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Barrett Roberts

Bad Accident on Onewheel+

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On 9/1/2017 at 12:55 AM, Demian B said:

I cringe reading of your brother's misfortune. I have a couple of Onewheels. Last summer, I was going top speed on a bumpy sidewalk and fell off injuring my wrists and a calf muscle. Ever since, I've had a hard time trusting it. I feel so much more comfortable on my Gotway EUCs. I have 1000 miles under my belt now and though I've yet to fall, I progressively wear more safety gear. I haven't researched this, but I suspect falls from a device where feet are perpendicular to direction of travel pose greater injury risk than when feet are inline with heading. I still think Onewheels are wonderous, but next to a Gotway, there's no contest. 

Reading your post almost 2 years later. And, I have to agree with that in my own similar experience, I feel safer and more comfortable on an EUC.

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I was riding my pint for around the 30th time when it suddenly did a sudden stop and nosedive throwing me off. I was under the speed for it to start engaging the pushback. Just a cruising speed around 12 or 13 mph. I was on flat pavement and had plenty of battery power and wasn't riding aggressively. Just a nice cruise. I did some practice falls on grass but I had never truly fallen, and felt comfortable on it. I was loving it in fact. But when it did that sudden nosedive, it's incredibly difficult to fall gracefully or run out of it. I shattered my left elbow quite badly. I had to have 3 surgeries on it totaling well over $100,000. I broke the radius and ulna near the elbow. I had to have part of my radius sawed off and a prosthetic radial head installed. I also had to have a massive plate put on my ulna that makes my arm look disfigured. My arm will never be anywhere close to 100% and I lost a lot of my range of motion. I've been off work for 4 months now in recovery.

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