What, no handstands? :o)
Posts made by Kielanders
RE: Pint does not engage
As others said, the board has to be flat on the floor in ready position before powering-up.
Also, on my XR, it is VERY finicky if I accidentally place my thumb (or even a phone) on the front footpad/sensor when powering-up.
It's very natural to touch the top of the front footpad with your thumb to stabilize the board when pressing the power button . . . but don't do it.
When that's the case, I also get a 15 blink error code (front pad sensor) on the power button.
If I've triggered the sensor on start-up, but don't notice the error code on the power light, my board front will just drop when I mount.
RE: Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?
I... I can't even imagine walking in those things...
Why would you make shoes so hard to walk in???
those shoes aint made for walking
They're waders, made to trophy fish for idiot blowhard alpha males.
Can you not used the board without connecting it to the app?
Yes, you can, but you can't change riding modes.
I get where you're coming from with the boot now - sucks to work in a office where that could be a problem. Anything would be good just to make things more difficult for a thief is better than nothing.
Something like this.
I like your thinking, but a motivated thief could just drop the wheel and be through that with an angle grinder in a minute.
I suggested a 'Find My Onewheel' upgrade to the app, and I think others have as well.
My thoughts were that if the thief (or the person the thief sells the board to) actually starts riding the board on a regular basis, then they're probably riding for an hour or two multiple times a week in the same area.
It wouldn't take too much effort to then stakeout and/or identify who's on the board and where they live, and then alert authorities.
I also like the idea of being able to brick the board with a security code. But if someone steals it, they might just throw it out when they can't use it - or, ironically, send it to Future Motion for board repairs.
There's also the headache for Future Motion if people start forgetting their codes, asking for resets, etc. That's why I like the 'Find My OW' the best.
RE: Road Rage
You're absolutely right, and it's great advice. At the end of the day, I had no idea who was in that car - not my finest moment, thanks for bringing it back to what's important.
I think what will help me is getting that GoPro helmet mount - I can keep it dialed-in if I know I've got it on vid.
Coming-up on 500 miles in a few days. I experienced my first incident of road rage today. Small town, always do my best to be respectful of pedestrians and other motorists. When there's no way to totally get out of the way of traffic in both directions, I slow down and hug the white line at around 10 mph until things clear.
Doing just that today, I had a driver come 3' from my side matching my speed, screaming out the passenger window 'GET THE F OFF THE ROAD, THE ROAD IS FOR CARS A-HOLE!!!' and giving me the finger.
This is a small seaside tourist town. In the summer there are rental electric scooters & bikes, skateboards & bicycles, rollerblades & rollerskates all over the road.
I was stunned. I shouted back and gave him the finger, which he saw when he got about 50' in front of me. He slammed on the brakes, to which I accelerated my board and bailed by his open passenger window, and got all up in his face through the window.
It turns out I know him, he's a volunteer firefighter - he didn't recognize me because I wear a full helmet. I called the fire chief (who I also know) to give him a head's-up.
I'm going to wear a helmet mount GoPro from now on. I also started carrying bear spray, not only because I trail ride, but because I was 'confronted' in a lonely area of town by 3 guys wanting to 'ride' my board.
We've got tourists on all sorts of vehicles running all over town this time of year - so why pick-on the OneWheel.
Sorry to vent - I just can't believe how f'in insane people have become - even out here, 150 miles from nowhere.
Somebody tell me that I'm not the only s##t magnet on a OW.
RE: Leak in tire
I used to pump gas and was a 'tire guy' at a service station in high school 40 years ago. I doubt much has changed.
Like the others said, you can use soapy water on a washcloth to coat the tire while it's attached to the board to find the leak, but don't forget to check around the valve stem, and put a little soapy water into the valve core itself after removing the cap. Sometimes a little sand gets into the valve core and causes a slow leak. Also, get a valve core tool to make sure the core doesn't need tightening.
If you can't find the leak, you can over-inflate the tire to about 40/50 psi (wouldn't go much higher) to help you. You could probably go higher, but I wouldn't recommend it. Catastrophic failure of an over inflated tire (however unlikely) has injured and taken more than a few lives the past 100+ years.
You can also pull the tire & hub and use 3 to 4 inches of soapy warm water in the kitchen sink or washtub - roll it slowly and don't submerge the hub. The water depth should just cover the rubber and touch the steel hub when the wheel is standing upright. Then just roll the tire slowly in the sink looking for bubbles.
Mark the leaks you can find with a crayon, remove the tire, and patch it yourself, or take it to a tire shop for the patch.
You might want to consider just removing the wheel with the hub, and taking that to a tire shop - they should have you good to go in 10 to 15 minutes.
Worst case is they need to throw a tube in it to save the tire, which isn't ideal for you, but will still be cheaper than most OW tires out there. Although, I believe I've seen a couple of new tires for ~$30.
I've never plugged a go-cart tire (plenty of lawnmowers though), but imagine if the hole was in the tread, and not too large or irregular, it might just work fine. If you go the plug route, don't trim the plug too short, and get out there on a hot day right after doing it to help the plug adhesive set-in.
