Nah, id rather have a cup holder accessory built in fender with a steady gyro
Agree, and must be tested to not spill my latte during a 20 mph nose dive!
I've had my + for almost 2 years and my XR coming up on a year. When I'm not riding them, they are on the charger and I've had ZERO battery issues. Assuming the Pint battery is similar to the XR, I'd think you can do the same.
Basically, I unplug and ride, then replug when I'm done!
Temperature makes a big difference. On my +, I can get "maybe" 5 miles when the temp is below 60, but at 80 and over I can get over 7 miles sometimes.
It's pretty flat here in Sacramento, so someone else can tell you how much more you can get vs somewhere with a lot of hills.
@Kielanders Well, the 6" Flight Fins Hoosier is a "little" squirrelier than the Burris, but not much. I think if I rode more off road, I would prefer the Hoosier, but since I ride mostly paved, the Burris is a bit better, especially while balancing when stopped. The other consideration is that the Burris is a little cheaper, so overall, better value I think.
I've been riding delirium mode exclusively since I passed the 100 mile mark (I now have about 2300 miles on my OWs). I mean, why WOULDN'T you want all the power that's available? :D I ride my motorcycle in sport mode . . . same thing, touring mode just seems like it's limiting the power.
@Senior-Coffee I had both skateboard and snowboard experience before jumping on the OW 2 years ago (I'm turning 61 this year). I do agree that the skills for left/right balance are transferable, but the forward/backward are new. I did pretty much hop right on (on the sidewalk) and took off, but eventually realized that leaning into the board was not only not needed, but quite dangerous (this was before all of the videos and posts with helpful hints and techniques). If I look at my riding style now (after some 2300 miles), my body stays centered and upright while my legs tilt they board, very little front/back leaning involved. This actually makes for an even MORE "floaty" feel, as you pretty much ride along, smooth as silk, with your legs controlling the flow and absorbing almost all of the terrain.
As for total board newbies, I think people with good balance from other sports catch on quickly, like you said. However, others that have trouble on other balancing endeavors will fail just as miserably, or worse, on the OW. :)
I'm a pavement rider, very little off road, so others may ride differently in that case, but this is truly the most fun toy I've ever owned!
Enjoy the float!
I do agree that an updated XR (2?) that had some of the design changes and features of the Pint would be great, as long as the ability to add aftermarket mods isn't affected. That is one of the best things about the current boards, that you can easily make modifications, either 3rd party or even your own custom mods.
The original, +, and XR are all very high quality builds, albeit not as sleek of a design as the Pint. Besides the limited speed and battery of the Pint (I did not like the range anxiety on my + vs my XR, which easily outlasts me), I also think it will be harder to mod it. Almost like trying to change the battery or memory in an Apple vs a Windows laptop, where it's a lot easier.
@Daymos Nope, not even an alarm to go off at a set speed either, though I've asked for that many times from FM. There is an app for Android Watches that had that feature (worked great), but then FM changed the API and the app no longer works. That app connected directly from the watch to the board via bluetooth.
I use the FM watch app connected to the FM Android phone app, and that shows battery, speed, estimated distance remaining and distance traveled. I've been riding almost 2 years, so my body can sense when I'm going close to 15mph, but I still have the watch app running just in case.
FYI, there's no way on a balanced board that software could limit your speed due to the physics of how such tech works. It "could" do pushback earlier and/or nosedive earlier, but that's not really a solution.
@Enterusername Yeah, I had 2 nosedives . . . one at 90 miles when taking off from low speed, so less than 5 mph and the second at around 600 miles on the board going 21 mph. Installed fangs after that one, not that it would help at 21 mph even if I was on a totally smooth surface, but they did save me twice after that. I have over 2300 miles on my 2 boards together and haven't needed them probably since I passed 1000 miles, pretty sure due to my improved skills and the fact that I keep the max speed at around 15mph. But, I do let people try the board and they may help save someone in the future. Like you, keeping them on "just in case". :)
...and wrist guards if you use your hands at work. I will say my switch skills from boarding are slower to adjust
Agree on the wrist guards . . . broke one on the second fall, would've been my wrist! I say after over 2200 miles, my switch skills are exactly the same as boarding . . . can't switch on snow or street! :D
@someoneingermany I had the bluetooth issue repaired on my XR, and while I didn't have the long wait like you did, I did get mine back with a totally separated bolt in the front bumper. I called them up and told them I've never taken it apart, so they had me take a picture. A new front bumper was sent my way and I replaced it within days.
If you have broken, stripped, or missing screws or parts, give them a call, nothing to lose.