If you wheel on a perfectly smooth flat surface all the time, those little training wheels may save you....but you're doing it wrong.
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RE: XL motor jerks/stutters when accelerating
Good question, I experience seemingly random surges when im riding rough terrain, going up steep hills, and mobing through tall grass. The common denominator is that I'm pushing the motor hard. Generally the surges are a pre cursor to the dreaded acceleration nosedive. (different from the excessive speed nosedive) If I'm surging and keep accelerating hard, the board will occasionally faceplant on me. This will happen without the kickback warning you get with excessive speed. So I generally treat surging as an indicator that I am on the threshold of the boards tolerance. My current rule of thumb: A couple of surges here and there is fine, if I get three or four surges in 2 seconds or less, I'm about to stack and back off. I don't avoid it, I just try not to push harder. I've been experimenting by getting fully padded up and inducing surging by accelerating hard from a dead stop. I'm starting to get a feel for it. There is some predictability.
RE: Dive Safe front wheels.
My apologies, I didn't intend to demean those who might desire wheels up front. Different strokes for different folks..... but, from my experience, they would only provide more of a purchase to the fulcrum of the catapult, giving me a bit more height and hang time before the inevitable meeting with the earth again.... I can't think of a nosedive ( intentional or unintentional) where they would have saved me. I can think of several instances where they would have grabbed the earth and sent me flying. I guess it's all about riding style. I tap the corners of my nose all the time in low speed turns. I can't afford to lose any more ground clearance. You can purchase some very nice protective gear for the price of front wheels. Thats where I'd invest my insurance money.
Anyhow, it's all about personal preference and riding style. Mine does not allow for more wheels.
Cheers! And pad up like Evil Kenevl!