If you’re interested in learning how to ride an electric skateboard then we understand it might be a little intimidating at first. Which is why we’ve written this post to allay any fears and give you some practical advice on how to get started riding. Keep reading and we’ll cover all the basics to get started, as well as a few more advanced things, and some things to keep in mind whilst out on your electric skateboard.
How Hard Is It To Ride An Electric Skateboard?
How hard you find it to ride an electric skateboard will depend a great deal on your level of experience in the first place. For those among us who have plenty of board experience, you’re going to have a pretty big headstart. If you’re already a skateboarder then you’re very well set. For most beginners, a cheap electric longboard will be more than enough to get you started practicing.
Are Electric Skateboards Good For Beginners?
As I said just now, if you’re already proficient at board sports then you will have a headstart. But what about those new not just to electric skateboarding, but to all board sports? First of all, you’ll need one of the top electric skateboards to get started learning. Getting started on a solid footing, in more ways than one, will mean that you’ll be up to speed in no time at all.
Find Your Stance
Tighten The Trucks
Check The Remote
We can’t overstate the importance of wearing proper safety gear and knowing basic skateboard safety tips! And it’s not just to stop yourself getting hurt when you fall, it’s as much to stop you from falling in the first place. Helmets, knee pads, shoulder pads: they all have a dual purpose.
Check Your Settings
How Do You Brake And Accelerate On An Electric Skateboard?
Apply the accelerator gently at first! Those riding an electric skateboard for the first time are often surprised by how fast an electric skateboard accelerates, so ease yourself in. And make sure you’re on the slowest setting on your board so you can handle the speed.
How Do You Turn On A Electric Skateboard?
Just like on a conventional skateboard, turning on electric skateboards is actioned by shifting the weight to either the heel or the toe, causing the board the pivot on the trucks and so turn. Heel turns are heelside, and toe turns toeside. Whether this translates to left or right depends on your stance. In regular stance, heelside means turning left, and toeside is right. In goofy stance, it is the opposite.
Even if you’re 100% new to electric skateboarding, by keeping all the above in mind, you can soon feel confident enough to take your board out on the roads. Just be sure to give yourself enough time to gain your confidence, and practice the simples: shifting weight between your front and back foot, accelerating, braking, and get a feel for turning. With a little practice you will soon feel at ease on the board and ready to go for some real speed.
Ready to go on an adventure? Now that you’re great with your electric skateboard, it’s time to take your electric skateboard on a plane and explore the world on your new set of wheels.