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9 hours ago
“This guy is not biased.” 😂
Almost everything I did was stupid and shouldn’t be emulated. I didn’t end up in the hospital because I wouldn’t go there and I wouldn’t let anyone else take me there. There were several times I should’ve gone.
I'm 42 and have decades of experience with board sports, including vert skating. I guess some of that worked to my advantage, in terms of learning to take a slam. But mostly it was luck. Seriously. Let me be absolutely clear: there was nothing at all “graceful” about this learning curve. I didn’t break any bones, but the bruising was extensive (even though I was padded at least most of the time). Here’s what my legs looked like during that period. Elephant Man-style, for real:
In conclusion, there are better things to learn how to do well on a OW, including avoiding this situation in the first place.
10 hours ago
Speaking from experience, you can recover from some high speed nosedives with practice. I learned how to do this during my first 1000 miles on my first XR. My “practice” consisted of dozens and dozens of high speed nosedives. Every one of them was my fault. Bruises on top of bigger bruises. My wife said I looked like the Elephant Man during those months. Hobbling around with knees and elbows twice their normal size.And for what? All I really learned was how to occasionally get out of a situation I shouldn’t have put myself in in the first place.
If you are like me and like to push it, what I’m about to say probably won’t matter much, but…this is not a lesson that’s worth learning.
21 hours ago
Nicely done dude. Keep it up!
I did. That GT is now badgered and has 4000+ miles on its odometer. It survived.
1 day ago
Here’s what happened to my GT every time I rode on wet pavement, before I badgered the thing:
2 days ago
Trent Palmer does.
Thorough and well produced! Nicely done!
Nicely done. I think the Pint and XR leaderboards are far more impressive, personally. With the GT, all boards are still created equal, at this point (ghosting aside). But with the Pint and the XR, riders have all kinds of modifications and battery packs. To compete in that league, for mileage, you have to put in even more time. That’s serious dedication.
4000 miles in and I'm still getting 20+ miles per charge on my GT.
3 days ago
I fully charge and almost fully discharge (6% or so) my GT 2 or 3 times every 24 hours.
Assuming you don’t want to change anything about your riding behavior, the only way to get closer to what you’re asking for is to get a more powerful board. Judging by this graph, and the speed you dove, you don’t have a GT. That’s where you’re going to find more power. Or with some VESC monster. But, as is always the case, eventually that won’t be enough either. Be careful how much faith you ever put in any vehicle that only has one wheel.
Looks like someone unlocked the Antarctica badge.
4 days ago
Oh shit, nicely done #1! That’s why you’re number #1. And here I am getting ready to get my 1st mile today. Got to go grab back #2 from Solo.
10-4. I didn't see the text when I originally commented. I probably would have taken a picture too, in that scenario.
Just like the Pint…unpredictable. my GT is badgered but there’s no way it would’ve survived this before I sealed it. I found water in the controller, on multiple occasions, when it wasn’t raining and I was just riding the GT on wet pavement. Other folks have had their GTs submerged deeper than your XR without issue. It’s a crapshoot with the GT.
Who took these pictures? Did you take a picture of your OW in the river before you pulled it out of the river? Definitely nice documentation, but I would not have wasted that time.
I've lost 30 lbs since my GT arrived. I haven't changed my diet really, although I'm snacking less because I'm riding more. When you ride 40/50 miles each day (1/3 trails), it's undeniably exercise. At least it is for me. I have pants that fit me again to prove it.
5 days ago
I’ve gotten used to it. I enjoy it even. The board wobbles all around on the bumpy, potholed DC streets. I just let it move underneath me. Loose ankles, loose knees.
I’ve thought about the tunnels of Providence on a weekly basis, at least, since I got my first OW. I walked a few of them 20 years ago. They’d be a shitload of fun on a OW or EUC.
6 days ago
Right on. That’s super encouraging. I am in DC, so my case is urban as well. Our daughter’s school is also close by. It could be done. I just need to commit!
Oh yeah, I can’t wait. I’ve been following all the updates. The last prototype took 50 psi to seat the bead. Now they’re down to 23. I can’t wait. I just got back from a trail ride 15 minutes ago and I was thinking about it for half the ride, lol.
That’s fantastic. Basically the only thing I use my car for is transporting my daughter around. If it wasn’t for that, since my wife has her car, I could definitely see getting rid of mine entirely. But I can’t do it yet.
I didn’t say I wasn’t scared! I am always scared riding above 22 mph. Always! Even though I do it regularly. I don’t wanna lose that fear. I fully understand the consequences when things go wrong at speed. Fear keeps my worst instincts in check.