Onewheel GT Modes (Digital Shaping 3.0 & Custom Shaping)

One of the first things that hit you after installing the Onewheel application is to decide on 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 (Not yet released).

List of Riding Modes


BayRoamFlowHighlineElevatedApex
Speed Limit12 mph (19 km/h)15 mph (24 km/h)20 mph (26 km/h)20 mph (32 km/h)20 mph (32 km/h)20 mph (32 km/h)
RiderBeginnerModerateExperiencedExperiencedExperiencedExperienced
Riding styleEasyStreetsPavementHills/TrailHillsTrails
ModePlayfulMiddleMiddleAggressiveMiddleAggressive
AngleStandardStandardStandardHighHighStandard-High
Onewheel GT Digital Shaping 3.0 modes

Bay

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 .

Onewheel GT Bay Mode
Onewheel GT Bay Mode

Roam

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 efficiently and you could squeeze some extra miles out of the board.

Onewheel GT Roam Mode
Onewheel GT Roam Mode

Flow

Full speed Flow, loose and buttery. Flow is the new Mission.

Flow is 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.

Onewheel GT Flow Mode
Onewheel GT Flow Mode

Highline

Highline is a more aggressive and punchy version of the Elevated mode. It’s the broadest mode for both trail and town with high Aggressiveness. It’s designed for trail riding, people living on extremely steep hills, or who plan to jump high sidewalks.

Highline is one of the preferred modes for trail riders.

Onewheel GT Highline Mode
Onewheel GT Highline Mode

Elevated

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 on high sidewalks.

Compared to the Elevated mode on XR the Aggressiveness has been increased.

Onewheel GT Elevated Mode
Onewheel GT Elevated Mode

Apex

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 makes 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 Apex Mode
Onewheel GT Apex Mode

Onewheel GT Custom Shaping in 3.0

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.

20230906: Custom Shaping for Onewheel GT is delayed beacouse of CPSC and will be released for test riders during the Race for the rail 2023.

Although we are excited to get GT under your feet, there are a few things that are not yet ready. Although we have 6 exciting new Shaping Modes for you to try out on your new board, custom requires some fine tuning that once finished we will release in an over the air firmware update. That means you get to ride now and find what you like and as soon as Custom Shaping is ready, we will let you know and you can start finding your perfect ride profile

Future Motion Inc. (Source)

Custom Digital Shaping 3.0

If you don’t find your favorite 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 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 more stronger to user inputs.

About Oskar Fällman

Oskar Fällman, founder of FallmanTech, is a seasoned Onewheel rider and a visionary system engineer with a master's in Industrial Management and Engineering from Lunds University. With thousands of miles under his belt, Oskar combines technical expertise with a passion for technology and innovation. As a leader in the Onewheel community, he not only rides Onewheel's but also prioritizes safety, new innovations and the growth of the sport. LinkedIn, Academia profile, Contact, Twitter.