One of the first things that hit you after installing the Onewheel application is to decide your riding mode. The different digital shaping modes allow you to customize the board’s feel. You can adjust top speed, responsiveness, and handling to best suit your riding level and environment.
The Onewheel GT comes with the new Digital Shaping 3.0 and has six modes to select from Bay, Roam, Flow, Highline, Elevated, Apex, and Custom Shaping.
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Future Motion Inc. recommends Bay for new riders. Bay limits the speed to 12mph and starts to push you back earlier compared to the other modes. Therefore reducing the risk of making a nosedive from overloading the motor. It limits the power output of the motor that is available for the rider, so if you hit a bump there is some headroom for the board to compensate.
Bay is like the XR riding mode Sequoia .
Roam is described as fun, cruise and forgiving. Roam is the golden hour of shaping design to be in the middle of the spectrum. It’s like the Cruz, nice and battery efficient, and also good for new riders starting out and learning the board.
It’s a good idea to switch to Roam if you are running out of battery and risking the walk of shame to get home. The speed reduction will make the board run more efficient and you could squeeze some extra miles out of the board.
Full speed Flow, loose and buttery. Flow is the new Mission.
Flowis the go-to mode for floating around on the streets and smooth pavement giving you both speed and great carve capabilities. It’s described as loose, fluid and buttery giving the feeling of riding on powder.
Highline is a more aggressive and punchy version of the Elevated mode. Its the boardest mode for both trail and town with high Agressiveness. It’s designed for trail riding, people living on extremely steep hills or who plan to jump high sidewalks.
Highline is one of the prefered mode for trail riders.
Elevated keeps the nose of the board higher than the other modes. The mode is designed for people living on extremely steep hills or who plan to jump high sidewalks.
Compared to the Elvated mode on XR the Agressivness has been increased.
Apex is taking over from Delerium. is the trail and off-road mode. it’s the most aggressive to enable you to climb obstacles and release the full power of the board. The mode is much more responsive when compared to the other which make the mountain trails really fun to ride.
The speed is increased to 20mph and the maximum torque is available enabling an extra burst when needed.
Onewheel GT Custom 3.0 not released
Future Motion is not ready to release the custom shaping 3.0 for the Onewheel GT, there are a few things that are not yet ready. The custom profile requires some fine-tuning that once finished they are ready will be released in an over the air firmware update.
Custom Digital Shaping 3.0
If you don’t find your favourite digital mode there is always custom shaping. On the XR it allows you to control the Carvability, Stance Profile, and Aggressiveness of the board to create your own Shaping mode.
Shaping basically has 3 components – Carvability, Stance Profile, and Aggressiveness:
Carvability is a multiplier that’s applied to aggressiveness when the board is turned on the side. Setting a high carve will cause the board to accelerate while turning, this will make the board feel more stable and tight. A low carve will cause the board not to accelerate as much when turning for a looser, fluid and buttery feeling.
Stance Profile, set the angle of the board in the neutral position to nose up or down. Nose down for more of a snowboard feel and carve or lift it up for an increased clearance on grass and trails.
Aggressiveness affects how strongly the board tries to get back to the neutral position when the nose is pushed down or up. Low aggressiveness will make the board feel mellow and allow you to dip the nose and tail further down. High aggressiveness will cause the board to be more aggressive and respond stronger to user inputs.