Pints in the Wild... Post What Is Good / Not So Good. LET THE RIDE BEGIN!

  • @Daymos i thought about it, but i don't think i'll have time before i leave next friday to order it, get it, and install it...

  • Hey all, so I installed my fender Friday night after watching the instructional video in the app and noticed a few things I thought might be useful to others, especially as they seem to apply specifically to the Pint.

    First, I guess I hadn’t looked close enough at the hardware on my board because I was assuming the screws required a regular Allen wrench. But in fact, it’s actually a special star shape. The manual calls it the “star key,” and does provide one for you within the fender installation kit. The instruction vid referred to it as an Allen wrench tho so I’m guessing this is different from the other models.

    The bummer here is that, while the star shape is cute, it isn’t the most practical. I noticed right away that the shape is extremely easy to accidentally strip (so don’t over tighten!). Luckily they do provide 4 extras in the kit, which actually leads me to my next discrepancy with the installation app video.

    The four screws provided were the same length as the originals I took off. Per the video I was expecting them to be longer. But the fender on the Pint actually replaces the part that was there before so I guess the screws don’t need to be any longer.

    Anyway just a heads up. I’m going to start putting my own maintenance kit together so these new pieces are def going in there.

  • Couple of Pint updates to share: Custom fender install and ran the battery down to 1% with some Captain Morgan low battery pushback (seems like the standard OW type pushback). I am still not a fan of @Future-Motion design on the speed pushback... I feel it is way to abrupt (might just be what I am used to on the XR).

  • @a_onekatie the "star key" is a Torx wrench or bit. I believe they use the T20 size on the Pint.

  • @ooww interesting, thanks for the info! I wonder why they went with it on the pint?

  • @a_onekatie said in Pints in the Wild... Post What Is Good / Not So Good. LET THE RIDE BEGIN!:

    @ooww interesting, thanks for the info! I wonder why they went with it on the pint?

    I've driven millions of screws in the last 30 years and I refuse to buy phillips, square drive or hex if I can help it, Think of torx as a hexagonal phillips; less chance of stripping because you have 6 points of contact with the drive bit instead of 4, or 2 points with a flat drive, If you stripped it, It's likely because you used the wrong sized bit, or really cheap chineese screws, or it may be cross threaded

  • @b0ardski Hmm weird. IDK then because all parts/tools I used where the ones provided by OW.

    The first screw I attempted to remove and started having difficulty with (back, right) I noticed looked like just a regular circle shape, so I assumed I had either stripped it by turning in the wrong direction at first or else just from regular wear & tear riding the board these past few weeks. However with the second screw (one I attached) I know I definitely over tightened. I don't think it's so bad that I won't be able to get it off again later, but these definitely felt more fragile than I am used to.

  • back roads date night, ,, or, potholes in the dark
    Minicarve is still naked but will get a similar outfit as Rollercarve if FM ever gets their schite together

  • @b0ardski
    That sounds fun..... except that pothole part. LOL. I plan to have a rail guard solution that is currently on V2 testing that I might bring to market, will see... More to come on this soon..

  • @sandsurfer hey guys just wanted to give an update on the sand surfing with the pint... I did go on the wet sand! It was Awesome right next to the waves 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽 However it’s the loose sand on the sidewalks to be careful of, way slippery with the pint wheel... but fun times on the beach 🏖

  • @sandsurfer awesome!!!! How wet was your wave side-bye? Did you experience any spray?

    I’ve ridden thru some puddles but I’m curious if/how the pint will hold up in light rain.

  • @sandsurfer thanks for the report, going to Oceanside in oct. for a week, planned to ship the pint down first so I can ride the beach but started to think the vega tire would be better in the sand.

  • Finally got pint after work today. Ordered 6/25 and the closest feeling I’ve had to waiting for Christmas in a long time. 2 miles in, and IT ROCKS. Grew up skating and surfing, and bit of snowboarding later. Def snowboard “fluffy” feel- like powder. Ridden a Plus and an XR a few times, and the Pint is just what I hoped for- BUTTERY CARVES. Amazingly more agile, seems as (or more) torquey than my friend’s XR. 6’2”, 180 lbs, shoe size 11.5. Seems like a great size IMO if you’re after medium speed carving and not high speed, longer adventures. Stoked. Float on.

  • First real day on pint, after a couple miles last night. Rode 9 miles this morning, down to 1% battery, for a total of 11 MILES! Really impressed, so carvey, so fun.

  • @McFloaty
    Awesome ride, Keep it going.... Also that is some great distance on one charge.

  • @a_onekatie I was riding on the shore, it may have gotten sprinkled but nothing crazy
    I did end up buying some of the dust off in a can to get out the sand left behind on my pint

  • @LidPhones Thanks! Got it last Friday night and can’t stop riding it. 91 miles of buttery carves. Happy floating!

  • 4 days in Pint update!
    -91 miles, mostly street and some flatter trails.
    -averaging about 10 miles a charge.
    -Bluetooth connectivity is pretty sketch in most areas, but seems to get better when I slow down.
    -not impressed with the clear rail guards they shipped, but will prob sell since I’ve trashed my rails already.
    -purchased all the fixings bundle cause I wanted the ultra charger, but realized the upgraded handle is worth having if you end up carrying it a lot- way more comfortable.
    -note regarding upgraded handle— it rattles when I land a curb jump poorly.
    -bought a rubber stopper at hardware store and cut it down to serve as a charge port cover- posted pix on a pint charge port cover DIY topic posted elsewhere on this forum.
    -felt pushback as low as 12-13 miles an hour, haven’t been able to go faster than 15.5 mph
    -biggest issue is I can’t stop riding it!

  • @McFloaty that's CRZY!!!! I'm like a month and a half in and just hit 80 miles this week!

  • @McFloaty I’m really interested in if my board can average 10 miles a charge, and what speed the pushback gets me at. It seems like you’ve almost gotten it to full speed.

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