So. T'was a rainy day, and it was time to ride home.
Now I faced a tough choice. Wet and dirty pants and shoes, or quickly come up with a makeshift fender.
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RE: Unusual questions asked by random strangers
The looks I get though...
It feels like it's getting more rare. I guess people are getting a bit used to it, Or maybe it's just me not expecting them to act surprised anymore.
But this other day, I got the perfect response from a little girl.
Imagine this cute little 5-ish year old girl, walking and holding her daddy's hand. When she sees me cruising towards, and past them, she just stops and looks at me. All the way until I pass them, she follows me with her head. Mouth wide open, jaw to the ground. In total awe.
Then I just hear her shout in excitement to her dad: "I want to ride one!"
It was just too cute.
RE: extra battery backpack.
@cr4p Yeah, I was thinking about those as well, and did quite a few searches on 1 and 3. With all the E bikes using 48 V Lifepo4, you'd think there would be more stuff available.
Option 3 would be great, just like an extra battery.
Fortunately for me, I'm a traffic light technician. I can charge my OW at pretty much any traffic light in town, as they have a 230 V service outlets. :D
RE: Off-roading is not advised.
I wouldn't think stunts or off-road would be advised at any time. Especially not in the manual, which probably has to be full of disclaimers and warnings for legal reasons.
That said, they know that we will do dangerous and silly stuff with these boards – just as they do – and that it will look a lot better on video than slowly riding along the sidewalk.
Or maybe they just want us to void our warranty ;)
RE: Color scheme photo edits!
San Jose Sharks.
Or why not
@germx Jacksonville Jaguars. Or i bet the colors of the Orlando City SC would look cool. Thanks for spending the time on this.
But They have the same colors as the sharks...
These didn't turn out great at all xD
RE: Few suggestions to make this better
@chabis That freebord looks amazing. I would never buy it, but it looks really cool. I can't count the amount of times that I fell when snowboarding, but at least that was on snow. And I don't feel like hurting myself that bad ^^.
Time on snowboard: ~20 hours
Falls on snowboard: +100
Time on onewheel: 80-100 hours
Falls on onewheel: 1
Do I want it to be more like snowboarding? No.
RE: Share your best videos from all around the world
Finally got around to upload my park video. Enjoy, or something :)
RE: Share your best videos from all around the world
Uploaded another example of my commute. This time I'm actually going to work, and riding (as I said in another thread) all the way from my apartment to my office.
I'm wearing my work-shoes and not my regular flat ones, as you can see.
Also quite shaky, but the stabilizer makes it look rather odd.
Bring your own music and speed it up if you don't want to get bored or listen to the sound of the engine and tire. ;)
RE: Hoverboard that Hovers
Ah yes... Had a discussion about this with my brother the other day. He saw the post discussed on guru 3D.
The video is completely hilarious. Not only is it completely useless, they try to sell it as the stuff of your dreams.
There have been a lot of "one man helicopters", from the new "hoverbike", to the old war-experiments from 1950.
The biggest difference is that this one is probably the first battery driven. And also the first to not feature a handlebar for some reason.
Oh, and the fact that it has a range of 6 minutes and can only go 30cm high.
People have built better "hoverboards" with a piece of plywood and a leaf-blower.
And with all those turbines, I'm not surprised they didn't include original audio.
So, a "vehicle" that you basically have no control over, costs 20.000$ weighs 82 kg, only takes 110 kg load, needs it own parking spot, has a noise level of over 90dB, "hovers" for 6 minutes and takes 6 hours to charge. Unless you have the docking station handy, but let's be honest... you won't get very far from the dock. Good luck dragging it home when it dies tho.
And then they say things like: "No obstacle is too high" (unless it's a 30cm curb), "slightly larger than a skateboard" (we bashed this already), that they created it "so that you could achieve your dreams" (if your dream was watching someone rotate on a big floating mattress) and so on.
This all is not even the funniest thing about it.
Now go to the youtube video again. Activate closed captions. Go to 2:50. Yep, that's probably right...
Emergency Pushback due to snow
Winter is here, still riding to work.
It works fine mostly, but starting to have some problems.
The amount of snow the wheel jams in the space between it and the fender, makes the poor board struggle a bit.
The other day I had a new problem. Halfway home I got emergency pushback.
I thought, sure it's cold, but I can't be out of battery already?
I looked at the power button, and it gave me a two blink error.
Turned the board of and tried to rotate the wheel manually to clear it of some snow, only to realize that I couldn't even turn it by hand.
So the combination of salt, slush and cold snow, had glued the thing tight. After some effort I managed to get it rolling again, only to have the same thing happen a bit later.
I think powder would be fine, but the stuff they put on the bike lanes really mess things up.
Decided to take my car home for once, since it had been snowing all day. Only to have an engine failure <500m from the parking space :(
Should've just kept using my onewheel.
I might need a magnetic fender instead.
RE: Day 2: I thought there would be a learning mode that limited the top speed.
Isn't there a learner mode that limits the top speed ?
That would be the classic mode people are mentioning. It's the default setting of the OneWheel.
Any skateboarders out here that find the high-speed pushback unnerving and counterintuitive? I like to ride at top speed but once the front of the board goes up I compensate and in some cases it feels like I accelerate and then I just lose my shiP.
That would be the way that the board limits the top speed. The way a one wheeled self balancing vehicle work, this is one of few ways to tell you to slow down.
afaik there's no pushback in "extreme mode"
There is pushback in extreme mode also. Unless you are riding the first version of the firmware.
It's however much later (higher speed), and a LOT more subtle. It does not push you back much at all, just enough so that you can keep it a the limit without even thinking about it. While the classic mode almost feels like an emergency brakes at times, which can make you lose balance.
I guess they technically could make a mode with as low speed as classic, but with the soft pushback of extreme. And I would love different shapings like this in the future.
But if you don't like the pushback, then switch to extreme, it's a lot better.
Just be careful with the increased top speed.