Great review! Thanks.
I don’t think a beep is necessary, because the one wheel physically turns its nose up to get the riders attention. That’s almost more startling than a beep. Ewheels, on the other hand, don’t change their angle relative to the ground, so a beep is the only way to tell something is going on.
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RE: eWheel rider: OneWheel is a great ride
RE: FLYING FINS made in my garage for about $10 DOLLARS
Sign me up for the beta-testing program.
You should charge $50 for a set. (And don’t reveal your costs)
RE: I got on hoosier! I'm a fan
I read Hoosier tires raves like yours for months. It made me hate my Vega tire. So, I bought a Hoosier 5.5, installed it, with extraordinary difficulty - I destroyed my Vega during the removal. I then promptly hated the Hoosier. Search the forums, you'll find my review.
The Hoosier tire is darty, quick, and turned my easy-cruising Onewheel into a zippy, squirrelly handful. I couldn't look at my iPhone while riding anymore, couldn't ride the opposite direction anymore, and even high-sided a couple times. And my ankles hurt like !@#$ trying to keep it straight. I consider myself an expert rider - almost 600 miles under my belt, and hated the thought of a new learning curve. Worst of all - NO change in mileage, even at an ankle-breaking 35psi.
After I posted my negative Hoosier review, others chimed in, saying they didn’t like the Hoosier either for the same reasons. These were the first negative Hoosier reviews I ever saw. I’m just posting this for others, so they don’t feel like their board is sub-standard unless they change out the tire - like I did.
Each tire suits different riding styles differently. For tricks, quick turns, and off-road traction, the Hoosier is awesome! If that was my riding style, I’d be a happy owner. But I prefer long-distance cruising, and off-roading on smooth single-tracks while looking at the clouds, checking my stocks, and making sure my golden retriever is still behind me.
I want riders to install a Hoosier for the right reasons, and understand that their board's handling will change dramatically - and depending on your riding style, you'll either love it or hate it.
P.S. @readysetawesome Is your Vega for sale? ;)
RE: Upgrade Onewheel Plus to an XR?
Hey @Gadgetrider - get yourself an XR, now! You need a board that lasts all 18 holes!
I saw the Carvepower video - wires were swinging everywhere - the rider looked like a hospital patent walking with their IV pole. Not elegant.
BTW, I'm also an avid golfer, and a huge fan of Canadian golf instructor Shawn Clement - is he in your neighborhood?
RE: Preset 'Digital Shaping' profiles?
Here's a good place to start: https://onewheel.wiki/Riding_technique#Onewheel.2B_Modes
As for me, I just leave it Delirium.
RE: Flying with Onewheel on AA.
@Ansen-French Hope you're going to Venice Beach - I'd LOVE to ride my Onewheel on that boardwalk.
From what I've read on the forums, you have a 50/50 chance of getting your Onewheel on the plane, whether it's checked in or your carry-on, no matter which airline. It all depends on the mood of the TSA agent of airline employee you run into. Scary, right?
I just sold my Onewheel+ yesterday, and paid $59 to ship it from NC to MO via FedEx. If I had to travel with my Onewheel, I'd just ship it both directions. It'll cost over $100, but hey, the OneWheel is a non-necessity luxury item to begin with, and most people who own one probably have some disposable income ;)
RE: OW Owners: Injury Survey
I nosedived while attempting a hard acceleration from about 10mph. Fortunately, I ran it out, and stayed upright. Ever since, I put my front ankle right on the fender, and my back foot as far back as possible. This rearward distribution makes it impossible for me to get past Delirium's initial pushback at 15 mph. Now, I can't shift enough weight forward to get to 20mph even if I tried, which is like a built-in safety feature.
RE: Really looking forward to XR and fewer nosedives
even though I keep my stance pretty close to the wheel
Both feet? One foot?
I nose-dived once on my Onewheel+.
I thought I was immune because I kept both feet close to the fender.
Then I realized while my front foot touches the fender, my back foot needs to be as far back as possible, which dramatically changes the center of gravity rearward, requiring less effort on the motor to keep the board up.