Wondering if the OW+ has regenerative braking? I haven't seen anything on this yet. It would be a shame if it's not there. I like knowing that when I'm pretty far out uphill and below 50% battery that I can get some range back on the way back down.
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OW+ regenerative braking?
RE: Man I am too old for this =(
I can definitely recommend switching to extreme mode. I just started riding about a 2 weeks ago, and I went against the advice I had already read here and started in classic mode. I have a background in skateboarding and snowboarding, but it's been quite a few years since I've done either, and am now in mid 40s, working in front of a computer, and not in great shape.
My starts and stops are still pretty wobbly, but once it get moving just a little bit it's good. Extreme mode feels much more natural in the response of the board.
On my second time out, in classic mode, I had a pretty hard crash. I'm still not sure exactly what happened, but I think I might have went past pushback or my front foot came off the sensor. I was about to make a heelside turn to head back down the street when the board basically just went down and threw me off. No warning, just BAM! If you've ever hit a big crack or rock when skateboarding and didn't see it coming, it's like that.. instantaneous crash. I didn't have any wrist guards yet, so my hand got pretty chewed up on impact, but I had enough presence of mind and residual reflexes to roll over on the fall, so no bruises or other impact injuries. I was pretty reluctant to get back on the next day.
Switched to Extreme mode a couple of days later (with wrist guards and a helmet) and it's been good since.. just need lots more practice on start. dismount, and maneuvering at slow speed.
Don't give up yet!