@Fresh wait. I wasn’t done reading. Lol
Hey guys. Just joined this because I want a OW so bad and I’m trying to learn as much about them as I can before I save up enough to get one. I love this product and got to test ride one for about 10 minutes and haven’t stopped thinking about owning one since. My day will come.
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RE: 2019 Onewheel? Suspension?
@Fresh that is a most excellent idea which made me look for a solution. It might become a hassle but I found this tracker for only $50. I’m not sure but it would kick ass if it fit into the control board side but seeing as I don’t own one yet, I’m not sure how much room there is. The hassle would be that the battery only lasts 2 weeks so you’d have to open your board up every two weeks to recharge the thing but it would give me a little peace of mind were it to float away. Personally I can’t see myself leaving it where I couldn’t see it (and know it wasn’t safe) but, things happen and there are shitty people in this world. Let me know if you find anything better but for $50 and no monthly fees and real time tracking it seems like a viable alternative until they incorporate something like this into the board.
RE: Footpad sensor sensitivity to atmospheric pressure variations
@FabienBien wish I could help more. Kinda new here and not yet a OW owner but this is the best I could find. I’d say the sensors can fail quite easily and changing the grip tape with heat at altitude could have had an adverse effect on them. One way to Check
“Footpad Sensor Test (This test may more easily performed with two people. This test is undertaken at your own risk!):
Here is a video of the following test conducted with a normally operating Onewheel Plus: Onewheel Footpad Sensor Test
While powered off, place the Onewheel on level ground in the riding position
Without touching the sensors, turn the Onewheel on with the power button
Without touching the sensors pick up the Onewheel and hold it level with hands at opposite ends of the board.
Position one hand over the front sensor so that the heel of your palm is over one half of the sensor and your thumb is over the other.
Place pressure on one side of the sensor with the heel of your palm, and on the other side with your thumb. At this point the motor should engage.
Tip the board forward or back and the wheel should spin.
Release pressure with your thumb on one half of the foot pad and the wheel should continue to spin.
Release pressure with the heel of your palm on the other half of the footpad and the motor should almost immediately disengage and the wheel begin coasting to a stop.
If the motor does not almost immediately disengage when pressure is released from both halves of the sensor, the footpad or controller may be damaged or defective. Contact Future Motion Support: firstname.lastname@example.org”
I found this information here for reference. Best of luck to you.
What’s it worth?
As some of you might know, I don’t own a OW. I’ve wanted to for a while now and even more so now that I got to test ride the + for about 10 minutes. I was sold. Because of where I live I’m looking to get the XR model. To purchase from future motion would cost over $2,000 to get the extra bumper and fender package. I’ve seen them for sale used before and see them go for around $1700. I know it’s worth every penny but if you could save a couple hundred bucks on one with low miles in immaculate shape, how much would you spend on it before saying “screw it” and just ordering straight from future motion?