If my current battery level was shown in the persistent OW notification box, I'd be sooo happy.
Posts made by firephreek
RE: NYC Riders - Help out a TOTAL Newbie?
I live over in UWS, probably late to help this weekend, but during the week maybe?
Here's a list I made, posted elsewhere.
Wear all the pads for the first 100 miles or more
Work on dismounting.
Put your front toes at or just over the edge, make yourself lift the heel. Start getting into this position as you slow down, not when you come to a stop.
Jump off the board with both feet if you start to lose your balance at a stop. Better to have the board fall over than to spin out from underneath you and take out some poor kid. Practice this before you actually have to stop from taking out a child.
Pay attention and listen to your body.
Work on becoming more aware of where your feet/hips/shoulders are when you ride. You can help yourself slow down by
pulling your hips back to shift your weight slowly.
Practice slow acceleration and hard braking. Braking > acceleration.
Work on your ankle flexibility/comfort with toe/heel side turns. Slow circles.
Flex your calves and ankles to help build up your stabilizer muscles. Don't lock them up, just engage the muscles. This will help fight speed wobbles and give you more stability.
When you turn, lead first with your head and then shoulders, not your feet. Look in the direction you want to be going and go there.
Try do a squat on the board. All that wobbly is all the stabilizer muscles not working. Keep doing it.
Learn what it feels like to have the board push back when you get up to speed. If it starts to feel like you're falling? You're there.
RE: Range onewheel+
@pixelpusher How aggressively are you riding to get that range? I'm 207 and only managed to get 4.5 miles in Mission riding from Lower East Side to Upper West here in NYC. Realllly disappointing since I live just barely 6 miles from where I started...
RE: What do you say to people who ask, "Can I try it?"
@sam "Sure, give me your wallet." Totally serious. Had like three strangers all want to try it out and had them hand me their wallets and cash. Works like a charm.
Anyway to get at the details of a ride? I was getting some 4 degree pushback at 15mph today on mission, I'd like to dig into the issue further, see what's going on. Any way to do that? Push back at 15 seems pretty extreme for a 200lb rider. It's also new behaviour for the wheel. 4001 firmware, current app version (pre-delerium)