unexpected wipe out

  • While trying out a different pair of shoes than I usually ride in, I seem to have broken contact with the foot sensor while going reasonably fast and I got launched. Luckily I guided myself into some bushes to the amusement of all in sight. Now I am paranoid while going fast (which is the way I prefer to ride). I think that I may have adjusted my foot without realizing it. I now constantly think that I will break contact while carving hard or while going over bumps. Has anyone else had this problem and is there some advice for keeping good contact?

  • @donny-h Any skate shoes are fine, like Vans or Converse. And once you're moving faster than .5 mph (that's POINT 5, not 5) you only have to keep in contact with ONE of the sensors. That is to allow for a bit of movement of your feet while riding.

    And to be sure, there are two sensors, both on the same side of the deck signified with a blue stripe on the grip tape). One sensor is at the toe, the other is at the heel.

    Most people recommend you put your front foot on this pad. Makes mounting and dismounting easier, and it's also easier to keep an eye on your foot placement while riding if it's in front.

  • the greck, is this still good info re the location of the foot pad sensors, someone posted a pic the other day showing the sensors in a narrow band down the middle of the pad, rather than side by side?

  • @SeaP90d Yes, my info is still good. The sensors are at the toe and heel of the foot, as I said, and as shown by the blue squares on the grip tape.

    The sensors just aren't quite as large as the blue squares, they are more towards the center, which is all the chalk markings showed in the photo you're referring to.

    So just try to keep your heel and toe of your front foot centered on the blue indicators and you'll be fine.

  • @donny-h

    Had the same experience when I tried different shoes.
    Luckily I was going slow.

    Took a while to build courage and regain confidence to go a bit faster.

    Now I always wear flat sneakers and getting little more comfortable carving and speeding it up a little.

  • ofonny123 I am having the same experience, it has taken quite a few days of riding to get my confidence back. On the bright side, I've learned to ride properly because of it! My posture is totally different now. I shift my hips forward now whilst leaning my upper body back a bit and knees bent more than before.

  • Brings me to the thought of a suggestion that we should submit to onewheel. - Seems as though they should be able to create a shaping that instead of completely stopping the onewheel when breaking contact, it instead pulls back or what ever un-till it reaches a complete stop. - I fear this will happen to me as-well at some point. : /

  • It seems a good idea to me.

  • This is tricky, contact broken so it thinks you're gone and slams on the breaks to keep from becoming a riderless onewheel projectile. The answer really is contact switches on both front and back foot pads. Problem pretty much solved, but at increased cost on an already expensive thing. I've been thinking a lot about how to hack something like this together just buying another front pad and putting it on the back and wiring the two pads together so as long as one is pressed the onewheel keeps driving.

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  • I keep reading that there is no pushback in extreme, but I get pushback in extreme...

  • @WyvernKing Where do you keep reading that? EVERY mode has pushback, and anyone who says otherwise is mistaken. Pushback is the only way to tell you that you're nearing the max speed that the motor can handle (read: the only thing keeping you from faceplanting). In Classic, it kicks in at about 5mph, and in Extreme it's at around 15mph.

  • @wheeler If you look through your comment history, all you ever do is bitch and moan about the Onewheel, talk about how many times you've wrecked, and basically give people inaccurate information. I'm starting to wonder if you're not just trolling.

    Instead of allowing experienced riders, like myself, who have been riding for months, who ride every day, who have NEVER wrecked, and who DON'T have an issue with nosediving, and who ALWAYS ride in Extreme, to educate you so this doesn't continue to happen, you'd rather ride improperly and just blame everything on the board and attempt to give Onewheel a bad name.

    Any experienced rider will tell you that Extreme is the way to go. I wish they had never chosen that word, because it tends to scare people, even though all it does is give you more control over your own speed. If you can't be cautious and control your speed without the board doing it for you, you should probably sell it and take up something like kite flying or bird watching.

  • @thegreck on point once again! Extreme is really the basic mode, while Classic is more for the guys that need to wear full body armor. Even @donny-h who started this post says that he's learned how to ride properly as a result of his incident (keep it up @donny-h ).

    My 7 year old daughter won't even ride it in Classic mode, it's extreme or nothing (also can't get her to keep the helmet on...). No joke!

  • You'll also notice her proper weight distribution (all 45 lbs.) and knee bend...

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  • @thegreck
    How am i giving anyone inaccurate info? Honestly, I would just prefer that someone else not get injured. I don't even notice pushback in extreme. I will still ride but with' extreme'caution....

  • @wheeler you should meet up with someone else in your area and see how their board behaves compared to yours. I've got two onewheels and they both push back in the non-extreme "extreme mode" but they don't do it quite the same, maybe your board is out there at the end of the bell curve if as it seems there are some differences, and if in fact it really doesn't push back at all you might want to get it fixed or trade it in for a new one...

  • Respect the board. This isn't a balls out ride. With time maybe.

  • @SeaP90d
    Thanks, yeah i'm going to get it checked out. Theres no way I would sell it no matter if I fall down. I gotta respect the speed. I also want to appologize to greck and the community. It wasnt my intent to crap on a well built and unique product. When I was 7, I had a kick and go scooter. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I feel the same way about the One wheel. Its the coolest thing since sliced bread. It will go anywhere. Living on the east coast with roads full of sand makes it a worthwhile purchase.

  • I don't think you have to apologise I don't think you missed the respect to anybody provided you think as me with, with all my respects and of course I maybe wrong that thegreeck is from the staff of FM and you don't want to upset them too much just in case you need they fix your machine out. This is a free forum to explain all our experiences not only to make FM content. I wish the problem is we don't wear appropriate shoes for example than a non push back advise or pressure foot pad failure. In any case I did ride for abt one month without problems before the nose dive happened surely my big crash happened for the excess of confidence (remember I suffer an AC2 luxation). It is better the users knows as much things as possible before riding and everybody rides safer and only have to worry abt having fun on the OW, at the end of the day this is of the interest of FM as well. Said that... I did wear Italian Hogan brand long and narrow shape shoes when I had the crash two Sundays ago instead of the broad salomon shoes I used to wear before I want to believe this is the problem. When I get quite recovered in some weeks I will always wear skate shoes and ride little bit slower wish no problem happens again among other things because I will be 50 this year I can't permit myself having such a blows very often. In any case I prefer to explain and help with my experience other people and FM as well than keep myself in silence, as better the OW works and the riders ride, as more fun we all going to have. Safe ride!

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