4 Reasons to Pick Up an Electric Skateboard

January 17, 2018

skateboardsIf you're like many people in America, you like outdoor activities. Participating in outdoor activities is a great way to stay in shape while also having fun. Going to the gym isn't necessarily enjoyable for everyone, but there is an outdoor activity for all walks of life.

A great way to have fun outside is with skateboards. Skateboarding is a much more common pastime than many people realize. In the United States right now, there are over 500 skateboarding parks. This means that there are plenty of places for you to get your skate on.

Traditional, manual skateboards have been around for decades. They're great, but you know what's even better? Electric skateboards. They were invented around the late 1990s and have been making recreational skateboarding more fun ever since. If you don't believe me, here are four advantages of an electric skateboard over a traditional skateboard, according to Skatex.

As opposed to traditional skateboards, a skateboard with electric motors does not require pushing. When you're skating a long distance, sometimes you wear out from pushing so much. This is no problem with an electric skateboard. You can ride across town with ease. 

Speed Control
Besides going downhill, traditional skateboards can't go very fast. With an electric skateboard, you can go up to 11 miles per hour, no matter what the incline is. The remote that comes with your board gives you great control over how fast you travel. 

The Uphill Battle
To tie the first two points together, you can go travel uphill with ease with your electric skateboard. Going up a steep hill on a traditional skateboard can be dreadful, but your new skateboard makes this trip a breeze. 

Two in One
The best part about the electric skateboard is that it can also be a manual board. It easily switches back and forth between modes. Let's say you're at the skate park, trying to perform some tricks that are easier without the remote. Then on your way home, you're ready for the electric features to get you there quickly. Electric skateboards have that ability. 

Whether you're a professional skater or are just looking for a new recreational outdoor activity, consider checking out an electric skateboard!

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