Hi @blkwalnutgrwr, it's off
Posts made by Firehalk
Motor disengaging for a blip of a second?
Today while riding my board, after about 5min into the ride, I felt like my Onewheel Pint disengaged the motor for a blip of a second. The reason I say this is because I heard that exactly same dry sound from the board as when we come to a complete stop and we take the foot off of one of the sensors to disengage it - the only difference being that I was riding it at about 13km/h when that happened.
Thankfully that happened for less than a second and right after I started losing my balance due to that the board re-engaged the motor and I just continued riding.
I had the app opened and it didn't display any notifications (I initially thought it could have been due to lack of both sensors engaged but no).
I'm curious if this has been experienced before by anyone else and if anyone has any clue what could have happened here? I have more than 1200km (~700miles?) on this board and it had 90% battery.
RE: Is your Pint footpad sensor "faulty" consistently?
Thanks folks. I'm actually a fairly experienced rider with 700 miles on my board and I do wear skate shoes (Vans) when riding, so I would think that's not the issue.
I actually forgot to mention on my original post that the issue is only on heel turns, when I deweight my toes. I can't imagine doing a sharp heel turn without deweighting them like I do right now though.
My stance is pretty much what you see on the Onewheel marketing material for the front foot but I have smaller feet than that (I wear 9 - so maybe that's it?):
I liked the tip about the felt circles, I will try something like that too.
Is your Pint footpad sensor "faulty" consistently?
Hey folks. Wondering if other Pint (curious about XR too though) owners have this same issue. It seems like even the tiniest bit of dirt (almost invisible to the eye) causes my footpad sensor to misbehave and disengage even though I have my foot covering the entire footpad.
I would expect the sensor to be a bit more sensitive given that sometimes I do want to make a sharp turn in slow speeds without the sensor disengaging - the tiny bit of dirt seems to be the culprit that causes this sort of problem. It stops detecting my whole foot on the sensor due to the slightest deweight of toe/heel.
FutureMotion has sent me 2 footpad replacements. When brand new they work flawlessly but after a few kilometers on it starts happening all over again. And to be clear: I do keep them clean as much as I can, with a grip tape eraser.
Curious if there are any tips and your experiences on this.
Pint riding off by itself
I have already created a ticket with @Future-Motion about this but as that's taking way longer than I anticipated I wonder if anyone has ever experienced something similar and what have you done?
Just a disclaimer that I'm not a newbie on the Pint (have put a couple of hundred of miles on it already, bit over 200 at least) so I know how the board operates.
About one week ago I did a skid stop and when I was already off the board it kept riding itself in the opposite direction. Considering it was a skid stop I'm aware that sometimes some residual wheel spin could cause the board to roll for a while until it stops however this time the board was gaining speed! As if someone was riding it. It only stopped because it hit very strongly a wall and flipped over. The wheel was still spinning like crazy when I grabbed the board to turn it off. It was really scary and I'm glad no one was around as the board was behaving like a 20 pounds missile.
Have any of you experienced something similar? Since then I have performed many tests on the board and the footpad sensors seem to be working as they should all the time (which I thought were the culprit). It goes without saying that I'm feeling really apprehensive right now and starting to see my Pint as an unreliable board although I love riding it.
I also want to mention that although this time it was a skid top, it could easily have been a jump off dismount that triggered the problem, so this is pretty serious.