Any injuries?

  • After my first 3 days of riding, today I've had a day of rest (read: full day of work) and my front knee is hurting a bit on the outside...
    I really hope it is just my body needing to get used to the onewheel :smile: It could also have something to do with riding a lot on cobblestones (correct? The mediaeval pavement) it gets you shaken up pretty good :grimacing:
    Apart from that, up to now only hurt my hand a bit while falling...

    How is it with you guys? No OW-trips to the hospital yet? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

  • I've always ended on my feet after nose diving on pavement but have gone to the ground about a half dozen times on grass trying to riding challenging terrain. Wasn't bothered too much by the off-road spills until last week Sunday when I was thrown down twice and landed on my leading arm and leg the same each time. After that I've had bruising on my leg and a spot near my elbow is tender when bumped. Needless to say I'm taking more care to stay upright least until I'm healed up.

  • Stubbed my big toe jumping off, hurt my shoulder in a gap in the sidewalk (I think I can make it deal), hurt my side while turning and jumping off (didn't hurt till later) and that is only in 3 weeks! All three of those injuries are still hurting slightly. I have learned a lot though and won't make those same mistakes :)

  • A couple of times I ended up with grazed wrists, until I got a pair of wrist guards. Now I have a few deep scratches in my wrist guards, and none in my flesh. :)

    Oh, and Franky, have you tried deflating the tire a bit for off-road riding? I normally top mine up to around 18 psi before pavement riding, but I'll let quite a bit of air out when I'm on grass. Makes all the difference for turning.

  • Once when the board nose dived after getting too aggressive with it, the board threw me off, my foot hit the ground, and the front corner of the board plowed into my Achilles tendon and took me down. I had a limp for about a week. :cry:
    It hasn't happened since for whatever reason. It also didn't stop me from ridding.

  • My right foot is front (goofy) and when I was trying to go from the road to sidewalk I didn't go fast enough and OW throw me off but my right foot stayed on pressure sensors and tier burn my skin on the inside of my ankle. It wasn't so bad but I did it twice in one day and now it hurts :)

  • I got a pretty good road rash on my arm that will probably scar when I took a spill going up a hill. Other than that, the normal spills, bumps and bruises. Wrist guards have definitely saved me more than once.

  • I broke my arm after the nose dive in extreme mode 1.0 I have decided to not test maximum speed any more. I now enjoy a more relaxed ride. Since breaking my arm last December I have ordered two additional boards so I can ride with friends! I plan to get several more boards and start a mobile rental business hitting festivals and popular bike paths across the western US.

  • Going up the curb at my house was a bad idea after having some beers... My hip is black and blue (again :disappointed:)
    My own fault I guess:smile:

  • My injuries both came in week 1 of having the board. I flew off the board headfirst and stopped my momentum with my left arm, dislocated. I avoided a trip to the hospital by popping it back in, a couple months later it's still only at about 80% strength. I took a spill 2 days later when I hit a plastic speedbump and the board smashed into the side of my awkwardly positioned knee. Partially torn ACL. Luckily it is healing and has not prevented me from riding. My knee is at about 70% at this point. Since then I've had one non-eventful spill which resulted in a little bit of road rash on my elbow, from a pot-hole.

  • I'm sure glad this thing is safe and easy to ride... ;)

  • @ThatGuy hahaha. It can be... if you don't make idiot rookie moves, like I did.

  • Any problems with ankle injuries? It seems like the easiest injury would be to sprain your front foot if the board nose dove but I haven't actually seen anyone complain about that. Just curious, i have a history of sprains on my right foot and i ride goofy.

  • @NYC It seems to be more knee related or smashing into the ground related. I've twisted my knee when my back foot slid off the board and sensor foot kept going with the board. I've had the board hit my ankle and tire burn, that's it. This doesn't include the scar on my forearm now either. haha

  • My friend fell off going max speed, his leg got scratched really really bad I think it almost became a flesh wound

  • @veryous The tire burn on the ankle is gong to be the onewheel trademark for any owner. haha.....

  • First face plant today. Well hands, forearms, and knees actually. I couldn't get my board to slow, in fact; it kept accelerating and I swear it had to have reached 20-25mph. I finally ran out of street and jumped just as the board reached the neighbor's driveway. Tried my best to run it out but at that speed kissing the pavement was inevitable. Thank God there wasn't a car in the driveway.

  • @Code-ster I've never had anything like that happen at all. Were you pushing the top speed when it did that?

  • @Code-ster without knowing much more, it sounds like you may have been in the middle of pushback, which makes it feel like you can't lean your weight back any further because the nose is already up in the air. You have to trust he board at that point and lean your weight further back. It's especially hard if you are also going uphill at the time. You should definitely get out of classic mode Asap. I hope your scrapes heal up. You're not trying if it doesn't hurt in the first week...

  • @J-Glide No, I at was at a comfortable cruising speed when I felt the board accelerating. That's when the loss of control began as the board exceeded what I feel to be well over it's 15mph speed theshold, despite my efforts to ease off. It was scary! I feel like even with the cuts and bruises I got off lucky given the speed.

    @sidebox I think you're absolutely right, my game plan is to lean back a lot harder next time.

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