I commute on Fridays, and would commute more, but would conflict with gym, taking kid to school etc. All I can say is it adds depth to an otherwise normal day if you will. It's like a treat to me for the hard work. Being I live in the Sonoran dessert it can get challenging on what I wear due to 30 degree difference between day, and night time temps, but other than that I consider myself fortunate.
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RE: potential commuter
RE: Uphill Nosedive Problem
I try to traverse as much as possible and gradually climb. You really are asking for trouble when trying to go straight up hills with a battery 30%, or less. I try to show my wrecks on my youtube channel, and without fail it is always an assent.
RE: New rider? Here’s how I learned to ride OneWheel XR, 400 miles and no significant injuries.
The Gemini firmware makes the OneWheel a very stable and predictable ride but there a a few hazards you should look out for.
Parallel cracks, bevels & uneven asphalt levels. On trails, roots, rocks or sticks aligned in the same direction as your travel. The OneWheel can handle perpendicular inconsistency just fine, even coming off a curb is easy. Running over sticks across your path, no problem. But a crack or uneven surface that is is the same direction as your travel is very tricky. You will quickly be pitched to either toe or heel side. Getting caught by something like this by surprise can be painful. Watch for these hazards. Another good reason to use a headlamp at night.
That’s about it. If you can think of any more good advice for new riders please contribute below.
Good suggestions, and I will add that you can't trust grass. Now I know a few folks I've said that to say, "but you ride in the grass" and this is true but I either know the terrain, or the grass is very short. Tall grass is a terrain I would avoid. Leaves wet, or dry can be hazardous too early on. Loose material like decomposed granite, wood chips on play grounds etc can also be wreck inducing.
One Month with the OW
Seems a lot longer, but it has been a ton of fun. I think the most surprising thing to be most stoked about is how much I really enjoy my town through the eyes of a OW rider. I have seen parts of my town that I would never really see as a pedestrian, or driver. Also the terrain here is better than I would have originally thought, and I have endless riding options. I even used it to get to some other fishing spots in my neighborhood, and is worked as a stool. I made a fender from PLA in a 3D printer then laid fiber glass over it, but a Rambo fender popped up, and grab that too.
Not nearly enough OW riders though! Only local guy to me I've met launched his XR into the canal, so not sure if he is up and running yet, so any Gilbert AZ riders hit me up!
RE: GoPro mount
@Killer556293 I would lean towards a progostick, or something similar. The POV would be cool on the board, but I would venture it would be shaky even with a hero7. Not to mention one roll and your mount is done, and gopro is in the weeds somewhere. I use two lengths of progosticks for different POV's
RE: Why are fenders so expensive?
If you happen to know someone with a 3D printer you can make one for under $30. I printed one from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2530787 and added fiber glass/resin then did flat black with glow in the dark clear. Sanding blows, but beyond that it turned out solid. M5x20 hardware
Before I put a $&%* ton of resin down. I'm no fiberglass guy!
For the record I also think it should come with a fender, but injection molds are not cheap, so someone made the executive decision that the cost of goods sold had exceeded projection.