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.
Wet leaves and Fender
Just north of Boston and there are a ton of leaves everywhere. Rained all day. Figured screw it I'll ride. Was flying along plowing through piles of leaves (which was kind of fun). Didn't think about crap getting caught in the fender. I randomly stopped at a busy intersection and holy mackerel the fender was full of crap (leaves, sand, dirt,sticks). It was totally rubbing against the wheel and fender. I was able to get most out. So just a heads up on this.
As this said, riding on a wet street was super fun. It didn't slip at all but it definitely had a different feel than riding on dry pavement. I hit some wet gravel/sand and it felt like i was snowboarding in powder (I've never actually been snow boarding, but i imagine it would be like that).
RE: Do I need float plates or rail protectors?
Thanks to all for the thoughts
For regular road riding likely unnecessary
I rode in the woods with a lot of rocks and the board was taking a beating
If you have pics that might convince me
Not really worried about battle scars on the rails
RE: Why are fenders so expensive?
Agree on cost
I also wonder why the fender isn’t more flexible/ less rigid (lest prone to cracking). Almost like a rubbery iPhone case you can drop on the ground
While it doesn’t looks as cool as without the fender, I love the fender
All the crap piling up on your back foot sucks
RE: Riding in Traffic - Best Practices
hmmm.. I think the biggest thing is confidence. If you aren't confident than you risk freaking out and having an accident. I see the pro and cons of both directions. I typically look at the road and see what side has the most space and the clearest path (with the least amount of obstacles).
unless you are really skilled and confident I would highly suggest you avoid traffic. By contrast, even if you are a great rider don't get cocky. I was going across an intersection and some moron on their phone wasn't paying attention, almost hit me as he took at left turn across the interaction (I along with the other cars, where totally in the right). Being in the right doesn't matter if you get hit. Gotta be careful and always anticipate what people will do. I took a motorcycle course along time ago and they had this acronym SIPD
Scan- look around
Identify- look for any risks or issues
Predict- try and guess where the person will go
Decide- make a call and do it.
you need your head to be on a swivel.
kind of like mt biking everybody says "its so dangerous". you may fall in the woods but there are no soccer mom's with giant SUVs, eating fast food, yelling at kids, while they are posting to Instagram in the woods.
RE: Dog attacked me
For some unknown reason some dogs get freaked out by the board. I was in a field riding and some moron's dog came flying at me. I jumped off, held the dog at bay while the owner casually sauntered over to me (while his dog was barking at me). I said, "I guess he doesn't like the Onewheel". He was like "Yeah, I guess so". We chewed the fat a bit and I got back on, same thing, dog come at me. He didn't seem to worry at all. If it wasn't my neighborhood, I probably would yelled at him.
Unrelated, but I ride around a Lake where there is a road next to the side walk. More often than not as I pass by dogs they lunge at me. I'd say about 60% will come after me.
If I see a big or aggressive looking dog, I pull over hop off the board and wait for the dog to go by. Gotta be careful you don't swear out into traffic avoiding a dog. Some dog owner suck, as such you need to watch out.
XR is a game changer
I had a Onewheel plus that I rode about 200 miles. Decided to upgrade.
Got my XR about two weeks ago and the experience is totally different.
I use to worry about going too far and running out of juice.
With the XR I literally never check the battery gauge.
Your feet will fall off before you battery will die.
Rode 10 miles and I was about 60 percent when I got home.
The range gives you so many more options.