Just got my OneWheel <60 minutes ago....the board took off twice on me, leading me to this forum.
The first time the takeoff issue happened was literally my second time stepping on the board...I went MAYBE 6 feet at about 3mph...barely moving. Anyways, I fell off balance and hopped off, knocking the board on its side. As Im standing over it, I watch as the wheel starts accelerating to full speed. It was on its side, so it didnt move much, just scuffed the edge of the tire a bit....no big deal, I thought...Im a complete novice- must be a user error.
Fast forward (no pun intended) to 30 minutes later. I'm starting to get the hang of it as I'm riding down a side street in town...I start to pick up a little speed, a little too much speed for my comfort level, so I throttle back. As Im throttling back I can feel myself losing balance, and the board doesn't seem like it is slowing down, so I jump off. The board wobbles a bit from my dismount, but doesn't slow down at all...instead it starts accelerating, so much so that the board completely levels out, perfectly balanced, humming towards Main St at full speed.
I just stood there and watched my onewheel go full speed into traffic, crossing Main St, and only stopping when it finally smashed into the curb, separating the footboard from the frame in the process. Not to mention, traffic was brought to a screeching hault at this point, and everyone is looking at me like a complete psychopath....cant say I blame them. The only thing positive I can say about the whole experience is THANK GOD my wife wasnt there to witness it...
I knew there was some risk involved with this thing, but holy shitballs.....this issue could cause some serious damage.
Anyone know of a fix?