@LidPhones I spent 2 days in the hospital after the last accident but thankfully nothing broken...just a bad concussion that needed observation level of care.
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RE: One Wheel Injuries
@OneDan yeah, I snowboard, dirt-bike, surf etc., and for sure one wrong move can get you injured but I’ve found that my Onewheel is far too unpredictable vs. other sports I partake in. There was no kick back, no low battery warnings, nothing at my last 2 injuries. I just don’t feel that they are reliably safe devices and we’ll see how their wrongful death lawsuit plays out. The man who died fell in the exact situation I described...turn off nose dive with no warning. At least when I’m boarding I can shift and correct mistakes, Onewheel just tosses you through the air like a rag doll.
One Wheel Injuries
After 500+ miles on my one wheel I am calling it quits. In the past 3-4 years or so of riding, I have broken my arm, a couple of ribs and more recently found that my board regularly malfunctions and nose dives, always when I am pushing the limits on speed. I also feel they definitely throttled the older models speeds after releasing the newer models. I used to push 20+ no problems. New model comes out and I cannot exceed 16 mph....similar to the lawsuits Apple is in court with for throttling the speed of older models of their phones. I am an quite experienced at riding on any type of surface but this thing is no longer reliable or safe. If you own a onewheel injuries are inevitable. A man died this year when his device malfunctioned causing him to nosedive and device turned off (exact issue I had for last 2 injuries). Onewheels are unpredictable with age and have proven again and again to malfunction and nose dive. I used to love my onewheel but it is simply not safe unless you go slow and ride on soft surfaces with the expectation that at some point the device is going to malfunction and send you flying face first into the ground.