So people would know where to look to buy, sell, trade, post Want to Buy and all that.
Is there a moderator?
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.
To charge your device from the enormous battery. Is the charge port protected with a diode or something? Can there be a plug that fits into the charge port, like the dust caps, with a USB outlet in it?
So you can float to the transit station of your choice and top off you phone/gopro/headphones or whatever while you commute.
Or if you have an XR and you're floating with + or V1 buddies you can keep their gear topped off. Because if you cant post it on youtube it didnt happen.
There is quite a secondary market for onewheels. There are people that buy them 6 at a time and part them out. I have seen specials and know of friends that have purchased XRs new from stores for $1300. People that know, will buy them and sell them on Marketplace and Ebay for a profit.
From a merchant's POV if it doesn't sell in x amount of time they will let them go at cost or even a loss. People look for smaller board shops where a $2000 robot skateboard may not move compared to the rest of the sub $500 inventory. Then buy it and market it to the right audience for "top dollar".
I bought mine used. When I got it I emailed FM to ask how long I had on the warranty. If it is brand new they will be able to tell you , if it isn't they will be able to tell you when it was purchased for the first time.
As far as I know there is no serial number registry or database for stolen one wheels. though there prolly should be.
@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.
I just did my first tire change in a hotel last week. I went with the Hoosier slick in the stock size. I got it to get a harder rubber as the Vega had picked up a few cuts.
I watched the tutorial on youtube by Jeff McCosker and had the tire off and the new one on in less than an hour with no tools.
Maybe check that out before you change another tire.
Also I noticed the tire is directional and I installed it backwards, lol.
FWIW I run my Hoosier at 22-24 PSI and love it. It is way carvy-er and I find the increase in low speed maneuverability well worth the trade for a lower top speed (it speed wobbles at a lower speed, maybe because of the rounder profile or maybe the backwards mounting). I have seen a few miles increase in my range, but that may be due to me riding at a consistently lower speed than any quality of the tire.