3 Steps to Choosing an Electric Skateboard

There are many ways to get from point A to point B these days. It is not uncommon to see people traveling to school by foot, bus, bike, or even via electric skateboard. Due to the advancement in technology, skateboards are no longer manually operated. You can now purchase one that has an electric motor that will do all the work for you. If you are an avid skateboarder, it may be in your best interest to save your money so that you can purchase the nicest electric skateboard that is on the market. This article will outline three steps to choosing the best board for summer shenanigans!

Photo by Bill Collison

Step 1

First, be sure to check out the wheels, frame, and the speed of the motor. The wheels, frame, and motor speed are all aspects that should be considered before making a purchase because they play a big role in the overall workings of the gadget. While some consumers may assume that these items will be suitable for an electric skateboard, it is important to be knowledgeable of how the wheels, frame, and motor work together to provide a safe and fun experience. Be sure that your wheels and frame are sound and can withstand the weight of a person for an extended period of time.

Step 2

Second, electronics are key and if they do not perform adequately, you could be in for a big disappointment. The motor, battery pack, and the remote control can play a big role in the overall satisfaction of your skate deck. The battery pack should be rechargeable as well as water and dust proof. When exploring electric skateboards, consider a battery pack that you can travel with. Some are even allowed to be transported as carry-on luggage on a plane.

Step 3

The motor is perhaps the most crucial aspect of your new gadget. The motor should be able to withstand the test of time, be waterproof, and dustproof. When exploring options, decide what speed you want your motor to be able to accelerate to. Some can go extremely fast at up to 40km/h while others are much slower.  The motor should also be something that you can trust not to blow up or melt down while you are riding the board around. If possible, take a quick look at customer reviews and see what people are saying about the board before shelling out your hard-earned money.

Finally, while saving money is ideal, it may not be the best decision to go cheap on an electric skateboard. When investing in a piece of equipment that is going to transport you places, you want to be sure that you are buying a high quality product that includes proper safety precautions along with durable construction. If you are looking to upgrade your skate deck, be sure to check for standards that are comparable to the automotive industry in regards to safety, quality, and durability in the materials that are used. Check to see if the manufacturer offers a warranty with the purchase of the product. This is a good sign that the company stands behind their product and they believe it is built so well that you will not have any problems with it.

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About Laura

Laura Ginn is the owner of Extreme Sports X. When she is not scuba diving, she is trying to make a living as a freelance writer.
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