Onewheel GT Ride Modes – Digital Shaping 3.0

Digital Shaping 3.0 available on the GT has elevated the ability to fine tune preset ride modes that are available on the Onewheel GT. The six available ride modes are: Bay, Roam, Flow, Highline, Elevated and Apex.

Onewheel GT Digital Shaping Descriptions

All six digital shaping presets are new to Onewheel. These replaced the prior five on the XR (Sequoia, Cruz, Mission, Elevated and Delirium). Here are the feel and recommendations for each Ride mode profile:

Ride Modes

Top SpeedRider LevelTerrain Rec.Feel Nose Pitch
Bay12 mph /19 kph0 to 10 mile experienceStreetLooseLevel
Roam15 mph /24 kph10-50 mile experienceStreetLooseLevel
Flow20 mph /32 kph50+ mile experienceStreet/TrailLoose play with full powerfulnessLevel
Highline20 mph /32 kph50+ mile experienceStreet/TrailModerate play with full powerfulnessSlight Nose Elevation
Elevated20 mph /32 kph10-50 mile experienceStreet/Trail/HillTighter play with full powerfulnessElevated Nose
Apex20 mph /32 kph50+ mile experienceStreet/TrailTight and Responsive with full powerfulnessSlight Nose Elevation

Bay Digital Shaping

Mellow Profile – Limited top speed
Top Speed: 12 mph / 19 kph*

Bay Onewheel GT Setting

Ideal for new riders. There is more play in the nose and tail resulting in a less responsive motor. This is best for new riders learning to balance or riders who want to feel pushback at a lower speed to better acclimate to it.

*Note: Pushback sets in lower. Attempting to ride this profile with the anticipation of the board’s overall top speed will result in a nosedive.

Roam Digital Shaping

Intermediate Profile – Lesser top speed
Top Speed: 18 mph / 29 kph*

roam digital shaping for gt

Roam digital shaping is best for a rider that is relatively new and wants to gradually increase their speed and abilities. Ideal for cruising streets. Moderate amounts of responsiveness for turn and Aggressiveness.

*Note: Pushback sets in lower. Attempting to ride this profile with the anticipation of the board’s overall top speed will result in a nosedive.

Flow Digital Shaping

Full speed – Loose but powerful.
Top Speed: 20 mph / 32 kph

flow digital shaping for onewheel gt

A heavily favored preset due to its perfect mix of loose (playfulness) while allowing full power and a good amount of dynamic responsiveness. Perfect for street trick riding or smooth trail riding.

Most riders attempting tricks / stunts utilize Flow.

Highline Digital Shaping

Full speed – Moderate Responsiveness and Powerful.
Top Speed: 20 mph / 32 kph

highline for onewheel GT

Highline provides a full power setting with a moderate amount of play in the sensor and carve ability. This is similar to Apex while not feeling as tight and rigid of a ride.

This profile is good for a rider that needs a good amount of responsiveness but dialed back slightly.

Elevated Digital Shaping

Full speed – Moderate Responsiveness and Power.
Top Speed: 20 mph / 32 kph

elevated onewheel ride profile

Responsiveness and playfulness are similar to Highline. It is on the more rigid side and very punchy. The main difference is that it has a raised nose. This is perfect for riders who like an elevated feel or looking to correct the feel of a board with custom rails (digital tilt may be available depending on your version firmware)

Elevated is an ideal profile for hills or terrain with several slopes or inclines.

Apex Digital Shaping

Full speed – Tight Responsiveness and Full Power.
Top Speed: 20 mph / 32 kph

Apex gt digital Shaping

Most responsive in all the presets within the Onewheel GT. limited ‘play’ in the foot pads. Carve ability (yaw and turn) is tighter with a high dynamic responsiveness. Often used for blasting down the streets or trails.

Apex digital shaping is great for technical trails and streets where you want a more tighter ride feel.

Custom Digital Shaping Advanced Settings

Digital Shaping 3.0 is a step up from Digital Shaping 2.0. Digital Shaping 2.0 (available for the XR) was broken into three primary components: Carve ability; Stance Profile and Aggressiveness. Digital Shaping 3.0 has added components:

digital shaping 3.0 feature list
  • Stance Profile
  • Braking Aggressiveness
  • Aggressiveness Profile:
  • Dynamic Responsiveness
  • Turn Compensation and Roll
  • Jump Re-engagement
  • Zone Engagement

With ‘Aggressiveness Profile’, within the advanced tab, you can dial in how high or low you want it to be at different speeds.

I find that I like a more aggressive profile within the higher end.

Turn Compensation is the new ‘Carve Ability’. This allows for more refined side to side controls than previously given.

Many riders have modified sensors or completed sensor hacks to get better sensor engagement. Now, with digital shaping 3.0, a posi sensor can be standard.

Also previously Sure Start Pro was the only way to delay the motor diseengagement. With Digital shaping 3.0, you can eliminate the need for Sure start as many features now come standard (notably the single zone (posi) sensor and motor delay (jump re-engagement).

Saving Multiple Custom Profiles

What also elevates Digital Shaping 3.0 over its predecessor (2.0) is that you can save multiple ride presets for your trail riding journey.

Certain technical terrains that come on on a ride, I may take a break to stretch and swap to a more conducive profile for that portion of the ride.

These saved profiles are at the bottom of the base profiles and are very easy to activate. Give them descripting names like “Berm Ride”, “Rock and Root” Destroyer, “Straight Shot” Profile, etc.


Digital Shaping 3.0, in my opinion, has pushed the Onewheel up to meet its competition. Now that there is a GT-S (GT S-Series) available, the Onewheel’s performance and customization abilities are starting to go beyond what is capable on a VESC (performance–wise). While VESC does allow you to have more control, Future Motion’s Digital Shaping 3.0 for the GT gives you the modifiers where it matters.

David Bank

David Bank - Onewheel Enthusiast and has been an avid Onewheel rider since 2020. With thousands of miles logged on various Onewheel models and builds, David has a deep understanding of the mechanics, safety protocols, and the joy of Onewheel riding. He has been featured in Onewheel community events and has contributed articles to leading Onewheel forums and PEV communities. David also runs a YouTube channel where he shares tips, reviews, and tutorials related to Onewheel.

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