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How To Ride An Electric Skateboard Safely?

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Have you ever cruising down a long beach road with the wind gently brushing against your face? Have you ever feel free to fly with open arms? If your answer is a NO, you must not yet try riding an electric skateboard.

Electric skateboard riding is a fun and fantastic way to go around. It can be a little difficult to get the swing of things if you are a beginner, but it’s surely not an impossible task if you wish to learn. You must keep a perfect balance and be patient.

Tips To Ride An Electric Skateboard Safely

Basically, electric skateboards are much faster than regular skateboards as they use motors, so the first thing to keep in mind is safety. Below are the major 2 factors to ride an electric skateboard safely.

  • Wear Safety Gear

Besides, learning how to balance and operate an electric skateboard, it is always good to wear protective gear for safety. The water proof vest is the best choice. It can absorb any impact these motorized boards may produce.

Besides, you can also wear helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, knee pads, and closed-toed shoes to protect you from hurt.

  • Check Truck And Settings

Before you depart, check if your truck is working. If it isn’t, it is best to call the manufacturer for help. Secondly, check the power settings of your board and try adjusting them according to your riding level.

You can also check the overall condition of the electronic parts on your board. Lastly, do not forget to test on-road first before use in public areas.

Simple Steps To Ride An Electric Skateboard

If you are brand new to skating, learning will be more challenging. If you are already familiar with regular skateboards, it can be a big advantage. However, it can require lots of practice and patience before riders can become skilled in the tricks they want, such as learning how to do a kickflip or riding without slipping.

1. Finding Your Front And Back Foot

First, find your front and back foot. You can use a balance checker to help you figure out the balance of your board after you get used to it. Basically, there are 2 types in Skateboard terms to describe your footedness, same as like-handedness – right-handed and left-handed.

  • Goofy-stance: You’ll ride with your right foot forward and your left foot back in the goofy stance.
  • Regular-stance: You’ll ride with your left foot forward and your right foot back in the regular stance.
  • There is also a trick if you can’t find your stance. Let a friend gently push you from behind so that you begin to fall forward. Your dominant foot, which you want to lead with, will be the one you put out to catch yourself.

2. Strong Stance On an electric skateboard

Once you find out your stance, focus on improving your posture and balance. Standing with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and a slight bend in your knees is the smart thought to maintain a sturdy stance and reduce the risk of overbalancing or falling off.

Make sure you keep a stable stance and don’t lean the board too far to one side or the other. Place most of your weight on your front foot when riding and turning on your electric skateboard; this will help you maintain balance and prevent speed bumps.

3. Accelerating

It’s an absolute recommendation for every beginner to start riding with a kick-push to strengthen your balance. Once you are confident enough with this normal pace, you can be able to ride with remote control.

Start the motors on the slowest setting when you’re ready. The remote has all of the controls, giving you rapid access to every activity. Figure out how to use every option on the remote and select a suitable location to practice.

Before you begin to accelerate, remember to relax your body, bend your knees for better balance, and hold your arms out. Switch up your stance if it feels strange now that you’re riding.

4. Braking

Once you move, the next thing is to learn to stop! Slowly pull back on the throttle to activate the breaks when you are ready to stop riding. It’s not a good idea to pull back in an instant, or else you’ll end up flying.

When braking, allow your weight to move forward. So lean backward a little, bend your knees a little, and squat down a little. Gradually decrease your speed with your remote control before braking.

5. Making Turns

Once you’re mastered in accelerating and braking, it’s time to try the best part in electric skateboard riding, TURNING & CARVING!

Turning a skateboard is pretty easy and won’t take long to master, but must need a stable stance. For turning, you just shift your body weight slightly to your toes or heels and drive straight ahead by pushing the throttle.

  • Front side or Toeside Turn: Simply move your weight to the front of your feet and grasp with your toes to turn towards your toes.
  • Backside Turn: Simply move your weight to the back of your feet to turn in the opposite direction, towards your heels, or to turn heel side.

Another suggestion is to maintain your head looking in the direction you want to go and to lead the turn with your front foot, hip, and shoulder. To help your front foot and push the board in the direction you want to go, utilize your back foot, back leg, and hip.

6. Get Familiar And Practice

Whether as a beginner or a pro rider, you must get familiar with your electric skateboard and its setup. Check out all the traction points, acceleration points, breaking points, and turning radius. Figure out how to use every feature on the remote and practice in an open area.

Simply understand how your skateboard works, handles corners, behaves, and feels in general. When you’re actually riding your e skateboard, you’ll learn all of these things. The more time you spend riding your board in a safe environment, the better.

