Thrown off after nosedive with no pushback warning (nose dive, nose-dive)
@kbern I've had one single nose dive from when I've gotten my board about 3 months ago. and I quickly found out that the most vulnerable point of the board is acceleration.
If you try accelerating the board faster than it can handle, it will nose dive in some cases.
Ever since that one nose dive (which ended up in me bruising my elbows a little), I've started paying close attention to my acceleration and I've been fine ever since.
If you're saying this happened when you were accelerating to over-pass these bikes, it sort of makes sense.
Basically, While I am aware that this is not scientific and I am merely basing this off of my own experience:
Accelerate gradually. Push too much and it may end up bad ;)
@fabuz looking at your slow-mo you can see that your foot is not touching the pressure pad at the front-end.
This may sometime cause issues where the engine dis-engages as if you were trying to dismount from the board.
This SHOULD happen at very low speeds (in order to dismount from the board), but I've had this happen once or twice at "higher-than-low" speeds, so it may be the same case here, where the board 'thought' you were slow enough to disengage and detected one pressure pad was not pressed, and so it stopped the engine.
This is also supported by the fact you managed to easily recover on foot, which usually does not happen on higher speeds due to the body posture when riding the board (sideways).
It has (fortunately) never happened to me at high speeds.
Hope this helps !
forzabucks last edited by
The only time I've had nosedive and been ejected from the board was the first (and last) time I rode in Elevated mode. I was on a golf course with lots of uneven terrain, but the board definitely dived down, but didn't turn off.
I've been riding in Extreme mode on any surface ever since, though I'm not sure they are directly related.
Franky last edited by Franky
@fabuz your foot definitely tilts forward right before the dive. I'm guessing it was unintentional and if you didn't have video could easily think the board shut off with your foot planted.
Riding last night I wanted to adjust my sensor foot because it was a little sore. The video fm put out shows only one sensor needs pressure to stay activated so you can rotate on you heel and put your toes forward. I've done this before and it worked fine, but there is still a risk I'd do it just a little wrong and nose dive so I didn't do it.
Accidentally pushing through pushback and moving your foot off the sensor are both easy things to do. It's easy to learn basic balancing and think you got it all figured out but you don't.
@kbern 3034 extreme pushback feels more like riding in elevated than pushback in classic. Since you mentioned you attempted to ride elevated mode some, it's possible your perception of pushback has changed. Also when riding street it's very easy to hit top speed and want to go faster when traffic around you is going faster. In that environment it's best to take it easy especially since with street noise your less likely to hear motor noise straining when pushing it. If you are sure your not getting pushback then definitely contact support and wait to hear back.
I don't think an abrupt stop like that should be occurring regardless of why it happened. It needs to be designed in a manner that the board slows down gradually enough to allow the rider to maintain control (if they still are on the board. Even if a person falls off the board, the board should still come to a stop within a certain distance or time, but not immediately). Maybe it is designed that way, and something else is occurring or failing. Even so, it would be best to have a failsafe of some sort where if the board shuts down, etc., the board has a gradual stopping progression.
shaunabe last edited by
Curious to hear from FM folks, but I've had nosedive experience too in extreme, with the most recent firmware.
In previous firmware versions two things SEEMED different
- pushback seemed more pronounced
- sounds and vibration were more pronounced
On the first item, I think the more I ride, the more I've subconsciously adjusted to pushback either by backing off or adjusting body position. I just dont notice it nearly as much and I cant tell if this a firmware change or just me.
On the second, this seems independent of any adjustments I might make so I'm sure this is a change. I like the more pronounced vibration and audio more than pushback, but it might annoy folks who want to ride right at the edge.
I'd personally welcome multiple bits of feedback at the limit. The combination of ego and body bruises is never going to be enough to stop me from riding, but it still hurts :)
@kbern hope you arent too banged up.
Franky last edited by
@T-CAT, onewheel is definitely not for you. Self balancing devices will always include some risk...even Segway as you can see on YouTube.
Skateboards have small wheels and you can easily get thrown by hitting a stick, rock, or sidewalk edge. Snowboards can ride over a lot but it's very easy to catch an edge and go flying. Are these design flaws or just the risk you take when stepping on the board?
