I finally got my OW!



  • @RLY This is easily the closest I've gotten to snowboarding. You'll be fine. I would practice your dismount before you even start going. Just wheeling an inch or two back and forth and then your dismount. I waited til I had understood the board a decent amount before I dealt with the dismount - was a mistake lol. You look real cool riding it til you have to stop and fumble with it.



  • @Aaron-Broward-FL said in I finally got my OW!:

    your going to want to start off in a spot where you have some room to fall and the board to go flying.... For sure not on the sidewalk near cars or people.... :)

    During one of our LA meetups, we randomly saw some dude trying out his friend's Onewheel for the first time. He was riding barefoot on a narrow sidewalk that ran alongside a heavily trafficked road. I told him he should probably find a safer spot to learn, and he said "Don't worry about it!"

    Well, I'm not going to say after that I secretly hoped he'd accidentally ride into oncoming traffic, because that would be evil! However, if, God forbid, that were to happen, at least I could rest easy knowing at least I had tried to help the bastard.



  • @1woman1wheel @hustle Great - thanks!



  • @thegreck said in I finally got my OW!:

    @Aaron-Broward-FL said in I finally got my OW!:
    ...
    During one of our LA meetups,...

    On an aside:

    Hey @thegreck , I'll be in SanO (San Onofre) all week on the the week of the 11th until the 15th for camping/surfing. Wanna come down if you have any time? Show me what's what? I'm still so n00b, lol. :-P



  • @RLY Welcome to the family ;-)
    Hustle said it, practice the dismounts first, and standing still on the board. After you have mastered these 2 things, you're good to go anywhere you want.



  • I received mine yesterday and I have to say spending a lot of time on this board before turning it on has given me a full understanding and respect for the device. Thanks to everyone for all the information and @fabuz for your dope videos.



  • @Wrex I don't think I'll be able to make it (that's a pretty decent ways from me), but thanks for the invite and have fun! I've yet to ride mine on the beach. Look for hard sand, and try not to get it wet, just in case.



  • @Hubbitron you're welcome buddy and thank you very much! Can't wait to see your own videos :) :) ;)



  • @thegreck said in I finally got my OW!:

    @Wrex I don't think I'll be able to make it (that's a pretty decent ways from me), but thanks for the invite and have fun! I've yet to ride mine on the beach. Look for hard sand, and try not to get it wet, just in case.

    That's kewl, just throwin it out there. Thanks for the advice :-)



  • First impression: I got what I paid for. Snowboarding on a dry land tesla. Single pad dismount is extremely difficult. It would much prefer to start in the other direction than shut off. Going to practice more balance without moving.



  • @Hubbitron It gets easier trust me :)



  • @Polle At your suggestion I practiced dismounts (and standing still) a little bit on the roof before I hit the streets.

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    I still need more practice, though. My OW came 2 inches from being run over by a car after a poor dismount at a busy intersection during rush hour.



  • @RLY said in I finally got my OW!:

    @Polle At your suggestion I practiced dismounts (and standing still) a little bit on the roof before I hit the streets.

    I still need more practice, though. My OW came 2 inches from being run over by a car after a poor dismount at a busy intersection during rush hour.

    -------- my reply starts here

    The first few weeks are all about control.... Keep away from cars :)
    After that you will be golden :)



  • @RLY I agree with @Aaron-Broward-FL ... I rode it in parks, bike paths, residential streets, and my backyard for a couple of months before attempting to ride through the city. Maybe overly cautious, but I was glad I did. It's good to know what you're doing when riding around a lot of cars who's drivers are rarely paying attention.

    Another thing you should practice is stopping at a moments notice. If you're always prepared to stop, you're also a lot less likely to have sudden nosedives from having your weight too far forward.



  • @Aaron-Broward-FL @thegreck I live in the city so I have to ride through the city to get to anywhere (unless I want to confine myself to the rooftop). I'm going to practice control, dismounts, and stops -- specifically, how to suddenly stop at a moment's notice, not take a nosedive, AND not have my board keep going without me. Any suggestions?

    Next up on the agenda after that: carving like I would on snow.



  • @RLY Well, I would always have to drive to the parks and bike paths. I'm guessing this is the type of city living where you don't have a car?



  • @thegreck Yup. There's an Enterprise CarShare in the garage of my building, but I don't have a car. If I can survive the 4 avenues to Central Park, and remember to exit the park at the correct street (I missed by 7 streets today and had to navigate those blocks through rush hour), I'm relatively comfortable.



  • @RLY said in I finally got my OW!:

    I still need more practice, though. My OW came 2 inches from being run over by a car after a poor dismount at a busy intersection during rush hour.

    Yeah, this confidence doesn't come after 1 afternoon, but it will come anyway, so stay put! :)



  • @RLY I remember a day when my board looked that clean and shiny..



  • @RLY wow you got the best practice spot on that roof, those tiles look like they have great traction for slow motion carving and what a view! The more you ride slow and confined the more confident you'll be out in public.

    I'd suggest working on toe side circles, heel side circles then figure 8s, all up on that roof.


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