Who's loaning me a GT or GT footpads?
Just wondering... Because you know you want a concave footpad that you can trust, as FM can't get it right. It's hard to believe that there are still so many reports of GT's ghosting on people.
You gib, i fix, deal?
Someone get this man a footpad!
@notsure lol... uhhhh I'm kinda trying to get out of the OW space actually... I barely want/care to ride my board. To the point that I'm considering canceling my FAF Varials, and Tilt Kit orders...
FM can't get it right.
So i had the pleasure to ride a treaded GT yesterday!
it felt like a Pint with a suitcase on top. it might actually be better with a vega. they designed the gt n xr backwards in time.
thats some david copperfield, time travelers wife shit! n u say they can't get it right? ur just not thinking straight.
The Gt was supposed to be the next generation of the board... in so many ways, to me it's more of a half (mis)step... Than even the "two steps forward, one step back".... I don't think the top heavy feel of the GT would be benefited by a Vega, as I imagine it'd be very sluggish and land boaty to inputs. Funny though with the Pint comparison, as I thought the Growler was a bit unstable, and top heavy as well.
I can't bring myself to justify another $1.5k+ into the OW, to do a 68V Vesc... It's just not enough of a performance upgrade to get the torque I want to see. And I see it becoming a walled off garden, that'll become a very fractured ecosystem amongst vendors; while all relying more or less on FM for key components. For a while, it'll likely be the motor being what keeps people in orbit. Unless something can come up with 1.5k-2k+ w motors that don't overheat in the summer to make a Vesc board that's unreliant on FM components.
The GT's really shifted how I see the OW platform within the PEV space. As I know I won't upgrade to a GT should something befall my XR, that I can't repair on my own. As I don't see it providing "enough" performance gains, for a worse ride quality, and then already knowing the additional amount of money I'd spend to make it ride the way I want... It doesn't justify the spend, and supporting FM doesn't balance for me either.
@samuraipunch Good to hear your point of view . As for myself, I have and still have every generation of OW's except PX, plus two vesc builds .
I can't wait to see what's behind that FM door, good or bad.
I also preordered the Superflux motor which afaik has 30 poles(same as hypercore) but 18kv. I just learned the SF motor can use the XR/Plus axle blocks and can bolt into the XR rails.
Fungineers has new rails in developement. Lots on the horizon.
@lemur I guess, there's kinda two topics going on in this thread...
The purpose and main one being, that I want to get the community that's on the GT, "off the X" and so that at a consumer level there's a fix to the footpads, and don't worry about ghosting. Basically a bottom up approach at trying to get FM to fix or design a better front footpad unit.
And the other being that to me the OW as platform, while it revolves around FM isn't one I want to support going forward even as a Vesc conversion; as I'm sinking more money into an existing FM based product. A Vesc build that's independent of FM may be plausible down the line, as a new build/project.
But I feel that it'll always remain handicapped by form factor. As I don't see how it will be possible to reach higher voltages without increasing the size of the footpads, and their thickness; without drastically altering how the board feels, without corrections through rail shape/geometry.