Received my Onewheel+ a week ago... Unboxed it but had not had a chance to ride. The fender arrived a couple of days later so
Love the way it was packaged. Double boxed with foam padding on all 8 corner for the inner "retail" box. Opening it and taking out all the different items from the box is an iPhone unboxing experience. Well thought out with good protection for the unit. The trucker hat is a nice touch. I really think this sort of thing makes a big difference . Demonstrates that thought and care goes into the minor details.
Between the weather and work... it's been hard to find time but I was able to take it for a spin today.
My background: Middle aged dude who is somewhat athletic - expert skier, decent at ice hockey, generally more fit and better coordinated than most guys my age... but I've never surfed or snowboarded, and it's been 30 years since I've been on a skateboard.
IT ALL CAME BACK!!!
I had my wife hold my elbow when I stepped on for the first time. 2x back/forth on a flat section of my driveway, sooooo easy!!! I was able to get started, get to speed and carve wide turns instantly!!! After a few laps around the neighborhood, I felt like I had been on this thing for years. Sooo natural.
- Like skateboarding (and other board sports)... It's more important to keep an eye on where I want to go and lean back/fourth accordingly. Couldn't be simpler.
- For some reason, after all these years, the backside turn is for some reason more natural and easy to execute.
- Speed is the key. I feel more unstable too slow than too fast.
That all said, need some tips on the following...
- I don't find it all that easy to lift the heel or toe to dismount. The sensor on the + is across the entire length of the footpad. I ended up just jumping off.
- Hills... I have a moderately sloped driveway. Going uphill, it just seems wants to stop. Do I need to lean forward more aggressively? What about downhill?