Was going about 3 mph(?) in mission mode on a sidewalk.
Came up to a 1” deep sink hole as big as a dinner plate.
Wheel entered hole but stopped suddenly when it hit 1” edge on the way out of hole. The inertia caused board to rotate down (forward) and then shoot forward out from under me throwing me off backward onto my elbow. At least I think that’s what happened.
I’m not sure what I did wrong. Maybe I was going too slow? Maybe delirium is better for rough sidewalks? Just before accident I noticed that board would slow significantly when sidewalk had acorns and other debris on it, I had to lean forward more to maintain constant speed on dirty sidewalks.
I landed on my rear (left) elbow. Despite having 12 pads / braces / helmet on, I still managed to break both the radius and ulna bones right through my elbow pad. My first onewheel accident at 40 miles. I’ll find out if I need surgery next week.
Soooo apparently wearing pads doesn’t cut it. These are not crap pads (AFAIK), they are highly rated on amazon anyway. I’m already wearing a brace and a knee pad for front knee. Maybe I should also double up for rear elbow.