Haha I must say I was a bit jealous the weather here is perfect (not cold not hot) beats freezing cold back in Boston. I totally would bring it along but don’t think they’d let me on the plane or get through customs
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Front Page of the Local News Paper
I typically don't ever get the local newspaper. I had a dozen people text me to check out the front page.
Apparently, the reporter doesn't know about OWs. I wished she had stopped and asked me about it, so they could have added in some info on how the OW works.
Oh well, at least I wasn't on the front page for getting arrested.
RE: How do you figure out foot positioning on a Onewheel?
you are totally right. I never skateboarded or snowboarded, so basically when I stepped on the Onewheel I had no better side. I sucked both ways. I never really thought about it, but I started riding natural foot (which I guess is opposite of goofy foot- again, I never rode anything and had not clue). In retrospect, I wish I had done 50% one way and switched the other way.
If I try goofy foot now, its like day 1.
when your ride long distances and your back foot kills you will be happy if you can go both ways!
RE: XR for sale. Fender and extra bumbers come with.
I literally didn't go 1 foot on my board before I fell off and messed up my finger (super bad ligament damage) and broke my wrist (which I didn't realize for 6 weeks).
That said, I recovered and watched a bunch of videos and learned a lot.
My basic mistake was I took it out of the box and started, like a dumbass.
In a weird way, it almost taught me respect for the board.
Long story short, I hung in there and actually upgraded to the XR and have almost 400 miles under my belt.
I would reconsider before your sell your board for low $$.
Just play with it on the grass and enjoy yourself.
Lastly read the 5 rules by Jeff McKasker (spelling?)... Great advice..
RE: Uphill Nosedive Problem
I live literally on the top of the town I live in Summit Ave. Which messes me up with trying to go places from home without over generating power (but that is a different post).
While the Onewheel is incredible and amazing it is not infallible. When I am coming home from a longer ride and cruising at full power up hill for a long time, I am super sensitive to the pushback. When your are pushing the board really hard you have to respect that at some point it will need to stop. Even with battery power, I am really sensitive to the pitch/grade I am flying up and the speed I'm going at.
I would use 10MPH as the outer limit of your speed. You get at 15mph+ and all bets are off.
That said, if you are at a super steep grade going 10mph expect the pushback because you are pushing the board to her limits. Shut down can happened based on many factors (battery, grade, battery life, weight, how much you lean into the pushback).
Long story short, start out slow and worry less about how fast your are going.
Onewheels are so fun to carve, cruise, just have fun. Be safe!
North of Boston Trails to Ride
I live in Wakefield. I typically Mt. Bike in a bunch of places in the area (Fells, Harold Parker, Lynn Woods, etc.).
Riding MTB you fly down the fire roads. I naturally assumed I would be able to cruise these trails with my Onewheel, but way too many large roots, weird rocks and giant crushed stone.
Long story short, looking for recommendations on trails with hard packed dirt trails north of Boston.