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Posts made by jackiemoon
RE: Selling my 41 miles xr onewheel half price In LA
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Maintenance for my XR?
I’ve got 300 miles on my XR
Dumb question but should I be doing some maintenance? I don’t beat on the board and it is in great shape.
Change the oil...clean the carb? Well I guess I don’t need to do those things
Any tips are appreciated
Float Fender - Thumbs Up!
Float Fender- Thumbs up!
Ok, after 3 months of use, here is my review
This is completely idiot-proof. There is a video that shows you how to do it. Took me longer to take off my Onewheel fender than it took to install it.
Things I love about it:
- It sheds pine needles, leaves, rocks and dirt way better than the Onewheel fender. Stuff just flies out the side
- Indestructible- it is a super flexible plastic that takes a beating. I let my kids and nephews ride the board and have no worries that they are going to crack the $85 Onewheel fender
- No board rot- with the Onewheel fender it goes just a little bit over the wood on the board. When the board gets wet, part of the wood stays a bit wet. I’ve notice some bits of wood rotting off. The Float fender goes flush with the side of the board wood so it really doesn’t overlap
- Easy on and off- they have thumbscrews so you don’t need to have a wrench with you.
- In cold weather, I’ve noticed some of the nylon thumb screws pop off/break if you roll the board. I’ve switched to brass thumb screws so hopefully that will help. If you are riding with the nylon screws have a few extras in your pocket. That said, worst case you could just take the fender off, roll it up and put it in your pocket.
Customer service is awesome!
- Fender shipped almost immediately
- They included extra stickers and drink cozies
- I ordered the wrong set of thumb screws (my mistake). I sent an email to return them and Jeff McKosker replied back literally 5 minutes later. He told me he dropped a pair of the correct screws in the mail and to hang on to the old ones (at no charge).
RE: How is no one yet posting about the new PINT launch?
They need places for folks to try out the new product
I’d regret selling my Plus and not keeping it for the kids, but I want to know how the pint works/feels before I drop another grand
Stuff is too expensive to buy sight unseen
Front Page of the Local News Paper
I typically don't ever get the local newspaper. I had a dozen people text me to check out the front page.
Apparently, the reporter doesn't know about OWs. I wished she had stopped and asked me about it, so they could have added in some info on how the OW works.
Oh well, at least I wasn't on the front page for getting arrested.
RE: How do you figure out foot positioning on a Onewheel?
you are totally right. I never skateboarded or snowboarded, so basically when I stepped on the Onewheel I had no better side. I sucked both ways. I never really thought about it, but I started riding natural foot (which I guess is opposite of goofy foot- again, I never rode anything and had not clue). In retrospect, I wish I had done 50% one way and switched the other way.
If I try goofy foot now, its like day 1.
when your ride long distances and your back foot kills you will be happy if you can go both ways!
RE: XR for sale. Fender and extra bumbers come with.
I literally didn't go 1 foot on my board before I fell off and messed up my finger (super bad ligament damage) and broke my wrist (which I didn't realize for 6 weeks).
That said, I recovered and watched a bunch of videos and learned a lot.
My basic mistake was I took it out of the box and started, like a dumbass.
In a weird way, it almost taught me respect for the board.
Long story short, I hung in there and actually upgraded to the XR and have almost 400 miles under my belt.
I would reconsider before your sell your board for low $$.
Just play with it on the grass and enjoy yourself.
Lastly read the 5 rules by Jeff McKasker (spelling?)... Great advice..
RE: Uphill Nosedive Problem
I live literally on the top of the town I live in Summit Ave. Which messes me up with trying to go places from home without over generating power (but that is a different post).
While the Onewheel is incredible and amazing it is not infallible. When I am coming home from a longer ride and cruising at full power up hill for a long time, I am super sensitive to the pushback. When your are pushing the board really hard you have to respect that at some point it will need to stop. Even with battery power, I am really sensitive to the pitch/grade I am flying up and the speed I'm going at.
I would use 10MPH as the outer limit of your speed. You get at 15mph+ and all bets are off.
That said, if you are at a super steep grade going 10mph expect the pushback because you are pushing the board to her limits. Shut down can happened based on many factors (battery, grade, battery life, weight, how much you lean into the pushback).
Long story short, start out slow and worry less about how fast your are going.
Onewheels are so fun to carve, cruise, just have fun. Be safe!
North of Boston Trails to Ride
I live in Wakefield. I typically Mt. Bike in a bunch of places in the area (Fells, Harold Parker, Lynn Woods, etc.).
Riding MTB you fly down the fire roads. I naturally assumed I would be able to cruise these trails with my Onewheel, but way too many large roots, weird rocks and giant crushed stone.
Long story short, looking for recommendations on trails with hard packed dirt trails north of Boston.
Wet leaves and Fender
Just north of Boston and there are a ton of leaves everywhere. Rained all day. Figured screw it I'll ride. Was flying along plowing through piles of leaves (which was kind of fun). Didn't think about crap getting caught in the fender. I randomly stopped at a busy intersection and holy mackerel the fender was full of crap (leaves, sand, dirt,sticks). It was totally rubbing against the wheel and fender. I was able to get most out. So just a heads up on this.
As this said, riding on a wet street was super fun. It didn't slip at all but it definitely had a different feel than riding on dry pavement. I hit some wet gravel/sand and it felt like i was snowboarding in powder (I've never actually been snow boarding, but i imagine it would be like that).
RE: Do I need float plates or rail protectors?
Thanks to all for the thoughts
For regular road riding likely unnecessary
I rode in the woods with a lot of rocks and the board was taking a beating
If you have pics that might convince me
Not really worried about battle scars on the rails