saved a spot for me.
Hey all -- so, some of you know, I just got my Pint this past Monday, and up until today I would say I'd spent about 30 minutes on it, mostly just getting used to balancing in my front yard and riding (slowly) back and forth across a concrete pad in my back yard (a distance of about 10 feet or so). My front yard is super lumpy from tree roots, so I quickly became frustrated with that, which is why I ended up moving to the concrete pad. Anyway, not a lot of riding before today.
This afternoon, I suited up in all the padding I have (helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee) and walked 4 blocks or so to a nearby park to see if that would be a better, bigger place to learn how to get going at a bit of speed while simultaneously being safer than just taking to the street.
Let me just say: I AM IN LOVE. i had NO trouble getting up and going, and i ended up riding back and forth, up and down this big rectangular grassy area for about 45 minutes at a decent speed -- apparently 10.3mph, according to my app. After that, I felt so good and confident that I took it to the street and rode the 4 blocks home, going in both the street and up ramps onto sidewalks, and then when I got home, I went around the block twice, just because, haha. I ended up using about 60% of my battery in the process. Can't wait until tomorrow evening!
my Pint is on the truck headed out for delivery today. GAHHHHHHH i'm so excited i can't stand it. i'm going to be listening for the truck ALL DAY.
@Franko makes sense. Please post your impressions on the forum after a few rides please! You're one of the lucky few active here that got their Pint 😉
my apologies! i did comment on a thread over on /r Onewheel, and i mean to post it here, too. it's not a lot, but here's the bulk of it:
i've only ridden about 30 mins or so so far, and i spent 5-10 mins trying it first on grass, just to get the feel for how to get up and balance. my lawn was too lumpy to get any forward momentum, so i quickly got frustrated and decided to just head for pavement. as a snowboarder, i know that it's actually easier to balance and turn if you have some momentum, and this seems no different. once i was on pavement, it was much easier for me to get up and roll forward, and even start some small turns, even if i was just creeping along. i haven't gone fast at all yet -- you could easily walk faster. but hey, it's still early days for me. so far so good!
Everyone also seems to want to know about the SimpleStop feature -- since i'm a total noob, i like it so far, but i can see that i'm going to disable it once i get more proficient at riding it. also, the handle is SUPER nice. the Pint is heavy enough that i cannot imagine carrying it for any distance without the handle.
Dutch commercial reminding you that no matter how awesome you look, you should wear a helmet:
@blkwalnutgrwr i have a small bike bell that i wear on my finger that i can chime with a flick of my thumb. it can be gentle when i want it to be, but it can be super LOUD when i really let go. i'm not the most vocal rider, so i've found that i startle people in front of me less when they hear a friendly bike bell instead of me suddenly saying "On your left!" or whatever.
it's this one:
It's just that when the Pint was announced - no where did it say this was a pre-order.
people keep saying that, and it's a common refrain on reddit, too, but i don't see how one could order something like this on the day it was announced and not understand that it was a pre-order. that's just standard when making high-tech, cutting edge stuff. computers are like that all the time, so maybe that's why i just assumed it was a pre-order, but i swear it did say pre-order when i went through the process. maybe i'm wrong. either way, i was ready for it to be a month or so of waiting. of course, i was just as mad as anyone when it slipped to 3+ months.
the postcard and email i eventually received did mention that they were building this ginormous new facility, so it's implied that it was part of the delay, but it's a huge fail on their part not to make that much more prominent in their messaging up front. i do agree that they really should be better about communicating what is going on, and i definitely think we should not have been charged until they ship -- that's what makes me the most angry about the delay: a hat, an aluminum cup, and a little toy are absolutely NO compensation for the $1k loan i gave them for over three months, interest-free.
@LidPhones will do! i'm not much of a social media guy, but i'll take pix of it and post it here for sure. Fedex usually delivers around 3pm or so, which is less than a half hour from now. i keep pacing around and checking the front porch, haha
EDIT: i no sooner hit "post" on this and the doorbell rang. i've spent the past 20-30 mins opening it and trying to figure out how to share some photos, haha. anyone know a good place to host pix? i have some in my google drive...
EDIT 2: i just realized that my fender, bumpers, and rail guards are not part of this shipment -- they are listed as shipping later. : (
EDIT 3: Just called FM with a couple questions, and they said: (1) the out-of-the-box tire pressure is 20 psi (in case anyone else is interested); and (2) they are hoping to ship out any ordered accessories this week. they wanted to ship them with the Pints, but it didn't happen and they didn't want to hold anything up any more. the guy i talked to also said "congratulations on getting a Pint -- you're my first call for them!" : D
thanks everyone! i'm suddenly seeing the world in a whole new way, and starting to plan where i can attempt to ride to next. i'm also trying to caution myself not to get too cocky about my abilities, and i'm thinking maybe i should go back to the park and practice more. there's a slight hill this park, and the only time i fell was trying to go up it -- i think maybe it's too steep -- but learning to go up slopes is definitely something i need to practice.
Good question, it would be good to know the difference between the 3 different settings.
According to the app and the manual, Redwood ("mellow profile, slower top speed"), Pacific ("loose and buttery"), Elevated ("elevate the nose for maximum hill climbing and park riding'), and Skyline ("the ultimate experience for maximum spreadability").
I have no idea what "maximum spreadability" even means, lol
so, sorry for the delay in posting an update, but i DID in fact get my C&R Pint Superow Backpack yesterday and i have to say, so far i'm very impressed with it. it's very well made, and it looks great. everything mentioned in the video i posted the other day is just as they say. and to answer @b0ardski's question, i actually think there IS a bit of padding along the part that runs along your back/spine. it's not the most comfortable thing i've ever worn on my back, but it's not bad and it's definitely better than nothing. i need to take some pix of it, i guess.... i hope to have time this weekend.
Hey all -- i know i'm way, way late on this milestone, since i was one of the early Pint owners back in July and here it is now March and i'm just reaching this, but still: i hit my "First 100 Miles" achievement yesterday. i work from home, so i don't get to add commute miles on my Pint like a lot of people do. it's my weekend fun ride, and all winter i've been hitting the slopes instead of hitting the streets, which has impacted my mileage. anyway, i feel good about my new milestone. it happened while i was busy practicing riding fakey and learning curb drops, so there's that. : ) just thought i'd share. hope you all had good weekends, too!
@Vapco you're in good company! i'll be 53 in a few short weeks, and i recently passed my 100 mile mark. I was one of the early Pint buyers, and i haven't had as much time to ride as i'd like, but boy do i love it. i'm no speed demon, i prefer to ride in the 10-12mph range, and like on my snowboard i like long, easy carving. am trying to learn to ride off curbs -- not sure how i'm going to learn to go UP curbs, but that's also on my list -- and i'm currently trying to learn to ride fakey/backwards. Float on!
yeah, you had me going for a minute too, lol. i don't think i've had any OW dreams, which is weird, because i have had dreams rollerskating after skating for a day, for instance.