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Onewheel Stability with Elite Flight Fender Adapters

This video is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of being able to relocate your Flight Fins on your Onewheel. Our Recon Rail system allows you to move your Flight Fenders and Fins using our Flight Fender Adapters (FREE with Recon Rail Purchase for a limited time). They’re basically commitment pads, but not stupid.

The video portrays the stability of the rider’s stance using the Flight Fender Adapters. Sticking landings at speed, bonking blocks and curbs, etc. are far EASIER and you have far more CONTROL over your board. I’m not a pro, but in 8 months I’ve put 2200 miles on that XR and can attribute much of my capability to the gear I’m using (This disclaimer is unfortunately necessary). Hours and hours of practice are required to master bonks and balance without Fins. Add fins and you got it in minutes. Add Recon Rails & Adapters and you got it immediately if you can touch the tire to the surface, you can get up it with the board secured to your feet.

I was a surfer/skater and pretty good at both so I had a place to start in board sports. Snowboarding came naturally to me, and of course these things feel more like a Snowboard than anything else though not exactly like ANYTHING really. I wanted to give the boards more user control above and beyond the power supplied through the wheel, i.e. lifting and landing with stability and keeping the board with you when you want it but still being able to drop it when you don’t. I love that float vibe and when I want it, I just take off my fins in a couple minutes and float on. If I want to shred, I put them back on and I shred.

Image includes prototypes and pre-production rails.

Regarding nosedives, these help SIGNIFICANTLY with nose dive prevention AND riding them out. YES, nosedives are prevented with skill and experience, but the last divot that dumped you on the ground couldn’t be avoided by either. On speed nose dives, I typically prevent them when I feel the motor accelerate (I’m not accelerating forward, rather you feel the motor accelerate to keep balance).  I ride alone usually so I’m not, nor would most people, have a video that captures this magical moment.  My back foot has full control over the board and I simply force it forward under my body and stay upright. My back foot us back about 2 inches from original mounting spot so my gravitational support structure gives me this ability. If I dive completely, the same movement pulls me out as long as I’m conscious not to panic, or at least slow me down enough to run it out. You can’t run a nose dive out at full speed. These things exceed 20 mph, it takes 1/4 second, on average, for a human to react to anything, and the average sprint speed of a human is far under 20 mph. Like Uncle Ricco, I used to be able to throw a football over them mountains. I also ran a 4.7s 40 yard dash, that’s not super fast but for the positions I played, it was good. That’s about 17 mph. If I reacted at 20 mph, I would have already moved 2.45 yards or 7.35 feet. Then, because your linear velocity does not decrease, you have to run faster than everyone except Usain Bolt to run it out. I’m 33 and I tore my right hamstring in half in Iraq, I can’t run a 4.7s 40 anymore.

Acceleration nose dives are almost a thing of the past. I can slap the tail and nose down on command and the board stays with me. Turn your aggressiveness down to 3 or less and your physical inputs will be even better. High aggressiveness when you have poor traction or stance leads to burnouts. Acceleration nose dives and hill nose dives are essentially the same. Just remember, your board’s gyros know flat and your brain knows what it sees. A hill gives you the perception that you have more angle available under the nose to accelerate, but REMEMBER the gyro doesn’t care that there’s a hill there, the motor does. Rather than having linear velocity to deal with, the motor must now also take you UP which requires more power and torque. You can’t have speed and torque just yet, you gotta pick wisely.

Obstacle nose dives, i.e. hitting a divot, bump, curb or whatever without seeing it. At slow speeds, just lift your rear foot and ride over it. At higher speeds, good luck, lol. As usual, you can plow over things other electric boards can’t, but I’d say an obstacle roughly 1/3 the height of the tire will send you flying. With this setup, I’ve cleared 2 foot defects in the sidewalk that would send me flying just by lifting the board ever so slightly. Landing off curbs can be done at full speed and you can ride it out like it’s not even motorized.

The board setup includes:

Tire – FF Hoosier 6″…

Fender/Fins – Flight Fender & Flight Fins

Customizations – stock rail but with Recon Rails. Flight Fender Adapters, Elite Shred Grips, 1200 lumen lights, and Onewheel sling clips attached to Recon Rail………

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