@IanJohnson This is really cool. Does it ride any differently now? Does the handle scrape the ground if you are on an incline? Can you post a video of you pulling it and having it rolling by the wheels? Thanks!
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RE: Competition coming
Ah, the Chinese clones. This one comes closer than the others I've seen. Looks kind of chintzy, and the platform doesn't look quite high enough - you can expect more nosedives on this one - and it looks underpowered compared to OneWheel, and there don't seem to be different shaping options. But they're getting closer.
RE: Sounds and vibration
Oh no! Mine is doing the same thing. Originally was smooth as butter but now it makes a kind of gurgling / sputtering sound when you ride it. Even just standing still on it, it's making all these weird noises as it balances me, and it's kind of jerky just standing still. Not looking forward to a month without a OneWheel :(
RE: Before Onewheel?
Interesting. Definitely similar tech and it has a couple innovations that the OneWheel doesn't have: a carrying handle next to the wheel, and - more importantly IMHO - rollers at the bottom of either edge of the board, probably to help maintain stability when nosediving. I have thought about a similar mod on my OneWheel. Thoughts?
RE: Electric skateboards now legal on bike lanes etc.! YES!
@danriverdale According to OneWheel, the motor is only 500W. EDIT: it peaks at 2000! Thanks for the correction next poster :)
Onewheel Technical Specifications
Motor: 500W transverse flux hub
Battery: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) 48V
Sensors: Solid State MEMS 6-DOF
Tire: 11.5×6.5-6 Vega
Max lean angle: >30 degrees
Top speed: 15 MPH
Typical range: 6-7 miles
Recharge time: 20 mins (ultra charger)
Dimensions: 9×11.5×30 (in)
Weight: 25 lb
RE: A few general questions before I buy...
I ride my one wheel to the metro station and then pick it up and carry it for a minute or two. I agree that any longer than that is not pleasant. I cannot imagine routinely carrying it up three flights of stairs multiple times a day.
I have also experimented with various straps to make it easier to carry. I went to the hardware store and picked up rubber tubing with hooks on either end – it was in the bungee section – and it turns out the hooks fit nicely into the carrying handle portion of the one wheel. Then I can kind of throw the one wheel over my shoulder. It makes it easier to carry, but it is still awkward, and if I have been riding through any sort of weather it then my clothes will get dirty.
I have also considered a clip on wheel attachment for one side so that I can pull it along like luggage! I honestly think this would be the best solution and I am looking forward to tinkering with my tools :-) it would require some sort of platform and a way to keep the one wheel stable and not falling off the wheels.