Onewheel accelerates without reason & self balance gone



  • @cornfeedhobo Agreed. You're not the first one to have a problem with pushback. It's a pretty huge issue. I hate it, and a lot of us feel they should give us the option of turning it off and we can just judge our speed based on the sound of the motor. When it reaches top speed, it has a high-pitched whine... so when you hear it, you should slow down. No need for pushback once you have a bit of experience. That unexpected change in speed pushback brings kinda sucks.



  • @thegreck @cornfeedhobo So here's a question then: When we experience automatic acceleration in extreme mode and are leaning backward as a result with no ability to decelerate, what action do we need to take to get the board to recognize that it is ok to give control back to us again? In other words, what specifically should I do when that happens and/or to prevent it from happening?



  • @jkel101 That's a good question, and it's why I don't like the pushback. It's not inherently clear what you're supposed to do, especially for inexperienced riders, and it's causing people to wreck. I think the idea is just to stay balanced, allow the front end to go up, then after a second it should level back out and slow down and you should be back in business. Maybe @Future-Motion can chime in here?



  • @jkel101 straighten your body, hard, then force your feet to push the board forward, this should force a lean. That is what I got so far and it's pretty reliable, but difficult to do.

    @thegreck Agreed. I have heard the whine once and it was more than obvious. This is a tough problem I will be thinking about for a while now.



  • @jkel101 said:

    @thegreck @cornfeedhobo So here's a question then: When we experience automatic acceleration in extreme mode and are leaning backward as a result with no ability to decelerate, what action do we need to take to get the board to recognize that it is ok to give control back to us again? In other words, what specifically should I do when that happens and/or to prevent it from happening?

    I think it is very easy, just shift your weight backwards. Best way to do this is is from your hips.
    One should also understand that moving your weight backwards doesn't mean tilting the boards tail to the ground, although like mentioned here before, you should allow the boards nose to go up.

    So in short, when you feel the board tilting (pushback), move your hips backwards and you will slow down.



  • Thanks for the thoughts all. Been riding for a year now and def helpful to get some additional perspectives on it. Will give some of those moves a crack. Pretty much what I've done when it happens is (1) stay relaxed (don't spaz); (2) continue riding straight; (3) after 10 seconds or so things stabilize. In every case where it has happened, the acceleration causes the my body weight to shift backward and the board to tilt the tail toward the ground. No question whatsoever that the board does not decelerate as usual when this situation arises. I think that the lack of normal deceleration control is the main problem and nowhere has onewheel / @future-motion said that this is or should be the case, which makes for a pretty dangerous problem in either the software or in their communication around how the product works. If it really is my perception that I have shifted my body weight back since the board is tilted, but that my body weight is actually forward, then this particular issue needs some offical TLC in the user guide and in some videos to show folks the nuances of a proper response to this feature.

    Only time I had to bail was when it wasn't so easy to handle items 1-3 above as I was on a city sidewalk this past week and was transitioning into a crosswalk with a bunch of people around - - bailed into the grass, cracked my fender, chipped my rear foot pad. Bummer.



  • @jkel101 Were you in Classic styling? Otherwise, how were you going fast enough to trigger pushback (15mph) when riding through a crowded crosswalk? I rarely even reach that speed when riding on an empty sidewalk. I'm asking because if you were in Classic mode, it's one of the main reasons I don't like that mode and feel like they should remove it. It limits your speed so much and puts you into a dangerous position by making you speed up when you're barely even moving.



  • @thegreck was in extreme mode (even double checked the setting afterward) and I don't think I was going so fast that it would trigger pushback, but I was cruising along handily. It was a surprise to me when it happened. I'm in DC and maneuver through crowds no prob (like a runner would through folks walking), but I'd be shocked if I actually hit 15mph.



  • @jkel101 That's pretty scary.



  • @Willy said:

    Classic mode should be banned. That shit is dangerous... lol...

    Wow, i was riding today And casually i started tilting backwards But still accelerating like crazy, i was one inch from touching The ground And amazingly i managed To stay up. This is Not The first time This happens.. only on classic though, extreme seems Better in every aspect