@Byromie said in + Too Dangerous To Ride:
I'm new to onewheeling and the forums. I've lurked around for a year or so but only recently made comments after finally riding and getting my own onewheel.
I put about 70 miles on a friend's V1 before I finally got my V2. Granted I've only gone 15 miles or so on my + I've only had good experiences. I took it up a hill that the V1 would have crawled up, so I was happy to confirm improved climbing ability. I'm just getting comfortable with deeper carves since the + requires a little different lean to turn and carve... Maybe due to the elevated and angled foot pads? Anyway, my last ride I used the last 15% of battery to see how well I could maintain some speed while carving riding regular and switch. Last I did this exercise on the V1 I nosedived out of the blue. On the + I had no nose dive.
Maybe I'm lucky so far, but I'm alarmed and worried about a seeming increase of negative thoughts and experiences with the plus. I wrestled really hard with whether to buy the V1 or the V2. I shelled out the extra coin for the + to eliminate curiosities and regret, thinking I would always be wondering what I was missing out on had I upgraded. I live in the middle of nowhere, so testing even the V1 was a rare opportunity.
I'm no trick Master. I Just plan to carve and ride off road often, so maybe for my purposes the + will serve me well. I need more time on it to tell for sure. Hoping I don't start wishing I had got the original one wheel.
Wishing all those with + difficulties the best
@groovyruvy said in + Too Dangerous To Ride:
@simtech for me I keep my weight over / more pressure on the nose a lot more on the + than the original when going over bumps or doing drops. Feels counter intuitive coming off the original and initially requires a leap of faith, but once you see that the extra torque from the plus gives you the ability to ride it out, it feels more natural.
@simtech said in + Too Dangerous To Ride:
I've been off curbs and thankfully haven't experienced that yet. How do you take the drop..passively or do you push the board down when you drop? I push it down like sticking a landing on a snowboard and it seems to be working okay for now.
@keeevin said in + Too Dangerous To Ride:
I've never had a V1, but I can say I definitely have almost fallen backwards multiple times dropping off curbs, as it really does seem to accelerate upon landing.
@jeffmccosker said in + Too Dangerous To Ride:
@shaka-wheeler yeah that's normal for the plus. Once you get used to it, it isn't that bad, but it's kinda a bummer. You can still for sure land drops on it, you just ha e to be aware of the tire acceleration.
Thanks for the input. Here is my conclusion. When i learned to jump off curbs, my natural instinct was to lean forward. I kept stuffing the nose until i trained myself to jump off level.
Onewheel must have noticed this issue, so they 'programmed' the board to accelerate when you jump. Maybe this is so you can drive off a curb with the nose down, and not stuff it. The problem is, us experienced onewheelers take a big jumb, unaware of the change- and hurt ourselves.
Maybe onewheel might release something good with that new extreme + mode, although maybe not.
My problem is i have no idea how to control this new board, and it's seriously thrown me a few times