Haven't tried Float Plates, but I decided to get the Eight2ten.com A$$ Plates instead. They were cheaper and I liked the bevel edge on them better based on pictures... But mostly they were cheaper
Posts made by Byromie
RE: Whats your favorite grind / slide protection?
Onewheel copy cats
Thought I'd start a thread for onewheel copies out there (good and bad).
So far the Moby is the best looking copy I've seen (not in person of course though), but I'll take my Onewheel plus any day to what I've seen so far in copies. The Moby looks like a cheap alternative to take a chance on for those looking to save cash and take a gamble on a new company though.
I love how the parent company is also a copy cat name. FutureMotion vs comingsoon-tech lol. All the best to them though. Competition to drive this new sport and adventure.
RE: Hx Wheel, terrible Onewheel copy
Here's another one... Looks like a better copy, but I still like the overall look and stats of the Onewheel, especially the plus
RE: This is how the nosedive looks
You can clearly see the reason for this nosedive is because his toes came off the board during the heel side carve!
This must have happened to me as well.. I am now so convinced of it after watching slow-mo of this video.
During the carve MUST maintain the pressure on both sides of the pad.
Looks more to me that the bump or crack he hit threw him off... Unless you referenced the wrong video. But I've had the carving related nose dive too, but only on the V1. Never yet on the V2
Santa's gona be working hard this Christmas!
As everyone knows, these onewheels get looks. Loads of looks! I had kids lining up at a social event to check it out, including a retired guy who used to skate hills in Hawaii. When I returned home I told my wife,
"Parents are gona hate me come Christmas!"
"Why?" she asked
"Because when they see the price of the Onewheel they are gona freak!"
But seriously this thing has been worth every penny to me. I love love love my Onewheel. By the time I saved for it the plus came out and I decided to go for the plus. After riding Delirium more and more I'm happy I got the Plus, it fits my style and terrain best I think.
With all the exposure do you all think there will be lots of onewheels and accessories under the tree this year?
RE: Newbie (Real World!) Beginners Manual.
I spent my first several rides in an abandoned church parking lot. I used the painted parking lines like training paths or cones to go around. I would ride all the way down one of the parking rows practicing my turning around the lines. When I got to the end of the row I would dismount. Climb back on the board riding switch with the other foot forward and ride back down the row practicing switch riding and dismounting again at the other end
Basically I recommend becoming comfortable with riding and turning and dismounting in both directions. The board is symmetrical and one should be able to ride it as such. It'll make the board more fun and more safe.
RE: Just posted my first ride with a Danger Warning
I had to go back and re-edit my ride details. It didn't save because I had too many characters. On all my posted rides so far I've also added the expected estimated battery use on the details. I figure it'll be helpful info
RE: The Onewheel Saved My Life!!!
Another interesting thing to think about the one wheel potentially dampening the impact of the accident is the fact you were higher off the ground then if you are walking. Being a little higher up and on less stable ground of the board might have allowed you to be scooped up on to the hood. Being lower and walking maybe you would have been hit harder or even run over
RE: Just posted my first ride with a Danger Warning
Had to resize the image. You can see that the trail runs along the cliff line and it's easily two or three times longer than what you see in the picture as it curves around the cliff and it's very narrow as it was designed for hiking and biking. Location is near Lake Powell. I'm a local, but I haven't been on this trail in years, I forgot how treacherous it could be to ride on, but man what a view!
Just posted my first ride with a Danger Warning
I'm sure there's other people out there who have gone on rides and discovered they were far too dangerous for a one-wheel at least for most people. I figure it's useful to get a warning out there for future Riders who might be visiting or who have just picked up a board. Anyone else ever posted dangerous rides or even if anyone has some pictures?
Mine today had some beautiful but scary as hell drops Cliff Edge trails. I got off and walked quite a bit of it.!!
RE: Ride the Golf Course Cart Trails!?
@Byromie that awesome!
I'm planning on taking mine out to course when I get it!
I'm curious, did you ask the pro shop first or just head out?
I'm leaning towards asking first.
I just went and rode. My local course is popular for people walking their dogs and family strolls just before sunset. Plus there is a mountain bike/hiking trail that parallels and shares the path in some parts, so I found no need to ask based on my circumstances.
If anyone goes to Lake Powell, come look me up and be my riding buddy. I'm one of the only one wheel riders for Miles and Miles. Lol
The golf course is also my first legit added ride to the Onewheel app :)
Ride the Golf Course Cart Trails!?
Anyone else try riding their local golf course, golf cart trails? It's seriously my favorite place to ride now. I go at sunset so I don't disturb anyone or get hit by balls. Sooo fun. Beautiful ride too.
My golf course provides 2 steep hills, dips, turns, and other varied paths. 6 miles and uses 85% of the battery, leaving plenty for cushion to get back or extra play to ride occasionally on the grass itself.
RE: What riding mode is best for beginners?
@keithers I'm also a beginner and the best way to do the heel up technique, at least for me, and it was a bit of an "ah-ha" moment, was when I realized, when I lift my heel, I have to put pressure on the heel of the opposite foot. Essentially, if you have to maintain balance, you need weight on the exact opposite place on the board. EX - If you're riding with your right foot forward and you wanna lift your right heel (moving your front weight from a balanced front to forward leaning), you'll need to apply weight to your left heel (moving your back weight from balanced back to back leaning).
^^^ this is what I found helped me too and to teach a few friends so far.
My first day I went to a church parking lot. I used the parking lines like cones and carved back and forth around the lines to practice toe side and heel side turns. At the end of the parking row I dismounted. I then got back on the board and rode switch and repeated the exercise the other way. Back and forth, over and over. I did practice riding for 3 rides in that vacant parking lot untill I felt comfortable going elsewhere.
I recommend practicing switch riding. This will make riding more fun, safe, and responsive to you.
Also after my first ride on some rougher terrain (grass and mountain biking trail) my carving skills and balance really took off. But don't rush into off road riding right away.
Hx Wheel, terrible Onewheel copy
this thing looks like onewheels first prototype and has virtually no clearance.
Soo funny, had to share. Nice try HX!
Keep it up future motion onewheel... So far no one can touch you on your concept.
RE: + Too Dangerous To Ride
I'm new to onewheeling and the forums. I've lurked around for a year or so but only recently made comments after finally riding and getting my own onewheel.
I put about 70 miles on a friend's V1 before I finally got my V2. Granted I've only gone 15 miles or so on my + I've only had good experiences. I took it up a hill that the V1 would have crawled up, so I was happy to confirm improved climbing ability. I'm just getting comfortable with deeper carves since the + requires a little different lean to turn and carve... Maybe due to the elevated and angled foot pads? Anyway, my last ride I used the last 15% of battery to see how well I could maintain some speed while carving riding regular and switch. Last I did this exercise on the V1 I nosedived out of the blue. On the + I had no nose dive.
Maybe I'm lucky so far, but I'm alarmed and worried about a seeming increase of negative thoughts and experiences with the plus. I wrestled really hard with whether to buy the V1 or the V2. I shelled out the extra coin for the + to eliminate curiosities and regret, thinking I would always be wondering what I was missing out on had I upgraded. I live in the middle of nowhere, so testing even the V1 was a rare opportunity.
I'm no trick Master. I Just plan to carve and ride off road often, so maybe for my purposes the + will serve me well. I need more time on it to tell for sure. Hoping I don't start wishing I had got the original one wheel.
Wishing all those with + difficulties the best