Onewheel+ XR order numbers

  • @sayreul you’re right, it is. I just didn’t read it carefully enough. Thought I’d mention it in case it helps others that don’t read well like me :)

    I live in Michigan.

  • @wolfie yeah my helmet and stand haven't shipped yet. But I have a helmet I can use until they get here. I saw that Flight fenders might go out this week. I have a preorder.

    Not getting the Flight fins until I see how well I do on this thing. Doubt I will be doing anything to need them, but you never know.

  • OK just checked and my OW was in Tracy CA and left 2 minutes ago. Looks like it is coming down the I-5 by truck. If I drive to north of LA and wait on the 5 with a big sign, do you think they would let me have it today instead of tomorrow?? Not that I'm obsessed or anything.

  • @wheelrich too funny dude! I’ve got my bike helmet and a snowboarding helmet, so I’ll be good too!

    Yours arrives tomorrow! You’ll have to report back and give us your first impressions!

  • @wolfie I definitely will. I was gonna play it safe and charge it for 48 hrs, as recommended by others. I read the owners manual and only found they advise charging overnight once and I am too anxious to try it.

    So while it charges I will install floats and sidekicks. If I get it while it is still daylight I am trying it after initial charge...then either way I will charge it all night and ride more Thursday.

    Oh...the cops said I can't stand in the middle of the freeway any more....j/k

  • order 2790X moved from 11th July to 10th July....

  • @sayreul nice!

  • @wheelrich which mode are you going to start in? I’ve read nose dives are less common in the non-beginner modes (like delirium), but those modes don’t limit your speed. I wish the app let you limit speed regardless of the riding mode. (Hope I’m not spreading misinformation - going on memory here!)

    Are the float plates for doing tricks?

  • @wolfie I have been pondering that myself. I think I am going to start with Mission. It reports good power and a wide spectrum of handling. From what I have read the lesser modes don't give as much control. that's as much a hazard as anything. So Mission first, maybe delirium eventually.

    BTW my OW has been sitting less than 25 miles from me for the last 4 hours!

  • @wheelrich thanks! I’ll read up on mission! I’m stoked for you man! Today is the day! Tell us about your will power and how long you actually let it charge before you try it! :)

  • @wolfie lol. already lost the willpower. While it charges I plan to install float plates and sidekicks, then try it as soon as it is charged. Oh and I got float plates just to preserve the underside. They seem pretty tough and I think the stock is hard plastic that wears away fast, depending on crashes, hard stops, etc. Just seemed like a good idea. Same with the side kicks. But I am not gonna worry beyond that, about scratches...they will come quick, I'm sure.

    It is about 10 miles from me in the last staging area right now!

  • OK, I have been at the Jeep repair all morning. Home now and my OW is waiting for me at FedEx pickup! It is 103 here, so good time to charge and do float, sidekick, and handle installs. Should be able to do my maiden voyage soon! Trying not to get too excited, because I want to keep my balance. lol

  • @wheelrich 103???!!! Whoa! Have fun! Stay safe :)

  • @wolfie 106 now! Board is beautiful! Charging now in the comfort of central air. I don't think it needs much charge, but I am trying to mind the heat and just do my installs first.

  • @wheelrich where are you? Awesome to hear it’s precharged! We’ve really hijacked this thread but it’s all good! :)

  • @wolfie We sure have! You are talking to a genuine certified FLOATER, dude!! I did it in full regalia. I waited til the temp dropped to 100 and could wait no more.

  • @wheelrich killer!! I’ll be padding up too, haha! Did you use mission mode? How’d you do? Can’t wait to have mine tomorrow!

  • @wolfie yes, mission mode. helmet, knee, elbow, wrist/hand pads, high top Vans skater shoes. 100 degrees outside. did it in my grassy but very lumpy backyard. I wisely asked my neighbor to spot me. He wants to eventually try it as well.

    IMPRESSIONS: starting the board requires not just covering the front pads, but stepping hard on them..putting enough weight like you are trying to balance yourself. I tried balancing with the board turned off first, and I am glad I did. While the wheel is a very flat go kart wheel, I did have some trouble balancing sideways while moving across the grass. I am sure it would have been easier on a more flat surface, but I had to keep compensating for the uneven ground while moving. I actually starting picking up a little carving.

    Now my neighbor stayed with me for support, but I did have moments where I felt totally in control. Also, when I sped up a bit, it was easier to control.

    Probably spent 1/2 hour just going back and forth and turning wide circles. Practiced stopping and deactivating a few times, too.

    DEACTIVATING TIP: I have read how a lot of newbies have trouble doing the heel lift deactivate motion and just jump off. But I figured it out pretty quick. I think the reason is that in lifting my heel I tending to shift my weight to the back and the board thot I wanted to go that way before I could fully deactivate. So I tried to push down hard with my front toe as I lifted my front heel. That worked great. I never had to jump off to stop.

    Now I know I can do this and it is just a matter of practicing some every day. Can't wait to be able to carve and float independently.

    You will love it, I'm sure.

  • @wheelrich thanks for sharing your experience and especially for the dismount tip. Lifting your heel and pushing down with your toes makes sense. Congrats man! I’ll be doing the same thing tomorrow on my lawn. I even mowed it today to prepare! Lol

  • @wolfie enjoy! I know you will. I think in the morning I am going to clear off my 20X20 carport and just practice balance going back and forth. I believe it will be easier on a level surface.

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