Here’s the setup for the whole mess. The road to our house is filled with potholes. The road surface is a mixture of well packed clay and gravel.
But, this morning there had been new gravel brought in to fill the large potholes that were present in the corner and I mean couple of them were massive in both width and depth, unfortunately I don’t have a picture what the corner potholes used to look like.
- I came downhill from the main road towards the corner.
- Too late I remembered there had been a massive pothole on the line I was taking. Due to the gravel being new, it had not been packed in yet by passing cars and trucks. Left front wheel sank into the soft gravel and the board sharply turned to left.
- Me still standing on the board caused board then to sharply fishtail to the right at which point I went flying forwards.
- Board continued to the right and hit the streetlight pole while I landed face down on the road.
This how the board hit the pole.
The impact of the hit cracked the 3D-printed truck adapter and separated it from the deck.
Fortunately this probably saved the truck from damage, because the truck adapter breaking worked a bit like a crumble zone in a car, absorbing energy and saving the truck. I can easily print a new one.
The impact also moved the battery pack in a sideways motion. Pack was otherwise ok and this wouldn’t happen when I get the bigger pack in the board, because it will be packed in better and have more support. Everything else inside seemed ok and I did a system check later.
Luckily I was wearing my new TSG Pass full face helmet, which protected my face from sanding away on the road surface.
Unfortunately my left elbow was the second thing to take the brunt of the impact to the ground and it left a decent gash on it.
[details=Blood & Nastiness Warning. Elbow right after accident and after cleaning the blood]
Bandage was applied, which cleaned the whole thing up nicely.
Rider’s judgement error, because of changed environment. Full face helmet saved my face from a bad face down flop (anybody know where to get a replacement visor in EU?). Board survived with minimal damage, due to 3D-printed truck adapter breaking from the large impact. Elbow- and kneepads added to near future purchase priority.