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Cruising around on the Onewheel+ XR

Cruising around on the Onewheel+ XR
From Engadget - January 10, 2018

Earlier this week, Future Motion announced the Onewheel+ XR. It's a successor to the Onewheel+ (which I thoroughly enjoyed riding last year) that doubles the range to somewhere between 12 and 18 miles. Unfortunately, I was not able to test these claims during a test ride in the Las Vegas Convention Center car park (a rundown test would have taken a fair number of hours, not to mention a huge stretch of free tarmac). I could, however, check that the riding experience was otherwise unaltered.

Well, good news. The Onewheel+ XR is just as fast and downright strange to ride as its predecessor. Stopping is still a little tricky -- you have to completely remove your foot from either the left or right-hand side of the nose. If you hesitate a little, or keep some of your foot on both halves of the kicktail (i.e. centered) the Onewheel will think you are trying to turn instead. It's a minor quibble though and the learning curve is part of what makes the board so appealing. There's a real sense of progression as you learn how to fly over bumps, stop on a dime and carve in a figure of eight.

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