(XR) If I'm tracking distance then I do not turn it off as this will reset the trip meter in the app. But as I get to know my wheel better and better I now turn it off during longer breaks (shopping etc), as I now have a pretty good gut feel for how long the battery will last riding in my part of the world.
Posts made by jonas
RE: Why not turn the Onewheel off?
RE: Cold weather riding
@Panglossian Never, ever let batteries sit outside in the cold as that will zap them. My winter rides are done in the -2C to +4C range, no problems. But if I leave the board in the car at those temps (the typical "oh, nice weather, gonna cruise after work!" scenario) then the battery will be dead. So bring your board inside and store it somewhere warm to keep the battery charge intact, expose it to the cold when you want to ride and the battery can keep somewhat warm due to discharge.
@HanahsDax Nice info :)
I got an error code 15 when I forgot my board in the car for 6h at around 0C, it confused the hell out of me at the time until I realized the cold had drained the battery.
RE: Nearly Killed a Child
It does not have to be a physical leash (like a plug or cable), proximity (rfid, magnetic etc) might work better as there is nothing to get tangled up. Say an ankle bracelet or something attached to your shoe.
The downside is yet another electronic component that might break.
The most important question then is if such a product would appear, what would be the proper OneWheel fashion response?
Diamond skull ankle bracelet? Rfid implant in foot? ("OneWheel 4 lyfe!1")
RE: Do I need float plates or rail protectors?
What readysetawesome said. The XR bumpers design is not quite there yet. They are better than nothing and I hope they continue working on it, but as it is now I'm pretty happy that I got float plates on as well.
Maybe the optimal design would be XR bumpers as a shell (current design) with additional "wear and tear" modular slots - say a tailguard and bottom plate that dips below the rails (so they take the contact before the rails) that you could easily replace as you wear them out.
This is close to what you end up with using the float plates. The forward edge of the float plate act as a tailguard, and the rest dips below the rails in addition to adding a quite thick layer of protection to the battery/controller when you do have that really bad smash.
As for rails, I don't like gouging out (over time) the main frame of a device that is carrying me at speed. The rail protectors are an easy way of avoiding that kind of wear. And you get the additional bonus of having the option to become a total fashion junkie now that there are color options available etc ;)
RE: New XR, 100% Charge, 7mi Range?
I also think that is an app issue.
If I remember correctly (I usually just look at the battery charge), if I go from hills one day to flat the next day then the range on screen will on startup be low then creep up as I ride.
If so then it means that the initial number is just a default number (or based on previous ride), you need to ride for a few minutes so that it has some more data to be able to make an estimation.
I wish the app could somehow be more clear that it the range it shows is an estimation, and let the user drill down to understand how that estimate came to be.
Same goes for the battery charge, I would like to be able to drill down to see the state of each cell.
RE: repetitive stress: Had to switch to Goofy due to sore lower back
For other sports practicing offhand seems to improve overall technique, or how the athlete resolve the situation. Fex when I coached kids in basketball we would focus on doing most of the layup training "goofy"/offhand (ex most shoot with right hand and jump off the left foot, offhand in this case would be to shoot with left hand and jump off the right foot). The "right" side picked up really fast and now we also had the added bonus of them being able to attack the basket from any angle while still being able to protect the ball, and to do so without having to think about it.
Another benefit was that overall focus got better as using offhand require more effort, and being able to focus for any length of time is something you have to train as well.
That said, I had to introduce this training in small but intense doses as they would initially fail quite a lot, and this would sour them to any type of training if I kept going.