Isaac Kosloskey

Isaac Kosloskey - Float Life Pro Team

We recently had the opportunity to interview Isaac Kosloskey, one of the top Onewheel riders and a member of the Float Life Pro Team. He was born and lives in Montana with his family and siblings. We first met Isaac back at FloatLifeFest 2 in North Carolina, where his riding ability and skill set impressed the community veterans throughout the weekend. He has been riding for several years and consistently practices some of the hardest tricks on Onewheel.

Onewheel.Pro recently sat down with him for an interview to learn more about his Onewheel journey.

OWP: Your Instagram account shows you doing a lot of difficult tricks. How much time do you spend practicing?

Isaac: So, I actually don’t spend a whole lot of time riding because of my schedule and the summer is my busiest time. But when I do go out there and want to learn a new trick, I’ll either be out there until my board dies, I tweak an ankle, injure myself, or until I land it!

OWP: Do you think female Onewheel riders are increasing their visibility and creating leadership roles for other females in the community? 

Isaac: I definitely think they are. People like Racheal, Raequel, and Ally are pushing the sport and seeing them progress is really cool to watch. By being dedicated to the sport and pushing themselves they have definitely created leadership roles.

Please click on the Soundcloud link above to listen to the full interview. 

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Instructional Videos

Isaac is here to show you how to do the trick he invented called the Toe Spin or 360 Toe Spin to be exact. It’s a fun and somewhat simple one that’s really fun to do and throw down at group rides to get everyone stoked! 

(Video – Courtesy of TFL) 

OWP: What's the best advice you can give new riders?

"The biggest thing for new riders to do is...RESPECT THE BOARD!"
Isaac Kosloskey
Isaac Kosloskey
Float Life Pro Team Member
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Amanda Thompson

Float Queen Amanda Thompson

Float Queen Amanda Thompson, aka, 1Woman1Wheel has become one of the most visible female onewheel riders in the community. She recently escaped the cold weather where she lives and decided to pay the South Florida Onewheel community a visit.

Amanda is from Boston and still lives there.  She is an administrator along with several others for the Boston Onewheel group on Facebook. While visiting Miami, she was able to make several groups rides with the locals community riders and enjoyed some of Florida sunshine during this winter.

Onewheel.Pro recently had the opportunity to interview her during her visit and get further insight into her experiences riding Onewheel. 

Amanda Thompson

“Do not start adding a whole bunch of mods to your board until you have learned how your board works”

-1Woman1Wheel

Amanda Thompson

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Onewheel Veteran Chris Richardson

Onewheel Veteran Chris Richardson

Onewheel Veteran Chris Richardson

We wanted to start 2021 on the right foot and get one of the biggest names in the community to share his experience. Onewheel veteran Chris Richardson has been riding for over four years and is one of the best riders out there. His riding style is very technical and he is always willing to take time to help teach others.

Onewheel.Pro recently sat down with him for an interview so the community could learn from his experience.

OWP: Chris, describe your style of riding and the types of tricks you like to do.

Chris: I like off road trails, but most of what I do is trick riding. I really enjoy the mental and physical challenge of figuring out ways to make the board do things that are fun.

We recently interviewed Onewheel veteran Chris Richardson after his shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago. Please click on the Soundcloud link above to listen to the full interview. 

Instructional Videos

One of the things Chris started doing a couple of years ago was he started putting out instructional videos. He began creating videos to help new riders learn the in’s and out’s of riding safely. Not only does he make instructional videos for beginners, but he also creates advanced content for riders wanting to learn more advanced tricks.

Chris also started highlighting and talking about aftermarket modifications for Onewheel by the vendors in the community. This has led him to be able to gain sponsors and create more content for his followers on YouTube and Instagram. 

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OWP: How do you see the sport of Onewheel evolving in the years to come?

"I think we're going to see people go higher and farther in their jumps & bonks"
Chris Richardson
Veteran Onewheel Rider
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Jaime Juchter

Jaime Juchter

Jaime Juchter is a Onewheel Jungle Speed Demon!