Additional Tips To Ride Electric Skateboard Safely

  • Practice and master braking techniques.
  • Learn how to fall correctly to reduce the chances of injuries.
  • Regular maintenance and check your electric skateboard.
  • Check for batteries and remote control access before going to ride.
  • Be careful when crossing animals.
  • Stay away from heavy traffic and ride on biking paths.
  • Be cautious around people or vehicles and at turning points.

Electric skateboards are fun to ride but being safe is necessary. So, ensure your safety before enjoying the ride to the fullest.

Have a safe and happy ride!!!

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Things to know when buying an Electric Skateboard

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Want to go back to that old school feel of younger years? Maybe you just want that rush of the eceleration and feeling of freedom that a motorcycle gives you but in a more portable form in pure silence breezing along the river. There are many different brands and types of Electric Skateboard and Longboards on the market so it can be a bit daunting trying to make a decision on which one to buy with little expereince.

Electric skateboards are just as they sound. A piece of wood with four wheels under but on steroids ……. Now they have motorised electronics under to propell them along using a bluetooth wireless remote to connect while steering in the good old school traditional manner leaning with your bodyweigh on the front to steer in the direction you want to go.

Electric skateboards were first seen in Australia nd the USA and since then spread across the world. They are extreme fun once you have learnt the technique and can take you places faster than you have ever seen especially in urban areas and cities. Riding a traditional skateboard or longboard without electronics is much more difficult that with electonics due to the fact you do not have to balance on one leg while pushing. Just jump on it and let the motors do all the work!

 

Things to keep in mind when buying an Electric Skateboard

 

Purpose

 Electric skateboards are not just always toys for having fun but can also often become a real means of very practical and extremely compact transport. It is quite possibly the smalles form of human transport known to man weighing from only 6kg to 20 kg there are many models and types of board on the market to suit the purpose. Some are designed for sports and racing and some are designed for all round use like the Easibooster Classic. An importan thing to consider is how to carry it when your battery is empty or when you go shopping. Is it too heavy? Can you carry it by the trucks with a straigh arm? Can you kick push home when the battery is empty? If it’s a long sports board the chances are you may have to drag it on its rear wheels. Where will you put it if its so expensive while you go into a shop? The most important hing to start with is decide your purpose…. For sports riding or transport or simply for fun.

 

Safety

 Some boards on the market can reach very high speeds of upto 60 kmh or more therefore its very important to wear a helmet and we would suggest this for every board on the market. Anything faster than 35 kmh we would even suggest motorcycle protection and body protection but a helmet is always a must as far as we are concearned.

 

Speed and Range

 The range generally depends on your purpose in the section above. Do you need to carry the extra weight of a big battery in shops with a longer deck to accommodate it or is that too inconvenient? These larger batteries are also generally not accepted on some forms of transport or in places such as planes this is why Easbooster have designed their Easibooster Classic Skateboard to be portable lightweight and flight safe for practicality. They suggest if you wish to go further than 15 km you may be better off taking a train or e-bike. 32 kmh is also a top speed only suggested for rider safely. We feel if you want to go faster than this you should also turn to a larger form of transport made for long distance like a motorcycle.

 

Price

 Electric Longboards and Skateboards can range in price from anywhere between 100-5000€ in price. Of course as always its important to read reviews and research what you are getting for your money when buying so that you are not going to be left out in the cold with nowhere to go back to under the gurantee or not left walking home with a heavy skateboard every time it fails.

 

Charge Time

 For some brands of electric skateboard different speeds and sizes of chargers are available. This is sometimes important to consider whether riding a large battery board which could take up to 4 hours to charge or a small battery board where you need to charge it more often.

 

Be Seen and be Safe

 Underboard lighting is a big hit and looks really cool and is of course great to be seen and be safe. Shredlights provide great under board lighting to fit this purpose but with the Easibooster Classic there is a USB port which allows you to attach extra upgrade bed lights to the bottom of your skateboard to add to that effect.

 

Wheel Size

 When e-skating its important to take smooth roads that you already know well because you only have small wheels. Even a small pot hole can send you flying off your board so generally speaking wheel size is important and road conditions also.

 

Quality

 Quality is everything with electric skateboards because they have to usually be kept to a kinimal weight materials have to be saved to keep the weight low, this means that the materials used should be of the highest quality like the Samsung battery provided in the Easibooster Classic.

 

Road Conditions and Waterproofing

 Many brands in eletric skateboards fight to offer waterproof protection but there is little point in this due to the dangers of riding in the rain. When ground surfaces are wet the wheels slip easily and it can become very dangerous to ride so we suggest not to ride in these conditions in any circumstances.

 

Acceptance of Electric Skateboards in Different Regions

 In different regions around the world comes the hot current topic of what forms of micro electric transport are allowed and electric skateboards are one of them. Please check with your local government to find information of this or go online to to get the most up to date information and follow pages such as “Electric Empire” the demostration group from Berlin to free the right of use to save the planet before its too late!