@Seekwence Hey man I feel you.... I bought my OW less than 2 weeks before the December sale last month! So, I lost a couple hundred there. Then, my board has bad footpads and will run away. But they are backordered until middle of this month. So, I paid too much, and won't be able to ride the thing until I could nearly have a V2 for the original price!
Posts made by bobfandango
RE: Do You Plan to Buy a OW+
RE: OW+: Cost of increased speed
Well, the motor could certainly be more energy efficient, but even if it were perfectly efficient, it still requires a more energy to move you at 19mph than 15mph because air resistance is roughly proportional to the square of speed (i.e. 2x speed--> 4x more energy).
So indeed, I think the battery is exactly the same. This is really just an incremental change... I mean, this isn't like a new model with more/better features or anything revolutionary. It doesn't appear you can even buy a V1 anymore.
I'm kinda grumpy about this.... I bought my V1 two less than 2 weeks before the December sale.... Did I get a refund of the price difference? Nope. I also have defective footpads and have a 6 week wait (at least) to get some new ones. So, I should have waited and I could have gotten a V2.
Light always blinking?
So, have a weird problem the manual doesn't address and a search didn't turn up the same thing....
I turn on my board, and no matter what, the light is always blinking. It didn't used to do that. It would instead be solid blue. I have waited and waited thinking it could be blink codes, but it just blinks endlessly, and doesn't merely blink a set number of times. Now, the board is usuable, I can get on and the motor and balance engages and I can ride.
That said, I did have a complete runaway a few weeks back (I was at almost a complete standstill and a kid ran into me knocking me off, but the board took off like mad) and OW was going to send me some new foot sensors. That still hasn't happened, so I haven't been riding much and when I do, I go quite slowly and cautiously.
Anyhow, anyone see a continuous blink like this?
RE: Why is pushback even required?
@Polle apples and oranges there... I can see cracks and obstacles coming, and adjust balance, weight and speed accordingly.... Pushback (if my board isn't faulty) though is something you can't see... so, going slow seems to be my only choice. Too bad too, the thing goes 0 to 13 incredibly fast. 25 years snowboard and backcountry ski exp. very little Onewheel exp.
Why is pushback even required?
Just took another pushback induced tumble and am getting irritated.... ostensibly, pushback is supposed to serve as an overspeed warning. But there are ways to accomplish that without throwing an in-control, balanced rider off balance by suddenly lifting the nose. How about an audible warning? I guess their lawyers tell them people will disable it and they will get sued. Do skateboard makers get sued by people who go too fast? Seems like we are firmly in the territory of inherent danger/knowingly assumed risk and they ought to be relatively safe from being sued if someone goes too fast and ignored warnings or disables them.... But okay, how about then a shaker module that causes a vibration warning... dunno, just really not liking pushback at all. Seems like they are content with relatively low speed crashes to help prevent high speed crashes. Yeah I know I know... I just have to get used to it... got it. and fwiw, I was in extreme mode. OWheelBuddy says I left the board at 12.1 mph which is about right because pushback kicks in at 13, and I nearly saved it... pushback mechanism is really irritating.
RE: Gps tracking for Onewheel under 2$
Re: Tile, it really depends on where you are whether it can help. In densely populated areas, it can work since far more people have the app. I can see lots of other devices that have registered the location of my keys all the time. I also found my wifes keys on the beach based on a rough approximation of location phoned in by someone else's tile app. Full disclosure, I'm in Los Angeles area. In rural areas, it would be useless except if you can get in range.
RE: Took a nosedive, looking to troubleshoot....
I had a thought.... at least in some situations, it could be good to have a skid plate on the nose.... same material as longboard slider gloves... so, the nose hits the ground, but doesn't dig in and bring the board to as abrupt a halt... sure, the motor has drag (on purpose of course to prevent runaway boards). But it would have to be better than just bam, stop.... dunno... I just am getting gunshy suddenly here, hitting pushback constantly... I was having more fun before I was confident enough to just gun it! Lol... guess I need more than a few days on the thing.