Chibattery/Bara is/was one of our own as well, from EndlessSphere to the Builder forum and even here. I’ve had a few packs from him back when he was a single guy in his parent’s garage. It’s kind of a shame that his business grew to what it is today and it’s no longer HIS quality, but the quality of an unknown employee
Fully understand Bara WAS one of us, and at the beginning. Sadly his hes made compromises in pack saftey in the name of making $$.
Plenty of Chi OW pack breakdowns out there to know I wouldn’t want one in my house.
Riding about 20 minutes everyday for the past week practicing with wide carves in the parking lot. Almost did the split once when I was attempting to get off and front foot slipped off instead of just lifting off the sensor. This thing makes my ankle ache. I can make tight toe side turns, heel side however is only wide turns, always feel like I’m going to fall off when I try to make a tighter left turn.
I recently picked up an XR and have been trying to get the hang of it as well. Never owned one before. Same as you, I find toe side tighter turns easier. Heel side I try and squat and stick my butt out more to help with the turn. Not great but getting there.