Pint or XR...which is most like cruising the pistes in a snowboard?



  • I'm a 57 year old fairly competent snowboarder (I love cruising and carving the pistes, but not into parks or tricks) and really like the look of the OneWheel.

    I'm retired (lucky!) and bored and am about to buy a OneWheel...but which one?

    I've seen comments that the Pint is more like a skate and the XR more like a snowboard. But I've also seen comments about how great the Pint is for cruising.

    Any help/advice? I'm just keen to get a OW and have some fun cruising and carving around my local parks and streets - nothing radical or off road (well, not unless I really get into it big style....though sadly I'm getting more risk averse the older I get and the longer the injuries take to heal!).

    Thanks.



  • I had the same questions so I bought one of each the resale is stout on these babies just try to find a "cheap" one for sale so if you decide you greatly prefer one over the other you can always sell or trade one, good luck on the decision !



  • @midlifecrisis
    I have both and they each share the feel of snowboarding (also similar to wakeboarding). I would not say they are are skateboard similar IMO... I love both but given the stock tire setup I say that the Pint is more refined, tighter (due to rounder tire shape) and overall a better carving board. The XR is my go to speed and distance machine that is still fun to carve with but just not as tight due to the more square tire shape.

    Also if you plan to fly with the OW as a carry on in a backpack bag then the Pint it must be.... I bought the Pint for this reason.

    You will be happy with either OW, so go for it....



  • one word QUIVERS
    Buy both; resell the one you don't use as much for close to what you paid,
    if you have something against quivers;-/



  • how many snowboards do you have and why?



  • @b0ardski Good point about quivers...but these machines are pricey! I have 2 snowboards valued at roughly one Pint. But no worries, decision made to go big or stay home. XR will be on it's way next week :) Next decision is protection for the learning curve - I have a helmet so thinking about wrist guards and elbow pads (plus maybe some covert/exoskin knee protection?).



  • @midlifecrisis congratulations! i would definitely advise the knee protection, at least until you get comfortable on it.



  • Anyone got experience with G-Form and TSG style of elbow/knee pads - ie which is best? Here's the two...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06VSN9RYZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?slotNum=9&ie=UTF8&linkCode=g12&linkId=0a62104ab67d15e446f74d98efd1a61d&imprToken=MXBqeWRIH2LD-t.81hytbw&tag=reviewskate0f-21

    https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/tsg-elbowguard-tahoe-a-20-protector/?aid=2cd3b3ca6bcb588d0b0cacc1b8d3c811&

    Wondering which type of pad offers best protection but is still flexible/comfortable?

    Cheers.



  • @midlifecrisis said in Pint or XR...which is most like cruising the pistes in a snowboard?:

    @b0ardski Good point about quivers...but these machines are pricey! I have 2 snowboards valued at roughly one Pint. But no worries, decision made to go big or stay home. XR will be on it's way next week :) Next decision is protection for the learning curve - I have a helmet so thinking about wrist guards and elbow pads (plus maybe some covert/exoskin knee protection?).

    Congrats on the XR. You will love it. Add some wrist guards for sure. Elbow and knee are good if going to be going fast or doing some trails. I added in elbow pads after going through a puddle that ended up being a pothole.......



  • @midlifecrisis
    I love my Demon United Elbow pads, might be adding in the knee variant next...

    Amazon Link



  • @b0ardski I have 8 snowboards, because I can. I really only use 3, the rest are just eye candy from days gone by. It's all about the ride at the end of the day. I have a pint, got it 2 weeks ago. It is fun, but the learning curve....



  • @benthik I'd enjoy my pint more if it had a more stable tire profile; justifying the XR price was easy; a new state of the art splitboard set up or alpine carving set up would easily exceed $2K, the XR I can ride year round w/out a lift ticket and on smooth open roads it does feel like carving long turns on the pistes.
    PS just eye candy from days gone by
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  • @b0ardski Eye candy indeed. First snowboard I ever rode was one of those burton split tails. Had a dickens of a time keeping the nose in front. It just wanted to turn backwards. And is that a Mono ski there in the middle? That was an interesting day. legs were never so sore.



  • I’ve been riding a Plus for over a year and just got a Pint three days ago. To me the Pint feels more like a snowboard as it carves way, way easier. I took it on an 8 mile long ride and it was a joy. The Plus which is the same chassis as the XR is more stable and harder to carve. It’s better for higher speeds and carving at speed. The Pint doesn’t have as much top speed as it’ll start pushing back above 14 mph but I honestly didn’t feel like it was holding me back. Many times I just like to cruise and carve while listening to music. The Pint gets better range than my Plus and was able to go down my gravel road to the bike path without much trouble. I’d recommend a Pint as it features the simple stop dismount which I found to be super nice. Dismounting the board is almost always awkward and the Pint makes it much easier. It took me almost a year to get to the point where I wanted more range from my Plus and could ride it comfortably until it died. If you find you really like Onewheeling and want to upgrade, just wait until they release a 2nd generation of the XR. I think the current model is overpriced and it feels exactly like my Plus so it didn’t seem like a big upgrade for the money. I’m instead getting the 2-X kit for my Plus and that’ll give me the range I’m looking for.for the price of the new Pint with fender and the two-x kit I’m still money ahead compared to an XR. My family likes the feel of the Pint over the Plus. I’m glad I got to test ride both because I wasn’t considering a Pint initially.