Hopefully joining the OW ranks very soon



  • With a little luck, a friend in LA will buy a new Onewheel for me tomorrow, and ship it to Norway with the fastest Fedex option there is. The suspense is killing me...look forward to join the community for real, and even more; look forward to ride on the beach, in the forest, on paths, off paths...wohoo!

    So...do I need some extra equipment?

    Ole



  • Welcome.
    Most common extra gear would be a helmet and wrist guards.
    You should also definitely buy a charging hole plug that others have linked to and some duct tape to cover the button when riding in sandy or wet conditions so the button doesn't get crunchy. Oh and buy a fender for sure. Or....buy nothing else and have a blast.



  • @Franky thanks. Yes, the fender is a must have. Looking to buy the awesome magnetic one made by one here in the community.

    Wrist guards and helmet...probably wise, but I have to admit that I only use helmet when skating a bowl or ramp...but maybe off road skating deserves the same approach :-) (been skating, surfing and snowboarding most of my life)

    Can't wait to test this thing.

    Ole



  • Velkommen til klubben. Nå i et halv år trodde jeg at jeg var den eneste i Norge som hadde det. Nå blir det enda en! :+1:



  • @simenlier Blir moro! Om noen timer vet jeg om dette går i orden...blir spennende, så er det Fedex-tiden...det kan jo gå ganske fort.

    Er du fortsatt fornøyd?

    Ole



  • @oledokka Jeg er stor fornøyd!
    Helt i starten når jeg fikk den så brukte jeg den hele tiden, men nå har jeg ikke brukt den så mye. Akkurat nå så er det jo vinter og snø så jeg har ikke brukt den i hele vinter pga snø, men jeg har merket at før vinteren, før snøen kom, så brukte jeg den ikke så mye da heller.

    Men det er nok bare det at jeg ikke har giddet, når jeg tar meg en tur så er det like morro hver gang. Du bør glede deg til dette!



  • @oledokka said:

    @Franky thanks. Yes, the fender is a must have. Looking to buy the awesome magnetic one made by one here in the community.

    Wrist guards and helmet...probably wise, but I have to admit that I only use helmet when skating a bowl or ramp...but maybe off road skating deserves the same approach :-) (been skating, surfing and snowboarding most of my life)

    Can't wait to test this thing.

    Ole

    Helmet and wrist guards are highly recommended even if you skateboard. Since skateboards rarely nosedive and come to a complete stop when you're riding them at top speed, it doesn't really prepare you for the downward momentum of being thrown from a OneWheel, where one second you think everything is fine, and the next, you're suddenly being hurled straight down at the pavement.



  • @thegreck ouch! Is the nosedive thing a,weakness in the gyro tech, or can you control it (when you get the hang of it)?

    Ole



  • @oledokka Totally controllable, and it has to do with 2 things:

    1. Attempting to push the OneWheel faster than the motor can spin the wheel (bad idea)
    2. Leaning too far forward on the OneWheel instead of keeping your center of gravity over the wheel.

    Both can be overcome once you master it, but I think it's a good idea to be prepared for anything on a powered board. Think of it as ALWAYS being on a ramp when you ride a OW. It's kind of like riding downhill on a hill that you can control the incline WITH YOUR MIND. It's amazing.

    But there's a good thread about avoiding nosedives here:
    http://community.rideonewheel.com/topic/860/keep-your-center-of-gravity-over-your-onewheel/2



  • @thegreck thanks for excellent advice! This will be my 3rd powered board, I also have some an Airwheel (that I only play with in the dark, since it looks extremely silly) - but OW is different. So this was very helpful, thanks.

    Still waiting for my LA report, if the seller showed up and transaction took place...soon I will know!

    O.



  • @simenlier
    Hei :) Jeg vurderer på det sterkeste å anskaffe meg en oneweeler!! I den forbindelse har jeg noen spsm. jeg håper dere kan svare meg på: Hvor lang tid tar d å få sendt denne til Norge? Hvor mye vil dette koste i toll/avgifter? Og ikke minst, er d noen plass her i landet man kan få gjort service, og trimmet oneweeler'n?

    Mvh. Eirik



  • @eirik001
    Jeg kjøpte Onewheelen ganske tidlig og da hadde ikke firmaet helt fått til det med shipping, så det tok nok litt under et halvt år før jeg fikk den. Men jeg har hørt nå at de er mye mye raskere på å få sendt Onewheelene. Det var rundt 300 dollar i shipping penger, altså rundt 2500-3000kr for å få sendt den hit.

    De er veldig strenge på det med å fikse Onewheelen selv. Hvis den blir ødelagt og du åpner den selv for å fikse den så vil du miste forsikringen din på den. Min ble ødelagt en gang og jeg sendte den på service hos dere og fikk fort tilbake. Jeg vet ikke hva du mener med å trimme den, men jeg tror ikke firmaet, Future Motion, ville likt noen som helst trimming eller modifikasjoner untatt kanskje å lakere den i en annen farge.



  • Ok! Håper d går fortere nå:+1: Hvordan funker den ellers? God fart? Støtsikker? Og hvorden går den i oppoverbakker?



  • @eirik001
    Den har veldig bra fart, det er sjeldent jeg kjører i topp fart fordi jeg syntes det er skummelt, men jeg tror nok hvis jeg hadde kjørt med den hver dag så hadde jeg nok kommet i topp fart hele tiden. Den er støtsikker som bare søren, jeg vet ikke hvor mange ganger jeg har trynet og Onewheelen har fløyet bortover asfalten men overlevd. Den fungerer perfekt i oppoverbakker. Det var en bakke jeg ikke skulle tro den fungerte i, men når jeg prøvde så gikk den jo som en drøm. Og det var en ganske bratt bakke også.



  • @eirik001 Ni norrmän är allt roliga.

    Jokes aside, reading the shipment post, people seem to get their board sent within just a few weeks now.
    I've had mine for a year now, and It hasn't required any service yet. And I ride it daily to work.

    I was a bit worried that It wouldn't be able to handle all the hills in town, I mean we don't live in Denmark...
    But so far I haven't really found any place too steep (apart from unridable stuff like staircases).

    With a bit of practice, you'll be riding top speed all the way ;) You won't be the slowest person in the bicycle lane.


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