I recently had the chance to sit down with an interview Jaime Juchter. On Instagram his handle is Onewheel Jungle. Jaime is the 2019 Race for the Rail Clydesdale Champion. This year he was choosen as a wildcard for 2020 Race for the Rail in Utah. Jaime’s videos are full of amazing trail riding, great video content, and fast speed. He likes to film himself, friends, and his fellow Flux Mvmnt crew around Los Angeles every week.

 OWP: Congratulations on as a wildcard for RFTR 2020 Jaime! This year’s lineup for RFTR 2020 was one of the deepest fields we have seen with very experienced riders. Can you tell us what those trails were like and the challenges it posed to the riders?

Jaime: Thank you! Bruh, those trails were chunky and steep!  In the first challenge when they dropped us at the top and we rode to the bottom was definitely the most difficult. There were moments where we had to navigate sliding down rocks. Having teams were great and the challenges were fun, Future Motion did a good job. It may have not looked like gnarly terrain on the screen, but it was definitely challenging! It was no walk in the park… (laughing) 

OWP: What was your mindset going into round 2? You had to face Dave and Bodhi, can you walk us through the race and what that was like?

2020 Race for The Rail

Jaime: Go fast and don’t fall!  It took me a second or two longer then the boys to switch from snowboard stance to forward. This is why I started in the back each time.
 
The first section was rocky and had a few whoops and you had to go fast out of the gate. Next, there was a sharp left turn you had to slow down for. Afterwards, the trail immediately went down into even a gnarlier rock section. 
 
Many of the riders crashed there. Then after that, the trail was fire road but only one line on the right that you had to take to keep your speed up. If you went to the left the chunky rock it would have slowed you down. 
 
After that, there was a flat smooth section where you had to put the peddle to the metal. Although, that then sent you into even more rocks where many people ate it.
 
Then you had to slow for the Bermuda triangle. After that, it was an S curve then Squirrel Pig Straights. That’s where all the passing took place. Then you head downhill into the sharp right turn.
 
If you messed up there you were out so that’s why everyone took their time on that one. Then the single track with the grass. You couldn’t see it but there was 1 to a 2-inch lip on each side of that single track.
 
It was the best place to be to keep up speed but could be dangerous as it took out Bodhi and few others. The grass was not exactly smooth but you could work through it then we all know pavement.
 
All I knew was I had to give it my all and I did. Those guys are fast af!
"The onewheel loving family is what the Esk8 and EUC community calls us. That rings true and always will in the future :)"
Jaime Juchter aka OnewheelJungle
2019 RFTR Clydesdale Champion
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Onewheel Race for the Rail Defending Champions

Race for The Rail

Onewheel's Race For The Rail Utah 2020

Onewheel’s Race for the Rail 2020 is going down this weekend in a secret location in Utah! Twelve of the best Onewheel riders in the world will go up against each other to claim this year’s trophy. Last year’s defending champions, Dominique Williams, Angel Cooper, and Jamie Juchter will have their hands full staving off the competition.

Certainly Bodhi Harrison, Jeff and Raequel McCosker, “Tahoe” Dave Stewart, Amanda Thompson, Zoe Thomas, Brenden Schurmeier, Wren Weichman and Orie Rush will give the defending champions a run for their money this weekend.

Also, because of COVID-19 this year’s competition will be have no live audience besides the participants and production crew. In addition, the format will also be different with both men and women racing all together battling one another. To clairify again, the race will be in a secret location in the mountains of Utah. But don’t sweat it, the race will be live streamed on YouTube by Onewheel August 16th and continuous content starting Thursay August 14!

 ***UPDATE***

The 12 athletes have been broken up into 2 different teams (AWESOME IDEA)! Both teams will go up against one another in three different challenges. 

Team Delirium

Team Skyline

Team Delirium
Team Skyline
  • Raquel McCosker

  • Jeff McCosker

  • Dom Williams

  • Zoe Thomas

  • Brenden Schurmeier

  • Jamie Jucther

  • Amanda Thompson

  • Bodhi Harrison

  • Orie Rush

  • Angel Cooper

  • Wren Weichman

  • Dave Stewart

Race for the rail

Final Race Sunday August 16 at 2:00 PM PDT

For more information on the race please click on Onewheel’s official page!

