Why does the board have to lock up @ max speed?
@kwatts You ever bricked a device as expensive as a Onewheel?
badcheese last edited by badcheese
@J-Glide I'm on firmware v.3056, but my experience seems totally different! I just watched my speed in @kwatts app during my daily commute, and I was able to sustain just over 19 mph for a couple minutes without eating pavement. I didn't dare to push it any higher. Call me a coward, but riding close to 20 mph on concrete without pads or helmet makes me nervous. I usually keep my speed around 15-16 mph. I've had a couple low-speed crashes due to uneven ground, but never a high-speed nosedive. It's probably just a matter of time!
I'm also not aware of any pushback around 12.5 mph.
bmtka last edited by
FFS, @badcheese, would you please at least wear a helmet while intentionally pushing the limit, or better yet, even when you're not ballin' at breakneck/skullcrush speeds? You have no idea what I see at work. There is a very fragile eggshell protecting your brain, and if you don't take the always unexpected and unforseen impact to the face (I.e. "your crumple zone" you are fucked on so many levels. If you have parents, siblings, SOs, or most importantly, children who love you, find yourself a helmet you don't hate and just fucking wear it. Spend $150 if you have to.
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@bmtka what do you think of the crash3 helmet - crashe.com ? I just got one of those. I was one of those not going out with a helmet fool's - and I have helmets, just it's a bit of a bother. I got one of the chrash3's and been wearing that consistently.
kbman last edited by
I also roll sans helmet. Is the crash3 hat hot on hot days?
bmtka last edited by bmtka
@kwatts It's better than nothing, I suppose. It's not going to protect you from much beyond some scalp lacerations and a minor concussion. It's certainly not rated or certified by any third-party for actually impact mitigation in any kind of crash scenario.
I wouldn't rely on it to do shit if you're going faster than a few miles an hour or playing in traffic at all. Remember, energy increases exponentially with velocity. A 10mph crash is 4 times worse than a 5mph crash.
My argument is that the brain is pretty much the only organ the doctors don't know how to fix when it gets hurt. That, combined with how devastating TBI can be, basically ruining the rest of your life, pretty much makes the case against skimping out on this particular piece of protective equipment.
Like I said, it's better than nothing, but I would still encourage you to use one of those real helmets you have lying around. We need to make sure you stay smart so you can keep developing the app. (:
I have helmets, just it's a bit of a bother.
Kinda like head trauma.
parrothd last edited by
I have this one.. Already saved my noggin once..
Giro Hex Helmet Matte Titanium/Flame, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0159OGZXC/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_1siAxb1JNA4VX
sonny123 last edited by
Yep, gotta protect that noggin.
Helmet, while a bit bothersome at first, once you're used to it, you'll feel strange without and on OW, it's a must.
sonny123 last edited by sonny123
I need an XL found this one.
very happy with it.
T-CAT last edited by
I agree on the comments regarding the need for a helmet, and one that is reputable and dual certified. I used to work with individuals with TBI's, and that was a large wake-up call.
Here is the helmet I have and like a lot:
@sonny123 Definitely good to have protection, but I noticed in your link that it's a non-certified helmet, which means you can't be sure if it's going to protect you when you need it to.
The S-One Lifer (which I learned about from @MichaelW ) are great helmets, and they're CPSC Certified to help protect against high impacts and ASTM Certified to help protect against multiple lower impacts: http://s1helmets.com
Electric Slide last edited by
I just want to confirm what jglide said (I'm his bro). I have put nearly 500 miles on my board so I'm very very familiar with it. I always expressed my frustration that I couldn't keep up with him and his older board. I tried his old boards and noticed a significant difference in pushback that allowed me to instantly feel comfortable pushing 14 mph (on extreme mode). I tried both of his older boards and both are the same. It is faster, more stable, more intuitive and much safer IMHO. J-glide may not have believed me at first but after his friend who used to ride with us (using J-glide's 2nd board) bought her own, she immediately noticed the same differences, confirming that the newer boards are slower, less stable and much much more scary to ride at 14 mph.
sonny123 last edited by
Thanks for the link.
Do they run a little big?
According to the size chart, I should get meduim but I always order XL.
thegreck last edited by thegreck
@sonny123 The great thing about these is they send you 3 sets of pads that Velcro into the helmet to get the size exactly right (the size you order, one size down, and one size up).
Just measure the circumference of your head and use their sizing chart to order the right helmet, it seemed to work great for me.
sonny123 last edited by sonny123
Hey, thanks again.
I called a place in Colorado and they had had the color I'm looking for. Cyan matte.
He'll change the padding to fit my noggin. ;)
@sonny123 Nice! Happy to help. I had been wearing a Triple-8 Gotham helmet, which is a pretty good helmet too, but switched to the S1 after I saw it and read up on it. I really liked the fit, and the fact that it was also one of the better helmets out there made it a win/win.
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@Electric-Slide Is the Firm ware updated on his older boards? Im curious if this could be part of the issue.