To add to this i'd like an individual stat board on the app, since most of us will never be on the leaderboard.
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RE: Taking battery to 0%
Just ride it to 40 charge and then turn around. You should make it home on 0 or kill the battery within walking distance of your point of origin.
Works like a charm. Have found board to slow around 0 and then just slowly shut off. Was very happy with how it happened and seemed very safe.
RE: Major crash on my board!
This story sounds oh so familiar.
Truth is we've just about all done it.
Rather than the motor being hot, I bet you just leaned into some push back. Easiest to do a nosedive pushing the limits going up a hill I've found, which makes sense given the board is being worked more.
Hoping you a speedy recovery, and I can tell you if and when you do get back on the board, you will ride VERY differently. Go full pads and a helmet at all times is my other two cents. Your body is worth it.
RE: Thoughts on Business Strategy for Future Motion
This has been sidetracked a bit. It isn't really meant to be a "product improvements" thread, but rather a business strategy thread.
-Where do you think marketing budget should be best spent/what groups and demographics targeted?
-What else to add to the product lineup?
-Do you think it makes sense to go public or sell out to a larger sporting goods company?
-Best growth strategies?
RE: Sudden shut down!!
Just happened to me on a V1 board for the first time. I‘m back home now after 5 days in hospital.
From my experience it is a board defect. Either it should slow you down if you are driving to fast or slow down and stop if the battery is running low. This device is packed with electronics/senors and software and there should be no reason for it to suddenly stop AKA nosedive.
I read about the issue but having the V1 for 3 years I always thought people must be doing something wrong until it happened to me. Flat surface doing 11km/h (I was wearing a Polar M200 watch) and it just turned off...I think it‘s a great device and a blast to use but I don‘t trust it anymore.
I was wearing a helmet, wrist protection and a back protection but still broke my leg. So if I ever use it again (I will not) I will probably look like Robocop...and so should you!
You have been warned.
(V1, newest firmware, never been wet, check done before ride (battery, tire, firmware))
Scary stuff. Crazy to think you are rolling the dice any time you go out. I no longer ride without full pads and a helmet for that very reason.
Life is full of calculated risks and riding a complex and tech packed one wheel skateboard is just another one of them. I hope I don't have another crash that is so bad that I decide to stop riding...would like to enjoy this platform for years to come and hopefully they can make them relatively safe at some point. Obviously there is some work to be done.
RE: Thoughts on Business Strategy for Future Motion
We'll have to agree to disagree. Half the people on here have nearly killed themselves on these things...just read the posts. It's usually all newbies like I was when I wrecked at 19mph.
RE: Is there a solid tire for the OW?
How often do you have to add air? I've had mine for a month or two now and haven't noticed it lose any air yet.
Second question--I saw a video where a guy had a Hoosier drag tire on his one wheel. That is freaking awesome. Are these tires just like a standard size go kart tire?
Thoughts on Business Strategy for Future Motion
What are your thoughts for Future Motion on growing the company? I was thinking tiers of the product line, so their is a lower cost of entry model would be a good idea someday. I also think having access to a more individualized user stats page would be good, to increase involvement by tracking day streaks and other data. Lets face it, 99% of us aren't on the leaderboards so it would be cool to motivate oneself to ride vs your own data and streaks. Also more social elements would be cool, like a user profile home page, with data from your rides, riding, and even forum posts. Not everything needs to be "facebook" but it could have just a little more social aspect to it. The product needs to continue to be improved so that there is a "safe" mode for new and younger riders. Customer service needs to be improved/expedited--many complaints of slow engagement here. Riders are the #1 ambassadors of the product, I think that's always been a strength and I think it will continue to work for the company going forward as long as our experience with them is good. This is a top reason for expedient repairs and top notch customer service.
What are your thoughts after your time with a one wheel and your experience with the company.
RE: No pushback in Mission mode = road rash all over my body after nosedive @23mph
@scotterer I can guarantee you one thing. Once you nosedive once or twice you will have a whole new respect and appreciation for your OW. You find that sweet spot and just enjoy the ride. Every nosedive I hear about (and those I took) were from being a brand new rider. With experience you learn to FEEL what it can and can’t do.
That's for sure...since my nosedive I rarely experience push back anymore. I've got a much more natural sense for the limits of the board and its (and my own) comfort zone. Pushing the board to anything above 18mph is just asking to be tossed