Just tested on the OW+ Footpads and the wiring is the same.
It's closed by default and circuit opens when the sensor is pressed
@skyman88 What's interesting to me is how the numbers are practically the same. I wonder if they purposefully give ETAs that are roughly half of what it should take. Or if they figured that going over double the expected wait is the threshold where they start to lose too many clients.
6 -> 9-12
60 -> 90-120
I guess I'm trying to rationalize why they've been giving misleading ETAS since January and why they haven't tried to fix it... Or why they've yet to improve their PR in a satisfactory manner...
It's like FM gave up on ethical marketing practices... Just cuz? Surely, there's got to be a reason... Right?
I'm just saying, by now their Marketing team should be fully aware that they're pissing off their customers. I actually met a guy in Seattle who really wanted to try a Onewheel, so I let him try mine. Turns out he totally geeked out on it and tried to find all the info he could. He had even looked at this very thread! So why didn't he purchase one? Because he was under the impression that they would never catch up with orders. Their 💩 marketing is hurting their sales and makes me seriously question wether they're the entity that will make the Onewheel a mainstream sport...
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The FM site now says "Ships in 6 Weeks."
Yeah I believe the true "purchase to ship" date is somewhere in the ballpark of 9-12 weeks
And people that ordered in January thought they'd have to wait at most 60 days and ended up waiting anywhere between 90-120 days. Interesting...
Sorry for the lack of updates folks! I know the wait can be agonizing. I've been there 👎
I will update the chart today or tomorrow!! 🤓
I didn't forget about y'all! I've been busy working on something I wish existed when I was first looking into OW. Stay tuned... 🙈🙉🙊🏆🎟
Ordered skate pads but what about motorcycle gear? Anyone consider it?
I have a moto helmet that has a full face visor (but no chin guard). It's made me a lot more comfortable riding at higher speeds. The full face visor is also super nice, leaves my peripheral vision intact and protects me from dust, insects, ... DOT certification certainly gives me added peace of mind. I wouldn't recommend anything with a chin guard as it'd prevent you from seeing your feet.
I had a mild concussion falling at 25mph wearing a snowboard helmet. I don't want that to happen again.
Only times I use a skate helmet is when I plan to stay below pushback territory. Otherwise I feel as adequately protected as this man:
Also moto jackets will prevent many scratches and some have built-in armor. I feel like it'd actually work really well if you're really worried of high-speed spills...
@shattle Fair point. But I thought it was worth a shot. This is my #1 complaint with the board and the only thing making me wary of recommending it to everyone.
You should see some of the hills I'm going down sometimes when I get this message. On the small chance that I manage to stay on the board, I know that friction from the tail won't be enough to slow me down so if there's a car or a pedestrian coming, someone or something will get hurt for sure.
So much for
Uphill or downhill, Onewheel provides incredibly smooth, controllable power.
@shattle Because it's a slow hill (about 500ft elevation loss over 1 mile), so I still overall lose power going down but it fluctuates up and down a lot. I usually arrive at my destination with about 20% left so not a lot of room to unplug early on. I'm sure you're aware that below ~12% the board would rather have you walk...
On my ride this morning I got about 10 notifications the board will turn off soon. I knew this wasn't exactly true because I'm getting used to my board now but it definitely makes for a stressful ride :S
Yes there are remedies, but this is the product wishlist section, isn't it? :)
@jeffmccosker Tried it on my way down Capitol hill today. I let it spin for 1m and the battery was still showing 100%.
My guess is that just like most electronics, 100% is more of an estimation than anything. And it seems like the range where my battery shows 100% is quite big.
If I could just get a notification when it's charged at 95% at least I'd have time to go unplug it before it reaches 100%. Been trying to monitor charging but it hasn't been successful for me. That Ultracharger is too fast! Only time I'll ever complain about that, I promise ;)