Accident log

  • And everything without early sign of infection? :-o

  • Regarding medhead's fall, I don't ride on grass anymore either except slowing and carefully, otherwise you're at the total and complete mercy of any hidden defects, and the falls to me anyway seem harsher than asphalt, no road rash of course, but you can hit and dig in knees and elbows for shorter and higher g stop than you get on pavement...

  • @medhead
    I beginning to think they cant fix this problem with a firmware patch.
    All the wheels must all have this issue. I have fallen every time on extreme with protection. Thing is it eventually catches up to you. You can only slam the same place so m any times before something happens. I would use classic for awhile if I were you.

  • @Tartopom I thought the swelling was just a hematoma. The infection came on quickly. I was trying to treat it with just antibiotics but it wasn't going to get better until it was drained.

  • @medhead the nose usually only hits the ground during aggressive riding, you gotta know when to hold back. I mean, you said it yourself, you were riding at max speed on grass, that's dangerous. If you are riding at max speed, you severely limit the OW's ability to self balance. It's a one wheeled vehicle, this demands a certain amount of caution or else bad things can and will happen.

  • @wheeler @medhead @no Right. Plus, top speed on the OW is around 15mph, which is basically jogging speed. So if you're riding properly and have your weight distributed evenly on either side of the wheel, then even if the nose DOES hit the ground, you should be able to either level the board or run it out.

    The fact that people are immediately hitting the ground when this happens points to improper riding. I've been riding for nearly five months, I commute to work every day, usually riding close to top speed, I've hit all kinds of unexpected potholes and pavement ramps, and I've never had a crash due to a nosedive. In fact, I've only fallen once, and it wasn't due to a firmware issue, or the sensor pads being too small, it was because I stepped off the back end of the board when I ran over a tree branch, and it slipped out from under me, so total user error.

    When someone falls while riding a skateboard, it's never the skateboard's fault. Just because the Onewheel has electronics onboard doesn't mean there's not a learning curve or that no skill is required.

  • I absolutely agree with @thegreck and @No. Knee bend is crucial at high speeds regardless of the terrain, but you gotta know when to ease off a bit. I feel horrible for all you nosedivers and your tales of road rash and infections and such. I've had mine now for 2 weeks, and I love pushing this thing to it's limits. Keeping your weight centered will keep you safe 9 times out of 10 (proper knee bend saves your ass the other time). It kills me to hear you guys talking about going back to Classic for a while, if anything you should roll Elevated for a while until you get the feel.

    Bending your knees will not only absorb the terrain, it also lowers your center of gravity so it's easier keep your weight centered over the wheel. I have a couple curiosities for those of you who continue to nosedive:

    1. How much experience do you have with other board sports?
    2. Are any of you thinking about hanging it up and selling your board (don't do it)?
    3. Is it possible that the pebble buildup in your lead foot is so much that it's considerably heavier causing these dives.

    Seriously, don't give up. Take all this advice and practice. If you're in Portland, OR and need some help, let's go ride!

  • @jordo Great points! For some reason I always forget to include the knee bending, but it is one of the key most important factors in riding without incident. It'll save your ass when you hit bumps you weren't expecting, because it allows your legs to work as shock absorbers, rather than if you're stiff-legged, which will cause you to lurch forward, and seals your fate to end up face down on the pavement.

  • Thanks for all of the advice. @thegreck I solved the nosedive problem. My latest fall occurred when the wheel got swallowed by a hole in a grass field.@jordo I appreciate your words. Getting pressure from my wife to sell, but I'm not gonna. Anyone want to see the pic?!!

  • Man I love elevated. My preference. Call me loco. Plenty of speed. Love the nose up I get. Easy transition from multiple terraforma, cracks etc.

    Pratice pratice.

  • @medhead yes

  • @medhead My wife knows better, haha. Glad to hear you've got it solved.

  • medhead, get well soon.

    Talk about elevated.
    I tried it couple days ago and thought not.
    Tonight I gave it the benefit of a doubt and messed with it again.
    I think I like it.
    Seems to keep front knee slightly bent and the speed is constant and more controllable.
    I'm guessing elevated will be the norm for me.

  • lol I went out and tried elevated tonight too, it's not as extreme as I thought it would be, every single accident I've had has been due to the nose dipping more than expected in extreme mode, maybe elevated will make this less likely.

  • Yep, went out again on elevated. lol..
    Looks like I'll be stuck on it from now on.
    Every time you press the nose down, it's like acceleration.
    Never tried classic and never will.
    I think Extreme should be standard and elevated should extreme.

  • @medhead damn dude

  • Still haven't mastered "running it out" as opposed to my usual face plant. Any tips? Does being 47 have anything to do with it?

  • @medhead said in Accident log:

    Still haven't mastered "running it out" as opposed to my usual face plant. Any tips? Does being 47 have anything to do with it?

    Nope. I'm hitting the big 50 soon and comfortable going 16-17 mph on my electric skateboard but not the Onewheel.

    Running it out is a hit or miss. Seems like the more experienced, the better the chance to run it out.
    The other day, I got little too cute with it and should've been a face plant but somehow I was able to run it out and was surprised myself.

  • @medhead I'm not really sure, because I've only had to run it out once (I was testing out Elevated mode and going up a steep, wet-grass hill, and the wheel lost traction). Otherwise, if you concentrate on keeping your knees bent, your head directly over the wheel, your weight equally distributed across both feet, and control your speed when riding in tricky conditions, nosedives should be extremely rare. Just don't put yourself in that situation if you don't have to.

    If you watch this video I made when I was coming home from the store, I was riding pretty fast over sidewalks I'd never ridden before, and hit a lot of areas that likely would've made more than a few riders take a tumble, but when you're riding properly, that huge wheel will roll over pretty much any obstacle that's at least a little shorter than the radius:

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