If you want to select an electric skateboard, there are some things you need to consider and investigate. You must decide what your primary reason to buy an electric skateboard. It does not matter whether it is for pleasure, commute or even just from point A to B travel. Then decide based on the area where you live or want Entertaining electric skateboard how much force you need minimal. In the Netherlands, all very flat, so you do not need a strong board, but if you want to take your skateboard on holiday to the south of Europe, then you have some extra power needed to climb the hills / mountains beyond. Below we will describe some tips mention that you should consider when you buy an electric skateboard. Remember that you should always wear a helmet!
These are the main components of an electric skateboard and we will also briefly explain why they are so important:
Batteries: The recent renovations of batteries is the whole reason why the E-class skateboard has become so popular and why we write this article. The electric skateboard is available for years, but this often weighed 20-30 kg due to the heavy batteries. In the last five years, lithium batteries have evolved, the weight is drastically reduced and safety is improved. This makes it possible to maneuver boards easier and they are portable. In addition to a safer and lighter board, the batteries now have a greater range. Always make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when you upload your board, because the battery life of the board. Otherwise you later to skating on a very expensive and heavy longboard.
Engines: Today’s engines are between 400-2000 watts. A 400 watt motor is fine for a flat area, but do not assume that you thus also accelerating up at hills. A 2000 watt motor will drive up overall by steep slopes and give you a frightening acceleration.
Controls: Most electric skateboards use a wireless handheld controller that can be used while driving. The controllers have light indicators to let you know the status of your board. For example, what percentage is the battery charged, or that something is wrong with the board. The downside is that you still can not see on what percentage of the controller, so we recommend you charge it with the board. Another disadvantage of a controller is that this is something you should pay attention and needs charging. We have already several times had a dead battery and then your electric skateboard just a slow and heavy longboard (he’ll go ahead, but it is very heavy). The Zboard and one wheel use your weight and the input of your feet, so you do not need to bring a controller. The downside is that you have no idea how full your battery electric skateboard. When one wheel you have to stop and look at the indicators and count or an app for it.
Wheels: All boards use longboard wheels. These make it possible to drive over fairly rugged terrain, but they give you certainly not the same smooth ride a bike. The durometer or duro of the wheel you can tell us more. The lower the number, the softer and more grip, the wheel (smoother ride). Higher numbers mean sometimes harder wheels and less grip (a bumpy ride). Even money the larger the wheel, the smoother the ride. The only exception is the onewheel, which has one large wheel kart which you about severe rugged terrain and even unpaved paths can drive.
Charger: Not all chargers are created equal. Some will your board in half an hour or even less full charge, while others do here about 3-5 hours. Each electric skateboard comes with its own charger and there are no third-party chargers that you can purchase. So if you buy the Yuneec, then you just wait 3+ hours until it is fully charged. Although they still do not have a car chargers for electric skateboards (at least the one we tested), you can still buy an adapter, but both we and the manufacturers recommend against using it.
Why Not Just A Normal Longboard Skateboard?
Even if the electric skateboard price will decline as we expect, why would not you just buy a longboard for € 50 which weighs about 2 kg instead of 7 kg? For some people it is a longboard everything they need. But the electric skateboard has some major advantages:
Brakes: Going down in hills is easy with e-board. Braking with a longboard, however, requires a lot of skill. Also, if you are driving close to people, then an electric board will give you much more control over your speed and you also have an emergency brake.
Traffic Tracking: If you ride on bike paths or streets, you can with an electric skateboard much better track the flow of other bikes and cars.
Climbing hills: No explanation needed.
Faster To Your Destination: With Boosted Board can reach a speed between 24-35 km/h. A longboard is 8-16 km/h.
Cooling: If you drive during hot temperatures, you will arrive cooled with an electric skateboard instead of sweaty with a longboard.