I finally got my OW!



  • Now I need a larger apartment.

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  • Put that thing out so the whole world can see it. Don't keep it shut up in a closet.



  • Yup that is for sure a small apartment, do you have to sleep standing up?



  • @Aaron-Broward-FL LOL... You beat me to that one....



  • @RLY welcome to the club! If those are your OW riding shoes, we wanna see the rest of the outfit ;)



  • @rly Welcome! Let the OW journey begin.......



  • @Bgrave If I lived by myself, I probably would! As it is, it doesn't really match the rest of the decor...

    @Aaron-Broward-FL @LidPhones You know what they say about Manhattan apartments... https://www.google.com/search?q=closets+bigger+than+manhattan+apartments

    @groovyruvy I'm happy to oblige and show the rest of my outfit (taking up what's left of my tiny space after OW):

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    But more seriously, I've been thinking of getting the funny-looking shoes recommended by @Aaron-Broward-FL and some others. I'm not sure if I want to risk my drivers (not pictured) just yet.

    @LidPhones Thanks! I've managed to connect with another forum member in my neighborhood but she (and it seems like most everyone here) first practiced in a "friendlier" locale. For safety's sake, before I hit the streets (I'm too lazy to carry it to the park and @thegreck's handle is arriving tomorrow) I might practice on my rooftop:

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  • I figured it was NYC ;) don't fall off the roof :) your going to want to start off in a spot where you have some room to fall and the board to go flying.... For sure not on the sidewalk near cars or people.... :)

    Unless your an experienced board rider. Or have superior balance skills. Starting off any flat shoes or sneakers will work. The shoes I recommend don't really help till your off and rolling... Which takes at least a session or 2. :) first time out just focus on controlling the board.. Learn to control it in small areas :)

    Not that you should EXPECT the board to go flying... But just in case.. I don't know your skills and some people don't come off it the right way :) better safe than damaging stuff or people :)



  • I can carve down most black diamonds on a board with relative ease but I've never, ever been on a skateboard before in my life. I'm a little nervous about skinned knees and navigating around cars, less so about flying (me or my board) off the 28th floor... we'll see...



  • @RLY I have the same background as you and picked up the OW without too much trouble. I'm sure you'll do great! But it's definitely better to err on the side of caution in the early days ;)



  • @RLY This is easily the closest I've gotten to snowboarding. You'll be fine. I would practice your dismount before you even start going. Just wheeling an inch or two back and forth and then your dismount. I waited til I had understood the board a decent amount before I dealt with the dismount - was a mistake lol. You look real cool riding it til you have to stop and fumble with it.



  • @Aaron-Broward-FL said in I finally got my OW!:

    your going to want to start off in a spot where you have some room to fall and the board to go flying.... For sure not on the sidewalk near cars or people.... :)

    During one of our LA meetups, we randomly saw some dude trying out his friend's Onewheel for the first time. He was riding barefoot on a narrow sidewalk that ran alongside a heavily trafficked road. I told him he should probably find a safer spot to learn, and he said "Don't worry about it!"

    Well, I'm not going to say after that I secretly hoped he'd accidentally ride into oncoming traffic, because that would be evil! However, if, God forbid, that were to happen, at least I could rest easy knowing at least I had tried to help the bastard.



  • @1woman1wheel @hustle Great - thanks!



  • @thegreck said in I finally got my OW!:

    @Aaron-Broward-FL said in I finally got my OW!:
    ...
    During one of our LA meetups,...

    On an aside:

    Hey @thegreck , I'll be in SanO (San Onofre) all week on the the week of the 11th until the 15th for camping/surfing. Wanna come down if you have any time? Show me what's what? I'm still so n00b, lol. :-P



  • @RLY Welcome to the family ;-)
    Hustle said it, practice the dismounts first, and standing still on the board. After you have mastered these 2 things, you're good to go anywhere you want.



  • I received mine yesterday and I have to say spending a lot of time on this board before turning it on has given me a full understanding and respect for the device. Thanks to everyone for all the information and @fabuz for your dope videos.



  • @Wrex I don't think I'll be able to make it (that's a pretty decent ways from me), but thanks for the invite and have fun! I've yet to ride mine on the beach. Look for hard sand, and try not to get it wet, just in case.



  • @Hubbitron you're welcome buddy and thank you very much! Can't wait to see your own videos :) :) ;)



  • @thegreck said in I finally got my OW!:

    @Wrex I don't think I'll be able to make it (that's a pretty decent ways from me), but thanks for the invite and have fun! I've yet to ride mine on the beach. Look for hard sand, and try not to get it wet, just in case.

    That's kewl, just throwin it out there. Thanks for the advice :-)



  • First impression: I got what I paid for. Snowboarding on a dry land tesla. Single pad dismount is extremely difficult. It would much prefer to start in the other direction than shut off. Going to practice more balance without moving.


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