We love our Electric Skateboards, we all know how fun they are. However we also need to address the facts that they are fast and they take time to learn to ride. We wanted to go through the safety measures that each rider needs to take into consideration when riding an electric Skateboard.
Here are some tips on how to protect yourself while riding!
A helmet is a total must, on every ride, even if it’s “just riding around the block with my buddy”. No excuses. Depending on your riding style, you might want to use a regular skateboard helmet or even a professional fullface helmet for maximum protection. We absolutely love our Thousand helmet range as an affordable, stylish helmet that provides excellent protection. We also have an amazing new style in the full face protection range from Predator.
The more the better - protect your back, elbows, shoulder, knees and hands. Eskate body armor such as Armoured hoody's by lazy rolling and our excellent range of protective pads by protec. And you know what - this gear even looks cool!
3) Ride cautiously.
Don’t ride beyond your skill level, both in terms of where you ride and at what speed. It’s ok to ride slowly. You may not have spent 1000 hours on an electric skateboard like the guy you saw on Tiktok riding at 30 mph.
4) Make sure you’re being seen
use electric board lights and also put a light on your helmet or upper body when riding at night. Wear bright colors, fluorescent colors or even clothes with retro-reflective strips for maximum visibility. We have an excellent range of e-skate lights available for you!
5) Be careful about slippery roads and rain
Don’t ride when the road is even slightly wet and don’t listen to music with headphones while you’re on your skateboard.
6) Do basic maintenance regularly.
Make sure to test the brake function before each ride to ensure it works. Use a T-Tool to tighten up wheels after a few miles of riding. Stop riding when the battery levels on your board or remote are getting low.
Btw - if your skateboard battery ever gets wet - don't charge it and contact customer support immediately for guidance.
8) Don’t let inexperienced riders on your board.
And even if they just want to ride a few meters on a parking lot, make them wear a helmet and make sure the slowest rider mode is configured on the remote.
9) Be extra careful when letting children ride.
Make sure to supervise your kids closely if they ride an electric skateboard and never let them ride on roads or other dangerous places.
10) Be cautious, slow down when you see other people or vehicles, give everyone else right of way.
Don’t go riding in crowded places, the highway, or a street that’s covered with leaves or full of potholes.
By following these 10 rules you will not only stay safe but your rides will also be more fun and you'll slowly improve your electric skateboarding skills.