The city e-micromobility combine consists of numerous alternative ways to get round. Some roll on two wheels, others have an additional wheel for stability, and there are microcars too. After which there are Onewheel skateboards. Maker Future Movement has now introduced a brand new flagship and a range-extended Pint mannequin.
Launched at CES 2014, the Onewheel is a sort of electrical skateboard that rocks one large wheel mid-deck as a substitute of 4 small wheels beneath. A rider steps on, with one foot both facet of the wheel, leans ahead and strikes off sans distant, with turns tackled in the same method to common skateboards.
There have been a number of completely different fashions launched since then, together with an extended-range curler and a smaller, cheaper model. Now there is a new collection flagship known as the GT, and a brand new Pint X.
“Folks love Onewheels for all types of causes,” mentioned Onewheel inventor and firm CEO, Kyle Doerksen. “Some need to transfer via the world in a means that makes them completely satisfied and really feel alive and others need to push the boundaries and faucet right into a boardsport expertise regardless of the place they’re or what season it’s. Now we’re introducing dramatically upgraded merchandise for each skilled riders and other people becoming a member of the motion for the primary time.”
Future Movement says that the Onewheel GT has been fully redesigned from the bottom up. It has been handled to a brand new higher-powered management system meaning the brand new flagship is ready to produce extra energy and torque in any respect speeds, which ought to make for extra dynamic efficiency.
The corporate boasts that the GT is the primary 3-horsepower Onewheel, with the 750-W Hypercore in-wheel motor giving a prime velocity of 20 mph (32 km/h) and per-charge vary rising to 32 miles (51.5 km) because of using 21700 Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) cells.
The chunky tire profile has been tweaked for improved carving potential, and there is now a treaded tire possibility for off-road adventuring. Lighting back and front is reported in a position to intuitively change beam path when the rider does, and the LED headlight shines 300 % brighter than the XR earlier than it.
The entrance and rear footpads now have a barely concave profile and include “grippier tape” for higher management, there’s an built-in Maghandle Professional premium carry deal with for between-ride transport, and customers can deep dive into settings, test battery standing and join with associates through the Onewheel app.
The Pint X comes with greater than twice the per-charge vary as the bottom Pint, at as much as 18 miles (29 km), and may velocity alongside a bit of quicker too, topping out at 18 mph (29 km/h).
There is a helpful lightbar close to the wheel on the entrance footpad that can provide riders quick-view battery standing and mid-ride alerts, and LED lighting back and front is included for after-dark Onewheeling. As with the GT, the Pint X comes with a built-in Maghandle, although not the Professional taste for this mannequin, with the board tipping the scales some 8 lb lighter than the GT at 27 lb (12.2 kg). And once more, customers can customise their rides through the companion cell app.
The Onewheel GT carries a US$2,200 ticket value, whereas the Pint X prices $1,400. Each boards are on sale now, with month-to-month financing obtainable to ease the shock to the pockets. The video under has extra.
Introducing Pint X & GT: The Subsequent Era of Onewheel