On an XR? 30% battery seems to be the threshold for performance decreasing on them.
I'd love to hear that audible beep while in the air...
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Vega actually does pretty well but don't expect any tire to turn well on ice.
Range decreases by 20-40% depends on the board. Also, never leave your board in the cold. Store and charge in a warm environment.
I've personally never heard of long term battery damage...
Salt is terrible for everything... so probably best to clean your board on the regular.
I've had snow packed under the fender but it was never an issue... I also didn't ride a ton last winter.
There is a water proofing kit from Badger that helps eliminate all the common places/areas water gets into the electronics on the board. A local guy just did his and has been riding in the rain the past two days without any issues... and another local rode his Plus all last winter, stock, without a single issue. So it seems to vary a lot; some boards are truly built like tanks and some only survive a single puddle.
@wheelrich Don't go too crazy now! A 10 mile ride and 13 mph speed is a lot for many people.
Congrats on keeping at it and making it to this point.
If you are using the fangs on the regular, you are pushing the board beyond it's limits, not yours. Reading through your earlier story, if you are at 20 mph, you have already pushed through pushback, 100%. Since you are pushing past the safe zone, when you hit an incline you don't have enough juice... depending on the slope/grade, you need to reduce your speed to keep from diving.
You kept mentioning lifting your heel during turns at speed but this will not cause a nosedive. Once you're past 1 mph, you technically only need one sensor engaged... not recommended because if you lose that one connection then you will nose dive! If you have only one sensor engaged for 10 seconds, you’ll get s notification about it.
Glad you're loving the board so far! Despite some falls, sounds like you're really learning and enjoying it.
If you learn the limits of the board, and respect them, you will greatly reduce your chances of nosediving. OW's are hard pressed to keep up with Boosted boards... but you can take advantage of the smooth ride, nimbleness and off road ability. If you truly have a need for speed, try out a board with 4 wheels.
Are in the Boston Group on FB? Where were you riding?
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