Looking for advice for DIYing accessories
gradyoactive last edited by
So I just got my XR, and I see that the accessories seem pretty overpriced for how simple most of them are. Being the cheapskate I am, and especially having just spent $1700 (floor model at skate shop, only 24 miles, got sick of waiting for a deal lol) on the Onewheel, I plan to build my own of the following: fender, guard rails, float plates, and concave rear foot pad.
Who else has DIYed any of these? My main questions are:
- What type of plastic do they use for the float plates to get them to slide properly?
- Is there anything special about the concave rear foot pads that makes them work with the XR's sensors, or are they just normal wood/plastic/griptape?
- What size screws are used for each of these mounts?
Any other advice is also greatly appreciated.
Kielanders last edited by Kielanders
I understand a budget, I'm older now, not rich, not hurting, but remember when I was younger. I used to skateboard a lot in my younger days.
You spent a lot on the board, I would say the 1st thing is to take it slow. Learn on grass - I used a community softball field for the first 50 miles (skip the days when it's wet).
Get some good safety gear: Helmet, Wrist/Elbow/Knee Guards.
I went all it. I got the SideKicks, FloatPlates, Fender, & FlightFins. I'm happy with all of them. But, you don't need the Fins right off the bat. However, you will be happy with the Fender, Kicks, & Plates. I think you can find some knock-off stuff of those on Amazon and save a bit - still, I know it's painful. By the way, Float Plates don't really allow you to 'slide', they're just to protect the undercarriage of your board.
I added MiniFangs when I graduated to pavement. Whatever product you choose, get some training wheels. I took some hard knocks with face-plants . . . on GRASS. I learned my lesson early, and after being a little scared & a trip to the chiropractor, I got the Fangs and am loving life on pavement - knowing I have a chance to run-it-out if I stay focused and smart.
You can live without a stand for now, but you may want to think about some dust covers for the switch ports.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about the footpads for the first 6 months, but that's up to you.
Finally, READ and WATCH VIDEOS of the experience of others - and not just SlyDog, but the vids of people Eating-It! (because that will be you at some point).
Take your time and don't hurt yourself out of the gate . . . too many people taking themselves out of the game early by getting hurt while learning - let your body tell you when you're ready to push yourself. Respect the board, and keep your ego out of it.
You didn't lose the training-wheels in a day when learning to ride a bike - take your time and grow slow. Stay healthy and in one piece so you can ride.
Best to You!