@cascadewheeler - Nice riding.
It has become clear to me after reading threads like this that people who weigh maybe 150lbs and higher should not flirt with 20mph.
My OW+ is on order (order #83xx), but I set foot for the fist time on a first-gen OW yesterday at work on a friend's. I've got plenty of history snow skiing, wake boarding, some snow boarding, some kite boarding.. But those brief seconds on the OW got my senses on edge. Wow, you are higher in the air than I imagined. Kinda scary with just my 10 second ride.
I'm as determined as ever, but I have changed my mindset as far as protection gear.
I was going to get a skateboard helmet, but now I have my eye on the Bell Sanction (full-face) BMX helmet. I've already got wrist guards but also plan on elbow and knee pads.
a way to increase your range alot is to start and stop more often then the regen braking will kick in more thus increasing your range
The First Law of Thermodynamics argues against this (strenuously).
However, that's not to say regen braking does not make a battery pack last <longer>. The regen braking is capturing <some> of the energy that would otherwise have been lost as heat or however else you expended energy to slow yourself down at the bottom of the hill.
Label created, tracking number received, 35 lbs.
Order # 837x, Gold edition.
Come on - don't help the engineers!
Engineer 1: We are seeing complaints of slightly lower speeds reported from telemetry compared to GPS numbers.
Engineer 2: New code is ready, we feel the problem is solved:
updated software start
I kid. This machine is completely amazing. I rode 5.95 miles today on my OW+ and loved every moment.
My 9yo had trouble initially, he got a few scrapes on his ankles and retired.
Then, I met up with 3 other riders in a local park and all their daughters were riding their dads' Onewheels. So my son of course immediately wanted to get back on the board (it had been several months since he had last tried). He rode around the park with those girls for an hour without issue.
So now he loves it and rides with apparent ease. I make him wear full pads (wrist, elbow, knee, helmet).
He wants one for Christmas, and I consider it a gift for dad, as well- so I can ride with my boy.
Sounds like it could have been worse- I’m happy to hear you are relatively ok and plan to be back riding soon. Your analysis sounds very reasonable, unlike some others who are stringently blaming the board itself for their 20+mph crashes.
However - I agree with you about have a “programmable speed” alarm.