@HorsePlay Thanks again, that Chris Richardson video was very helpful; what he outlines sounds a lot like what happened to me.
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Went splat, not sure why
So, I'm a new rider, am a little embarrassed to ask this, but need some input from more experienced riders.
I got my Onewheel a couple weeks ago and have been putting around my neighborhood learning the feel of the board, turning, maneuvering, etc. Prior to riding, watched many videos and then once I began riding, spent time working on controlling & changing speed, slowing down, stopping, dismounting, etc.
Logged 30 mi so far; it's felt very natural. All streets & sidewalks so far. Max speed at any point has been 15mph, avg speed 11 mph. Very few hills.
Yesterday, wrapping up a short ride, traveling down a flat stretch of street I've been down many times before; board suddenly goes into a hard wobble. Very quickly things proceed like this: wobble begins, I think to ride it out & correct, wobble worsens, I go down.
Road rash and bumps notwithstanding, my real issue & question for the group is trying to figure out how/why this happened? The road surface in that spot is a little wavy, but nowhere near as rough/uneven as other patches of streets I navigated with no problem earlier in the ride, or on many rides.
I am aware of the pushback function and have been looking out for it since I started riding--and avoiding doing the things that cause pushback--and I don't think I had pushback yesterday.
After the splat, I got back on & rode home, board behaved normally--and I plan to continue riding. I just want to learn what I did wrong so that I can avoid this in the future. The wreck just doesn't seem to fit any of the criteria of stuff I've read about/seen riders do wrong.
Anyone have any ideas?
RE: Howdy, I'm new! Goal: Exercising the horses using my XR
Great post; I'm a new rider in my 50s too, and appreciated a lot of what you wrote. I haven't done much on dirt/grass yet, almost all pavement for me so far. Still learning the feel of the board, but found that all the basic skateboarding I did as a kid combined with the tiny bit of surfing is coming back to me. Nice to see a peer having similar experiences; thanks for sharing.