1/3 foxes is VERY curious about this thing. It either wanted a ride or to see if it was a snack.
I'm with Dan. If there are blind corners or a few pedestrians, I slow to walking speed. When the roads are clear I prefer the road, but I'd rather take it easy on the sidewalk than risk it with the cars.
You need to be pretty good on one of these things to be safe. Slow speed maneuverability, and staying balanced stopped are definitely prerequisites. I wouldn't ride near other people if I wasn't completely confident, and never pass over 5 mph.
@geguia Yea... Announcing a 3 month delay a month after accepting orders is highly a questionable practice. Everyone who jumped on and started counting the days were left completely burned by the anticipation letdown. Hopefully FM adds a little more float in their production schedule for the next launch, or just delay the announcement until AFTER the supply chain is set. Like he said, it just takes one bad screw from a supplier...
@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... ;)
@Enterusername If I'm near cars, or riding faster than 10 on pavement, I'm wearing a helmet. Even if I feel like a kook. I want my son to think helmets are cool, so I never ride without one in front of him. Before I REALLY push the limits, I'm going to get motorcycle gear.
These are the kind of things you do when you are 40 and have tasted dirt a few too many times, knowing at this age the next time might be a life altering injury. All that said- if I die on my OneWheel, at least I will have lived!
@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.
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!
@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.
@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!
It looks like the article gives everything you would need to know to "get it by" legitimately through security as a "camera dolly"/mobility device. Not an XR. Guess I really need a Pint now, and glad I didn't get a first run edition.
It is NOT A HOVERBOARD! It complies with the regulations (for now...).