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RE: Share your best pics from all around the world
RE: Do not ride at high speed!
FM needs to emphasize the "CAVEATS" of their product.
Its not their fault that injuries occur, but some people just dont understand "Murphys Law".
Or even the "Laws of Gravity"
Gravity is constant so I wonder why most people ignore it or even underestimate it.
Riding and traveling at high speed is enjoyable. Its the sudden stop that kills you.
RE: An update'ish on order #74**
@e-ball "all I hear is wah, wah, wah..." you'd think an evolved person such as yourself would have other things with which to occupy your time rather than (wait for it) complaining about people complaining about delays. Pot... kettle... etc.
Complaining about a complainer complaning.
RE: Hydrophobic Treatment? 🌬🌊
I had a peek inside the case.
Yes I broke the "Void Warranty Seal", for reasons .
Anyway if you want it waterproof you might want another case . The original battery box has many possible water entry areas.
- Led light lense. Not a good seal.
- Wire bezel. Not so obvious.
- Top metal plate. Has foam gasket but not too tight.
- Gore vent. May not leak there but this vent is important as you need the battery to vent when it gets hot.
You could reinforce the seals on those areas but may probably look kooky.
The best way to see if it is waterproof is to remove electronics and dunk it in water and see if bubbles occur.
RE: Petition to open up shaping modes to the community
All I need is a remote throttle.
I want to power-up at any angle I desire.
RE: No Motor Driven Vehicles or Cycle
We are at the mercy of the official who interprets the law/policy. Whether right or wrong they got a job to do. Sometimes those people in charge won't spend the time debating the legality of there actions.
Motives vary among individuals. So you might meet a guard concerned about his career who could care less what the law says and not let any wheeling device through cause the boss says so. Or you might meet his co-worker who says "f*#@% da boss".
Safety are usually the motives for banning scooters and or wheeled like vehicles.
Locations also are a factor. Location and personnel makes a difference.
Being cordial helps quite a bit sometimes, but I think TSA officers are trained in a way they avoid being swayed from there objective.
I respect authority and what they say I abide with. Usually.
I laugh at people who like to challenge authority when we all know it a losing battle, even if they're right.
Example:A popular surf break near a Military Base here on made headline news when a Christian Surf Club met opposition to there favorite surf break. Usually open ,but activity in the week restricted access.
Their rights and argument: Public Beach Access backed with Documents
Their oppostion: DOD
Who you think won.
Everywhere we go there are laws and policies. Some places guards carry walkie-talkie, and some places they carry walkie-talkie and an Armalite.
Now would you like to get shot and die, knowing it was a wrongful death. Or would you rather walk away knowing you were wronged.
Point, is there are a few who think just because they have written document that favors their interest, it doesn't mean you will be granted favor.
United Airlines is another example. They were totally wrong but only admitted after the fact, people were kicked off.
Use discretion and be humble, be safe, and be kind.
RE: What's your why for a OW?
Got the OW to get my balance back.
16 years ago I was shredding the surf breaks on Kauai. But i started a business then shifted my priorities to raising family and work.
16 years and 70lbs later I tried getting back on the board. Ha, I realized I'm a fat kook. Nah, I'm not that fat but you get the idea. Just dreaming to hit the overheaders.
Tried getting on my board 6 years ago but just don't have the patience to relearn it. Besides the water makes you wet. Too much water in Hawaii.
With the OW I may have an alternative way to shaping up for the breaks.
Too bad the ride isn't exactly like surfing. The leaning forward for acceleration changes the dynamics for carving for me. But what do I know. I am now a has-been and a wannabe.
We have 2 OW's and more to come and with our OW's I am raising my family to become dirt surfers.
That's my why.
RE: Baby Jogging stroller/bike trailor.
thanks for the tips everyone. I wasnt planning on taking my 2 year old on public roads I didn't realize I needed to mention that also she will be wearing a helmet. We wouldn't be going any faster then a bike can go. As for where I'll ride it's More for bike trails, around the neighborhood, inner harbor in Baltimore, Washington DC monuments.
Great, keep safe and avoid being a statistic.
Remember helmets only protect what it covers.
RE: Onewheel+ XR order numbers
@ow-miami Well built board? Is subjective. If it malfunctions for any reason then was it built well?
Bought 2 v1s in 2016 and a "+" when they debut, and 3 out of 3 had some electronic issues. You are right about FM taking care of the repairs though.
Am I sucker for the "OneWheel"? I guess. "XR" #21154 on its way March 26, 2019.
RE: Any local laws against Onewheel?
One thing that stinks, is that FM refers to the OW on their website as "the best motorized skateboard" (when IMO it's not really a skateboard, since it doesn't have skate trucks/wheels). So trying to pull the "it's not a skateboard!" defense if you get busted in a no-skateboard area might pose a problem, since the company itself says it is. I wish FM would update that wording.
Another is, I think "motor vehicle" is a legal term of art, so like that dude in FL says, in that state that's defined as "two or more wheels, can go > 20 MPH".
But a lot of places forbid "motorized vehicles" - it's hard to argue that a OneWheel is not a vehicle, which is motorized.
Respect is an unspoken act that can save me time and money. Nice people get accpted doing something illegal and on the flipside annoying people get scrutinized for existing.
I wouldnt like to waste my time in court rooms trying to prove things. Id rather be somewhere wheeling around than twiddling me thumbs and trying to convince people of my rights.
RE: Anyone have a way to get thru to OneWheel?
6 days for a reply. You say that's the norm.
Does anyone know if only the Onewheel+ will be delayed shipped in April and the Onewheel original will be shipped today if ordered?
Just ordered both and I need to know what to expect.
I would be very disappointed to know that the original One wheel will not be shipped til April also. Then I should of just ordered 2 Onewheel+s.
RE: Screw bindings on OW+ ?
Ignoring the whole issue of what type of damage being strapped in on a nosedive would do to your hands/wrists/head/face, I think bindings would encourage you to ride more aggressively than the OW can handle. The torque and self-balancing ability just aren't at a level where bindings are necessary. You'd be dragging one end or the other in the ground trying to muscle the OW around, waiting for the motor to catch up with whatever you're trying to do.
That being said, I think using some long-board equipment would be a good middle-ground, toe holds, foot stops etc... I put some aluminum foot-stops on mine and it made a noticeable difference in how "attached" I felt to the OW. Also concave foot-pads make a huge difference, at the moment there's really no easy way to do it other than grinding out the concavity with a CNC machine or an angle grinder like I did.
I would hate to get clipped by the bolts ends protruding, but getting the sensors to work with footstop implements sounds like a good idea.
I find that going up rough and bumpy slopes/hills is challenging to stay planted on the front. I keep sliding off when I hit a dip and nosedive . Maybe if I don't slide off and maintain power I could plow and/or skid over the sections.
Just been riding for only 2 weeks now and our family is getting the hang of it, and inadvertent foot slides off the sensor seems the culprit to most dives.