Onewheel Demographics



  • @JayWalker and @TyDie good to have you in the one wheel population. Rest of us are old farts! 👴👵



  • 55 here in southern Nevada.
    Have done pretty much all of the board sports Including powered stuff for 45+ years. I think the background transfers pretty well. Tried a + in a MotoZoo dealership and off I went around the showroom and building. Traded another toy for the next XR that they got in. Not sure if it is the "most fun", since each toy has its own charms, but for miles and shear ease of use, it is top of the list.



  • This question is in a few places. Here, the Facebook groups, and on Instagram.

    Is anyone ever going to compile it into a gee whiz graphic? I saw on C-Net (or somesuch media place) that the average person with a one wheel is a 39 year old dude.



  • price is a factor



  • Day 2 owner of a new XR. 51 years old, 5'11" 170lbs.
    Zero board experience other than being able to ride the first skateboards in 1977 for a few months.. That was a long time ago.
    But I Have hiked the AT and PCT and CDT in their entities in the early 90s'... My legs are machines and still strong. Noodles for upper body though... Lol.
    I can't travel much more than about 5 to 10 mph right now and I make huge 10ft circle turns to turn around but I can see the future. Hmph. It won't be long and I should be a little more confident and nimble.



  • 56 here in Rhode Island - ex skateboarder, windsurfer and snowboarder but this is the best! Being able to hop on and go from my front door is incredible. 100 miles in and no major tumbles yet - but I back off at the first sign of pushback around 15mph. I think the best description was when someone said it feels like it is your decision to slow down - very subtle! Anyway, having said that my next post will be from the ER...



  • @McSkiD no it won't. You're smart and not pushing it. I say this because I'm the same way and praying I never have a serious fall at 51 years old. I'm still working, you know.. ... Although I'm still learning and traveling at less than 10 mph right now... Lol



  • @OJsakila I'm starting to push it inadvertently lol - I noticed I was getting pushback much sooner than I expected and thought I must have selected a different shaping by mistake. Nope, still in delirium - I'm just getting more comfortable with speed. I'm betting you are, too!



  • @McSkiD me too!! I'm now up to 9.9 mph.. Lol. Still in Cruz mode.. Haven't experienced pushback yet I don't think.. Definitely making progress every second I'm on it.

    I'm in Love again!



  • @McSkiD I hope this reaches you but I also live in Rhode Island and would enjoy riding with someone! I live in Warwick but I’ve been riding all over the state



  • @wheelrich, It's been a year since I saw your post. That would make me 75 and you 74. Had my first (real) crash a month ago at the 995 mile mark. Riding up my driveway at 10 MPH and the motor just shut off and down I went. I know it shut off because the board rolled back down the driveway 100'. Cracked a couple ribs and sent the O/W back. Got it back 3 days ago and rode it every day since with no apparent loss of confidence. The warning sign I should have paid attention to was that sometimes it would take a few tries to get the motor started. Sometimes up to 10 tries, then it would be fine, until...…


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