@gottaflo I have a ten and fifteen year old (both boys) and just purchased a third Onewheel off of eBay. You’ll have a blast riding with your kids. My fifteen year old is a madman on the Onewheel and he’s not into sports at all so I’m sure your kids will enjoy the experience.
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RE: Question for XR owners
RE: Why buy Used?
@gradyoactive I just purchased a used, month old XR with 85 miles on eBay for $1400 and shipping was included. I was patient and looked for the auctions with the “make an offer” tab. Some folks may just need a quick buck and instead of pawning the OW they just throw it on eBay. I also bought a Plus the same way and couldn’t be happier. I check out the completed auctions and see people spending buko bucks on beat up Onewheels and just scratch my head.
RE: Waterproofing OneWheel
In the Youtube video of Adam Savage building his Onewheel XR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZjxvW17cZ0) I remember Kyle mentioning that the circuit boards are coated with some sort of waterproofing material at the 7:19 minute mark. I have seen circuit board assemblies in wheelchairs and mobility scooters that are totally encased in a blue caulk like rubber so your idea may work for extra waterproofing. But as fruitygreen mentioned, some way to dissapate heat would be ideal.
Just keep riding and getting better. I biffed it about three times on my OW+ until I put it in Delirium. I'm a bigger guy (260#) so I purchased an XR, which arrived in June, and I definitely can tell that it has more torque, but I still ride in Delirium. I also keep my front foot close to the fender and my back foot as far back as I can get it. No accidents yet on the OW+XR. As far as riding on uneven terrain; I just found that I needed to relax my legs more and let them act like shock absorbers, somewhat like skiing moguls. It's more getting over that twisty ankle feeling and thinking your going to get bumped off the board. Hope that helps.
RE: Any local laws against Onewheel?
I live in North Dakota and there are probably five Onewheels in the whole state. Anyway, Bismarck has probably over 100 miles of bike paths and I've rode a lot of them without any negative feedback. Looking through legal pages, I really haven't seen any firm definition of a "Motorized vehicle" even though the walking paths here all have signs that state "No Motor Vehicles". I did find a video on Youtube from Dufisthenics titled: "I have to be honest about the One Wheel" that gives a good definition of an "Electric personal assistive mobility device" at the 15:29 mark. https://youtu.be/HvJobTE-IjI
The guy in the video lives in Florida, but a lady approached me one day regarding my use of a Onewheel on a walking path and I gave her a brief definition of a motorized vehicle much like the one in the aforementioned Youtube video and she didn't have a rebuttal, she just asked that I look out for others. I said "OK" then flipped her off as I rode away. Just kidding, that's no way to be a nice Onewheeler. Hope that helps.
RE: First day with my XR and already had 2 crashes...
@readysetawesome: I totally agree with you on the Onetail+ from C&R. I'm 6 feet tall, 260 lbs and installed a Onetail+ on my XR and I love it. It also allows me to place my back foot further back and my front foot pretty close to the fender. I don't ride faster than 12mph too often, but I feel that moving my weight back on the OW, riding Delirium, and not riding like a madman decreases the chance of a nosedive. Ever since I got the Onetail+, I've been riding with a back foot stance like that of Slydog Stroh and I have way more control. Ride safe!
RE: How long I can ride
I'm 6' 260 lbs and I have been averaging 12-14 miles in Delirium, it's pretty flat here in North Dakota. I have nosedived on my XR a couple times in Mission (probably due to my weight, maybe rider error), but Delirium has worked well with no nosedives. I thought I read somewhere that Delirium has more motor torque. Anyway, hope that helps.
RE: Taking battery to 0%
OK folks, some battery clarification. One: To the board management system (BMS), "100%" is a set amount at the factory. The total voltage of all the cells on a full charge may not equal that set 100% mark. This is not bad, just within tolerance. Two: Zero isn't actually Zero, but more of a "live Zero" which is again set on the BMS. If your battery was actually taken down to Zero, then your charger would not operate as the charger needs some feedback voltage so it knows that it's hooked up to the board and ready to charge. Three: The motor needs a certain amount of voltage to operate efficiently. Too low of voltage can cause too much amperage which can overheat the motor and cause it to shut down. If you noticed, the Onewheel does not have a circuit breaker like other electric mobility devices. If the motor gets into a high amperage situation then the BMS will shut down the board to protect the motor and controls. Sorry if I got off track of the topic, but I see this topic brought frequently and thought I would share.