***ONEWHEEL'S RACE FOR THE RAIL FINAL RESULTS***

onewheel race for the rail

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Photo Credits: Cory Boehne & Angel Cooper

Bobs Stoke Shop

bobs stoke shop

Bobs Stoke Shop

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OWP: How long have you been involved in the Onewheel community?

Bob: Quite a while. I preordered 2 Plus’s back in December of 2016, it feels so long ago (Haha).

OWP: Where are you from and where do you live?

Bob: I’m originally from Chicago IL, but now I live in Novato, CA with my family.

OWP: Do you have kids?

Bob: Yes I do, 3 of them. 8-13-17, girl-boy-girl

OWP: Do they Onewheel? 

Bob: The two youngest onewheel with me regularly, and the oldest used to but now mainly when we go camping.

OWP: What sort of protective gear do you have them use when riding?

Bob: They always wear a helmet at the very least. My son usually wears a helmet and 1protect gloves and my daughter wears full gear with 1protect as well.

OWP: What do you do for a living?

Bob: I’m a General Contractor 4 days out of the week and run Bob’s Stoke Shop the rest of the weekend. I am also one of the owners of Stoke Life LLC, along with Cauri Jaye, and Jon Stock. Together, we run the Stoke life service repair network.

OWP: You are a handy guy being a general contractor. Is that the reason you decided to start Bobs Stoke Shop?

Bob: Yes, kind of. That and the fact I have always had 4-6 boards in my household. I saw the need to help people with installs, mods, and repairs locally. It just sort of grew into a bit more and me having a repair shop.

OWP: How long have you been repairing and modifying boards?

Bob: I formed Bobs Stoke Shop officially last August 2019. But I have been doing repairs and tire swaps for about a year before that.

OWP: What is the most common repair or modification you do?

Bob: It would have to be a tire change. I carry all aftermarket tires and have the largest collection of new and used Vegas on the West Coast (LMAO)!!

OWP: What is the hardest repair you have had to do yet?

Bob: A guys board ghosted into the ocean and got submerged for about 30 seconds. He shipped the board to me. I then opened up everything in order to dry everything out. Even the motor inside smelled like ocean!

The circuit boards were all corroded on the components and a few ports also needed to be replaced on the controller. The BMS needed a good cleaning as well and the battery was shot as well. I replaced it from some inventory stock I had and after all that effort, I finally managed to get it working perfectly!

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OWP: Bobs Stoke Shop is part of the Stoke Life Service Center network. Can you tell us more about that relationship and how it benefits Onewheel owners?

Bob: Yes, as described above I’m one of the owners now as well.  We service all onewheel models and even have advanced technicians working together for the most difficult repairs.

Currently, we have approximately 40 onewheel repair shops all over the world. I’m also in the process of vetting another 40 applicants. I have a fairly busy life and doing my best to fit it all in while helping everyone as best I can.

Sometimes a little patience can be helpful from applicants. We can also source parts for people as needed. A few of the other busy shops like myself, ØWMøbShop in CO, and Onestop Board shop in NJ often purchase used boards regularly. This allow us to better serve the community and other members of the Stoke Life Service network. Its all for the love of the community!

OWP: How many types of Onewheel boards are there at home?

Bob: I own 3 XR’s. One- 4206 frontier board and two-4209 boards that are all fully decked out in 3rd party accessories. I love to support the 3rd party vendors!

OWP: What is your favorite type of riding, trail, or street?

Bob: I love to ride rocky super technical trails. Most people hate them but I cant get enough.

OWP: Do you have a tire preference for trail and street?

Bob: Trails of course!! Always riding Dirty 😉

Community Help

OWP: You attended FloatLife Fest the past 2 years and helped with the build out process. Can you tell us more about that?

Bob: Sure! My friend Paul and I are both General contractors. So, I brought him out to FLF 2 with me! When we saw the set up for the trick comp and how it was being built, we jumped right in to make it strong and safe for all the competitors. We didn’t want to see anyone getting hurt.

