@Andersen142 in my opinion the XR is better than the Pint. As far as I'm concerned the Pint is a CG effect in a bunch of online videos because no one has gotten their hands on one except for Youtubers.
Motorcycle enthusiast who never learned to wheelie. Now that I'm old and fat, this one wheel thing is it. :)
Posts made by Motoproponent
RE: Looking for Pint/XR rental/tour in San Francisco next august
Do you know anyone locally in SF or the Bay Area?
Buy one. Then have them sell it. Money spent on a OW here is like money deposited in the bank you can ride around on til you want to withdraw it. lol
RE: It is worth to buy XR now?
I would buy a used XR. If you buy it and dont fall in love with it (you're a soulless demon) you can sell it for the same or more than you paid for it.
Going price for an XR is ~$1500 with a bunch of accessories. Going price for and XR in a few months will still be ~$1500
Buy a Pint new for $1000 and (if you get it in a few months) it will not be worth the same amount if you want to sell it because you dont want it or because you want to upgrade to the XR for the range.
RE: Why do you love your Onewheel?
The first time I carved uphill I was hooked. The most fun last mile solution ever. I commute three times a week on this thing (I bicycle the other two days so I don't get too squishy). Plus short errands around town. I can get to the corner booze-mart quicker than I could pull my car out of the garage.
RE: Regenerative Charging Minimum Speed
Yeah, I live on a hill. I used to worry about the regen cut off. I would be really careful not to start my commute at 100%.
Then one day I was at the top of this tremendous hill. It dropped like 1000 feet over a mile of forward travel. At the top of the hill I was at 68% battery, at the bottom of the hill I was at 68% battery.
I dont think the powercore is a very efficient generator. The best thing to try is to look at the battery level of your board at the top of the hill (start at like 80% or something, just in case one or both of our boards aren't normal), then ride down it like you normally would. Look at how much the battery charge went up.
The board will cut out before it goes over 100%. For my commute the, hill at the beginning doesn't generate 1% battery. By the time I get to the stop sign at the end of my block I'm at 99%. I know I wont go over 100% so I don't even sweat it anymore.
As far as adjusting your speed to reduce the regen, remember that the regen is from the drag on the motor acting as a brake, not the rpms. The more drag, the more regenerated energy. So just ride at your normal speed.
RE: Nose Dive Recovery Training?
@Kielanders If I were going to practice nosedives I would do it in Sequoia or Cruz. The reason rule number one of the 5 rules to avoid nose dive, is "Ride in Mission" because the speed limit is more in line with the max capability of the board. Sequoia and Cruz have electronically set limits. Its pretty easy to push beyond 10 miles per hour and then...boom nose dive. Plus push back comes much earlier.
Don't ride in Sequoia, but if you want to practice feeling push back and getting a lower speed nosedive to practice recovering from, those "beginner" modes are where it's at.
RE: How many have sold?
I dunno, It's certainly possible. I mean I put about 20 miles a day on my XR just from my commute, That's about 400 miles a month. Just my commute will rack up almost 5000 miles in a year. Now I'm using it for runs to the store and exploring and what not. If it was my life, my social circle as well as my way to get around those numbers seem totally feasible considering how long its been out.
How many have sold?
Is there a place to see how many Onewheels have been sold? Like when I look on the leader board and I'm #1215.....is that #1215 out of 1300 or #1215 out of 5000?
The foundation of my universe, the basis of my self worth is dependent on how I stack up to the rest of you. Its not enough that I know how many are ahead of me, I need...NEED...to know how many people I'm ahead of.