For the nosedivers



  • Hi there. I would like to help the nosediver (not caused by technical malfunction).
    The newbie stance. Try this while you are in your learning months. If you ride with your left foot in front then place that foot as close to the wheel as possible. Place your right foot on the blue sensors, on the medium/end of the rightboard. So further from the wheel. This will help to keep your pressure on the center of the wheel and your contact with the sensor ok and acceleration can be done by releasing pressure on your right leg in stead of learning forward on your left leg. The leaning to much forward is the most common made misstake with nosediving. Or to much pressure on the front while trying to regain balance
    Once you mastered this technique you can start with placing your foot more to the middel of the board which offers you a more sporty stance. Safety first and after that the look of the professionals. This newbie stance will also help you with mastering rough terrein sinds a bump in the ground will not impact your front leg as much and thus not trigger a overcompensate front to a nosedive. Hope this will help the newbies with many safe first miles. My suggestion is to use extreme mode. Elevated gives beginners a false sensation that you can use more pressure on the front. Classic should be deleted.



  • same probleme here

    I juste receive my board last weed after the company repair it and now i test the board and avec 3 rides my second ride was a disaster the balance of the board stop working with out reason. No error no board off. It was very dangerous and I hit the floor pretty hard because I was on a downhill situation. I use ultra flat shoes and a take care of the blue print. somebody have the same problem ?

    I also think the problem is the sensor sentitive lost. we hate two sensor en one on the bottom lost sentitive



  • That is good advice to pass along, people generally don't realize they're balancing on a knife edge when going up hill fast until it bites them, and doing this increases the margin for error.



  • @ltl so your advice is to put the blue sensors under the rear foot? I think I understand what you're trying to accomplish but I'm not sure I agree.



  • @groovyruvy Me neither. I've heard some people ride that way, but it's not recommended. Having to look at your back foot to see if you're still on the sensors is awkward and dangerous, especially for beginners.



  • After a few weeks of riding you won't nosedive anymore.. I've been riding over a year and it's been nearly that long since I last fell



  • @njcustom said in For the nosedivers:

    After a few weeks of riding you won't nosedive anymore.

    You'd think, right?



  • @njcustom I totally agree, and even if you nosedive, you will know why. For example, when I try to climb some sidewalks or some steep hill, I know just by seeing them if I will have a small or high chance to nosedive, so I'm ready for this and if it's happen, I can run it out pretty easily....So really, nosediving issue vanish with the time.



  • @Tartopom before I go over a large curb I speed up and right before I hit the curb shift my weight to the back.. that way if I do fall it will be backwards.. in most cases you will slide on the back bumper



  • @njcustom Yeah that happened to me at our last meetup, only I didn't even realize I was going over a curb until after the wheel hit the ground. The back end dragged on the ground for a second before I stabilized and kept riding.



  • @groovyruvy and others. Thanks for the feedback and different opinions. I am like most of you an early onewheeler so I own the one wheel for many months now and ride everyday. I too have learned with try and error the hard way. I let many people try my board. I like to share the stoke. Now to the newbie stance from my experience with newbies. Compare it as follows. Take a pencil firm beween your fingers. Try to push it down close your fingers. It will take a lot of strength. Now push on the pencil close to the end far from your fingers. It will move and will move big. So it maken sence for safety to distribute your frontweight close to the axle of the wheel. Unfortunately that is only possible in the front if you ride with the sensors in the back. The sensors are placed in the middle so that is where your foot needs to be. So that is best for your back foot. Your front foot can then be close to the wheel. With the many newbies I have discovered that this stance prevent them from nosediving. Which makes sense sinds the motor does not have to work as hard to balance the nose compared to riding with your front foot in the middle or end of the board. Also it is more forgiving in the front sinds a change in weight distribution had less impact on the acceleration. Give it a try. Just for newbies! after a while you will learn how to ride the board and its limits. Agree with the opinions of the others.



  • I think there is a system issue. Had my wheel for about 6 months. At the point now where I am completely comfortable riding it over any terrain/speed. When I try to ride through push back the front drops but wheel continues to move, gives you the chance to rock back until the board re-stabilizes or run out of it.

    I go at a moderate speed (7-10mph) when commuting. One morning the wheel completely stopped and threw me forward. You feel the wheel stop moving before you get launched so luckily had a moment to brace and prepare my fall away from traffic. Wasn't carving, accelerating, or adjusting my feet simply going down the street at a consistent speed. Same thing also happened to by buddy that got a board same time as me. I think that's what you all are describing here. Hoping the issue is addressed dont want to wear protective gear everytime I hop on wheel even if I just want to cruise to work or down the street to grab groceries whatever, go at an easy pace ect..



  • @thegreck

    I find it helps when you approach a curb from an angle.
    Could be tricky, but once you get used to it it's easier.

    I was out Onewheeling at night and couldn't see clearly when Onewheel suddenly banked left and then right. I didn't know how I pulled it off.
    Turned out a weird shaped pothole that I wouldn't normally mess around with..

    OW handles these things surprisingly well when you put your trust in it.

    Approaching a curb from an angle kinda break the impact.



  • @sonny123 Interesting tip! You should post that here as well: http://community.onewheel.com/topic/4247/tips-for-riding-off-curbs



  • @njcustom yes I do the same :) but sometimes you don't have place to take some speed to do that, for example when you start from 0 at the bottom of a hill.



  • @sonny123 you are right.. hit the curbs on an angle..



  • @njcustom

    Now don't go hitting big curbs in an angle and start breaking bones. lol..

    Try it on light 1" curbs and take it from there..



  • @sonny123 that's how Ive been doing it.. it works well



  • @sonny123 I don't think you need to worry about @njcustom , he's no newbie.



  • Nice to get this advice; I just went off my first curb and plan to practice more. I'm a little concerned about bashing the rear bumper, but I guess speed helps avoid that impact...


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