@hoovdini Good to know. Figured as much as there are a lot of ways to do this and not a lot of issues.
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RE: Battery side red lights died
Still under warranty? Have to send it have to FM and get them fixed for free.
Otherwise my guess is your wires have been damaged. With the power off, can you shake your board and here a rattle in the front? Or you’ll here it when going off curbs and over obstacles when riding.
RE: Battery side red lights died
@awormasi Not the battery side unless you ride the board backwards.
The lights change color with direction. The front (forward direction) of the board is supposed to be the sensor side, that's where the controller is and the side that stands up when you're not on the board. That front end had the ferrite rattle and wire cutting. There are a bunch of YouTube videos (and Facebook) on how to repair this yourself but it voids the control module warranty.
If you have killed the rear LED... be careful. I know a few folks have cooked their BMS trying to repair those themselves.
RE: Laying Down Carves
I find the Burris to be a little more stable than the FF Hoosier. Personal choice.
First thing I would upgrade is the tail and grip tape. It's a personal preference thing again but between the OneTail, Cobra and Kush, I went with Kush pad from The Float Life. They have a great blend of grip tape also which I put on my front pad. This is the best mod to date for me. The tail lets you carve harder, have less fatigue and really stay planted when on trails.
After that I would look at tire options. What type of riding do you do the most? The Vega does break in after a couple hundred miles, especially if you're carving a lot, but the other are still far superior for handle-ability.
Have anyone near you who rides? Facebook has a lot of local riding groups, that's how I've been able to try all the aftermarket products out there.
RE: Good Price for Onewheel Plus?
@iamsomewhere that price is amazing, buy it and resell.
Other things, existing 3rd party market for fenders, handles, hires, bumpers, fangs, etc... and no one mentioned the 4x faster charge time with the normal charger.
Both will meet TSA guidelines for allowable battery size. The OW+ allows the add on for external batteries and other charging options that may take a while with the Pint or be blocked by FM; no one knows yet.
@iamsomewhere do you want to cruise a city or go trail riding? The OW+ may allow you options for riding based on battery options and charge time and tire size. If you need a lighter weight, smaller ride, the Pint is probably worth the wait...
I'd buy the OW+. Try someone else's Pint when available and then decide. At $850 for the OW, you may make a profit selling it used.
RE: So Future Motion seems to have forgotten about their Forum
@tomfoolery and sent him a hat.
All businesses protect their social media, especially when launching new products.
@mr-vince I've been lurking on these forums for a while and have rarely even seen FM involved. They have some of their employees in the larger Facebook groups and there are ton more engaged riders there. Between FB and IG, I don't think they really have a need for the forum to exist any more... I just like the simplicity of it here and the fact that it takes 10 min a day to stay on top of the new posts... on a busy week.
@mr-vince as far as FM not liking their customers... I don't think this is true personally (my opinion), but I think it's lack of understanding who their current clientele is. Could be an age thing, could be a Cali thing, not sure... but I don't think they want to cater to a small die hard population, and instead choose to expand their customer base.
They were invited to FLF last year but couldn't make it. Jack at least mentioned the event during the NYC launch of the Pint. I think a lot of current OW riders are older than the marketing team thinks... the Pint may change that because it costs less than an iPhone X did when it was launched.
RE: XR not shutting down when front-foot lifted
The XR sensor covers the majority of the front foot pad. Only the V1 had the centralized sensor (OW+ and XR have same front pad).
Two most likley scenarios:
- Defective foot pad. This is a bad situation as it can lead to a run away board. If your board isn't turning off when you're under 1 mph and have your heel lifted, put in a help ticket with FM
- Lack of practice dismounting. May just be your foot isn't in the right place or is touching both sides of the sensor. See image before for what the sensor looks like under the grip tape
RE: OW+ jolts/jerks/boosts when accelerating
Same advice as above, try and keep weight centered over wheel and feet closer to the wheel when you want to speed.
The "surging" as it's called is a precursor to nosediving if it's not listened to. That's the boards way of saying it can't keep up with the demand... although most folks get it when going up inclines and trying to use flat ground speed/acceleration.
Try slowing down your acceleration a little and see if it continues. I find body position effects this a lot.