Can You Ride A Onewheel On Sand?

Versatility is one of the reasons people love the Onewheel electric skateboards by Future Motion. There are lots of places you can ride a Onewheel, but can you ride a Onewheel on sand? This answer depends on a few factors, one of which is the type of sand you wish to ride the onewheel on. Also, some precautionary measures should be taken for a Onewheel ride experience on the sand.

You can ride your Onewheel on sand and most of the time it will handle most sandy locations and even at the beach. There are some types of sand the rider should avoid for reasons such as getting stuck as well as water damage to the Onewheel.

The Type Of Sand Matters When Riding

While riding a Onewheel on sand may be favorite onewheel terrain for experienced Onewheel riders, there are some things you need to thing about before riding your new boards for the first time on sand.

Extremely dry loose sand will not let your tire get a grip on it. Dry and deep sand is not the best for a Onewheel tire and traction. The riding process gets quite tough as the board might get bogged down in loose deep sand which can cause more stress on the motor which will use extra power and maybe even damage it.

You may even find the tire will spin out and dig a hole in the sand. The best kind of sand to ride a onewheel on is the hard-packed sand that is not too dry and not too wet or even hard packed sand with a thin layer of loose dry sand that provides a smooth surface.

Extremely wet sand might be too sticky for the tires and water might get into the motor or electronics so it is not advised. Also, wet sand from the ocean is salty and may cause corrosion on any metal parts and electronics. Generally, the sand and salt combination found on ocean beached is bad for electronics.

The ‘not-so-dry-and-not-so-wet’ sand is the best as it will give your Onewheel tire a good grip, aid your riding, and allow for a great time. Another issue with riding in the sand is that the fine sand may get into the wheel, bearings, and in the internal compartments, so riding in the sand is not advised.

Maintain Your Board Afterward Riding Onewheel In Sand 

After a day in the sand, your Onewheel deserves a thorough cleaning, especially if you were out on the beach where the salt sand level is very high. Avoid rinsing your board as it is not waterproof only water resistant. Instead, use a stiff bristle brush or a damp rag to clean off the sand.

I’ve even used a toothbrush to get into the fine cracks and crevices. One of my best tips for cleaning sand and dust from your Onewheel is a condensed air blower.

Ones like the Cordless Air Duster for Computer or Air in a can like the Falcon Dust-Off Electronics Compressed Gas Duster. You can also just try to blow off the remaining sand from hidden nooks and crannies. 

Can You Ride A Onewheel On Sand Q&A

Being able to successfully ride on sand will be a combination of finding the perfect spot where the sand will provide much fun on your day journeys but won’t damage your board.

New riders should make sure that they are aware of their battery status before starting out on a ride. Battery monitoring with the Onewheel app will allow you to make sure you don’t run out of charge during your ride as well as receive other in-ride alerts. Riders should also be aware of their surroundings so they don’t run into anything that would throw them over the front of the board, even though the big wheel of the board can handle things well. Objects that could cause issues could be covered by sand.

It’s also important to not start out at top speed if it’s your first time riding on sand. Even though the Onewheel is a piece of high tech machinery with plenty of torque you want get used to riding on sand a little bit at a time so your board doesn’t get damaged.

You may want to bring a Onewheel backpack on your ride incase your battery charge gets used up or you encounter rain, even a light rain. This will allow having a safe way to transport your Onewheel so it won’t get damaged from water or sand if you get stuck.

Have you ever ridden a Onewheel on the sand? How did you find the experience? If you have any questions, comments, or tips regarding how to ride a Onewheel on sand, let us know in the comments section below.

Ride Hard, Ride Safe

Graham and The Board Sports Team

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