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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby haiku » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 am

Aaaaaaand I totally agree. OneWheel: lots of fun and a good training for foil boarding. I mainly ride with It on the beach just to avoid injures.



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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby Oldman_Dave » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:45 am

Just be careful guys. At 40 I got into long distance pump skateboarding. Had a real nice custom board (Roe Triton with don't trip poppy trucks etc) bought a 2nd shorter pump board, soda factory with all the gear inc special bushings at $20 each. One of those bushings split and dropped out mid carve, dropping board onto front wheels. 2 operations later and I have 2 straps and 12 screws holding my elbow together, permanent nerve damage, all sorts of fun stuff. I'm back to playing on water these days.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:56 pm

It's an entirely electronically dependant single wheel vehicle. What could possibly go wrong?

People need to be reasonable with their expectations of the machine their ability and the durability of their bodies.

Can you go screeming down killer terrain at warp speeds cackling all the way like a demon high on adrenalin, sure, you can get into wing suit flying too.

Like a motorcycle, or a kiteboard, there is a humoungus amount risk in getting on a onewheel. To a large degree it is manageable with a bit of common sense.

Ride at a pace that you can jog off when you mess up. Avoid traffic. Ride on softer surfaces. Signal your intentions to others clearly. Have a never faltering understanding of how hard pavement actually is. Wear protection. etc etc etc.

Kiteboarding isn't for everyone and neither are onewheels. For those willing to manage their risk appropriately, they are both a hella good time.

I will say that in three years of heavy use, my first gen onewheel has not malfunctioned.

I have however been injured doing both kiteboarding and one wheeling, and will continue to do both as long as physically possible.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby fun2kite » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Love your videos mate. Watch all of them as they come out :)

Where in Thailand are you based and where is your home beach? I go to Pranburi at least once a year. Your spot looks a bit like Hua Hin , but not sure.

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Yes, I agree OneWheel is Lots of fun, and does feel a bit like riding a foil on the road

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby ap888 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:47 pm

Just feel the need to tell about how stoked still am after owning an XR for 2 months...If anyone has money laying around buy a Onewheel pint or XR you will never ever regret it have over 900km since start of July best thing have ever bought for land use :rollgrin: :thumb: :remybussi: can't explain the feeling every time u ride it's almost better then foiling

Do a tire swap if you buy one the stock tire is rubbish for carving maybe ride it for 100km to get use to riding it then put on a Hoosier slick or treaded or treaded Burris

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby grigorib » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:10 am

I finally snatched one pint on Friday off CA store and should receive it before KOGL!

I got about 1245 miles (2000km) on my Onewheel v1 since Thanksgiving 2016 and it’s time to switch onto new, faster, longer lasting one. :)

And yes Hoosier slick tire is so much better than Vega

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby bricedenice » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:06 am

Is it patented and if so also in Europe? Would be nice to see other manufacturers, so people in Europe wouldn't have to pay such a huge premium, which is the case right now.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 am

There are cheaper versions (Trotter?). The software just doesn't work as well so the experience isn't as good. They are still expensive though because battery technology is expensive still (If you have ever tried to build your own electric bike from components you can see where the costs mount up)

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby tomtom » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:40 am

its not expensive for what it is. and it cost exactly same in europe than US /+ VAT of course/

People should not expect stuff be sooo cheap and and want earn more at the same time. Its literary bad on planet.

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Re: Game changer - Onewheel teaches how to turn on a foil

Postby juandesooka » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:18 pm

Onewheel Pint has grabbed my interest. Wanted one of these for a long time, just can't justify the $$. At half price, the Pint is getting tempting.
Smaller is good (helpful for commuting trips).
Slower is good (I know people who are seriously messed up with high speed wipeouts).
Less range isn't good.

Xmas is coming, so is Black Friday.

I reckon it will drive prices down on used ones too, as no one is paying $1k for a used gen1 onewheel when you get a brand new pint for that.
The grinder abides. :thumb:

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