Update - BAD CRASH - 2 Week old Onewheel for sale



  • @McFly Back to your original post send me a PM with what you are looking to get for the board as I am looking for a second one.



  • @McFly - I might be interested as well, PM me w/ a price thx



  • @thegreck All good info. Definitely justifies the protective gear investment.



  • @Hubbitron
    From Future Motion
    "Some riders have the tendency to 'fight' the pushback and counter it by leaning forward to try to stay at level as you seem to be describing. Because you are actually leaning forward to counter the sensation of the board pushing you back, the board will not decelerate. That is why it seems like you can't slow down and your tail is dragging. Eventhough it seems like you don't have room to lean back, if you shift your weight back, you will slow down. The board is not controlled by the angle it's riding at with respect to ground but by where the center of mass of the rider is at with respect to the board itself."



  • @Hubbitron said in 2 Week old Onewheel for sale:

    @thegreck All good info. Definitely justifies the protective gear investment.

    Absolutely! As with any board sport.

    Oh, and I forgot:

    1. A "coast" feature on a single-wheel self-balancing vehicle wouldn't really be a feature, but rather a death sentence. If the wheel were to suddenly start spinning freely, whichever side of the board you currently had the most weight on would instantly hit the pavement. It would basically be like when the motor cuts off and the board allows you to dismount... only you'd be at full speed.


  • @CABALLERO said in 2 Week old Onewheel for sale:

    @Hubbitron
    From Future Motion
    "Some riders have the tendency to 'fight' the pushback and counter it by leaning forward to try to stay at level as you seem to be describing. Because you are actually leaning forward to counter the sensation of the board pushing you back, the board will not decelerate. That is why it seems like you can't slow down and your tail is dragging. Eventhough it seems like you don't have room to lean back, if you shift your weight back, you will slow down. The board is not controlled by the angle it's riding at with respect to ground but by where the center of mass of the rider is at with respect to the board itself."

    Great Info. Thanks for sharing...



  • I feel bad for this guy.. and any other man that uses the wife excuse for that matter..



  • @njcustom You can't blame a woman for wanting her husband and father/grandfather of their family to stay alive. It sounds like he already has some physical ailments (could have read wrong somewhere) so maybe the OW isn't the right thing for him. Kudos for trying @McFly



  • @hustle I hear ya. My wife would like nothing more than for me to get rid of my onewheels. She thinks I'm a fool because she thinks it's dangerous and why would I want to risk injuring myself when I have a wife and kids, etc. I'll never get rid of them though, love riding too much. Best workaround I've come up with is wearing pads and helmet- at least that way she feels like I'm being responsible about it.



  • @groovyruvy I agreed.. Get pads and ride with confidence. I'm nearly 50 and never want to grow up. I take pride in riding flat out past all the cool kids on my snowboard ..



  • @thehoff I bought mine from my dad who is 50. I don't think he wants to either. :)



  • @groovyruvy Yeah my wife does a lot of just trying not to think about it, haha. She really hates when I tell her about some of the many close calls I have during my daily work commute, so I try to remember to keep those to myself.



  • @njcustom Don't feel bad for me. I have four motorcycles, racing karts and other outdoor toys. This one just happen to throw me off for no apparent reason and hurt me badly enough that I will probably not be able to do anything for the next several weeks. So, the truth is; yes, she would love to see it gone and I don't see the reason in keeping something that I don't feel like I can trust while riding it. By the time I'm able to ride it again I will have owned it four times longer than I have to date. Do I really want to keep it for the next six weeks knowing that only after two weeks I was hurt so badly? I don't think so. I will probably never ride the thing again.



  • @McFly sounds like you've got some fun toys- and a great lifestyle! I'll only feel bad for you if you get rid of your OW, but I understand where you're coming from if you do- it really is not fun to get hurt on OW.



  • @McFly yeah. You have lots of toys. No need for the onewheel if it's going to stop you playing. I've been snowboarding for 20 years and in that time I've never been able to replicate that feeling until now,, I can see me riding the onewheel everyday until I'm not able to or too old..



  • @thehoff I agree 100%. That is my plan too.



  • @thehoff that was my plan, to ride it for a very long time. Unfortunately, this experience has changed that for me.



  • @McFly really sorry to hear that.. I've got banged up a few times myself but luckily only skin deep.. Broken bones are a totally different level.. I'm sure you will have no problems selling it. We are the same age so it takes longer to get back on our feet



  • That's a bummer man. Get better!



  • @thehoff Well said.

    The need for speed.
    Most of us have that tendency to push the limit.

    After my first nose dive, I vowed to just cruise around at low speed.
    Then I downloaded a speedometer, just to see how fast I'm going.
    Only to hit 11 mph. Then I had to just remind myself to take it slow.

    Heck, even after a minor mishap, I was going to chuck it.
    Broken bone will cause most to sell it.
    So it's totally understandable.


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