I think its fair enough that some people are careful regarding responsibility and liability from injury.
Given that each time i take my board out, the amount of sheer interest is staggering!
The people who i regularly see on my trips are now considering a purchase (or so they say) as they can see that the initial fear of them being too clumsy to operate the device isn't as bad as they once thought.
This would be really cool but is probably unnecessary in FM's eyes. Like we all know it turns heads on its own and sells itself. Anyone that can use google can order one in a matter of minutes if they really want one.
Just to be clear, my proposal for a hand brake was not as a substitute for mastering the OneWheel's natural braking mechanism, but instead was just for a type of backup brake for those who are still trying to learn the OneWheel.
Some (like myself) had never had a skateboard before and so there has been a fairly steep learning curve with the OneWheel. In particular, both myself and a couple of my friends have had rides where we got going faster than we are comfortable going and then found it hard to immediately shift our weight to slow down (while maintaining our balance) and had to jump off.
In such circumstances, I think a hand brake would have been a good option, even if only during the first few weeks or months of practice.
I also have seen that some other commercial powered boards have hand brakes by default, so I'm not sure why so many think it's a totally bad idea, even if advanced riders would forgo it (and likewise recommend not relying on it).
That said, thanks for all the tips, which I've been incorporating into my practice schedule. Smart practice does make perfect---
Thanks for the info @Franky - I mainly ride on grass and I am not very fast (only had the board for a week and never did a board sport before... slow learner!)
When does the low battery pushback kick in for you? I have never felt the board give me battery pushback even when riding it down to 1%...
I have had it just stop on me and throw me off, and then the board was off completely, when turning it back on the battery level was around 10% so not sure what happened...
@J-Glide@MichaelW They should be fine, the problem is that all of the 3/8" that I came across had very small screw heads. I think that they might easily go in too far and not be very helpful. The griptape might also rip around such a small head.
the sensors both have to have weight on them and covered. Once you go over .5 mph you only need to cover one sensor to keep the board activated. See video and description below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSRbAf7obNQ