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I am sure there are a few purists that will tell you that electric skateboards are not the real thing. Chances are, they say this because they have never tried one. There are many great advantages to going electric and most that have tried never go back. It is exhilarating, loads of fun and is taking off in a big way.
It is a really practical, eco-friendly way to travel while enjoying yourself at the same time.
If you have not experienced the thrill first hand, and have any doubts, let me share a few reasons why electric skateboards are better than non-electric skateboards. Try it and trust me, you will thank me.
- Speed Control
With a normal skateboard speed depends on one of two things, on a level or uphill your effort, and downhill, gravity. Downhill speeds can get dangerously fast. With an electric skateboard, you can determine and control the speed, irrespective of the slope. Select a speed you are comfortable with and that is appropriate for the area and simply set it with the remote. This also makes it easy to know how long it will take to get somewhere. Electric skateboards also have excellent brakes, something lacking in the normal variety where it can be quite an art to stopping. You will most probably avoid a few cuts and bruises along the way with the easy to control speeds, especially for beginners.
- Cover Greater Distances
Let’s face it, a conventional skateboard is hard work, particularly when there are lots of flats or hills involved. It is not a very practical means of covering long distances as you will soon get tired. Most people will carry their boards if they are going far and use other transport to get where they are going. This is not necessary with an electric board. You can effortlessly get where you need to be and barely break a sweat. This will save time, money and help the environment. Many electric boards can go 25 miles and above on a charge and charging is quick and simple when you have to.
- No Pushing
Pushing is hard work. If you only going a very short distance, it is not a big deal. Go only slightly further and it is very tiring. It is a great way to get somewhere in style and comfort without getting totally exhausted along the way.
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They are safe as well, with great breaks and robust rubber wheels that provide excellent traction and a smooth journey.
- Easy Uphills
The worst part of normal skateboarding has to be the uphills, and there will always be some. It is either very hard work or simply impossible. On an electric skateboard, you won’t even notice, you will just keep on cruising. Sure skateboarding is great exercise but there is only so much you can do, even an experienced skater.
- Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
If you are not totally convinced and you still want to enjoy the conventional experience, no problem at all. With an electric skateboard, you have the choice. Simply turn off the electric motor and use it in the normal style. When you want the benefit and convenience of the electric skateboard, use the remote and switch back. Absolute freedom.
- The Most Fun You Can Have On 4 Wheels
The main reason has to be that electric skateboards are fun. It is something you have to experience for yourself.
You can let the electric motor do all the hard work for you while you enjoy the smooth ride.
So, get out there and try it and see what everyone is raving about. It really is modern technology at its best. Taking something good and making it great. There are lots of advantages to the electric option so take advantage of them and enjoy.