OMFG I am ecstatic



  • @DVO I flipped to Extreme on day 2. The board is super easy to control, so you won't have to worry about it going too fast without your intentionally doing it. Honestly, the slower you go, the higher the chances of falling off while trying to carve a tight turn. Your forward momentum makes maneuvering much much easier. The only time I really fall while doing regular street riding is when I'm trying to balance at low speed at an intersection.



  • Got my board in April. Still riding Classic.



  • @dvo the thing that most confused me after unboxing was charging. I wanted to have it fully charged but after plugging it in the lights would turn on and the power brick led would stay green. Figured out soon enough that it just meant the board was fully charged and to give it a go. After riding just make sure each time you plug in that the LED on the brick turns red. If it stays green it means it's not charging and hours later or the next day you would try riding on an empty board. If it stays green hold the power button for several seconds and it will turn red which means it's charging. For all I know they have fixed this already though.



  • @Andrew said:

    Got my board in April. Still riding Classic.

    I can't tell if you're joking.... Really?

    How often do you ride?

    Not trying to be rude, but I'm honestly amazed. Have you ever tried switching for a ride?



  • I switched to extreme in about a half hour as I kept hitting pushback. But I'm proficient on a skateboard and love to snowboard. I've been surprised at how slow it is taking many to get used to riding but I can understand how people not used to balancing on a board might take more time. Also lets face the fact that most of us are not spring chickens which makes it even harder. I applaud anyone leaning how to ride onewheel without board experience especially if you are past your 20s.



  • @sidebox Not joking.

    I tried Extreme at the park and it seemed a bit faster but largely similar to Classic. I like to cruise slowly on footpaths and not wear a helmet. So when I get too comfortable and start speeding up, Classic pushes back and reminds me - hey dude, you have no helmet, keep the speed down.



  • @Andrew you are correct that there isn't a huge difference. Sounds like there used to be but fm has backed off and made it as safe as possible which basically just makes it a slightly faster version of classic now.



  • Thank you everyone for the input. It really helps!!



  • @Franky Yeah, I'm 38 and still proficient on a skateboard. Stop skating handrails at about 33. Board sport wise I pick up pretty well



  • @DVO No need to charge it. As you know from all the waiting you had to do, boards are being made to order. This means the board is shipped to you right after being made.

    We test them and fully charge them before packing which means your board was fully charged this week. Should still be at 100%.

    Enjoy!



  • @Julian Thank you so much!! I really appreciate all the hard work the team at FM does. #TeamOneWheel



  • @Andrew @enjoi @DVO : I think there's a lot of confusion about "Extreme" mode. It's no "faster" than classic mode... you control how fast or slow your Onewheel goes in any mode. IMO it is way more difficult (and less enjoyable) riding in "Classic" mode because the constant pushback makes it really difficult to control (and enjoy) the board. I also have never felt control differences in Extreme mode... if anything I think it controls better. The only difference I've noticed in Extreme mode is that it gives me a higher top speed before pushback.

    Like @sidebox and @Franky, I switched to "Extreme" within an half hour of getting the board and it made learning and riding so much easier. There's really no downside as you can go as slow as you want, it just raises your top speed.

    Honestly, I don't understand why anyone would ride in Classic mode, ever.



  • @Dvo
    as soon as you get your board go to a park with trees and rip around on the grass/small hills, carve through trees. fun and less scary cuz theres no bonesmashjng pavement



  • Extreme > Classic...in just about every way. I waited way too long to switch, mostly because I was scared of the Extreme name. Classic is truly a beginner mode, while Extreme is more of a regular ride.



  • I recommend reading how to dismount before you start riding - because I didn't :-)

    First ride was easier on smooth pavement. Riding on grass is a great way to get confident with your speed - because you're not worried about falling off.

    Don't let people try out your board unless you actually know them. Otherwise, they can just ride away and you can't catch them. Kinda obvious, but I didn't think of that until I let someone try the board out.. (fortunately they came back :-)



  • Oh and just because you hit a bump one night and you did fine, doesn't give you license to go even faster over it the next night. I always tell myself "don't get cocky, don't get cocky, don't get cocky..." then I roll past a group of onlookers going "NO WAY! Awesome!".... my speed starts to creep up... I hit one of those yellow plastic bumpers that covers wires tonight and my front foot came off the sensors... I was an ounce of force away from tearing my ACL when my knee twisted on ground contact and the 25 lb board edge crashed into it. I don't say this to scare you, but to remind you that the second you get cocky, the road will bring you down a peg. Just always ride smart and don't think you're safe just because you're comfortable. The other piece of advice I would give is to always lie about falls and injuries to your spouse or girlfriend.... Deny Deny Deny.



  • Thanks for all the advice guys! It really gonna help :) Trying not to make painful rookie mistakes



  • If you can find a good spot of smooth grass without bumps and holes, I would do the first few attempts there. Your elbows and OW will thank you :grin:



  • @Polle thats a golf course green :p



  • @sidebox, I know exactly what you are saying in relation to having a crowd watching you. 98% of my rides are alone with nobody watching. But when I bring my board to town where people start to stare is where I'm most likely to bite it in a humbling manor.


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