People all over the United States enjoy riding around on a skateboard. It has been estimated that about 11 million people around the country use one on a regular basis. There are at least 500 parks devoted to skateboarding around the country. If you are looking at a motorized longboard for sale, you may wonder how easy it is to learn. While there are lot of similarities between skateboarding on a regular board and a skateboard with electric motor, there are some differences.
1. Start slow.
If you have never tried to ride a skateboard, you may want to practice a bit before you buy a motorized longboard for sale. Get a regular longboard and get used to riding it. When you are just starting out using a skateboard, take it easy. The more time you spend learning how to maneuver it, the better time you will have on it and the less likely you will be to have a problem.
2. Get used to how power skateboards start and stop.
When you start riding powered skateboards, you may find they are harder to start and stop than the traditional boards that you are used to. Many riders have trouble adjusting to the fact that you never have to take your feet off of your board. When you look at a motorized longboard for sale, you will notice you will control things like the speed, acceleration and stopping with a remote control. You only need to focus on not falling and how to better turn the board.
Remember, you no longer need to remove your foot from the board when you want to stop. Your motorized skateboard has a mechanism that allows it to come to a smooth stop to make it harder to fall off of it when you are slowing down. It is good to note that many boards take advantage of regenerative breaking. With that, any speed you get when you are coasting downhill will be transferred back to the battery.
3. Be careful about your speed.
You can go a lot faster on the motorized longboard for sale than you can or would go on a traditional board. When you are going around 18 miles an hour, all of your movements on the board will be amplified. For example, if you are on a slippery surface, you will need to exercise more caution when you are turning. It is much easier to wipe out when you are speeding down a wet road.
4. Get used to your remote control.
For the most part, motorized skateboards have wireless remotes to control their movement. In addition to not wanting to lose the remote, you should take some time to get used to how it works with your board. Your best plan is to practice on a safe and smooth surface before you take your new electric skateboard out on the local roads. Work on starting and stopping and making turns on your electric skateboard.
5. Wear a helmet.
No matter how great you are at skateboarding, with an electric model or a traditional board, you should always wear a helmet. Even the most experienced person can wipe out and hit their head. You may also want to wear pads on your knees, elbows and wrists for added protection.
6. Take it easy.
It is easy to be tempted when you see a motorized longboard for sale. You may think that riding one is similar to riding a scooter, hover board or a Segway but they are all very different. If you have another kind of board type item, you may have better balance than if you have never been on any of these but you should still take the time to get used to your electric skateboard before you ride it on the street.
It may be hard to not buy a motorized longboard for sale and want to take it out right away. There is a reason they are so popular. Any time you spend getting used to the board and the feel of using it will be time that is very well spent. A few minutes now can save you a lot of time later.