I've had my OW for about 3 weeks and had my first nosedive today. I was going about 10mph and went to accelerate and the nose just went straight down into the pavement throwing me forward off the board. I went flying and tumbled. Was pretty scary yet thrilling at the same time. lol. Luckily, I had on a helmet, wrist guards, elbow and knee pads. Had I not I would have been injured. Worst I have is a bruised thumb. I have no idea what caused my accident and shook it off and got right back on. MAJOR KEY ALERT....WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR! Part of the fun of the OW is it's NOT easy and takes time to master. It's not if it's when you're going to take a fall. It's best to be prepared with safety gear on. It really saved me on my first fall.