Onewheel Etiquette

  • I think @shaunabe sums up what I would say.

    Only other problem are dogs...
    On small trails in woods etc. when people are walking in the same direction I'm heading they only notice me when I'm already close to them, so I have to slow down almost to a stop as I don't want to scare the dog and wait till they move aside.
    On the other hand, when they are walking towards me and see me coming they tend to stop already 1 mile ahead and wait on the side of the trail...

    Long story short, I don't like dogs when I'm on cruising on my OW!

  • @MichealW lol

  • @MichaelW lol! Maybe in the future you'll find yourself in your robe yelling at kids for riding REAL hoverboards over your lawn!

  • @Polle I agree with that dogs chase ow's and caused me to wreck cpl times now I carry either dog spray or extra potent pepper spray. If people would keep there dogs on leases while on public use trails this would not be a issue.

  • @tony420121 @Polle agree RE: dogs.

    Also if you OW while walking your dog, mastering the retractable leash or just avoiding it, is good. Avoids surprising interactions with the leash + obstacles which lead to :collision:

  • @tony420121 said:

    @Polle I agree with that dogs chase ow's and caused me to wreck cpl times now I carry either dog spray or extra potent pepper spray.

    Good tip. I'm going to start commuting to work soon, and there are quite a few stray dogs in my neighborhood. So I just ordered some spray made to humanely temporarily blind those f*ckers.

  • @shaunabe I was hoping to be able to walk my dog with my Onewheel; should I avoid leashes altogether and stick to offleash trails? Or is it manageable?

  • @shadowfx The answer to that probably depends on your dog. If he's the kind that likes to run like a maniac and you have an off-leash place that you can ride, OneWheel would be perfect.

  • I have been bit by dogs off leash 3 times. I now carry pepper spray and a dog horn whenever I ride on my local trail. I have had to pepper spray dogs 2 times since I started carrying it. Dogs that chase skateboards will chase Onewheels. Carry the pepper spray in your hand armed and ready to fire. Dogs that chase and bite go after you as soon as they see you. All three bites were from herding type breeds like Collies. One dog owner actually told me that his dog was "just trying to herd me." That dog bit me 2 times and drew blood. Now I spray first and ask questions later. If your walking your dog off leash and it chases in an aggressive manner, you shouldn't have it off leash!

  • @rhinopole I had a similar dog jump at me when I was passing in the opposite direction... luckily he was leashed and the owner was able to yank him away before he knocked me down!

  • @shadowfx works just fine. My only issue has been letting the retractable leash get too long. I have to keep it shorter else my dog has a habit of winding up on the wrong side of utility poles.

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