Top 10 Electric Skateboard FAQs Before Buying
1. Is e-skateboard good for a first timer?
If the electric skateboard doesn’t go too fast, yes, E-skateboard are wonderful electric transportation vehicles for beginning riders. However, electric skateboards are a serious investment (some cost over $500 and a few of the are well over a thousand dollars). Therefore, it’s strongly recommended to buy a electric skateboard under $500 for beginning riders.
2.Is it hard to ride an electric skateboard?
For the novice who has no experience of skateboard, there are 3 point to care about:
How to stand on the skateboard without falling?How to let the skateboard move?How to let the skateboard stop?
Standing on the skateboard before using the remote control brake to make it move, stand on the skateboard;
Stand up after the release of the brakes, use the remote control to accelerate the skateboard;
Need to stop, slowly pull the remote control on the brake, slow down the skateboard speed.
And most importantly you need to adjust the center of gravity.
3.Is it difficult to maintain balance on a e-skateboard?
It is difficult if you’ve never been on a skateboard before. It’s even more difficult maintaining balance while the board is in motion. However, as is the most case in life, the more you practice a certain activity or skill, the more efficient you’ll become at performing this skill/activity. Hardly anyone ever gets on a bike and knows how to successfully get from one end of the driveway to the other without falling. Balancing (and riding) an e-skateboard, or any skateboard for that matter, requires practice. Practice, practice, practice.
4.Are electric longboards safe?
Since these e-skateboards can go really fast most of the people are concerned about their safety. It is good to be concerned, but all the e skateboards are quite safe since they have to go through a safety clearance check before hitting the market. Upgrade your skateboard with an electric skateboard kit.
We recommend users not to ride the skateboard without helmet and safety gear.
5.Can you ride an electric skateboard normally?
Yes, possway electric skateboard can be used as a regular skateboard. However, it is strongly discouraged they be used that way. Electric skateboards have two motors that can be damaged if taken for a grind at the skatepark.
6.What should I look for in an electric skateboard?
The main thing to consider here is whether your motor is a hub motor or belt-driven system.
While many of the first electric skateboards on the market used belt-driven systems, this has changed. Belt-driven systems were initially more popular as they allow greater customizability. Non-technical riders have shown a clear preference for hub motors, Cause hub motors require less maintenance, allow for kick pushing, are quieter, and possess less lag.
Wattage is extremely important when it comes to understanding an electric skateboard’s power. In short, lower wattage equals less power. Low power manifests itself in lower speeds, torque, and hill functionality.
Speed, Range and Charge Time Rates
Speed, range, and charge times are probably the three specifications that most people know to check.
Deck Style and Materials
With electric skateboards you’ll typically find decks made of two materials: bamboo or carbon fiber / fiberglass. While many electric skateboards also use a composite of the two materials.For riders, the difference between the two materials means the difference between a flexible and a stiff board. Bamboo is more flexible.
If you plan on commuting with your electric skateboard and carrying it around after riding, a few pounds will make a huge difference in terms of convenience.In general, lighter boards are better both for riding and for carrying.
Always make sure to examine an electric skateboard’s weight capacity. If you are of a heavier build, you may find that the specs listed don’t apply to people over a certain weight.
Warranty, Customer Support, and Spare Parts
Lastly, check the warranty, customer service provided, and spare parts availability.
7.What’s the difference between Hub Motor & Belt Motor?
Hub motors are often called in-wheel motors or hub motor. These motors require electric power to run, and are usually attached to the wheel. Belt motors under the deck to connect the motors to the wheels via a pulley, gears and clutches. Hub motors are more efficient , easily upgradeable, have fewer moving parts which meaning there’s less chance of a breakdown.The belt motor has greater power and can replace the wheels by itself.
8.Which is best material for electric skateboard?
Almost every board is constructed from materials for specific reasons. Here is a list of the common materials possway decks are made out of:
• carbon fiber • Bamboo • Fiberglass • Canadian Maplewood
Sometimes, manufacturers combine these materials together to make an even sturdier deck. Boards made from carbon fiber are “faster” boards, due to carbon fiber’s light (but strong and expensive) weight. By comparison, boards made from 2 parts Maplewood to 7 parts Bamboo are understandably heavier.
9.Are electric skateboards waterproof?
Considering the potential hazard for electronic components, please avoid immersing the skateboard in water. In water-logged places, there might be a big pit, and the tire might get stuck and cause serious sequence and injury. Although the electric skateboard is waterproof, please try to drive on sunny and dry roads to avoid affecting the service life of the skateboard.
10.What is the best age to start skateboarding?
We suggest children under the age of 14, disabled people, pregnant women, people over the age of 50 may not use the electric skateboard.