I used to run into strays a lot when I ran every day. I had been attacked a few times but always managed to get away with minor injuries. Then one day when I was running with my dogs, one of my neighbors jumped out and tried to stab my dogs because they were barking at his cat. I had them on a leash and managed to pull them away from him before he could land anything. I started carrying pepper spray that day and have used it several times on aggressive dogs. They stop immediately and rub their faces in the ground. No permanent injuries. No police. No guilt. Best of all, that dog never chases me again.
Posts made by Hamasvjnga
RE: Dog attacked me
Glider for Onewheel feedback
Anybody ever throw down for this? Does it help with nose dives? Is it still for sale?
RE: PROPOSED SHAPING - One-Direction Mode - Why? Efficiency, Safety!
Not really a big One-Direction fan. I mean they're very talented. I just don't like their music...but I'd go all bonkers for a K-Pop mode.
RE: Long-Term Riding and Health
I have low and mid back issues. On a bad day, I can't ride. On a good day, the OW is my PT. It's a great core exerciser, as long as you keep carving. Switchfooting should balance out your leg/knee/ankle, neck, and back/side fatigue along with short breaks here and there. Locking you legs will mess up your knees. Keep the knees bent. The broader and more open your stance, the greater range of motion your body has. Riding with your front foot at 45 degrees with your toes and knee out has this effect and may keep your knee from buckling when the nose goes down. It also helps you keep your balance and run it out on nose dives. If your lead ankle is out and you're not light on your feet, you are going to be eating pavement on nosedives. Just be sure to keep your toes out with your front knee pointed at your toes. Since I switched to this stance I haven't had a bad fall in over a year...and I've had a few nosedives in that time.
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Capture the Flag
Water Balloon Fight
Super Soaker Fight
Best New Trick
Drag Race Timed
Race in Drag Whatever
Downhill Slalom Timed
Trial Ride Timed
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Ball, Hoop, and Ribbon)...Ribbon is my personal fave
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RE: Not Stoked--Sit on It Future-Motion
I wish this story wasn't true...but I could see it going down like that with a company focused on expanding its reach instead of supporting its base. I believe you and I hope they offer you a better solution.
My experience with FM customer service was about a 4/10. My tire wore through at 525 miles in under the year-long warranty period. I contacted customer service and was told that I was responsible for the total cost of the service. I thought the tire was a lemon. FM thought maybe that I rode with it underinflated. I didn't but I see their point. I just mostly ride concrete and I carve hard. After some emails back and forth, they offered me a $50 off credit for the tire replacement. At that point, I didn't want to void my warranty by taking apart my board so I sent it in. I was under the impression that the cost of shipping the board was included in the service. It wasn't. Shipping was expensive as $#%@! Keep your boxes people! The repair took just under 3 weeks. Communication from the company during that period was less than stellar. Seems like they forgot about me for a while. I still feel kinda screwed from the whole deal...but at least I made $50. I feel like such a whore!
RE: Small rocks and such stuck in the tire
I cut the door brush to the length of the tire and adhered it to the back, bottom of my board with silicone caulk. It's pretty easy to remove with a razor blade when the brush needs to be changed. This brush has worn down a bit.
Walking the dog
Man I gotta say that I love walking me dog with the OW. A retractable leash, helmet, OW, and dog and I'm ready to go. Rox has gotten in really great shape too...for a lazy ass dog. Not to worry people, we only walk during rush hour in highly trafficked areas, in stealth mode, at night.
RE: Small rocks and such stuck in the tire
I cut down a door brush and silicone caulked it to the underside of the back of my board where it was just lightly brushing up against the back of the tire. It has worked pretty well at keeping debris from getting lodged in my tire. It doesn't seem to hurt the tire but it does wear out and need to be replaced about every 200 miles.