So, for FLF 3 I told Justyn we would handle the whole course for the trick comp and just handle the prep for theest of the festival and we got this! We built with the same recycled materials from FLF 2 and we also helped build all the fresh park ramps Justyn bought.

We had huge plans for FLF4! I was going to get a ton of materials and build new features to keep it fresh and give some new challenges to our best riders. Unfortunately, we just found out it is being postponed (Boooo)! But, when FLF 4 does happen next it is will be the best one yet!

Onewheel Modifications

OWP: Your Hyper Charger for the XR has been a hit in the community, do you have any plans constructing any other equipment you could sell to the Onewheel community?

Bob: Yes, I have quite a few things up my sleeve. My Website is coming soon, but most of the things I cannot talk about yet. But just to let you know, I stock all the male + female ports and plugs on the board. I also stock the charging port, including 5 different color power buttons, and the most common internal parts that fail on the controller and BMS. There is almost no wait to get people repaired and back on the trails quickly.

Just know my goal is to help and solve problems of board failures from the hardest riders in our community. I want to make these XR’s as bulletproof as possible.

onewheel repairs
Bob Nicholson

OWP: What is the best way for customers to get in touch with you?

Bob: I have a FB page people can make appts on and I also have an IG page @bobs_stoke_shop The website at Bobsstokeshop.com will take over soon and that will be only place to make appointments for service.

OWP: If you could choose, what improvements would you make to the next version of Onewheel XR?

Bob: Oh man, where do I start (Hahaa)? I would start by flipping the control board over in the controller like they did in the pint to keep the components from being torn out of the controller. I would also use thicker wiring in the battery harness like they did in the V1. In addition, I would add a touch better quality control before leaving the factory, and give the board an IP rating so people don’t have to stress over riding near water.

OWP: Bob, thank you for all your contributions to the community and helping others! You rock my dude! Also, big-ups for taking the time to sit down with us and spread the stoke. We had a blast learning more about you and our Onewheel community!

Bob: Thanks for thinking of me to do an interview, I truly appreciate it.

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Racheal Diesel Cecil

Float queen

Float Queen Racheal Cecil

Float Queen Racheal “Diesel” Cecil is one of the top Onewheel riders in the world. She is the FloatLife Fest 2 street comp champion and current dual slalom race champion at FloatLife Fest 3. She is 23 years old and grew up in the Houston-Texas area. Recently, she graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and now works as a recruiter in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Onewheel.Pro recently had the chance to interview Racheal and her what it takes to train, win, overcome injury, and compete at the highest level. 

“What is the hardest trick you have learned so far and is there a trick you are trying to master now?”

Float queen

Racheal: I think the body varial drop, well… there’s hard technical and then there’s hard mental. The body varial drop was the most difficult for me mentally because it was a body varial variation which is how I hurt my ankle. So, I was really scared to do that one and I really didn’t feel confident doing it until Raequel McCosker was like “dude you got it go for it”!

Racheal: The most hard trick technically I think was the lemonade challenge. It’s when you stand on the rail, that one is hard! I did that one for the first time on the pint and it was so hard because the pint is so much smaller! But technically, I think that’s the hardest trick and also the body varial bonk is still something I am toying with the idea of getting down but it may not be worth it for me due to my previous injury.

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Float Queen

Photo and Video Credits: Cory Boehne, Racheal Cecil, and Rick and Morty Grip by: Float365.club

Wheelfunstuff

WheelFunStuff

Kyle Hanson & AJ Balanza are Wheelfunstuff

We recently had a chance to sit down with Kyle Hanson and AJ Balanza of Wheelfunstuff! This team is made up of AJ, the videographer, and Kyle, the rider. They have been good friends for several years and have been blowing up the Onewheel scene with incredible content. Their Instagram already has over 6,000 followers and they are just getting started. 

Onewheel.Pro recently had the chance to interview them and understand how they put together such amazing content for the community. One of my first questions directed at them was:

“WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU’RE RIDING!?”

Kyle: (Laughing) That’s such a good question because it depends what I’m doing. If I’m doing a banger I’m not thinking about anything I’m just going for it! But if I’m cruising the streets I just feel free and like I’m flying just floating around light like the way to live life. 

