Places in NJ/NYC where banned



  • @razaclas there's one particular cop in Venice Beach that's got a hard-on for anyone one a OW. He's kicked me off the boardwalk 2x (sent me to the bike path) and another time he kicked me off a public street (saying I could only ride on the sidewalk). But other cops could really care less and just let me breeze by no issues. I've also been booted from 2 L.A. parks.



  • @groovyruvy Seriously?? That's crazy... we never had any cops give us a second glance on the boardwalk, even when there were up to 6 of us riding. Well, maybe a second glance, but they never told us to ride somewhere else. Venice Beach is like the place where everyone comes together to do whatever.



  • @razaclas For NJ, take a look at; NJ 39:4-14.10. Electric personal assistive mobility device. Not a perfect fit for the OW, but pretty close. Treated like a bicycle, not a hover-board.

    But, bottom line on emerging restrictions will come down to how these boards are perceived by the local cops. Remember, municipalities can impose more stringent rules as the see fit. Be a good ambassador...



  • @Roy Yeah, I've only been told that one time that I couldn't ride it there so I just left to see if it was true of the other county park but I haven't been asked to leave yet or given any trouble.

    Every time someone stops me to ask what it is, I explain it and offer to let them try. Not having even owned the OW for a month, I've easily taught 100% of the 40+ people how to ride it comfortably and so far got 4-6 people to buy one with a handful of people still seriously considering buying one. I'd say I've been doing a pretty good job as an ambassador so far :D



  • Yeah I guess I'll just keep riding wherever until I'm told that I can't then just respect that and move on lol



  • @thegreck yeah it's the same cop every time. Younger, newer and an attitude. Not like this will help but he's maybe 5' 10" short black hair and always wearing sunglasses. Got an attitude and likes to throw his weight around. I'm heading down there in a bit, will be on the lookout for him :)



  • @razaclas I like to take Casey Neistat's advice and ride wherever I want until someone asks me to stop. Then I'll just carry my board until I'm out of their line of sight and start riding again.



  • Yes, but Casy's technique is best in a big city where you never see the same cop twice.



  • @Roy Well I live in LA, but I see the same cops a lot, so I'm worried about that advice backfiring on me.



  • hi,its normal in many place and always stopped by people


Log in to reply