I suck



  • I thought after few hours on this I would be good but speed wobbles and nose dives tells me otherwise ... Any tricks ??



  • @dirtyjersey I had the same issues when I first started. I deflated the tyre a little and turned on the extreme mode.....bingo



  • @Jimmers75 Practice, it takes time but you get better



  • @dirtyjersey Yeah, what @Dude said. There might be some tips people could give you, but there are just so many things to think about when you first start riding, that after a while become second nature.

    Once they do, that's when you start to be able to concentrate on other aspects and it REALLY gets fun!



  • Relax your ankles, and bend your knees a little. This helps a lot. Just let the board do its thing, and don't fight it. Also do not try and push the board to launch you forward. Just ease into the speed you want to go.



  • I snowboard so I try to use that concept on it



  • @dirtyjersey after a few days you will have no problems.. It was a little awkward at first for me but after a day I was good...after a few days I was flying around town like madman haha



  • @njcustom said:

    after a few days I was flying around town like madman haha

    At 20 mph!



  • Mind the foot sensors is #1. When you mount the board look at your sensor foot and make sure it's covering both sensors. Then as you ride, be careful not to shift your foot and if you need to slow down to turn, you have to keep your foot planted flat because if you hit .5mph and you are leaning into a turn with your heel up, the board will shut off.

    #2 don't push the speed unless you are ready to balance on the edge of max speed and nose dive and prepared to run it out if you fail.

    I have not had a nose dive on pavement in a long time with experience and keeping these aspects in mind.

    Good luck !



  • I kept trying to adjust my feet like they would be when I snowboard, not parallel but with my toes further apart than my heels. But I found that if I keep them parallel (like they tell you to) then it's easier to control my ankles in unison, thus making turning more controlled. There are times when the rear ankle follows the action of the front, but for the most part using them exactly in tandem, I find, gives me more control. I also found that at times when I didn't do that I would be counteracting one ankle with the other and making it harder for myself.



  • @Franky Really, there's one sensor foot with two sensors? I thought both feet had a sensor each.



  • @dcosmos No, just one foot has two sensors. I've found unless you're almost completely stopped, you can shift your foot off one of the sensors without it shutting off.



  • @dcosmos said:

    @Franky Really, there's one sensor foot with two sensors? I thought both feet had a sensor each.

    No, there's one toe and one heel sensor, and you can tell which side it's on by looking at the grip tape (also, it's the end that points to the sky when no one's on it).



  • Adjust your air pressure.. I'm 190 pounds riding 15psi ..



  • I dropped the air pressure and felt a big difference I was with my nephew with his power wheels so I wasn't going too fast today



  • pretty sure you went past the top cruising speed, it'll go faster when you tilt foward but there is a limit man. i ride extreme with a low pressure on my tire but that doesn't mean i can just keep accelerating, you gotta know when you're at top cruising speed, you'll feel/hear it when you over the limit



  • Yea I ride with my beats by dre on so I can't hear a thing that might be my problem might have just topped out


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