I completely agree with you! At least tell us that it is a "pre-order" and they're not sure of the delivery date yet. Then keep us posted on any updates / problems with production. I think that we'd be understandable since I bet most of the buyers are return customers. Or could I say "investors" now.
Posts made by Panglossian
RE: The Waiting Game 2
RE: Does custom shaping can prevent nose dive?
I had my first small nose dive the other day, it was in Delirium setting though. I was stopped and about to cross a crosswalk. Cars were waiting and I went forward into a slight dip for the rain and it felt like the board turned off the power to the wheel and I went down right in front of all the cars & peds. One lady is yelling "ARE YOU OK?" It was pretty embarrassing... but I still don't know why it happened. I was maybe going 3-4mph and the lip of the dip was small and I've done it hundreds of times before.
My point in saying this, is that I'm not convinced that the shaping would change the capability for the computer to just turn off the wheel for whatever reason.
Could you go back to the same place and try it again with everything the same? Same settings, and location. To see if it does it again? It's say if it does, then try changing the settings and try it again. I'm really curious about your findings!
RE: What’s pushing the Pint orders back?
I feel like you as well. There was no info stating "this is a pre-order and Pint will ship in a couple of months or more" when I purchased. In fact, I was planning to go to California with my daughter and ride with her on the beaches two weeks after I ordered on Mar 12th. I have loved the XR and thought this would be perfect time to bond for both of us. When I saw the ship date was estimated 2 months away I was really shocked! It would have been nice to have clearly mentioned that on the website somewhere before they let us click purchase.
Anyways, I'm happy that I'm in the queue and realize that they probably needed the capital and this is a brilliant way to get some more hard cash from their loyal customer base that know their products.
Back to your question - I ordered the dark grey model and the full monty package. I've been watching and my date has not changed (May 27th) however, that's a holiday. So I bet it will be after that date. I've seen others with other color options keep getting pushed back. I wonder if it has something to do with that. I've also wondered if I hadn't purchased the full mont (banana split?) option if mine would have been changing too.
I do also find it interesting that they haven't communicated anything with the customers who purchased these. We're really their "Loyal" customers! Seems like they might send us an email giving updates on the production levels or issues and I'm sure that most all of us would be happy to know more details.
One last thing - since they reworked their homepage there's no way to find the forums any longer. I don't think the new OW owners would be able to find the forum - I wonder if that's by design. FM doesn't seem too involved with the Forums from what I can tell.
RE: XR constantly losing app connection?
Does anyones automatically connect when you turn on your OW? I mean, do you have to unlock your phone then start the app for it to connect? Seems like it could be more like turning on bluetooth headphones - they just connect when you turn them on or activate them. This thread made me question if mine is bad or if this is just how it's designed. Once it's connected mine seems to stay connected when the phone is locked and I do get alerts. But if I don't unlock the phone and open the app - it doesn't connect even though there's a setting to "auto-connect". So most of the time I don't use the app - only when I want to check the battery level. Mine is 4208.
RE: Apple Watch App Feature
Agreed! This would be a great feature! The more information that we have while riding would really make it safer! There are so many things that they could do with the software that would be amazing! For example, the "auto connect" doesn't really seem to auto connect. Having to start the app every time you turn on the board sucks! It would be nice to have it just recognize the board is now on and connect to the phone - like when I jump into my BMW, the car automatically connects to the phone and music starts where I left off etc. They could also have a security feature that disables the board from engaging the motor if the phone is nowhere near the board. It would be a lot easier to chase someone trying to steal a 30lbs board than riding off on one! :) But FM seems to not be thinking about those kinds of things and we're left to the new upgrade of Academy videos.
RE: So Future Motion seems to have forgotten about their Forum
Yeah, it's not as easy to find the forum... I had to go in my history to find the link.
RE: Looking for some help riding.
What has really helped me was to start jumping off with both feet. I used to always almost fall trying to do it the "lift the heel" way. I've recently tried lifting my toes and as my legs have gotten stronger, it's been so much more easy to trigger it to turn off without slamming down on the rear and/or falling off.