Author Topic: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device  (Read 2486 times)

RideTheGlide

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Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 12:26:05 PM »
It's a lot like catching your back side edge as you learn to snowboard.  Once you understand it and figure it out it becomes a non-issue.

I remember my first lesson. The instructor told us (it was a group lesson) that when you catch the back edge you should cross your hands in front of your chest and lean forward arching your back in that direction instead of falling into a sitting position with your hands below your butt trying to break your fall. But guess what instinct made every one of us do? I thought I was going to break both wrists before I could train myself not to do that. I got past it and boarded a few years, but I was a lot more resilient back then.
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Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 12:27:11 PM »
Every person I know who describes an injury from skateboarding describes it as a freak accident or explains in detail the odd things that went wrong--me included. My 4WD skateboard is a lot of fun and I've optimized the acceleration and braking carefully. So, of course, it was a freak happenstance when it slammed on the brakes at 20 MPH and disappeared from under me. Half an hour before I was riding nekkid--shorts, a T-shirt and slippahs. I came to my senses and armored up. Shoes, long pants, shin guards, elbow guards, wrist guards, helmet. I hit the ground, bounced and skidded to a stop. No abrasions, no breaks, no blood. Just three weeks of hobbling around feeling like I was hit my baseball bats. I still don't know what caused it, and I've decided it will make a nice base for an autonomous robot.
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Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 12:33:03 PM »
I didn't do any reading or watch any video on the one wheel prior to my maiden voyage.
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Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2019, 02:10:41 PM »
I love my OneWheel and I've had mine a few years now.. No problems.. No push back issues.

IMO the trick is.. Don't go so damn fast.. I keep my speed down to a run out speed in case I need to jump off.

I've only had a couple of falls and both times trying to go full speed.. It's not all about the speed.



The best way to learn is to do it on a nice smooth grassy area.


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Re: Electric Skateboard as SUP Surf Training Device
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2019, 07:02:19 PM »
Absolutely right DJ, if you keep it below 15mph itís a pretty tame beast.  My falls have all been while climbing a slight grade and while trying to maintain speed.