Sudden shut down!!



  • Ugh. That sucks. My XR just shut off today, luckily it was on grass and I was able to run it out. But now, it won't turn on at all. I plugged it in, it looked like it was getting charged (orange) then turned to green after a bit. Still, no power, doesn't start, completely off. Not even 100 miles on this board.

    Worse is the OW+ is in the FM shop, having to pay $500 even under warranty for water damage - not sure how, but, OK. The original OW was solid. And going to have to deal with support, again, which will take a month just to get a response.

    Frustrating stuff.



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  • Just happened to me on a V1 board for the first time. I‘m back home now after 5 days in hospital.

    From my experience it is a board defect. Either it should slow you down if you are driving to fast or slow down and stop if the battery is running low. This device is packed with electronics/senors and software and there should be no reason for it to suddenly stop AKA nosedive.

    I read about the issue but having the V1 for 3 years I always thought people must be doing something wrong until it happened to me. Flat surface doing 11km/h (I was wearing a Polar M200 watch) and it just turned off...I think it‘s a great device and a blast to use but I don‘t trust it anymore.

    I was wearing a helmet, wrist protection and a back protection but still broke my leg. So if I ever use it again (I will not) I will probably look like Robocop...and so should you!

    You have been warned.

    (V1, newest firmware, never been wet, check done before ride (battery, tire, firmware))



  • @george said in Sudden shut down!!:

    Just happened to me on a V1 board for the first time. I‘m back home now after 5 days in hospital.

    From my experience it is a board defect. Either it should slow you down if you are driving to fast or slow down and stop if the battery is running low. This device is packed with electronics/senors and software and there should be no reason for it to suddenly stop AKA nosedive.

    I read about the issue but having the V1 for 3 years I always thought people must be doing something wrong until it happened to me. Flat surface doing 11km/h (I was wearing a Polar M200 watch) and it just turned off...I think it‘s a great device and a blast to use but I don‘t trust it anymore.

    I was wearing a helmet, wrist protection and a back protection but still broke my leg. So if I ever use it again (I will not) I will probably look like Robocop...and so should you!

    You have been warned.

    (V1, newest firmware, never been wet, check done before ride (battery, tire, firmware))

    Scary stuff. Crazy to think you are rolling the dice any time you go out. I no longer ride without full pads and a helmet for that very reason.

    Life is full of calculated risks and riding a complex and tech packed one wheel skateboard is just another one of them. I hope I don't have another crash that is so bad that I decide to stop riding...would like to enjoy this platform for years to come and hopefully they can make them relatively safe at some point. Obviously there is some work to be done.



  • @george I agree with you. Why can't it be programmed to do a slow shut down, instead of a complete nosedive. I get that originally they thot a pushback warning, followed by the user slowing down, would do the trick, and be a simpler approach. But judging by the numerous nosedive stories, that scenario has not proven to be very practical. They forgot to factor in that humans, with their many defects, would be riding these, not just experts.



  • @george 11kmh isn't that pretty slow, like a walking pace? How did you manage to break your leg? Also, did the board actually shut off? There's a distinct difference between a nosedive caused by over taxing the motor where the board will nosedive but not actually turn off. Then there's the nose dive where the board will have shut off completely. This is usually do to a faulty electrical component. I don't believe there's any way to avoid a nose dive in the latter situation.



  • I hate to be the bad guy here...but F it. We are literally all balancing on ONE WHEEL...fighting the laws of physics and gravity...and then everyone wants to blame FM when they nosedive from user error...either going too fast or pushing this electric machine further than it can physically go. It’s an inherent risk! Friggin crybabies. So you wiped out. Big deal. If “extreme sports” (as they define it) aren’t your thing...stay on the couch. Everyone is crying and saying “Blame future motion”...”fix the problem”...it’s obnoxious. There’s no problem. It works. We’ve all crashed...and we’ve all learned our lesson. It’s bound to happen. Do you blame snowboards when gravity takes you down a mountain into an embankment? No because it’s due to lack of skill. You clowns try to push yourselves to be badasses then you wreck out and cry for reform and threaten litigation. Please. If you’re reading this and you are whining...STFU...dust yourself off and get back on it and RESPECT the board. You will love it once you know what you’re doing. I promise.



