a big thanks to the community
i ride in vienna / austria till 2.5 months and i thank you all a lot for sharing your knowledge. i have learned so much from you out there.
in the early days i was a little bit scary about nose diving, i went to parking lots in the night and it was a kind of slow motion, but i established a fine and save feeling on the board.
i was in classic mode these days, i know from your postings a lot of pushback, i went in pushback in a controlled way, i felt the unsave feeling of 'wobbling' and i learned to control it. now i like to ride in elevated shaping, for me it's a really nice feeling with the nose a little bit up.
as you know, riding the onewheel is so much fun, it's like sowboarding every day. i presented my wife a onewheel and she is riding enthusiastic. we explore the city and our neighborhood in a complete new way.
for me the onewheel is like a kind of time-machine, it brings back my thirties (i am 53).
greetings from vienna to all of you
@viennaCalling Welcome to the Onewheel family.
Yep, sure takes some getting used to.
Yesterday I was preparing my electric skateboard for sale.
Haven't ridden it for 2 months since I got the OW.
So I took a 6 mile ride to make sure all's working.
This morning, I took my OW ride and it felt awkward at first.
Of course, in 5-10 minutes all went back to normal.
In all fairness, electric skateboard is plenty of fun, but the OW is just better.
@sonny123 Was it a Boosted board?
@dcosmos Nope. Yuneec E-Go.
Had a metroboard that I sold after I got the OW.
I was going for Boosted but got the OW instead.
I also was originally going to go with the boosted board when I stumbled on a video of the OW. I had ridden a friends boosted board and was very impressed but I saw that there was a OW retailer about 20 mins away from me and was able to try it out and bought it on the spot. I would pick the versatility and the flexibility the OW has to go offroad and take shortcuts through whatever terrain you can throw at it vs speed anyday
The Onewheel community is great!!
You're right, it is like a time machine. It's fun to cruise around and feel younger!
The posts contributed by the OW community have made the experience so much better; in addition to all the excellent riding advice, I feel like there's a tribe out there (as @1woman1wheel so accurately named it), even when I have no one to ride with.
Yea, I second all this! When I'm relaxing w time to check the e medias I enjoy clicking into the forum over fb. It is a warm tribe. The only other onewheeler I've met in real life over the last 4 months said he wasn't on the forum and it caught me by surprise. I struggled to grasp the idea for a sec then I tried to quickly assemble something to tell him to lead him here. Some people are just minimal interneters
Hey @viennaCalling - thanks for the post, especially that final comment about your age... we share a birth year and I'm planning to order my OW shortly. My lovely wife thinks I'm going to break my neck and I truly hope she's wrong as I'll never live it down. Still, I'm looking forward to enjoying the OW experience and I take some solace in the fact that with age comes wisdom. After reading many of these posts I will take it easy and avoid pushing the limits for a bit.
Cheers from Vancouver, Canada!
@PeterG I'm in Vancouver, too (and same age)!
Thank for sharing!