I was pretty upset about my new jacket but luckily my dry cleaner was able to fix this:
@jerimiya I'm one of the least technical people I know. What I get from your post is that if you move the board around and stand on the sensor pad, that should fix the problem. I've tried that - and it doesn't. Only unscrewing and re-screwing fixes it. In the past I've even removed the bumper and lifted up the footpad and looked underneath it, and sprayed the area with compressed air -- but none of that turned out to be necessary. I just remove the four screws - test it - and then put the four screws back in.
Next time I'm going to try removing just three screws. Does anyone have a much faster alternative to the Allen wrench?
@mrb I don't have any issues after a dry ride, though. And once I unscrew and re-screw, it works fine.
Without fail, every time I ride in the rain or through too many puddles or rinse off the OW, the next time I take it out, it won't start. That is, it'll power on, but the wheel will slide easily back and forth on the ground. The app shows the "Need Personal Space" error. I unscrew the sensor footpad and then screw it back in, and then it works again.
Does this happen to anyone else?
@RLY Well, with over 6,000 miles on your Onewheel, I can see how the forums might have become boring for you. (What the hell is the deal with that, anyway??)
That was some sort of error. I only started riding on September 1, 2016. I just refreshed my app and the error's gone from the leaderboards.
@RLY biggest thing is to make sure you are on the hard packed sand. From my experience the second you hit some soft sand the wheel begins to slip and then digs itself into a hole. Also stay away from the water as much as possible. From recent posts it seems that if you submerge it too far you will ruin your board. One other thing I notice is I fall off the board a lot more on the sand especially if the beach is sloped it is hard to keep your balance. Once you get sand on the footpads and it is caked on there they become much less grippy.
I took a look at this from my private balcony:
And decided I couldn't wait for low tide tomorrow morning. I went for a ride a couple hours after high tide... and sure enough, the wheel slipped and dug into the sand, and the sloped beach didn't help. I guess I'm waiting until morning.
Tired to ride this morning but kept gettin this message. Says not to touch blue stripe pad area while turning on. I haven't touched the area. Not sure why getting this message. Anyone have any suggestions or had this happen? I recently hosed it down to wash or excess dirt, would that effect the pads?
This thread saved my week. Last night, I was ecstatic at finding a hose in my building and rinsed off my board after a ride in a torrential downpour; this morning, I was frantic when I got on the board and nothing happened.
I would have been terribly disappointed if I had to send the OW to CA and then didn't get to ride on the beach (for the first time) in Montauk next week.
Alright my mileage is up there but not my top speed of 18.4. I guess I have to do it again.
Both my top speed and my mileage should be on the board. I'll take a run later today and see if it updates.
Do we need to take a run before our numbers go on the leaderboard?