SPEED problems...



  • We have to be careful, we're all concerned.
    Nothing worse than a bad reputation...look at aircraft's reputation..drones are now under strict law regulation. It'd be pity that happens to us, OW riders! Can you imagine "no rides zone" in or around your town ?



  • Funny how the 2 reactions are more concerned about who picked up the medical tab than hat happened to the rider as if they're paying for it.

    Accidents happen. You don't ban flying because of a plane crash.

    Now they want to ban electronics on flights because of a headphone battery fire.



  • I don't speak Dutch but even in the translation there seems to be nothing said about the OW rider trying to reach a top speed or that having to do anything with the accident or any negligence on the riders part. People get hit by cars all the time. Until facts are released, what the rider was doing at the time amounts to nothing more than speculation and fake news.



  • @wr420 Agree completely. Danger is an inherent part of being alive, and accidents happen everywhere, every day, on every type of vehicle (and even to people who are walking). That they tried to make it sound restricted to people who ride Onewheels is ridiculous.



  • just trying to keep people safe and aware of the fact that allthough it is a great quality machine....in traffic with cars etc it is still EXTRA dangerous
    since you are 1 computerglitch away from a faceplant/ lift ;)...

    you should not have the same trust or desire to push it as in a 4 wheeled board or a bike
    that's all

    And since this came up during a OW+ search of mine this week, when people were also having discussions about pushing the board more
    I thought I'd share this REAL news instead of a leaderboard post with FAKE speeds ;);););)



  • @sonny123 said in SPEED problems...:

    Funny how the 2 reactions are more concerned about who picked up the medical tab than hat happened to the rider as if they're paying for it.

    Accidents happen. You don't ban flying because of a plane crash.

    Now they want to ban electronics on flights because of a headphone battery fire.

    I was also annoyed by that...nothing about the rider...just money..reality sucks! ;)



  • @timvdp As @wr420 said, without any details whatsoever of how the accident happened, it's not really news at all. He could've been doing everything right and been hit by a car driven by a sixteen-year-old who was texting instead of paying attention to the road.

    We all realize it's dangerous, we're just saying that the way this article was carelessly and lazily written, without the inclusion of any actual facts, makes it pretty useless. The reporter should try harder next time and do a little work for his paycheck.



  • @timvdp

    Come think about it, OW is a lot safer than a 4 wheeler when you know what you're doing. It's a lot more maneuverable.

    I think the mistake most make, myself included, is pushing the limit before getting familiar with it.

    I like that I have both hands free as well compared to having a remote.



  • @sonny123
    as long as the battery is working ;)



  • @thegreck
    The only thing that was told...guy crashed on a never seen before new roadvehicle.
    They can not report that??..is that not news?..


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