AJ: You know most of the time I’m just sitting there watching because he’s so fucking crazy I never know what he’s thinking. But other times I’ll see something and I’ll be like “Yo Kyle, can you hit this”? And sometimes he won’t hear me and he’ll just do it. Then other times he’ll hear me and say you’re a fucking idiot, no, no one can do that. Then he’ll do it anyways. 

"You guys were relatively new to the community when you went to FloatLife Fest 3. Can you share what being at that event was like for both of you? What did you guys walk away with after attending that event?"

Kyle: Dude, FloatLife Fest was Amaaaaazing! Anybody with a Onewheel should go to it, I can’t even explain how great it is! Everyone is there and everyone is different and riding Onewheel, so we all have this thing in common that we all get and understand. We don’t have to explain how much we love Onewheel because everyone there is having the same stoke level, it’s so sick! 

AJ: I love FloatLife Fest! It’s crazy because you picked me up from the airport super late on Friday night, so all I really had to experience was all day Saturday. What blows my mind is I did minimal riding, all I ever did was ride from location to location to see what was going on. But the techniques I learned and watching the people I met instantly made me a better rider overnight! 

"I would say without FloatLife Fest I would not be the rider I am today"
wheelfunstuff
AJ BALANZA
Videographer for Wheelfunstuff
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Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson: Canada’s Curb Killer

 Sean Nelson has been a part of the Onewheel community for about three years now. He is known for his solid curb tricks. With a skateboarding past following him into middle age, Sean immediately fell in love with Onewheel. After the shortest demo session ever recorded in modern history he knew he had to buy one immediately.

I first noticed Sean’s riding in the Onewheel Owners group on Facebook. He posted a video of himself crushing a parking block and doing some noseslides. (I thought to myself, damn he’s killing it! He’s definitely a skater) So I reached out to him and started getting to know him better and sure enough, I was right. He spent most of his youth skateboarding and later got into other hobbies like professional rock climbing trucks. Sean grew up in Saskatoon,Canada, but now lives in British Columbia with his wife and two sons. 

Sean and I have been friends now for about three years and we were roommates for FloatLife Fest 2. What I noticed about him right away is how much intensity he rides with. He doesn’t half ass it! Whenever Sean Nelson is riding Onewheel, you can be sure he’s putting in 100% of his energy into it. He is constantly working on landing new curb tricks and slides that take time to master with lots of practice. Anyone watching him ride Onewheel can immediately tell he has plenty of talent and he knows what he’s doing with the board. 

 

 

“The Bearings Guy”

Sean is also know as “the bearings guy” in the community. He has a great instructional and in-depth video on how to swap/repair Onewheel bearings. You can see that video below which was recorded by Bradley Micheal Spence from Shreddlabs and Boulder Denim.

A couple of things I think people don’t realize about Sean is how big he is. Sean is 44 years old and carries a solid frame, meaning when he falls during Onewheel practice he can fall hard. But luckily, he wears plenty of safety gear when riding. He always wears his helmet, which recently saved his life after a very hard spill he took last year. Wrist guards, elbow, and knee pads are also standard uniform for the experienced veteran. 

Sean has also been able to get his whole family involved with Onewheel. His wife and two sons now each have their own boards. When they take vacation trips, they all bring their Onewheels and ride together as a family. Sean is very proud his family shares the same passion for Onewheel as he does. He is a model example of what a Onewheel community member, rider, and father should be. Sean is a very giving person and is also part of the Stokelife Service Network, he is always willing to help out community members.

To hear the full interview with Sean Nelson, please click below on the SoundCloud link.

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Riding Onewheel in France

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Checkout our latest post with the veterans riding Onewheel in France: Justin de Baere, LeSs Is More, and Fabrice Salvan

#1. This is so awesome having you guys take the time to share the stoke riding Onewheel in France! Thank you for sitting down and sharing your story, please tell us your names, where you are from, and what you do for a living. 

My name is Fab, I am 40 years old and live Near Toulouse City, South France. For over 10 years I have been selling homemade gourmet sausages at an outdoor marketplace.

