Do not ride at high speed!



  • @nathan Avulsion fracture? Ewwww. Knee pads? If so, what kind?



  • I wasn't wearing knee pads. I'm sure I'd be doing a lot better right now if I had. I've definitely learned my lesson there.



  • @bmtka said in Do not ride at high speed!:

    @nathan It sounds like you might have been off a sensor for too long. It happens when you're just figuring your stance out. Was much more a problem on V1 but I've seen others do it on the +.

    Did you twist your knee or just bash it?

    Being off a sensor doesn't shut down the board unless you're going less than 1mph.



  • @cameroni79 said in Do not ride at high speed!:

    Being off a sensor doesn't shut down the board unless you're going less than 1mph.

    You are correct. I could have sworn there was a time when you had about 5 seconds on the V1, but I just rode all around my yard on one sensor on my +. It was very awkward.

    @Nathan, that wasn't your problem--the sensor thing, not the lack of pads. :)

    You weren't by chance carving on a bit of an uphill gradient, were you? Or kind of rapidly accelerating on one? If your battery wasn't empty or overcharged and your crash was genuinely caused by the motor cutting out, you might have a faulty board. Hard to tell without sending it in since you're probably staying off of it for the most part right now. You know any experienced riders in your area who could maybe test it for you?



  • I had just come up a short 4' incline and was on a level surface going completely straight the entire way. I was not carving. It was hot out, it could have been 110 degrees if that factors in.

    My initial thought was that it shutdown for overcharge protection because I had just fully charged it. But I had rode a little before the nosedive and my battery level was under 95% when I checked. Also, the app says I've regenerated 0.00000 Amp Hours.



  • @nathan Bet it was the temp. The sudden work done by that quick elevation gain probably added just enough to the heat built up somewhere in the system to trigger shutdown.



  • @bmtka would there be an app alert with this scenario? I didn't get anything.



  • @nathan Not that I know of. It never gets that hot where FM is based. They don't list any range of operating temps for the board itself, just the charger (32°F-122°F FYI).

    But 110°F is some crazy high heat for electronics under either mechanical or processing load. All kinds of electronics have their cooling mechanisms defeated well below that. Bet you couldn't use your laptop outside or use GPS on your phone without sudden shutdown/reboot when it was that hot. OW isn't made to military specs or anything. Probably worth telling them about it, TBH so they're aware of the issue.



  • @bmtka I'm not that far from FM. About 6 hours south in the same state.



  • @nathan Isn't Death Valley like 6 hours south of FM in the same state?



  • @cameroni79 How did you land? Did you slide or roll? Did you hit your head?



  • @jaconz rolled. Didn't hit my head or any typical spots.



  • @cameroni79

    How you feelin today and did the doctors have some good news hopefully?



  • @sonny123 good and bad news. They pulled the tube out, but the follow up X-ray showed my lung had collapsed some more. I'm spending another night in critical care. Another X-ray is to be taken tomorrow and if it hasn't corrected itself they're going to put another tube back in. I think I'd rather just jump out the window.



  • @cameroni79

    Sucks.
    Prayers heading your way.
    Hang in there and keep the faith.



  • @bmtka California dreamed and designed...but not ready for summer in SoCal?



  • Everybody saying 20 is the brink of death is dead wrong I confidently ride 20-23 and so does my 11year old sister, I say that if you push more than that 😵😵😵
    But I feel sudden pushback even at 18ish in delerium and especially at 20 you didn't get pushback because I think you pushed it too hard. Delerium is meant to go comfortably at 20 and I think it does...



  • @nathan I dunno, man. It's a changing climate. It's just something that makes sense to me that would explain your failure. That's assuming it actually did shut down and you didn't just auger it in like is usually the case for most people.

    @offroadow How much do you and your 11yo sis weigh, if you don't mind my asking.



  • Difficult to make out what's what in this crazy post-Andromeda era. I've had only minor hiccups on my + (mainly, acceleration pulsing when hill climbing) but a bunch of my bros have had serious issues- boards bricking (won't turn on or off) and one advanced rider who I really trust says he was tossed off while going 8mph, says the board just shut off. I trust him big time and he's a great rider. I've just not had that happen to me. In any event, it saddens me to hear about @Cameroni79 's serious injury. Everyone's going to do what they feel is best, for me that means wearing full pads every time, and paying close attention at all times. I pretty much ride like the board could quit on me at any moment (it hasn't), but I push hard because with pads I feel I'm prepared (or as prepared as one can be for a fall).



  • @groovyruvy yeah. I had ridden for miles as that speed in delirium. Ridden that same road plenty too. I can't express enough that it just dropped me with zero warning. Pads would have been useless in my situation. Elbows, knees, hands, wrists, and head were all just fine. I took major damage to my left should and chest. Aside from that it was just the expected road rash.


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