Orie Rush and Michael Woolson are brothers and have been riding OneWheels together since 2015. With an unrelenting passion for the sport, Michael organized some of the earliest OneWheel group rides in Los Angeles as well as Facebook groups such as Los Angeles OneWheel, FloatKings, OneWheel Records and FloatQueens. They’ve also both loved sending it each year at the outdoor festival, FloatLife.
In 2017, Michael and Orie created a prototype for a game-changing OneWheel accessory; a foot handle. With easy mounting and dismounting, FlightFins would allow riders to jump the OneWheel for the first time over curbs during urban rides and over various obstacles for trail rides. Soon after they made the prototype, they launched their first crowdsourcing campaign to kickstart the production of their premiere product. Within 48hours, the Fins were fully funded and their company was born. Since then, they have created multiple partnerships and OneWheel accessories to benefit the community. Their signature products include the patented FlightFins and FlightFender as well as the beloved Whisper tire (the FF Hoosier Street) and T2 tire (The FF Hoosier Terrain 2) which are compatible with the OneWheel Xr and OneWheel Pint.
Before FlightFins, Michael worked in the entertainment industry, first as an actor and then as an acting coach and author. Orie made his living as an artist and musician. Being a lifelong skateboarder helped him place 4th in Race for the Rail in 2019 and be selected by Future Motion as one of twelve racers in the 2020 Race for the Rail.
Michael and Orie’s primary focus continues to be putting safety and community first while innovating and making the best and most enjoyable products for OneWheel riders around the world.