I keep a used cardboard box in the trunk. The box has some used packing/padding in the bottom so the board nestles in instead of rocking around. The box is about the right length and width for the OW to fit diagonally, again so it doesn't rock around. The box is tall enough that it can not roll with the trunk lid closed. The top is cut off for easy in/out access with the trunk lid open. Its not pretty. It was free and it works for now.
Posts made by FCH
RE: Transporting OW
OW rental LA
Will be in Long Beach next weekend, unfortunately for a funeral so not sure how much appropriate free time I will have. But after the time and expense of getting across the entire country at the last minute and never having been to LA, I would like to look around a little. Wasn't planning on getting a rental car since the visit is so short but would love to One Wheel. Unsure if I want to risk trying to travel with my OW+ and would like to know if anyone knows if one can be rented in LA and specifically in Long Beach? Thanks
water in the charging port :(
I just emailed this sad, admittedly verbose, question to Future Motion and await their response...
"I hate to be without it (especially after waiting so long to receive it in the first place) but I believe I should perhaps send my OW+ to the factory for service. Please let me know your opinion and approximately how long I might be without it. Thanks
I was at the beach last week (annual family vacation) in Cape San Blas, Florida. I took the OW+ with me to ride on the virgin asphalt in the new gated neighborhood where we rented a house with two other families. There was also a large green (flat grass area) where I could ride. But eventually I was too tempted to ride on the beach, and having seen so many videos of people riding on the beach in California, I did so. I stayed mostly out of the deep soft sand and never touched the water but stayed in the hard recently wet sand. I did this on one day only and at the end of the beach riding, back at the rental house, I decided to fresh water rinse the entire board (while it was powered off) using the gentle shower setting on the hose nozzle. I did so from probably all sides and thoroughly. Then I leaned it against the wall until the next day and did not turn it back on until I thought it was good and dry. I did not attempt to charge it again while out of town. But…
- I failed to put a piece of tape over the power button while sand riding and while rinsing. I don’t think this seems to have caused any issue.
- I had upon receiving the board also purchased NDM/XLR dummy plugs and had (and have had before and after) one installed but sadly it came partially out while I was riding and allowed sand into the charging port. I should have taped the plug in place before beach riding. I didn’t notice the plug partially out and sand in the port until I was rinsing at the rental house. Now I had a decision to make and I probably made the wrong one. I should have waited until I could use compressed air to clean out the port but I decided to go ahead and spray it out with water right then and there. Remember the board was off and I didn’t turn it back on until the next day when it was dry. I also didn’t charge it again until I got home several days later. When I did turn it on the next day it functioned normally and has continued to do so. When I got home and charged it the next time and the next time after that it charged fully and normally with exceptions. I have not yet charged it again after the two times.
Here are the exceptions which have been the same both times I have charged it after rinsing the port:
One: When I plug the cord from the adapter (which I keep permanently plugged into the wall) into the board there is a small but distinctly audible pop which had never occurred before.
Two: After plugging it in the power button light displays the normal charging pattern but also “superimposed” on that pattern it also displays a faint rapid stuttering flashing.
Again thus far on the two charging attempts post rinsing of the port it has taken a 100% charge according to the app and has operated normally while riding. But the little pop sound as it gets plugged in concerns me as does the anomalous blinking. Not knowledgeable about circuits but sounds indicative of a short and I wonder if it could cause problems in the future.
Please tell me if I should send the board in (please consult with one of your technicians as appropriate) and please estimate how long it might be before Future Motion might ship it back to me after servicing.
Thanks very much!
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Missing it already (and I still have it and its seems operational)"
charging - wave stand
Hello. Can the OW+ be charged in almost vertical in the OW Wave Stand or must it be on the floor, well not in a horizontal position, but in its natural rest position with the "rear" deck down? I can't imagine why any board orientation or position would make a difference to the charging process but wanted any constructive input. Thanks
RE: Help me pick a Helmet for this noob
What comment, if any, can anyone make about the POC Crane which seems to be the helmet chosen by OW since it is the one they sell? I need a helmet. I want to assume OW made an informed choice. I notice that POC is not a skate company and that the Crane seems to be marketed by POC for mountain biking. Thanks very much for any opinions.