Was going pretty fast yesterday, around 15 mph, on a relatively flat bike path. My XR briefly felt like it was accelerating unexpectedly and then completely shut down, launching me onto the pavement. This is the third time my board has thrown me off, the other two times were going uphill.
Whatever this limitation of the board is needs to be resolved by Onewheel ASAP. This is a very serious health hazard and a risk that the rider shouldn't be expected to assume.
There need to be other measures implemented to slow the board down or to warn the rider before a sudden, unexpected shutdown! A gradual decrease in speed with some audible signal maybe? Shutting down is NOT a solution.
Seems to me that this "limitation" of the board to throw riders off not only poses health risks to the riders, but substantial legal exposure to the manufacturer.
I love my OneWheel but I'm not sure it's entirely safe to ride it in the current state of technology.