5 Important Things to Consider When Purchasing an Electric Skateboard

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Whether you are looking for a more environmentally friendly mode of transport or just a cool new way to ride, electric skateboards are a great way to get around in style.

But just like with any relatively new technology, it can be difficult to understand what to look for when purchasing your own motorized longboard or skateboard. The U.S. might make up 50% of the total skateboard sales, but understanding new products still takes time.

This quick post is designed to walk you through some of the most important points of consideration.

  1. Weight
    Possibly the most important consideration when purchasing a board is the weight. A board that is too heavy will not be able to run at it’s full potential. Additionally, it will be cumbersome to carry with you, especially if you live in an urban environment where you rely on mass transit.
  2. Power Source
    One of the most important considerations when choosing the type of energy your board uses. The two main options available are gas powered and electrical. This choice is easy if your motivator is environmentalism as electrical options are beyond a doubt better for the environment.
  3. Warranty and Spare Parts
    While there are more economic offerings now than ever before, motorized longboards and battery powered skateboards still represent a financial commitment. In order to ensure that you are fully protected, lookout for products that offer a warranty or alternatively parts that allow you to extend the life of your new electric skateboard.
  4. Trigger or Thumb?
    The remote control is a key component when riding, and it is important that it is as intuitive and comfortable to use as possible. That is why you need to understand the difference between these two seemingly similar products. Many believe that trigger, which is operated by the index finger is more intuitive.
  5. All terrain or Urban Environment?
    One of the most important things to consider is whether or not you will need to be able to accelerate or climb hills. Those features are all available with a geared or pulley system but not a hub motor. Understanding where you plan to ride can help you make a choice.

Motorized longboards and electric powered skateboards offer you a whole new riding experience. While it can be hard to know which board is best for you, this guide should give you a good place to start.

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