One of the first things that hit you after installing the Onewheel application is to decide your riding mode, the shaping of the board. The Pint has in contrast to its bigger brother only 4 different modes to choose from, what’s missing is the possibility to customize your riding experience with Custom shaping.
The four modes are Redwood, Pacific, Elevated and Skyline. Down below is a list of the different characteristics.
|Speed Limit||12 mph (19 km/h)||16 mph (26 km/h)||16 mph (26 km/h)||16 mph (26 km/h)|
Future Motion Inc. recommends Recadwood for new riders. The pushback comes faster than the other modes and is only recommended for learning the basics of the board during the first couple of miles of riding.
When you become a more experienced rider the most common mode is Pacific and Skyline. Pacific is generally considered the go-to for street riding on pavement. It’s great for low-speed cruises when you want to float around and do tons of carving.
Skyline is the mode for trails and off-road riding when you need to utilize the full board. It’s considered the mode with the most torque and aggressive responsiveness when handling the board. If you want to know more about off-road riding jump over to Onewheel off-road (Trail riding)
Conclusion and summary:
- Redwood – Speed limit 12 mph (19 km/h) – The ideal mode for new riders during the very first mile or two to learn the basic operation of the board.
- Pacific – speed limit 16 mph (26 km/h) – High levels of carveabality with smooth power. The board allows a good amount of tilt while riding, making it great for tight turns and wavy lines on streets and city riding.
- Elevated – speed limit 16 mph (26 km/h) – Quite similar to Pacific but with a raised nose in case you run into clearance issues due to the grade of the incline/declines. Elevate the nose for maximum hill climbing.
- Skyline – speed limit 16 mph (26 km/h) – Ultimate mode for trail and off-road riding. Most responsive mode for going fast with maximum torque. Recommended for experienced riders.