I wanted to thank all of you in the community. I had been drooling over the OW for a year now and finally got the balls to press the purchase button! I just got it today and took it to a parking lot during a lunch break. The pricetag was steep, but well worth every damn penny!
As most people have mentioned, it takes about 1 minute to get your 'wheel-legs', but once you do, the ride is amazing! I am in my late 30s now, but having grown up surfing, skating and snowboard, i was able to get the hang of it quickly. The board just begs to be ridden and is very intuitive.
One of my coworkers, who never learned to ride a bike, skate, etc, was able to do a full lap without falling within 5 mins! +1 OW!
My only problem will be my ego. I already feel like i can push it much faster than i should be able to at this point! I have purchased a triple 8 gotham helmet w/ mips and 888 wrist pads. Should i look into other pads as well?
I did notice that in the mid speeds (guessing about 10-14mph), i heard a creek'ish sound in the board, is that normal?
thanks and cant wait to get off work tonight to make another run! I feel like this thing was made for me.