My name is Leslie but my friends call me Less’ and Instagram knows me as Less isMore. I live in Montpellier – south of France – and i have 2-jobs. I have just created a company – Let’s Ride Onewheel France – i offer Onewheel sessions to discover Montpellier and surrounding. 

To make ends meet, I am an executive assistant at part time. And I am working on developing my own clothes brand too. Which is time consuming, but I believe in it.

#2. When did you first start riding Onewheel?

Fab: I am a Kickstarter backer, Got the V1 s/n446 the 15 April 2015.

Less: I tried for the 1st time in May 2017 and i received my Onewheel+ in July 2017. And then my whole life changed. 

#3. Did you know each other before riding Onewheel and how did you all meet?

Less: We did not know each other. Fabuz was the 1st person to make me try his V1. I posted a message on the OW French forum to know if somebody in Montpellier could makes me try the Onewheel before to buy it. Fabuz answered fast and offered me to try his board. We live at more than 2-hours by car so i went to meet him in Toulouse. I remember very well this day. I really appreciate my friend Mister Fabuzz!!

About Hafid, we first talk together on Instagram (like the main persons i met in this community) and when I went to Paris, we met and shred the city together. He makes me visit the capital, that was totally awesome. He is THE friendliest meeting of my 2018 year and now one of my best friends and we crossed the Atlantic twice together to participate to FLF.

#4. Riding Onewheel in France, how did the public react to you at first when you started riding around Paris and your hometowns?

Fab: Onewheel is still a kind of UFO for most people, but people are curious and stoked about the Onewheel. Cops are also friendly towards riding onewheel france.

Less: The reactions of the people were funny and still it is. Everybody is surprised and curious about the board. I was the 1st person to ride a Onewheel in Montpellier so i cannot deny that a lot of people turned their head when they saw my board. 

#5. How did you get involved in the community and let everyone know riding Onewheel in France was cool and spreading the stoke?

Fab: I first met awesome people on the old-school OW forum. Schuyler Ortega and Chris Unger and many other !!! the first bonds of friendship were born there!

Less: I discovered the Onewheel thanks to an advertising on Facebook, i suppose that its because I am a snowboard addict too (targeting adds!!). I have created my Instagram account 4 months after my OW+ arrived.

And i think it was my friend Hafid who recommended my name to the ProFam on the FB group.

#6. Fab, Leslie, and Hafid, you flew all the way from France to Asheville, NC for FLF 2, please tell us about your journey and what happened along the way.

Fab: Best days of my life, with the best welcoming by the U.S Onewheel fam. Believe it or not, a brand new unboxed XR was waiting for me…The only downside, time went way too fast!

Less: I was supposed to participate to FLF2 but i broke my elbow in NYC few days before the festival (obewheelinh). I think it was one of the big bad events of 2018, but it made me stronger. I was so bummed to not meet for real my ow buddies and to miss them so close… 

Fortunately, my friend Hafid was here (Sonny, Harrison and Stevie too).

I was welcomed in Sonny Wheels’s house (during few days before my return in France to have surgery) who i had the chance to meet and to know. 

After this failed, I could not not to come back to FLF3…

#7. Leslie, what did you enjoy most about your experience at FLF and visiting NY?

Less: The thing i enjoyed the most was for sure to meet for real my Onewheel buddies during FLF.

Obviously the FLF3 was so f*** amazing!! (Sorry I’m too French to be polite 😉) I recommend to every person who is addicted to Onewheel to buy a ticket plane and to come to FLF!!! The best festival i ever participated. I think to come every year to FLF is going to be like a pilgrimage for me!!  Foshooo!!! 

Riding NYC is like Paris, just Magic!!! The streets, the ambiance, the traffic …. Thanks to Harrison and Stevie from the NYC Crew who loaned me their board, I discovered NYC in a very cool way, i literally shredded the city (unlike the previous year when it was rather the city that shredded my elbow!).

#8. Tell us what the Onewheel scene in France is like.

Fab: Good Vibes, European Community is growing fast and big Onewheel events could come true!

Less: French Onewheel Crew is full of talents, for sure!!! 

