Getting off the + next to impossible?

  • I'm finding no issues dismounting on my Plus (received yesterday). I have been using the heal lift technique for now.
    Come to a complete stop. Focus your rear foot's weight over your heal, allowing you to offset your front foots weight being focused on the ball of the foot while lifting the heal. You can hear a slightly audible click when the motor disengages and then you just set the tail down. I wonder if your sensor is glitchy.

    Keep at it!

  • @goodblake-eskate I am having the exact same problem. Its difficult for me to do the heel lift as I wear a size 15. In order for me clear both sensors, the front part of my foot is almost all the way off the board making it hard to balance for the board to disengaged. Yesterday I thought i had disengaged the motor and went to dismount when the onewheel took off, i ended up severely spraining my ankle. Sucks cause now I have to wait a week so I can try again to figure out this dismount. It would be nice for the board to beep when the motor disengaged so I know when its safe to get off. Not a fan of the jump dismount, but that might be my best option for now.

  • Only thing more difficult than dismounting a plus is being an air traffic controller. Believe me, because I have zero experience with either.

  • @Boomerang I made a little video showing 2 easy Onewheel + dismount options:

  • @groovyruvy said in Getting off the + next to impossible?:

    @Boomerang I made a little video showing 2 easy Onewheel + dismount options:

    Good god, man, how do you expect anyone to be able to do THAT? LOL

  • I'm finding the + much easier to dismount than the OG

  • @slydogstroh @thegreck Thanks for the encouragement!

    @sonny123 This is the method I have been working on, BUT once I get to almost a complete stop and try to lift my heal nothing happens. I thought perhaps I wasn't getting my foot fully off the other sensor so I would do that but like a ballerina on my very tip toe to ensure I was only on the one sensor. After seeing this video, it makes me think my sensors are faulty or lagging or something, because I would have to have my heal lifted for like 5 seconds for it to disengage if it ever did.

    @ctsiaki I wish I could say it was due to my size 15s but I'm a 11. Also I hate to hear you sprained your ankle that is the worst! I was on crutches for almost 6 weeks from spraining my ankle because an eskate issue this past summer. However I got back on my board a few weeks before I even started walking. I felt like it was good strengthening exercises since my foot was stationary while I flex it forward and backward etc like the board exercises PT want you to do. Not sure Onewheel would be the same though.

    @groovyruvy THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am going to try the first that first method you showed later. Looks so much easier than the ballerina pose I have been trying.

    Thanks to everyone for your help and for the commiseration.

  • @timvdp @groovyruvy : thanks I'm gonna give that a try and see how it goes.. I'm determined lol.. thanks for the video @groovyruvy .. hoping it is just my technique and not the sensor.

    Just came in from a ride on my V1.. it's almost 60 outside.. waiting for some of the school traffic to clear up then I'm gonna go back out there on the OW+.

  • The front lip heel lift totally worked.. way better.. definitely felt the click then drop.. now just have to practice this method.

  • @GlueBreath good to hear... headed home to give this a go

  • Breaking in your first onewheel is a rite of passage. I remember being quite devastated at how much damage my board took the first day. Even the first few months were tough. But now it wears the scars proudly. And the most difficult part was the dismount. Good luck it will totally get easier

  • @slydogstroh I've never seen that one. Legit dismount for sure!

  • @goodblake-eskate "heel" ;)

  • @e-ball hehe thanks... I have only had 1 C in my life and it was in spelling. :) However this is just using the wrong word. Thanks for the correction as I do get annoyed by people constantly saying they leaned back to "break" on their boards.

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