OMFG I am ecstatic



  • 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.



  • @sidebox
    So you biff'd it in front of a group of people?
    this is why im avoiding people until i know im comfortable enough to not wipe out.....cuz unlike a skateboard........ALL EYES on YOU.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



  • @sidebox said:

    ... The other piece of advice I would give is to always lie about falls and injuries to your spouse or girlfriend.... Deny Deny Deny.

    Haha... I just ate it bad last night (stay tuned for video) and did just that with my wife... I'm trying desperately to hide the limp and the raspberry on my hip!



  • @Leperkonvict haha. It's not very fun. The trick is to realize that you should never feel too comfortable. I already feel like a pro, but I keep getting taught lessons..

    I can barely walk up and down stairs right now, but luckily I can still ride. I guess the ACL doesn't really have too much to do with riding. That makes a dislocated shoulder and a strained (or maybe partially torn) ACL for a month of riding. Tune in next week when my wife posts that I'm in a coma or some such. Luckily, I just got a GoPro and rigged it to the board, so you guys will probably be able to see the next disaster unfold. I love this board!



  • Just got my board today!! Only got to ride ten minutes though, late night at work. So far loving it, dismount is kinda hard, i'm jumping off right now.



  • @jeff8v7 same here. First day I let somebody ride it. As they rode away. I thought "wait what if they take off" thank god he came back.



  • @DVO said:

    Just got my board today!! Only got to ride ten minutes though, late night at work. So far loving it, dismount is kinda hard, i'm jumping off right now.

    Others who are more coordinated than me will tell you different, but I've had a hell of a time getting good at the dismount. Took me about a month to do it smoothly.



  • @thegreck Come to a stop on your board or as near to a stop as you can and simply roll your front foot (given the sensor pad is under your front foot) off the front of the board. Its almost the same movement as when your doing an Oly on a skateboard but your not trying for upward movement instead your just rolling your foot of the sensor bad and the motor will disengage. Takes a little practice but once you get it you'll put the board down on its tail and you won't even be able to hear it. Trust me. It looks cool as well as to my friends who still jump and look like a jabroni jumping off. Hahah.



  • @atl1wheelin Yeah, I knew the idea, it just took me about a month to get good enough at balancing at a stopped position to be able to do it smoothly. But I'm pretty good, now.



  • @thegreck I'm repeating myself across threads but part of the trick is starting in a balanced position. I always get on, make sure I am balanced in a stopped position before I lean and go. This way when I need to stop I know I'm in a good position to stop in a balanced position.


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