From each part of France, you can find somebody passionate by his Onewheel. Riding and practicing solo or trying to find other buddies to share some ride. 

American riders are inspiring us, but some French riders can compete with the best American riders. And European scene is increasing too.

#9. Leslie, you were able to make FLF3 this past year tell us what you enjoyed most about the event.

Less: Sorry but i cannot identify a specific moment during festival because all the days was amazing for me. The road from NYC to Asheville with Harry, Yursil and Dano… 15-hrs by car!!! Wednesday, the group ride for Jesus. To discover the hard trails was craziness and so freaking good. And the 1st official day too, sunny, warm, and good mood … (I am still shivering!) And the competitions were so rad too!!! 

See Vitto how I am totally unable to choose one specific moment, impossible! 😂

#10. Justin, you were one of the first riders out in France, how long have you been riding and how many KM have you ridden in that time?

(See YouTube video) 

#11. Have you had any friends from the online community from other countries visit and ride with you in France yet?

Less: The first European buddy i met was Gerard from Spain. We rode 3times together, 2 in Barcelona and Gerard came once in France. We shred Montpellier together and it was so cool to see my Spanish buddy in my town. 

From Switzerland, Nicorufflionson. We do not Onewheel together, but he joined Hafid and I to snowboarding in French Alps. Thanks to Onewheel and Instagram connection, we met each other’s. 

I had the pleasure to welcome Georgio from Russia and ride with him in Montpellier.And without forget my buddy Ignatz Pfefferberg, he did not come to Montpellier but came to FLF3 too and he is from Germany. Without the Onewheel, all those meetings (in France, USA, Spain, Germany…) could never have taken place.

#12. Where are your favorite spots to ride?

Fab: Paris of course and my Pyrenees Mountains (South France) are full of empty & endless Trails and Downhill!

Less: Montpellier for sure. Streets, off-road, nature… every day you can ride different flat and ambiances. Paris with my best friend Hafid, for sure!!! Font-Romeu (ski resort) where the off-road sessions in the backcountry made me quite think at Reeb Ranch playground. 

And the beaches in Sète, my city of birth close to Montpellier. 

But The world is my playground. 😊

#13. Do you consider Onewheel a sport and where do you see Onewheel in 3-5 years?

Fab: Pro riders are definitely pushing the limits to what I’d call “Extreme Sports” but as a recreation, it’s an awesome ecofriendly mobility device. Everybody needs a Onewheel! 🙂

Less: Except a little of body cladding and balance, i do not really feel it like a sport. But to me it is a way of life, my main way of move, my hobby, my passion, my drug and now my job. So maybe I am not really objective anymore. I am not a scientist but i think Onewheel provides the same sensations of well-being and the same pleasure hormones than sport so i will highly recommend it to every people too stressed or unhappy… like the sport.

#14. What are your plans to continue spreading the stoke riding Onewheel in France and Europe?

Fab: I let Leslie answer that question.

Less: To spread the ow stoke i still enjoying share my sessions on Instagram. i also created my company – Let’s Ride Onewheel France – i offer Onewheel sessions to visit Montpellier. 

I am trying to meet others Onewheel riders when its possible.Since few months, Hafid, Fabuzz and i are thinking about to organize a ow festival in France. we talked about it between us, im working on it and we would want to speak with FLF’s team to know what would be possible to imagine in France/Europe. Something like European FloatLife Festival… will see. (now I guess this project its more official 😁). 

#15. If you could tell Future Motion, your online followers, or the Onewheel community across the world anything what would it be?

Fab: A float a day keeps the doc away!? Right!?

Less: To FM: please we need asap a SAV in Europe. We cannot continue to send our board in USA when they need to be repair seriously. Even if we have a warranty. That is not ecofriendly and does not make sense considering the price of the boards. 

To my followers: Big thanks because they always send me good vibes, I am feeling lucky to be support. Even if it is just Instagram. Thank to this social network, i lived a ton of crazy moments and above all i met lovely people.

To the Ow community: come oooon to South of France!! Or let’s shred together at the next FLF. 

Love Ride Smile & StayPro. ❤️👊🏽💋 – LeSs

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