Skateboards have been a common mode of transportation for years. And like other modes of transportation, skateboards have evolved. Case in point: motorized, electric skateboards. A motorized skateboard is similar to a longboard, but with an electric motor attached.
Whether you're completely new to the skateboard world or consider yourself a pro, the electric experience of riding a motorized skateboard can take patience and practice. This article will discuss a few tips that will have you riding like a pro in no time.
Differences in Riding Regular and Electric Skateboards
While a motorized skateboard has many similarities to a longboard, there are also many differences. Two biggest differences are in how to stop and how to go. To start moving, there is no pushing required like with a normal board. The hand control that comes with the electric skateboard will let you decide how fast you want to accelerate and move. This just leaves steering up to you. Stopping is controlled with the motor as well. Just keep in mind that the board cannot come to a complete stop, so you'll have to use your feet to finish stopping.
There are different types of skateboarding, some of which you may not be familiar with. Some of these include: