Thanks , I'm up going again, maybe a little slower, definitely less complacent, and USING more pads. Need to spend more time in water and the foil boarding thing and my unicycle anyway. This dang Onewheel is so excessible and fun. I hope I live long enough to see the next version. LOL
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RE: First Big Crash! Long time rider
RE: First Big Crash! Long time rider
Me also. Four days ago it happened to me as well but, my front foot sensor started getting a little flaky and I ignored it. I have nearly as many miles divided on my my old Heavily modded V1 (with 2X) and my Pint. I was only moving about 8mph over very familiar terrain. This board on it's 4th wheel and seriously upgraded everything (except Fangs) has always been my bread and butter board and has always been stable. Slow small changes in performance (don't ignore like I did) can creep up on you. I bit it really hard. I tried to stumble out of it but at 65 yrs old 230lbs I'm just not that agile anymore. I hit on my left side so hard it shook me to the bone. I did put my wrist guarded hand/arm down to break the fall. Scuffed up my elbow a little and slightly slammed my helmet to the ground. I have the biggest ugliest bruise that starts at my waist and hip and covers my entire hip and thigh all around my calf and knee almost to my ankle. I lost a little skin at my knee because I decided to get complacent that day and not wear knee pads.
Sometime back I experimented with the Fang idea and made my own for this board. I tested them a lot and decided they worked but for some stupid reason I took them off when I did the Two X mod (game changer mod!).
This experience really shook to the bone however, lots of ice and some time off the boards made me think a lot. I still love the Onewheel ride and accessibility more than any other including water , snow, or land. I'm just an old guy messing around but no one loves these things more. So I fix it. I bought a new set of Fangs for my Pint and more pads. ALWAYS PADS for me now. This incident was my fault and I have to fix it. The Onewheel for me defines freedom sports. It makes me happy. I feel really lucky I lived to experience them. I've had far far worst accidents in other sports and you either suck it up and jump back on the horse or you don't .
Believe me, it was shaky ride home that day.
It's way more than any toy for me , it's my favorite thing ever ever.
Keep on charging!
RE: PSA: Wear your helmet, lol
I found some pretty cooool looking bump hats with fans on Amazon??? I might one try one of those plastic bowl thingies in some of my hats.
Thanks to everyone for this thread. I'm glad I saw it. I really love seeing posts like this. It kind of renews my faith in our humanity for each other with some humorous lightness.
Keep on Charging Y'all!
Maybe even a climate controlled Mandalorian helmet with night vision and all. LOL
RE: Why doesnt future motion waterproof their products?
Maybe because it's not a water toy? If they said it was waterproof, people would find a way to drown it. There are a lot of definitions of waterproof. I understand it can be frustrating spending a lot of money on a toy and not having accessibility to it because of weather, wind or whatever. Whatever toy you choose , the only thing stopping you from going for it, is you . Just my opinion.
RE: Warranty issues, consider this before buying onewheel
No hot coffee for this guy
New Two-X Battery install on V1
I guess this isn't an uncommon review for this upgrade but I'm really impressed. Awesome no-brainer upgrade. Instructions and product is top notch. I really love my new Pint but my upgraded V1 is now a beast and its even better...A LOT. I have ridden XR's and as great as they are, I already had the V1 that has more than paid for itself. I don't get to ride as much as some people (1000s of miles) because of work and other stuff but it did give me more than 800 miles of smiles! This upgrade is the $hit! Thanks Two-X for making it easy for my wife to get this thing to me for Christmas. I loved the project. I've been drooling over this thing for along time. I never had any of those range anxiety issues some people talk about because I always paid attention to the machines limitations. The last thing I want is to ever have carry one of these thing very far . I like projects especially those involving electronics and robotics. I also added a real time DVM with a battery monitor. It was cheap and super easy to add. On one occasion the meter shows 84% and this was after about 6 miles! The meter seems to be tracking the Onewheel App voltage within 0.1VDC . I've used this meter on many or projects so far and has worked well. I love not having look at a phone any more to monitor my battery. Personally I don't care about any other data that much. I temporarily hot glued the meter to the fender and pad so it ain't that clean yet. It works good so far though, isn't in the way, and I can see it day or night.
RE: Two-X Battery
Thanks a bunch for the info. The guy messaged me 2 months ago and had them at that time but since then I locally tested and blew my cash on a new Pint. No regrets! It's my favorite version so far.
This battery looks like a super simple plug and play mod and the instructions are good. I've been an electronics guy for 40 years so there's nothing here that looks weird to me.
I'm sure the guy is an awesome dude but I'm just a customer and I'm not asking for a favor. I would just like conformation of stock before I buy anything anywhere...Nothing personal. Communication problems when business is concerned seems strange to me.
Btw , The Fang guy behaved the same way and so I made 3 different custom sets for the heck of it to test the concept. It was a waste of time for me. I tried some real ones later and I think mine were better but neither made any difference to me. I can and will make my own battery mod if I have to. I have already found and priced the cells. I have all the other hardware on my shelf. I was also thinking of adding a small illuminated battery voltage monitor (DVM) that could be mounted in or on the fender. Unfortunately I don't know how I would make the two little plastic satellite battery enclosures yet . Thanks again!
It's not a big deal either way. I'm ready to pull the trigger now and maybe for a few more days but I may get distracted. I've got several other projects and then there is the Christmas thing around the corner.
Anyone know if Two-X batteries are available? The site has no phone and no one is answering any questions or Facebook messages? Maybe Tweet? I know I'm way behind in this social media crap but I don't get it. I would really like to buy one if they are available or if the company is still in business. I've been trying for 2 weeks. I even made a stupid Facebook acct just to try and make contact. I'm not interested in back ordering anything anymore.... but that's my problem I guess. So do I need a twitter account know? I know it probably makes no difference, but I guarantee I can find something else to spend $500 on fast. I'm not mad, I'm just baffled. The mod looks like a great project for an old V1. I guess next option will just be to build my own but this kit looks very well though out to me. Please help.
RE: When You Have The Pint & The XR, Which Are You Riding More And Why?
My opinion is the Pint kills all the others for me. I ride 95% pavement and cross a few grass patches a little and I love how fast this thing turns. Feels like riding the trees on a snowboard. Off-road is not my thing on a self balancing skateboard. I really prefer my 2000w 29er fat tire e-mountain bike BY FAR for off road.
Lately I was in great need of a new toy and was trying to decide between an XR and a Pint. They are crazy different. I am so grateful I got to test the crap out all of the boards side by side. I'm planning on putting the Two-x battery upgrade on my V1 soon and then I'll have a long range cruiser in my quiver. I realize the XR has the bigger 750 motor and my V1 has a 500w but honestly they feel the same to me.
I still love both machines for what they are and don't want to give one up. I ride the Pint more for sure. Nimble is the word for sure!