I will be 61 next month. I have had my OW XR for 2 months and have 250 miles on it (it was still kiteboarding season or I would have more miles). Riding road, grass, trails, gravel. Can do 180's, ride switch, drop curbs. No significant crashes for the first 160 miles then my first nose dive with minor hip injury. Likely rider error in accelerating hard up an 8% grade. 2nd crash was rider error as I was goofing around in gravel. Minor hip (same side) and shoulder injuries. I don't bounce like I used to nor do I heal very quickly. In addition to a helmet and wrist guards I have now added hip padding (Triple8 Butt Saver), combined shoulder/elbow pads from my dirt bike gear, knee pads, and gloves under the wrist guards when I am doing anything at speed. I plan on donning my motorcycle race leathers and gear to do a speed run ignoring push back. Should be amusing!
Posts made by Dr. 9Lives
RE: Onewheel Demographics
RE: Shaping and Push Back questions
Thanks for the feedback. I think part of my problem was relying on the OW app for my top speed. I know you car reset it but assumed a new top speed would override the old but it doesn’t. So to record I guess you have to go to <board setting> and reset every time you want to record. I used Strava yesterday and hit 18.8 mph without thinking I was anywhere near that speed. (OW still shows 15.6). So maybe I am riding faster than I thought and thus getting more push back. I do find I can ride more aggressively in Mission.
Shaping and Push Back questions
New rider, 170 miles in 7 wks. Riding pavement, some trails, grass, gravel, hills. I can ride switch and do 180's on pavement, drop curbs. I switched from Mission to Delirium and honestly don't feel a difference in responsiveness. I do get tons more push back in Delirium at low speed on level pavement. Full battery and I weigh 170. At around 160 miles I had my first nose dive. I started up a short climb, less than 8% grade, and within 10 feet I went flying forward. No perceived push back. I had a minor hip injury but at 60 y/o and the slower healing that comes with age I don't want to hit pavement unless it is my error. Future Motion finally started to give more timely feedback after I complained about their customer service. (they usually take a week to respond to emails with a lame reply and then if I didn't reply within 48 hrs their system closes the "ticket"!.
They ran a diagnostic test and all was fine.
They suggested I use Elevated for climbs. It was a 20 second climb so a pain to change shaping.
Why am I getting so much push back in Delirium? The other night I did a short ride and within 2 blocks of carving at about 12 mph on level pavement I had about 5 episodes of push back. I went back to Mission.
I feel held back by Delirium and afraid to push the board. My top speed to date is 15.5 mph. I won't try for faster without wearing my motorcycle race leathers!
I wear a helmet, wrist guards, elbow guards and was thinking of giving up the elbow pads until my nose dive. Now I added hip pads in case I get bucked off again which makes riding much less spontaneous.
Any advice would be appreciated.