How To Ride Your Off-Road Electric Skateboard Like A Pro
If you’ve recently purchased an electric skateboard and are feeling intimidated, or have thought about buying one and are not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge, this article is for you. We’ll help you understand how to get started riding your new board so you can enjoy yourself without worrying about hurting yourself or others.
Get The Hang Of Turning The Board
The first thing you need to learn if you want to ride an off-road electric skateboard like a pro is how to turn the board. This can be a little tricky at first, but it's really just like learning how to turn on any other kind of skateboard. You should lean your body in the direction that you want to turn and use your weight to do so.
You might find turning easier in one direction than another when you're first starting out. Don't worry about which direction is easier for now; practice turning both left and right so that this skill becomes second nature for you.
Choose the safest place possible for practising, such as an empty parking lot or another area with few obstacles, and make sure that you wear all of the safety gear that is recommended when riding an off-road electric skateboard before hitting the pavement yourself.
Get Ready For A Longer Ride
Now that you are more familiar with your board, it's time to get out there and ride! Before you do, let's make sure you're prepared. Here's a checklist:
- Charge your battery for at least 4 hours before riding - charging takes longer than the battery lasts, so charge overnight whenever possible.
- Keep your battery charged when not in use - lithium batteries don't like to sit around fully discharged; they weaken over time if left uncharged. At a minimum, fully charge your battery once every two months while stored away.
- Check the charge level of your battery before you start riding and make sure it has enough charge to last for the duration of your planned ride - don't run the battery all the way down as this will shorten its lifespan.
- Never ride in the rain or other wet conditions - water can damage electronics quickly.
Watch Out For Gaps And Pot Holes!
When riding your off-road electric skateboard, you need to be aware of any gaps or potholes that might be on the trail. These types of obstructions can cause you to trip over your board and lose control. If you’re going too fast, this could prove disastrous and lead to injuries.
You have just learned the most important aspects of riding an off-road electric skateboard. Don't forget to always use a helmet, knee pads/elbow pads, proper shoes, your phone in case of emergencies (you just can't ride without it), and a charged battery. Don't let technicalities stop you from having some fun!
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