Post high speed here! OWheelbuddy app



  • @thehoff easier to be reckless at that age. Hard to adult with broken bones.



  • I think its only fair to have (top speed) age categories. 14- 20, 21-30, 31-40, and my class the seniors with diapers and full pads. LOl... And we can add Centenarian class if we get any takers...



  • How fast can you go over grass?



  • @josh-ward I'd guess just as fast as on pavement - if it's smooth enough and not wet.



  • @josh-ward all my speeds are on grass. Not way I'm trying on Tarmac! Just stupid..



  • @thehoff Rude, I'm not over here throwing insults at you ;)
    18.86 is my fastest recorded - but when I fell the engine cut on me so I assume I pushed past it's limits.



  • @hustle yeah, I think anything over 15mph can only be held for a quick burst.. Tempting fate after that I'd say



  • Can someone explain how to change units from kilometers to miles per hour?



  • @1woman1wheel Go to your iPhone Settings app and scroll down to OWheelBuddy. There are a lot of settings in there, one of which is Use metric (which you'll want to uncheck).



  • @thegreck Thanks! I never would have found that haha



  • I know my son got 19.9mph on grass. This is my top speed on grass. I have no wish to go any quicker. 0_1472496078787_image.png



  • @thehoff I agree 100%. I'm good but I don't have the confidence and experience yet to hold anything more than that in a carve yet. Starting off, solid - carving toe side, solid - carving heel side I ALWAYS slow down some.

    Curious - has anyone had the wheel slip out from under them yet?



  • @hustle my two nosedives have been heel turns. Front comes up and I put too much pressure on the front and either my foot rolled forward off the censor or I pushed too hard too fast.. But yes, heel turns are harder to keep speed.



  • @hustle I have had the wheel slip out from under me when going 15+ on freshly cut wet grass. I went up a good size hill and made it almost all the way to the top with no problem and then when I started to level out I guess I leaned to hard forward and the wheel started slipping and when I shifted my weight to counter it caught traction and went flying.



  • @hustle yes, wheel slipped out from under me only once, this past Saturday. A thin layer of sand on a concrete path was the culprit. I was riding near the beach and thought it would be fun to 'hit lip' by riding through some tall bushy plants that were hanging over the concrete path. Pulled up into the grass and then cut back, not realizing that there was a thin layer of sand under the plants which I couldn't see. Tire slipped out from under me and the board got away. Wipeout was of the head-first second base dive variety, I managed to get my hands out on front of me. As I was wearing jeans and full pads, I escaped with a only scraped right elbow / forearm and a nice bruise on my right upper thigh.



  • @ahxe45 @groovyruvy Wheel slip is my biggest fear of the board sports. Had it happen to me so much on my longboard that I am pretty good at understanding when/what causes it but this is a whole new demon.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Groovy!



  • @groovyruvy hardcore! Get well soon.. Maybe you should invest in snowboard impact shorts too! I just ordered these elbow and knee guards.. Not really for impacts, more just to keep my own skin intact. Plus they are really low profile and should fit under clothes in winter.. Coupled with a new lid and my snowboard wrist guards, I'm all set for summer and winter riding..

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/race-face-charge-arm-guards-2016/rp-prod117658



  • @hustle thanks! Several folks came up to me afterwards and were like 'dude you OK?', and actually I was- thanks to wearing jeans + pads. I've riden a couple times since (after popping 3 Advil) and other than some blood oozing onto my right elbow pad, no issues. Come to think of it, I actually did have wheel slip one other time. Was cutting backside along the face of a steep grass berm when I rode over some trimmings that had been left behind after they mowed it. I slipped about 3 feet down the face and then the wheel found traction, and somehow I hung on. Scared me for a brief sec but gave me a huge rush as it felt just like slipping across powder on a snowboard. One of my favorite moments on the OW.



  • @hustle said in Post high speed here! OWheelbuddy app:

    Curious - has anyone had the wheel slip out from under them yet?

    Only once so far. I was doing a sharp backside turn moving from cement to DG (like very hard sand) and as soon as it hit the sand it slipped out from under me and I fell back. Luckily I got a foot on the ground so I didn't hard on my ass, but I did hit my head on the ground, so it was good I was wearing a helmet.



  • @thehoff thanks, I think I'm gonna go ahead and order a pair of those charge arm guards, as pretty much every wipe I have ends up leaving me with a bloody right elbow and forearm, a result of the elbow pad slipping out of position upon impact, and not being in the exact spot where I land. Same issue with my right lower leg- usually but not always I end up with a scrape on my lower leg just below the knee, a result of the knee pad not being in the exact spot where I typically impact. As for the snowboard impact shorts, I'm thinking about them. My right thigh has taken on a few large black and blue bruises that made my leg feel a little stiff.


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