I had the same questions so I bought one of each the resale is stout on these babies just try to find a "cheap" one for sale so if you decide you greatly prefer one over the other you can always sell or trade one, good luck on the decision !
Posts made by RUSH
RE: Pint or XR...which is most like cruising the pistes in a snowboard?
RE: Snowboarder in (late) midlife crisis - is learning to ride One Wheel the answer?
I bought a gently used but fully loaded XR to start with and the gal I got it from mentioned she had learned on a Pint and that the Pint had the same motor so I started thinking if thats the case I wanted both and I bought a new pint for $850 but I'm adding $350 in protective parts before I ride it, I am very happy having both because I will ride in my warehouses probably using the Pint and once I'm more confident I know I'll want to rip around on the XR ! I now have both boards and a full line of Triple 8 safety gear plus Klim full padded motorcycle / (snowmobile helmet) gear if its really cold I still have not ridden one yet but I have no regrets in buying them and I am very excited to start riding, btw I'm 59 and glad to hear I'm in good company with all you guys
PS if anybody has a Carbon-Smith coupon code I can put it to good use lol
RE: A PSA to the greater OW community during the COVID-19 Pandemic
the millennial crowd is always going to suck the goobermint teat and not question the official narrative they never learned any cognitive thinking so they are mindless drones most believing men actually landed on the moon etc. thankfully they will run to take the vaccines and they will live short lives
RE: Onewheel in heat?
wow 130f the problem when ambient is over body temp is it feels like you are in a convection oven as you move through the heat, I'm in Arizona so 115 will soon be the norm heck it's 102 as I type this I expect to water down a hand towel for my head and t-shirt and let evaporation be my AC. I'm interested to know how you do keep us posted !
RE: Start @ 60 - What could possibly happen??
Great to hear @Vapco thanks for the info ! I have no doubt I'll love the thing and my idea of fun riding is slow meandering around abandoned complexes I have plenty of fast scary things so going fast on a footboard is not my idea of fun I loved all forms of boarding except downhill like the Signal Hill Boys used to love lol !!! I had many years on standard skate boards and really only crashed half a dozen times. My Triple 8 Crate of gear arrives tomorrow so I expect by Sunday I'll have a first ride report and after all I'm not getting any younger ;-)
RE: Start @ 60 - What could possibly happen??
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one in "our" age group about 4 months ago I walked out of a Sixbucks coffee store and there was a guy standing right outside the door with a "skateboard" that had LED headlight and one go-kart wheel I wondered what the heck it was and strangely enough I walked to my rig and on a motorcycle forum page was an add for that darn cylcops skateboard so I clicked on it and read for a few hours and knew I had to have one lol !
4 months searching and watching CL , forums and ebay I finally bought my first OW XR with 178 miles from a young lady in Sherman Oaks Cali she had learned to ride on a Pint so the XR was pristine condition and came loaded with about $500 in options I wanted. This was 2 days ago and last night I found a deal on a new in box Pint with fender also in SoCal there isn't much for sale yet in Phoenix AZ my closest big city
I have a huge Triple 8 safety gear order on its way to me I bought two of everything they had I hope it helps lol
I tried to step on my XR and it didn't activate or turn on or whatever its called and I death wobbled see saw style for 6 rotations then bashed my ankle enough to bleed trying to step off and I moved a total of ZERO inches
This made me realize I just turned 59 years old and I don't want to end up in any ER during covid-mania
I know I'm going to ride OW's but I admit I'm scared to get messed up I have the most expensive insurance money can buy - as in no insurance - president osama made sure I lost my health care plan and my doctors in Seattle I really liked both retired once osamacare started
I was an avid skate boarder from 12 to 43 years old I used run 7 to 10 miles a night and carried my skateboard in case I was too tired to run home but never once used the board and finally stopped carrying it now I have no idea how I carried that board thousands of miles while running !
I like to design custom parts for motorcycles and I have some ideas for better, tougher and more versatile OW fangs / bumpers / float plates / rail mounts all in one bulletproof package but I hope FM will make all those things standard equipment on future OW's
I'm looking for a grassy field where the soil is not to soft so I can get my first rides in this weekend my Triple 8 gear is due Friday!