So... hypothetically... if i were to be considering a trip to Europe this summer, how would i get my hands on a OW for a month?
For example, i might fly into GVA, n maybe rent out a small hotel next to a gondola in the Haute-Savoie.
how would that work? Any past examples? would my pint be enough considering the gondola n slope? with a VnR kit maybe?
@notsure I know there are some places that allow board rental's if you don't want to risk getting stopped at the airport with your board.
Unsure about the area but there might be retailer that offers rentals nearby?
@lia yeah i suppose friendwitha might be an option too.
i have time to get it all sorted. im thinking if i vnr my pint, a 40v ryobi is easy enough to come by. the slick might not be great for the terrain, n obviously the xr would be ideal.
im not even entirely sold on going frankly.
i might have a 2br 2ba pretty much to myself for a month, which is hard to pass up.
ill likely have some family staying there separately, but without snow, it might be a bit sleepy around town.
im not super interested in going up to the glaciers this trip but it might happen.
im really only considering it cuz the onewheeling would be epic! i miss the food too lol.
i dunno tho... i found out last night my usual coterie aren't able to go cuz they all have toddlers n responsibilities n stuff. kinda depressing tbh... my sister can't go. might have a couple cousins there but thats not set in stone yet.
i figured id toss the idea out here n see what my options would be. ive never tried bring my ow on a trip before. want to see what advice i might get.
Maybe see what @AngusOfStockholm thinks i should do. he's my new life coach.
also @HanahsDax cuz he's got very relevant experience.
@notsure Sounds like an epic adventure, I bet your Pint would hold up just fine.
@hanahsdax what kind of range do u think i can i expect tho?
its obvious that riding off pavement will use more battery, but how much will the downhill aspect recover that range since i'll have lift access?
if i do go i would probably vnr it using the carvepower kit i have, but im still curious what type of range i may end up with if im riding down pastures n shit.
there aren't many accessible long unpaved hills near me so i can't really guess confidently.
my soft river stone gravel driveway eats range quickly enough to wonder if i might be fooling myself. i don't really wanna ship my xr over unless i have to tho
@Lia u take some pretty long trips. im not sure how many long tall hilly descents u get to ride on over there in uk. assuming i could bring the pint with me as carry on. how quickly u think im gonna gulp down those 40v 2ah ryobi batteries on a pint? thats what, 65% of the pint battery?
if im losing more than half my range on average, then i might need an obscene number of these things just to make reasonable use of them, right?
@notsure There are only a handful and they're not super tall. On my 100km ride with the additional 16AH battery I climbed and descended over 2000ft if that helps. I mostly do full laps so never really end up with more of less on altitude lost/gained.
What sort of range are you looking for? You could simply bring an ultracharger and take pitstops at cafe's. Before I built a battery I did my 50km trips by pit-stopping at every McDonalds on the way and a few cafe's to both take a chill and add some juice to the board.
All this talk of extra batteries is giving me Rich Rebuild vibes back when he made a littleto have his own DIY charging network.
@lia probably 8-12 miles on variable terrain. there are single track bike trails but its not loamy hardpan like u find out west. its farmland essentially. grassy fields. think sound of music. the gondola goes up about 3000ft. its got a midway station lol. they all do. there are lots of restaurants n bars n stuff. not exactly rural, but the slopes are miles n miles long. if u google earth "megeve, fr" ur right in the middle of the entire resort. its not the high alps, but its close.
@notsure Wow that's a lot of hills.
Can't say for certain on expected range with this. On utterly awful terrain I've lost %50 but that's terrain where you'd be doing 5mph crawls and stalling frequently.
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Pints take 60v batteries for a VnR. Unfortunately, the brand that made 60v power tools has moved over on to batteries that do both 48v and 24v. Now my Pint is in Pint heaven, but if you VnR'd your board, I could set you up with a couple 60v 4Ah batteries to borrow here in Europe. I can ship them inside the EU no problem, I think. I loved doing trails on my Pint. I'm Pint Positive.
But you can carve-power charge with the 40v batteries. I'm making a carve power setup right now and have been searching and searching for a Goldilocks battery. I found a 13Ah 48v battery for under 300 EUR., which weighs a bit over 4kg. I'mma try it for charging my XR when I'm out on adventures in the woods. Last summer I did a 105km adventure on a Pint (with two charging stops) so a stock XR's range just feels skimpy!!
@angusofstockholm Was that Greenworks you were thinking of? I think they still do 60V along with the other ranges.
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@lia It was the Powerworks ones that I can't get any more. I ordered a 6Ah Greenworks one from NL one time, since they don't sell those in Sweden. That's awesome if Greenworks're still going.
@angusofstockholm Oh those guys~
Looks like Greenworks are still doing it, just checked the site.
Last summer I did a 105km adventure on a Pint (with two charging stops) so a stock XR's range just feels skimpy!!
... he foresaw the journey in a fever dream...
... undeterred, he persevered, surviving upon lingonberries n rainwater...
... one day, he met a fox named Saga, and the two became best of friends!...
i should probably swap the tire out too. what type of
tiretyre should i get?
@notsure I would plan 6-8 mile rides even with lift access. I haven’t conducted any Pint range/regen tests but I’m assuming it regenerates much like the V1 which is typically double what I gain on my XR on the same grade. Obviously I use more battery on the V1 to get the same distance on the XR on flat ground or uphill. Pack a charger or get yourself a portable charging solution, plan accordingly and have fun!
Pack a charger or get yourself a portable charging solution, plan accordingly and have fun!
thx! i was fearing 2-3mi but im reassured by that a bit.
i have a carvepower kit. the battery size limit for international flights without special approval is like 98wh a piece. so that's like a ryobi 40v 2ah.
but im still not 100% sure im going yet tho. thats technically my gt money.
i just figured it would make a nice thread. also good advertising.
@notsure Now that is a sight to see, you totally have to snap a pic up there with your ride if you manage to do it :)