@b0ardski But my shoes only cost $35! Wait, my feet hurt... F...
Father, surfer, and super stoked to be wheeling around!
Posts made by DreamTour
RE: My first real ride
@Franko If you like bombing up hills, you are going to need an XR my friend. I think I want (need) a pint just for portability, but I can't imagine it performs at the limit.
I love the cautious stories, I had the same intentions. But once on it I just wanted to push the limit, and have just barely been able to contain myself. With a surfing/skateboarding background it was so natural. Within a day of getting my XR I almost ate it going 15 downhill hitting a hidden bump (helmet on). Luckily the only spills have been going slow goofing off. Falling from sitting on the fender on a dirt track was memorable.
The absolute addiction moment was bombing up and down dirt hills that I thought were impossible. Seriously, the XR is mindblowing...
I'll probably break down and order myself a Pint for Christmas. I'll just place the order in September... ;)
RE: Nosedive on very low battery
@olmstead Let's be honest, you didn't buy one to get maximum performance on low battery life. I get the sense that you don't love it, and that's OK man. It sounds like you want something from Future Motion that they can't give you, probably time to move on.
I'm sure someone will buy the board as-is, with whatever issue, for a few hundred under your purchase price. Good luck!
RE: Experience from a new rider this weekend
@Kielanders So true... Not sure padded shorts would have helped with a compressed spine though. I'm considering full motorcycle gear if I'm going to push the limit, but I know I could still break a limb.
A year ago I started surfing again, just to have something to get excited about. Even though I'm getting old, and am frequently hurting myself, I'd rather be hospitalized from an injury than from losing my f*ing mind.
RE: Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?
I'm starting to think that strong arch support is more important than the feel from a flat skate shoe. I get cramping but figure it's because my feet don't have good muscles. Reading the forum is making me re-think that. Next long ride I'm going to try hiking boots. Great discussion!
RE: Pint, how close is the production pint to the prototype?
@geguia Is that why people are asking me if I made it myself? Twice in one day. In Santa Cruz... Still, best electronic toy ever. By far.
RE: It is worth to buy XR now?
@b0ardski -Is right.
I had one nosedive pushing slightly uphill near top speed. Ran it out like my old skateboarding days, no problem. Old skilz come in handy, you will jump on and go.
And there is no way you start out slowly can carefully if you have that background. Once you get on, all bets are off. Definitely start off with a helmet...