Posts made by Grafalgar
RE: Do not ride at high speed!
On a single wheel device, a human can always over power the limits of the motor.
That. Not sure how folks don't understand yet that there isn't a way to prevent nose-dives or limit the speed on this board. It's entire goal is to keep the rider upright -- if it slows down, it can't keep him upright and he will bail. Pushback is only there to try and give a head's up that the board is close to reaching a limit where it can't do its one-and-only job, but even then it's subtle because during that pushback it still has to work on keeping the rider upright. That's why the rider can push through -- no matter what, if that board detects you're offbalance (leaning forward more), it's going to try and correct by adding speed -- it has to, or the rider plows.
I've fallen off this thing at 15mph, and it hurt like hell. Now I don't go much faster than I can run :P Anyone who pushes at 20mph+, well, hats off to you, and keep your armor on ;)
(apologies if all this has been said before, but it's a long zombie thread, so, yeah) :)
RE: Don't ride in the rain.
Hmm, I've had something like that happen before but mostly because I wasn't used to "forcing" my back foot down to slow down (it was a bit counter-intuitive feeling at first on a self-balancing board for me). I'd say practice lots of stopping & going, as well as a good amount of going back and forth in the same spot. You'll get there, even in rain (I've had plenty of runs in wet, but not soaking, conditions).
Anyway, if you'd still want to sell, I'd be interested. Just a question of location & what you'd be looking for?