HI Franky. I see what you are saying. I snowboard, ski, skateboard, mountain bike, and love sports that have that potential risk. I have broken bones over the years from sports, but wouldn't ever stop doing them because of the risk, as I know risk is involved the moment you participate. I'm okay with that. I would rather have mother nature come into play and throw me off my board unpredictably (skateboard hitting a rock, etc. which has happened to me many times), rather than an electrical malfunction within the equipment. There will be many people riding these onewheels who aren't necessarily experieced with other sports that involve good balance, athletic ability, etc., so it's important for onewheel (FM) to ensure the product maintains its relatively easy to ride manner. It is crucial that the onewheel does not have faults in the system (whether that be firmware or hardware) causing the board to abruptly halt, from a safety standpoint. Mother nature factors are impossible to control and people don't have any issues without.
Don't forget my threads! ( I have 2)
I don't even know when/if push back is happening, the only warning I get is the chirp/buzz at max speeds. With the new 3034 version I can't tell how fast or how near I am to the limit anymore.
I wish I hadn't taken the update, the other day I was able to nose down on take off, not to mention the tail grinding. My board has to go back to FW, it's making all sorts of chirping/virbation noises even at lower speeds and a slight hmming..
Just watched the video, looks exactly like my wipeouts..
It's like the board noses down and HARD STOPS.
I'd rather it keep going at least you'd have an opportunity to save yourself...
Not sure what these guys are seeing in the video about your foot moving, I don't see it and even if it did the board shouldn't shut down down like that. When I jump off cubs or over bumps my foot comes completely off the sensor and keeps going. Even picking up my heal or toes the board doesn't shut off as long as your in motion.
I recently got a second hand one (firmware V.3034, hardware V.2206) And the first time i rode it on extreme mode(idk if its extreme mode 1.0 or 2.0, it dosent state in my app), i felt a somewhat gradual and gentle pushback when going at higher speeds but i wasnt sure if that was the pushback. After i had it fully charged, the next day i went to ride it again and wanted to see how fast this thing could go so i tried to leaned forward more and the next thing i know, i was thrown off the board which resulted in a bad fall with cuts and abrasions. I DIDNT FELT ANY PUSHBACKS THIS TIME, and i just nosedived. The onewheel sites says that extreme mode has no pushback however ive seen some others say on the forum that there is pushback on the extreme mode, so im really confused. The following day, i switched to classic mode and felt a rather more forceful pushback. And when i tried on the extreme mode again i hit 12.5mph and still couldnt felt any pushback and i didnt want to lean forward any further as i dont want to the same situation to happen to me again. I feel that having a little pushback as a warning sign is better than having no pushbacks at all as it sort of cautions you from nosediving. So my main questions are that:
- are there pushbacks on the extreme mode if so how do i set it?
- does the firmware or extreme version have anything to do with it ans how do i update them?
Would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me with this problem. Thanks!
njcustom last edited by
I'm thinking you leaned into it a little to hard..
@njcustom nah i tried to lean forward and gain speed gradually but i still felt no pushbacks.
njcustom last edited by
@smashdunk if you push to hard you won't really feel the pushback.. Especially if you push hard when the pushback is close.. Not sure that makes sense lol..
I've nosedived twice. Luckily I ran them both out. I didn't feel much pushback both times. My guess is I just leaned to hard, though it almost felt like extreme 1.0 and not 2.0.
Sudden nosedive. Thank god for soft sand. Would be pretty painful on asphalt
@njcustom like i said man haha i pushed them gradually, slowly gaining speed. And i didnt even feel the slightest pushback. U know what im saying
@killerClownShoes wow haha did u felt any pushbacks? Im not sure if mine is 1.0 or 2.0 too
@tomtnt i nosedived on aspault and it sucks without the pushbacks as warning sign when youre speeding. Did u felt the pushback?
@smashdunk I had no pushback. I wasn't exactly pushing the board too hard either since I was carrying a gopro on a gimbal without a case and not wearing a helmet!
This onewheel had some other issues related to the battery and I sent it back to tech support for repair... they said they repaired some components (not much details) and they did upgrade it to a newer firmware than what is available via the app.
These sort of incidents are why I mainly use my onewheel for fun on beaches, trails, etc rather than for commuting on the streets.