  • @rado

    Two times walking pace (walking military style is 5km/h).
    I wasn‘t doing anything extreme and not accelerating, just carving and enjoying the warm breeze.
    The road was flat and made of cement and I assume that due to the fact that I was riding fairly slowly I didn’t skid forward but slammed down onto my leg without any warning that I was losing my balance or needed to do anything. Out of the blue and taken by surprise. I also hit my elbow but the injury is only superficial.

    I have never fallen off and normally ride on dirt tracks.



  • @capodeltoro

    I bought the OW because of the electronic/software and balancing capabilities. I wasn‘t doing anything extreme with it. It just turned off on me.

    Please read my post and ask related questions. Just being a Fanboy/Troll is not helping anyone.



  • I had the same thing happen. I'm going to be recovering for about a month, major road rash and shoulder dislocation. did you receive an alert? In my case, I was bombing uphill for 3 straight miles in Delerium mode and I was sent an alert which I couldn't read without my glasses. my board was at 47% power. I could read that. I kept on with my ride and then out of nowhere, my board just nose dived! I went straight into the concrete at close to 18 mph. My road rash is terrible and I damaged my shoulder. I can't take another fall like this either. Were you on a hill? do you think you could have overheated the board?



  • @capodeltoro
    Im not one of those guys. Ive brushed myself off and will take responsibility for not reading my alert. But I did nose dive on smooth cement, no obstructions. I may have overheated the unit considering I was bombing uphill for 3 straight miles. I received an alert but I couldn't read it without my glasses. I assumed that the app was telling me that my battery was low. Shortly after the alert, my board just nose dived in Delerium mode at a fast speed. Im a bit beat up with road rash and a dislocated shoulder. I was wearing safety equipment. I have some anxiety about this crash until I figure out what went wrong. Do you have any experience with this?



  • @troyhenry yeah. But it sounds like you answered your own question



  • @troyhenry So 18mph on smooth pavement should be fine "most of the time" but not up hill. Pushback is at 15mph on the OW+ and XR. Once you go past that, the board has diminished capability to balance you. That's why you see the pro people with amazing balance/skill hauling ass all the time, they know the board, the balance point, the motor feel and have the correct stance to remain safe.

    Up hill or on rough terrain or just with bad form, you can nosedive a much lower speeds. You can nosedive just from accelerating too hard.

    What @CapoDelToro is saying is correct. 99.9% of crashes are user error but included in that is doing things that you did not know the board was not capable of handling. If you respect pushback and learn about the board's abilities to tackle hills/inclines, it can be an extremely safe ride.



  • @skyman88
    Thank you. Ill be putting in more time to learn all to keep me upright and off the cement. I appreciate your feedback



  • @troyhenry said in Sudden shut down!!:

    @skyman88
    Thank you. Ill be putting in more time to learn all to keep me upright and off the cement. I appreciate your feedback

    There are board component failures sometimes as well... that's why folks ask if the blue light was blinking afterwards the crash. If the light is off, I believe it's typically the control module having issues.

    Early reasons for "crashes":

    • Bad Stance (too much weight over the front)
    • Excessive acceleration
    • Exceeding pushback on flat or inclined surfaces
    • Exceeding some speed uphill... incline and rider weight specific
    • Going down a large/steep hill with 100% battery
    • Slow speed turn off (less than 1 mph), typically raised heel while cornering, board turns off.... as it was designed to for dismounting

    If you haven't read it, review the Wiki page: https://onewheel.wiki/Riding_technique



  • @CapoDelToro
    You should read your responses. Snarky and dismissive. You must enjoy being an jerk off



  • @skyman88
    Thank you for the info. I really appreciate it. Ill spend more time on my education. Your post was helpful



  • @troyhenry I get it. You’re sensitive. Plus your pride is prob a little hurt too..and the pain meds may have kicked in. No need to name call...but I see you’ve only been here 22 days so you’re still trying to figure it all out. I apologize if I offended you, its just that it’s annoying to see the same posts repeated. It’s almost as if you have the manual in your hands but you seem too lazy to read it. My bad for assuming. Good news tho! You could spend your recovery time researching and reading past posts from people that have covered every topic you’re mentioning. You may learn a thing or two...Good luck with your recovery! ;)



  • you like being smart and taking shots, don't you. You feel safe behind a keyboard writing your asinine comments. still, go fuck yourself. That must be my pain med speaking.



  • @capodeltoro
    and keep trolling asshole and you'll get the same fucking response. Until you want to come face to face


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