Off-Road Electric Skateboard: what you should know before buying one
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At Evolve Skateboards USA, we are obsessed with finding the perfect link between snowboarding, surfing, and all things carving on land, doesn't matter the terrain. Grass, gravel, dirt tracks, BMX tracks, bumps, mounds, berms, an off-road electric skateboard is the one to go!
Do you own an electric skateboard, or are you looking to upgrade to an off-roading one? Here, you will learn some helpful tips for converting your board into an all-terrain one, understand the benefits of owning an off-road electric skateboard, and some quick tips on how to ride it!
What is Off-Road Skateboarding?
Off-road electric skateboarding is similar to any other off-roading activity. You're able to experience riding in environments and areas that are off the normal path. Enjoy riding on gravel, sand, or grass, including dirt and gravel BMX tracks. While this would be difficult, if not impossible, on a standard board, with an electric off-road skateboard, you're able to accelerate easily and carve up these environments.
What are the benefits of having an off-road electric skateboard?
If you're a beginner, almost nothing beats the feeling you get as you ride your electric skateboard. If you're an advanced rider, you already know the feeling you get as you whip downhills. However, imagine if you can conquer new terrains such as beaches, forest trails, or any other terrain that requires an extra grip that only all-terrain tires will give you. Just as mountain bikers can take their talents off the road, you can as well with help from off-road motorized skateboards or all-terrain conversion kit!
If you are looking for an electric skateboard for commuting, depending on the type of terrain, an off-road one is the best electric skateboard for it. Because some roads are not that even and smooth, off-road electric skateboard would give you more confidence while you're riding over cracks and bumps.
How to Convert Your Board for Off-Roading
When you own one of Evolve's electric skateboards, you always have the option to customize it to fit your riding needs. Convert your board easily with one of our all-terrain conversion kit. That is what makes Evolve Skateboard USA different from other brands. Our products are developed and designed by riders, people that are always looking for the best feeling ride possible.
All you have to do is change out the wheels and trucks, and you're ready to go! It's that easy. Changing the four tires usually takes ten minutes or less. With these new tires, you'll be able to handle sand on the beach, grass on a hill, or gravel down your favorite forest preserve path. In the video below, you can see how to change your GTR Street to a GTR All-Terrain setup 👇
Riding an off-road electric skateboard like a pro
As with any time riding an e-skate, your center of gravity plays a massive part in how comfortable you feel on it and how stable you are. So if you're getting down a little bit lower, keeping your knees bent, you're going to be able to absorb the bumps when you're riding off-road, which are inevitable. With the center of gravity lower, it will be a little bit easier to control your body weight over the board and control the board, in general.
The biggest mistake at BMX tracks is that people probably tend to do first up turns too sharply. So you find that when you come up to a berm, because it's banked, you don't have to turn, lean, that much to get through it. The berm banking carries you through, so you don't need to lean as much as you would usually on flat ground. You don't want to change your speed too much, keeping it reasonably constant, not breaking nor accelerating, just trying to flow through, look where you're going, don't look at the ground, and it's going to help you get through those tracks without issues.
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For more tips on how to ride an off-road electric skateboard, check the video below 👇👇👇