3 Safety Tips For Automatic Skateboard Riders

September 19, 2017

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Skateboarding is one of the most popular activities in the United States, with 11 million people reporting that they enjoy skateboarding on a regular basis. There are a lot of places to get skateboards, though only 3.1% of purchases and sales occur in sporting good stores. Skateboards come in a variety of types, though one rising in popularity is the automatic skateboard.

But no matter what type of skateboard you get, electric skateboard or manual, safety is a top priority. Electric powered skateboards can be slightly more dangerous, given that they are often a little faster and move by a motor instead of the user's own power. This makes it important that you follow proper safety tips. Here are a few to keep in mind:

Perform an Inspection Before Use
Every day before you use your board, you should give it a full inspection. In fact, give all your gear a full inspection to make sure that everything is suitable for riding. Check if the nuts are tightened and secure, the wheels are firmly in place, and that the grip tape is strong and doesn't need to be replaced. You should also make sure that there are no cracks or chips in the deck. If you fall and are harmed, it's better to know that it was your fault, and not your board's. 

Keep Your Road In Mind
Gravel is, as always, a skateboarder's worst enemy. It doesn't matter if you're riding an automatic skateboard or a manual one. When you take sidewalk cracks, potholes, litter and other debris into consideration, any normal road can be a dangerous obstacle course. Make sure you know the routes you're taking and what kind of surfaces to expect when you ride. The road should be properly paved and smooth, and you want to avoid wet surfaces. Water can ruin the grip tape and harm the motor. Keep it dry.

Watch Your Surroundings
Be careful when you're on your board and in the city, You should be keeping an ear out for the sounds of car horns and watching out for pedestrians and vehicles at all times. Skateboarding accidents can cause injuries just like any other accident on the road. your safety and the safety of those around you should be a top priority at all times.

These are just a few of the safety tips that you should observe when you're riding an automatic skateboard or even a manual one. And as always, don't forget to wear your helmet!




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