pikovsg wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:54 pm
The cheap chinese Onewheel clone is a complete piece of shit. Don't bother for a second. Trotter - like opening a good label wine and discovering it's water inside.
What clone(s) are we talking about, "Onewheel" clones or different ones?
I saw them a couple of years ago, and if we for one look away from them being shit as they might be, the idea having a more narrow wheel instead of a gocart wheel, will make them much better on asphalt I would say.
Two very different targets maybe?
I have had the "classic" one-wheel for many years, awesome fun and feel when you "carve" along on the road.
Works on rougher grass too because of the wheel diameter.
Would be much better to stand "Surf style", so you can practice if you have a weaker side, so this one could be perfect on roads (if it works, could be crap build yes)
This type looked awesome in terms of "road" foiling/carving
More info: https://www.fwheel.cc/product/product-s ... overboard/
Of course not usable on the beach and such, but it gives you a really pleasant totally smooth ride, where the classic Onewheel with the gocart tire is a bit more odd because you go over the flat part whenever you carve back and fourth - tried one yesterday and maybe one will get used to this, but when used to a narrow "round" tire it was not as clean.
But the more narrow almost mountain bike wheel, just smaller, is totally silent and you feel just as clean and free and no drag no nothing, like on a hydrofoil, when you ride edge to edge transitions on the pavement
Two slightly different types and usage, same concept, just curious as to whether anybody has tried the mountain bike tire ones where you stand surf style?
Maybe they are not available anywhere yet... And maybe too crappy made if they are...