@a_onekatie thanks for the feedback, I may not be explaining this well. In both cases, the board tilts so that the front is much higher than the back then accelerates. The front rides higher than the back making if it difficult (impossible) to push the back further down to slow down. The only option would to grind like a normal skateboard to stop. However, not sure that would work out since the wheel/motor is engaged. What I am trying to explain does not feel 'right'. It felt really dangerous. The product can definitely not be designed to do this as a safety feature... Update: it just happened again, the board tilts back, front raises up, and accelerates. It's impossible to stop so I had to bail into the grass and shredded up my kneecap.
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RE: Lost control, potential safety issue
Lost control, potential safety issue
First off, I just got my Pint board last week and I LOVE it. This thing is amazingly awesome!! However, I feel like there is a potential safety issue with my board which has happened twice (fortunately not when my son was riding). We've been riding in the basic 'redwood' mode and suddenly the board tilts up, accelerates, and won't allow me to push it down the show down. The first time this happened, I had to bail into the grass avoiding two picnic tables. I took quite a spill and injured my hip. We always wear helmets. I blew it off as a freak occurrence but yesterday it happened again. Fortunately, I was able to 'fight it' until it leveled off and allowed me to slow down and stop. I was lucky not to fall. I am really concerned about this for several reasons. What if this happens when my son is riding it? What happened if loose control around other purple? What if it happens again? This makes me really nervous and on edge when I ride. Was wondering if anyone else gas experienced this or if I have a defective board? Appreciate some help in this...