@Glyph I use this.
Posts made by jlk250
RE: My board pulsed same as Starrett67
This pulsing, slippage feeling is called "surge" and is normal. It happens when the system is about to run out of torque, so if you ever feel it, slow down/back off before you nose dive.
If you look at Starret67's thread, what Ian Johnson wrote is correct.
RE: XR constantly losing app connection?
My XR has the original 4206 hardware and the Bluetooth connection has been marginal since day one. It disconnects if in my shirt pocket and sometimes disconnects if in my pants pocket. Now that FM has the Bluetooth issue fixed with 4209 hardware, I figured I would send it in before the warranty expires. They said I would have to pay shipping if nothing was found.
So now they have it and say that Bluetooth is fine so the problem must be my phone. Which I guess is possible, but it connects fine with great range to other devices. Disappointing. So, beware of sending yours in if it's not really, really bad.
RE: Brake getting weaker? harder to get on
@Gtamas90 That wheel slip feeling is what we call "surge". It is a big warning sign that you are on the verge of nose diving. Do a search for Onewheel surge and you'll learn what you need to know. Very important info for avoiding nose dives.
RE: Looking for some help riding.
When I started out I watched this excellent video on dismount techniques. It's worth watching even though there is no substitute for practice. Even so, I still struggle with proper dismounts from time to time and jump off as a last resort if I lose my balance. Just keep practicing and it'll get easier.
RE: Nosedive on flat path. Crash #3.
@flix123 You are a little too optimistic that there should be plenty of torque at low speed to balance the rider. Nose dives are possible at any speed, including from rest. A common nose dive scenario is a rider trying to cross an intersection quickly and nose dives as a result, long before they accelerate to high speed. Or going up very steep hills at moderate speeds.
A warning sign of an impending nose dive is a "surge", which feels like a very momentary wheel slip. If you feel that, back off immediately because a nose dive is about to happen if you keep accelerating. It is most noticeable for heavier riders going up steep hills or accelerating hard. Not noticeable at high speed, which is why heeding pushback is critical if you don't know what you're doing.
For the record, I am a 230 lb rider with 190 miles on a +XR. Obviously I am still learning, and I have never pushed beyond pushback speeds. No high speed falls (or even medium speed falls) so far. I do have Fangs and they have touched down 3 times or so, all at relatively low speed.
Edit: It is impossible for FM to eliminate nose dives because no matter what they do, the rider will always be able to force it to nose dive. However, I think there are steps that FM could do to help riders from unintentionally pushing their boards into nose dives. Maybe they are worried about liability, since if they leave it up to the rider they can't get in trouble for implementing an imperfect solution.
I agree with what others said. It takes a while for your muscles to develop. For tire pressure, start with your weight in lbs divided by 10. So if 200 lbs, use 20 psi. Later when you have more experience, try higher and lower pressure to see what you like. I've seen people using anywhere between 7 and 45 psi. I used to use 36 psi until I changed to a different tire.