so that i could go snowboarding...
...now i'm just sad that i can't ride my onewheel everyday
while i think this is an excellent idea; lets face it, with the back up in production and long delivery times there's absolutely no incentive to spend money in pushing sales, sales are not the problem.
lets address the real problem: capital. open up future motion to investment, i'll buy in, i believe in the product, and lets all get rich selling a hell of a lot more boards.
always get those same questions
did you make that? yes, i am a super genius engineer with a fully operational machine shop and infinite resources... people simply have no faith in capitalism.
is it motorized? now i'm no mathmagician but given the laws of say, physics; how exactly would it work without a motor? like as if a non motorized version of the onewheel worked but no one had ever thought to put a wheel in the middle of a board before.
is it hard to balance? actually a legit question; this one doesn't really bug me
how much does it cost? i always say too much but they're gonna get cheaper as they move into mass prodocution.
i'll let anyone ride it if they tell me they know how to skate, snow, surf, wake, ect.
my speech is
-lean forward to speed up, lean back to slow down, keep it level to maintain the speed you're at.
-to dismount come to almost a stop and hop off backwards with both feet
-if you have to bail just slow down if you can and hop off
-to get started put both feet on and slowly bring it up to level, you'll feel the gyro turn on
honestly as good a rider as i am i've seen people who know how to surf, snowboard, longboard, wakeboard, ect hop on and ride it flawlessly after about 30 seconds; if you know how to board, you know how to board, and the onewheel is just annother board
So time for a little PSA from someone who's had his for over a year.
Ride in both directions as equally as possible to avoid uneven tire wear.
when i first got my one wheel i thought to myself "i should get on the board and ride it both directions so i don't screw up my tire with uneven wear, i'm so smart." Then i totally ignored my own idea because i loved my new toy so much and well the piper has come to be paid. Just had to slime my tire because the unequal wear has caused one side of my tire to wear down MUCH faster than the other and has begun to slow leak air. Luckily the slime has fixed it so far but the problem is entirely because of uneven wear not because i hit something or ran over anything, just poor management.
So if you want a simple rule: it's like rotating your tires. Don't ride your onewheel in the same direction all the time. If you ride switch this probably won't happen to you but if you're like me and ride with the same foot forward 99% of the time you need to get on to your board in different directions regularly so you aren't riding with the same side forward all the time.
Don't do what I did, this problem is totally avoidable.
it's not a vehicle until it weighs less and is convenient to carry, easy to take on and off of public transit, easy to take in to work or shops, ect. the weight is the issue
i just feel like the riding experience is different for everyone, i ride mostly for fun and occasionally for transportation, but i would choose a setting with
mid top speed
and i'm an experienced rider, i can skate, surf, and snowboard and i ride my onewheel every night around the quiet streets of my neighborhood for at least an hour, and on the weekends with my gf while she's biking.
but i want to enjoy the ride as much as possible, i don't need the ultra top speed and feel the board is more stable at 10 ish mph than 13 and also carves better, i hate the pushback, i find the acceleration on casual mode to be plenty oomph (probably because i'm a small dude so with me on it it's no sweat for the onewheel to get up and go) and i doubt i'd need elevation of the nose as i already don't like top speed pushback.
honestly after a week of riding on extreme i like it better than casual, but it's still not right for me, i need a setting in the middle, something like "veteran" or "cruiser"
i'll get my gf to snap a pic tomorrow but no joke i've ridden in every shoe i own and the bedroom slippers are unparalled; just got back from a quick ride around the hood, no socks is the best if you're out for a quick ride, you can feel the board so cleanly through the slippers
lol a new onewheel without the 10 week waiting period?! hope you got over retail cause frankly without the wait that's what it's worth.
btw grats on what must be the world's first secondary market sale of a onewheel
let's just be honest; snowboarding sucks
i love snowboarding but you really just can't ignore how inefficient it is
you're cold, setup is expensive, you spent massive time to get there, you spend more than half your "riding time" riding the fucking lift, it's cold, you rent a hotel room, you pay to get to the mountain, it's so fucking cold that you have to buy special clothes, it's super dangerous (i never ride my onewheel with a helmet, i would never snowboard without one) you basically get like 30 rideable days a year if you went every weekend for both days for 5 months...
and on top of all of that it's so goddamn cold
RIP snowboarding; long live technology
so i'm planning to send my board in for a tuneup every winter anyone got any suggestions as to what services i should have performed?
-new grip tape
-fender add on (this year)
-hopefully battery upgrade next year ;)
-hopefully battery indicator led's next year ;)
-if i want my lights brighter for night riding do you think i need new front/back led's or do you think they can just allow for better lighting control on the app