noob here. i ate shit on my plus and it was 100% my fault. luckily i'm on some ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) as a paranoia holdover from my motorcycling days and all pads saved my ass from broken or fractured bones. walked away with minor scrapes and bruises, but it could have been much, much worse. anyway, i don't blame the board in any way whatsoever. i know exactly what i did (tl;dr, i was entirely way too cocky for only 50 miles in), am happy to have learned my lesson, and was back on 2 days after the crash.
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RE: Order #'s of Problem Boards
RE: New guy - questions about safety/equipment
also 40; full regalia for me. helmet, wrist guards, knee + elbow pads. i don't care how dorky i look, i type for a living and, as you said, breaking any bone at this point would be a major inconvenience. admittedly, i have put a few miles on it w/out knee pads, but was kinda too nervous fully to enjoy those rides. i'm also only 29 miles in on my plus, as a total noob, with only very distant snowboarding experience, so that also factors in to my road armor decisions. hth :)
RE: Weight + ride mode
@ventoriffic Ok, rad -- I appreciate the extra detail and advice! One of the things I realized about riding is that, unless you're keeping a constant eye on the speedometer (or have a much better instinct for guessing speed than I do.. which is not a very high bar), it's easy to let the speed get away from you. Especially as the road opens up and obstacles get further away; it becomes harder to tell how fast you're really going by sight, alone. I also find that I just get caught up in the thrill and become less conscious of how fast I'm actually moving. I'm trying to get better at this and keep my lead foot in check, but it's hard as a noob (I've inadvertently gotten Cruz up to 19.4 mph). I should just get better at knowing where that 10-15 mph really is and then work on staying in that window.. and if that means keeping the phone strapped to my forearm with an eye on the speed, so be it. I definitely don't intend on attempting to sustain a 20 mph cruising speed, but at this stage in the game, with my inexperience and really shitty sense of speed, I could see mistaking 20 mph for well below that in certain areas.
Anyway, thanks again for your advice. :)
Weight + ride mode
I see a lot of opinions on preferred riding modes, but rarely do people pair these with how much they weigh. I'm curious because I've been steadfast in sticking with Cruz due to reports that, the heavier you are (I'm at ~200 lbs), the less power the motor has to keep you balanced as you approach top speeds (which makes sense). I'd really like to try Mission, but also have a healthy fear of nosediving at 20 mph. I'll probably end up installing one of the nosedive mitigation prototypes before applying anything faster than Cruz, but would love to hear some mode:weight anecdata before committing. Thanks! :)