt-bike fender material) and make a mold of a original fender. That would literally be It. makermarc Do you think you can do this? This is all it takes. There are no vaccum forming places where I live so maybe one of you can just start mass producing these because they are so simple.(by mass producing I just mean make a lot. You don't have to make thousands)

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