Worth the investment ?

  • Easy question: one of may favorite toys ever.

    That said, I think some of the enjoyment comes from how you ride it. I very much enjoy "board sports" (surfing, snowboarding, etc). If the feel of riding a board doesn't speak to you then I could understand how you might tire of this after a while. If you like other board sports and you can even kind of afford it, buy this right now.

    I live near a beach and think riding on the sand is ok but the novelty is gone after a few hours on a beach. Riding on trails is fun as hell. I am surprised how much I now enjoy riding on pavement. Carving up pavement (not around traffic) makes me feel like a kid...big smiles.

    Regarding range is body weight and terrain dependent. I am ~200 lbs. and typically ride ~5 miles. But after 5 miles of good trails, you want a few minutes to chill and recharge anyway.

  • @MichaelW hilarious

  • Im 95-100 kilos. I get 10-11 km per charge, every single time on flat ground, ofcourse I get more if there is a looooong slope (due to regeneration) and less if there is a step hill.

    I havent got the slightest regret. Or maybe one.. its that I didnt ride it enough last spring :P got 700 km between june to august.

    Im never going to "save" the money I would spend on petrol, but I do leave the car at home alot more, and take the board if Im going anywhere within 6-7 km from home.. im just bringing my charger to where im going. I always were a backpack with a can of puncture spray for the wheel, a sweater and water so the charger isnt a problem.

    Oh, and I ride on the maximum of PSI on the wheel to get more range and a nicer ride. (people tend to like a bit softer wheel, i dont)

  • Have had mine for 4 months roughly and even after my almost near fractured rib I still love it. Range I get is 10 to 14km a charge and by then the calfs are done for a few hours which is way more than enough to charge it back up.

  • I've had mine for 1 month.. I joined the forum 1 year ago and it took that long to pull the pin.. I always thought there was more important and practical things to spend the money on.. The second I did my first carve I totally forgot about the money.. And to be honest I'm thinking how I can get a second board for friends and family.. I think about riding all day and my girl friend calls it the love of my life... All true..
    Life is for living, you only get one shot at it so get what you want and be happy 😀😀😀😀

  • Costs less than a season of snowboarding,
    and you have it ready anytime for you.

  • Zero regrets. Nada. Nil. I ride it every day to and from work. I ride on a dirt canal path, the beach, hiking trails, grass, asphalt. I'm 47 and I feel like a teenager when I'm on my board. Learning curve is steep if you have good balance or if you've snowboarded. That being said, you will fall. You will get hurt. It's a little like being thrown out of a moving car at first. Just get the best protection you can and you should pick it up in no time. I feel very confident on it now, but I am always taking proper precautions and minimize the risk of falling the best I can. Go for it and good luck!

  • @medhead I'm the same age as you and agree completely.

  • No matter where I ride all I get are.., that is awesome, your so cool,
    Can I sleep with you?

  • I love my Onewheel to death! It's one of the coolest toys I've ever owned.. I would have killed to have this thing as a kid..

  • @MichaelW As I rode around the tailgate areas this weekend in Auburn, Al, I overheard a Clemson fan say to his buddies, "That's just a lazy man's skateboard." I probably should have gotten off and gave him the opportunity to ride it, but I was pissed and ignored it. But for that one comment, I got about 10-15 exclamations of awe.

  • @hekkubus That sounds like an online hater comment! I see stupid comments like that a lot on Onewheel's Facebook page, but in the real world when I'm riding it, usually all I hear are Oohs and Aahs and Siiiiick! Even from skaters.

  • I'll say this: I think the only thing that might make it more fun is to have people to ride with.

    Also, as an addendum to my second point, I nearly ate pavement the day after i posted, which only serves as a reminder to me to always be aware and be careful. Was going as fast as I could go to the point that the pushback had kicked in a few times. I was in a parking lot at night and a car rolled up in the area, which spooked me, so i started hauling tail to get farther away. Nose dipped for no reason, but by the grace of God I was able to run it out. I haven't run that hard in years, and it took me about 25 yards to slow down. Scared that crap out of me.

    It cut out of me a second time later in the ride when I was going very slowly on a turn. It worries me that it could happen again, so I sent support an email. They are suggesting it could have been a foot-placement error, but I'm 99.99% sure that my foot never moved. To be honest, that's the only thing that has ever made me question keeping my OW because I don't want to be seriously hurt from a hard fall.

    With all of that said, I rode the next day around the campus of Auburn University, and then I rode Sunday around the school where I work. I rode around downtown yesterday, which was almost deserted at 8:00 in the morning and had a blast. Just be careful and don't ever let your guard down.

  • @thegreck Yeah, almost every time I get exclamations of joy. In fact, I think Saturday may be the first time a stranger has yelled anything negative. I pretty much got a whole lot of "What the hell is that thing!?" as I rode around. I had a couple of kids yell, "Cool Onewheel!" on Saturday, as well.

  • @xav31 I do not regret it at all. The time on the OW is priceless......

    I get 6+ miles per charge depending on my ride style and re-gen. I am 6' and 225ish pounds

  • @LidPhones

    Yep, same here. 220 lbs.
    yesterday came back from my 4 mile run and checked my juice level.

    Was surprised to see it at 45%.
    I was like, heck, lets go for another short run.
    OW never ceases to amaze me.

  • @sonny123 , Spot on I did 4 miles yesterday and only used 45%. I had a regen hill on my back half. I enjoy carving down the big hills and putting power back in the OW.

  • @LidPhones

    In fact, I'm starting to think when you're carving your way through,
    you actually save some energy and that might extend range.

  • @sonny123
    I will pay attention to that. You may be on to something. I enjoy carving both heel and toe side and try to balance them equally. I will do some mostly straight runs and check the difference.

  • I think I have hijacked this post a bit but hey it goes 100% towards being worth the investment ;-)

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