@dirtyjersey you had 1500 for the OW but can't come up with 5 for the app? Ghetto fabulous homie!
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RE: Thinking about purchasing a Onewheel, but...
@djdrewbie there is no 'but'. The amount of time you wait before ordering your OneWheel is directly proportional to the level of regret you'll feel for waiting so long. If nosediving doesn't sound like fun, this forum will help you avoid it. In a nutshell, don't ride in Classic mode, be sure to cover the blue sensors, start slow and build speed over time, and be careful when going past pushback (this will all make more sense in 5 days when you take your first ride). If you order it, you won't regret it. Respect the wheel, and the wheel will provide you endless grins.
RE: Accident log
I absolutely agree with @thegreck and @No. Knee bend is crucial at high speeds regardless of the terrain, but you gotta know when to ease off a bit. I feel horrible for all you nosedivers and your tales of road rash and infections and such. I've had mine now for 2 weeks, and I love pushing this thing to it's limits. Keeping your weight centered will keep you safe 9 times out of 10 (proper knee bend saves your ass the other time). It kills me to hear you guys talking about going back to Classic for a while, if anything you should roll Elevated for a while until you get the feel.
Bending your knees will not only absorb the terrain, it also lowers your center of gravity so it's easier keep your weight centered over the wheel. I have a couple curiosities for those of you who continue to nosedive:
- How much experience do you have with other board sports?
- Are any of you thinking about hanging it up and selling your board (don't do it)?
- Is it possible that the pebble buildup in your lead foot is so much that it's considerably heavier causing these dives.
Seriously, don't give up. Take all this advice and practice. If you're in Portland, OR and need some help, let's go ride!
RE: Onewheel for sale located in alabama
@onewheellife don't do it BRO! Not for you? Your username of Onewheellife implies that you were pretty excited at some point. It's painful to see anyone trying to sell after 'just a couple times', you gotta stick with it. Nurse your wounds, get back on, and take it slow. Thank me later.
RE: Foot sensor pad in the back?
@Dark_Knight I've had a few conversations with support about this. You'll probably notice that pushback behaves a little different when you ride with the sensors in back. You might also find that Elevated mode is even more 'nose up' when you ride with sensors in back. I'll ride this way when I've got a long hill to climb, gives me the most clearance to step on the gas.
RE: Who from OneWheel responds to the Technical Forum?
@MrCamel This is very interesting (that's code for hilarious) to me. We've seen a lot of folks on the forum with hesitation for one reason or another (price, can't find a test-drive, not interested in having fun, etc), but this is one hesitation I would have never predicted. If we had responded and told you that Steve and Johnny from @future-motion are the guys that monitor the forum posts, would that have helped? Everyone that's dealt with support for any reason will tell you that they're very responsive, and eager to help.
Honestly, I don't think you're ready. Not trying to be mean, just honest. There's a certain amount of risk associated with the purchase of a $1500 toy, and a lot more risk when you're flying down the street at 15+ MPH. You don't strike me as a risk taker.
PS...Joe Camel would do it.
RE: Tire change! Here is the tutorial..
It's funny to me that so many are caught up wanting a treaded tire. What do you think you'll gain from tread? Are you losing traction with the slick? To me it's as irrelevant as the color of vinyl wrap that you choose...no way it would make for a better riding experience.
RE: LOCK UP @ HIGH SPEEDS - NOSE DIP
@autobio don't give up! I noticed that you just joined the forum before posting this. There's a lot of good info here to help you learn how to enjoy the OneWheel safely. You have to remember that this toy is not only new to you, it's new to the world. Imagine you were one of the first to ever attempt downhill skiing years ago. Fun fun fun crash. Fun fun fun crash. It took time for people to learn how to master, they didn't just zip down thru the mogals with tight turns and parallel skis. If you're patient enough to get good at low speeds and work your way up, you'll be just fine. While learning and turning at low speeds for several days (or even weeks), concentrate on keeping your weight over the wheel. If your head and shoulders are leaning forward, you're bound to go down. Best way to stay centered is to keep your knees bent. Don't waste your time with classic mode, ride either extreme or elevated. Elevated gives you more clearance upfront and forces knee bend, makes it much harder to nosedive (but not impossible). Riding switch (backwards) can also give you a better sense of how to stay centered. Since it's less comfortable, you're less likely to lean your weight too far forward. DONT GIVE UP!
RE: Looking for good off road videos, (uphill / dirt)
@AshWilliams we can't wait to hear how it goes, but we also already know...Best decision you've made all year! Congrats! If you've got property out there, probably won't be long til you buy #2. Start slow, keep combing through the forum for valuable tips, and have a blast man! It's a great time to be alive!!!
Ps...do us all a favor and switch it to extreme mode before you even step a foot on it. You'll thank us later.
RE: Programmer here, im interested in making a better OneWheel app
Ask @SeeTheInvisible, he's created an incredible app. If I were you, I'd save my time and just buy owheelbuddy...worth every penny and I'm not sure it could be done much better.
RE: Share your best videos from all around the world
Funny how spots that used to be just a field at the end of the road have suddenly turned into my new playground
RE: 2nd Day of Riding
You got to get out a classic mode… It's screws everybody up. If you've riden consistently for a full charge, you're ready for extreme and/or elevated. Don't underestimate how much you can learn from this forum, look back through all the threads, there's tons of valuable info here. Keep your weight centered over the wheel, and ease into speed gradually. Most of all, have fun!