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  • i was wondering if you could switch between carving modes on your phone and cause an unprepared thief to fall -- suddenly going from Redwood to one of the more loose and responsive modes on the Pint might do it.



  • @Franko I don't have my Pint yet but don't you have to be within a certain distance for your phone to connect to the board?



  • @ZeroVoice
    yeah, for sure. not sure what the distance is, but i was just wondering. : )



  • @Franko That would be hilarious though. lol



  • right? i could see it suddenly getting all squirrely on them, taking a total nosedive and falling badly, and i could just run up, grab my board, and roll away, leaving them lying there injured and not giving a fluck.



  • Thanks all, lots of good ideas here!



  • @phukendrew said in Insurance?:

    @a1katie if the back pad is made like the xr, just have a cabinet shop router out a spot in the underside then just hold the tile in place with a strip of packing tape and screw it back to the board. Would take a shop just a few min and it would never come loose when rididng.

    Really liking this idea and keep coming back to it. Looking at my Pint, I think it would be similar. Anyone have any pics of this mod on an XR?



  • @Franko said in Insurance?:

    i was wondering if you could switch between carving modes on your phone and cause an unprepared thief to fall -- suddenly going from Redwood to one of the more loose and responsive modes on the Pint might do it.

    Pretty sure you can't change riding modes unless the board is stopped . . . bummer!



  • @OneDan
    i guess that would make sense from a safety standpoint. oh well! the things i think of as i'm drifting off to sleep at night, lol



  • @Franko I just use the "no one I don't know rides my board" method. Along with bringing it inside anywhere I go.



  • @OneDan said in Insurance?:

    I just use the "no one I don't know rides my board" method.

    yeah, but i don't want to come off as a jerk, though. i want people to try it and feel as excited about it as i am now. there must be a balance (haha)



  • @Franko I used to think that way until the stories of people riding away on boards. That, and the chance of more scratches. Just make sure you're ready to run after them if they take off! LOL



  • @OneDan

    . . . with you brutha.

    I live in a very small (summer tourist) town in The Last Frontier - and I've been getting people yelling 'Hey, Let Me Try!'.

    I just figure, anyone that knew me would yell by name (even with a full helmet, we all know eachother).

    That said, I would love to be that guy, trusting everyone . . . but in a large community, or small summer tourist town, you're just asking for heartbreak.



  • @Franko

    Mentioned earlier to @OneDan , I won't let tourists try, I just blow-by like my helmet kept me from hearing them. But, I went to our town doctor (young guy, lives 4 doors down) a couple of days ago for an appointment. He expressed an interest in getting OWs for he and his son. We'll be meeting on the high school football field soon for a test ride.

    Be smart, but don't set yourselves up with complete strangers (unless you can afford it).



  • @a1katie since I only thought of it as a solution for you I think youd be original. Just take your rear plate off, take it and a tile to a cabinet shop and tell them I want this to fit flush underneath. They will get it and again shouldn't take but a few min for anyone who knows how to use a router table. Be nice if FM already thought of it and made em that way but . . . Just remember where the "tile tail" came from.



  • @phukendrew ah gotcha. Well cool, thanks for the idea! I can skip the cabinet shop and get my husband to do the router work 😎



  • @a1katie I'd be careful, maybe sticking it inside somewhere would be a better idea so as not to void the warranty.



  • @phukendrew I borrowed an XR the other day from a stranger on FB, he said as long as I leave my keys and ID I could borrow it. Worked out great!



  • @TyDie Who's keys and ID did you give him?

    Ahhh, just kidding... Are you getting one?



  • @TyDie there's a sight called "friend with a" you can actually sign up an list your board and (rent) "loan" out your stuff. The significance of this is that as owners we can turn our investment into a lucrative asset to recoup the cost. More importantly by going through a 3rd party we are provided insurance for our property and the "borrower" assumes all liabilities so we can't be sued if they get hurt or damage any property. Lastly this turns the "rental" industry into a truly owner operated community instead of allowing a corporate faculty to profit from making the recreation affordable for those interested in trying.


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