Purchasing an electric skateboard is intimidating, especially when making the switch from a wooden or plastic skateboard. There are eBoard details that you need to pay close attention to that you might have not thought of before, and ignoring any one of them might result in a purchase you end up regretting. The Sports Techie community blog strongly urges all levels of boarder to wear a helmet to prevent serious brain injury or even death.
Luckily there are a lot of helpful resources for purchasing an electric skateboard and accessories, like skateboardit.com, which provides a comprehensive list of the best electric skateboards on the market today.
With the right guidance and the right research, transitioning to an electric skateboard is easier than ever when you consider these 5 factors.
First and foremost, you need to compare the speed of various electric skateboards. There are a wide range of options, so paying attention to what you’ll primarily be using your new electric skateboard for is imperative.
- Do you plan on using it to commute to work when the weather is nice?
- Are you looking to improve your skateboarding skills by learning new tricks specific to an electric skateboard?
- Or, is this just something you think would be a fun past time?
No matter your choice, speed is one thing that you’ll need to pay close attention to. The speed of an electric skateboard can range anywhere from 14 to 26 miles per hour, which can make all the difference depending on you intended use. Some eboards even go as fast as 50 mph or even faster.
If you’re unsure, most purchasing guides for electric skateboards provide a list of best uses or recommended activities depending on the board itself.
2) Range of Charge
Another important detail, and one that might be easily forgotten, is the range of the skateboard. Certain electric skateboards can only hold a charge for so long, resulting in a maximum number of miles before shutting down. Much like speed, this is essential to keep in mind when making your purchase.
This is also a situation where you need to think about the purpose of the skateboard. Say, for example, that you’re looking for a more eco-friendly commute to work. If the range of the electric skateboard you’re eyeing is 14 miles and the distance of your commute is 9 miles, you’ll need to either look at other models.
3) Speed of Charge
To build on range of charge, speed of charge is also important.
Let’s use the same example of commuting to work. Say you ended up choosing the less expensive skateboard that has a charge range of 14 miles and plan on charging it at work for your commute home. If your board doesn’t charge quickly, it’s likely that you’ll run out of charge on your way home.
Sustainability is also a factor to concern when considering any electronic purchase.
If this is the case, it might be worth it to spend a little more to ensure that your new board fits your lifestyle and needs.
4) Sleek Design
You also want your new electric skateboard to look sleek! There are many important features to think about, like range of charge and maximum speed, but you will most likely want to stay away from models that are all function and no design. The one-wheel designed e-board is fast becoming a popular boarding product.
Durability is also important when choosing your electric skateboard. You’ll need to pay attention to the terrain where you’ll be using your electric skateboard, and keep that in mind when exploring your options.
A certain model might be marketed as a good option for sidewalks or small city streets, but if your city is notorious for construction or poor quality roadways then this might not apply to you.
Things like incline also make a difference when it comes to durability. It’s very different to expect your electric skateboard to smoothly make it up a dirt path or a hill than to ride on a smooth, flat section of sidewalk.
Sports Techie, either way, there are many options available to suit almost every need including a new hoverboard. With a little online research and exploration, the best electric skateboard for your lifestyle is definitely within reach.
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