Personally, I would lean toward getting a tire guy to do it. They've got the tools and the experience to get you back on the road quick. But, nothing like learning a new skill if you're so inclined.
RE: Board Names?
I'm not sure where you're at in life, but keep it up. You have an eye for composition. My humble recommendation; don't simply work on your OW skills to do vids of how awesome your OW skills are.
Instead, work on your photography & video skills. The OW is your dolly cam (an amazing tool) to tell the story you want to tell, to speak for those who no longer have a voice, to tell the truth.
Your OW skills will become amazing as you obsessively push yourself to create on film the motion picture shots you see in your head. Build your skills and portfolio, and you'll be given access to places and things by helping people see things through your eyes.
I live, and have lived, in a place (and places) with a predominant Native American presence (Alaska). Develop and use your gift to honor your people. I know the despondence and pain that exists in small villages, racked by lack of opportunity, drugs & alcohol.
The OW isn't a toy for you, it's a very powerful tool (use it, with music, film, and photography) to tell stories that would otherwise be lost.
I'm not just saying this to blow smoke in a public forum, I'm honoring two elderly Aleut people up here now gone (Charlie & Alberta), who didn't let me die my first year in the wilds of Alaska.
RE: Board Names?
Awesome vid! Great sound track, great use of effects . . . and love the helmet - it's just too easy to bump the thinker, and you'll want that in good shape for many many more years - your people need people like you.
By the way, totally give you a pass on the haircut - fly your colors proud brutha.
What state are you in? You always look like you have perfect weather.
You may want to start scouting your area and planning a ride/video.
It starts with taking notes as you go (no camera necessary), thinking about what is meaningful to you, what you think others may like to see, choreograph your camera angles & speed to capture the mood of the beauty you see that you want to share with others, map your weather windows to get the lighting you want, plan and use your effects only as an accent (less is more) - journal it all, sketch it in frames like a comic book if you can draw.
It's called story-boarding in film school . . . putting the pieces together in print and drawings to tell a story with your OneWheel (Dolly Camera).
It happens for every film, whether indie or a major motion picture. You have to know what you want to say and how you want to say it, before you lay it down on film.
Slydog does it in Chicago, and I'm not sure he's even aware of it - he's not showing how rad his skills are (though that may be part of his intention), he's telling you a story of a moment in time in his city, and the sights in his city tell their own story of their past at the same time.
There're plenty of guys that have his skill, but he's (accidentally?) pulling it together with his gifts to touch others of all ages on many levels.
You have that eye to tell a story. Find that story in your life, where you live, right now, it's there - and with your eye, you can bring it to life and share it with the world.
RE: concave soulution: sweep your fishbones under the rug +toehooks
I'm sure you've seen this, but if not, you'll appreciate this official OW vid:
RE: EAT IT! . . . warning signs?
Even had to ride home all bloody and beaten, but no bones broken.
FM's really missing an opportunity to get into the Long Term Care & Life Insurance business - a whole world of revenue streams just waiting for them.
They could even build a rehab center in Santa Cruz or San Jose, with specialty doctors for geriatric OW injuries . . . cha ching!
I wonder if Kyle had any idea what a hit his invention would be with the elderly?
My wife has even BANNED! me from riding down around the cruise ship dock . . . she says I look so cute and such a wreck at the same time (like a stray puppy), there's bound to be some rich elderly lady that insists on 'rescuing' me and taking me home.
She said she's thinking about getting me chipped in case I go missing.
EAT IT! . . . warning signs?
XR, 2.5 months, need some advice from you seasoned young guns . . . or old farts like me.
Wear a full mountain bike helmet, motorcycle elbow/forearm knee/shin guards, wrist guards - last major wreck was at 55 miles on grass. A month off, a chiropractor visit, I was good . . . but it hurt, bad, and I was a little scared getting back-on.
I'm now closing-in on 400 miles, about 8/12 miles a day (weather permitting), about 80/20 street/dirt.
I'm not feeling over confident, but my speed has slowly crept-up to 16/17 mph . . . not trying for speed, just feeling in the groove.
I'm just starting to hop-up curbs (hop-offs are a no brainer), can slalom/carve well, still need to do trail work, I'm very happy with my recoveries so far (either a buried nose with fangs or buried ass for emergency slow-down/bailout), etc.
Loose pebbly gravel/sand is still my bane, didn't make the transition well off of a foot bridge at 200 miles, got 3 steps for the run-out off of 13 mph, and buried my left knee - thankfully with the knee/shin guard, all I felt was 'squish'.
I haven't taken a debilitating hard hit in over 300 miles - not bragging, just surprised.
What's the next threshold mileage or warning benchmark to be wary of, or skill to be working on?
RE: Future motion OneWheel + Under 40 Miles
Now, now, don't be mean. I'm glad they came-out with a model that is allowing many others to get into it. When I was young, or even a young man, I never could have afforded an XR. I'm really glad that so many others are going to be getting a chance to own a board. It really is life changing. My childhood would have been completely different were something like this around back in the day.