@kolinko Well it was quite heavy. Not extremely comfortable. A LOT better than carrying it around however, and with the fender it won't even get me dirty.
But my version isn't great, because the strap ins't made for that weight. It's held together by Velcro and a button, which fail after a while.
I'd try something that holds better, like natalie's version, and that distributes the weight more, maybe dual straps (again, like natalie's version). I only used my thing once or twice to the store.
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---