Electric Skateboards are fun! But they are also fast and require caution even in areas where there are no other road users. There are certain safety measures that each rider needs to take.
We put together a few tips about how to protect yourself – and make sure you get home safely from your awesome rides!
Wear a helmet. A helmet is a total must, on every ride, even if it’s “just crossing the street”. No excuses.
Wear additional protective gear – the more the better. Wrist pads or gloves, elbow pads and knee pads are a big plus. Especially if you’re a beginner or ride at extreme speeds, full-length clothes and body armour is very much recommended. And you know what – it even looks cool!
Do basic maintenance regularly. Make sure to test the brake function before each ride to ensure it works. Use a T-Tool to tighten up wheels after a few kilometres of riding.
Make sure you’re being seen – use electric board lights and also put a light on your helmet or upper body when riding at night. Wear bright colors, fluorescent colors or even clothes with retro-reflective strips.
Be cautious, slow down when you see other people or vehicles, give everyone else right of way. Don’t ride when the road is wet and don’t listen to music while you’re on your skateboard.
Don’t ride beyond your skill level, both in terms of where you ride and at what speed. It’s ok to ride slowly. You may not have spent 1000 hours on an electric skateboard like “the cool guy” in the Youtube video.
Plan for the worst case scenario – bring a first aid kit with you, a phone, a card where the phone numbers of your parents are written down. Make sure you have sufficient insurance coverage.
Don’t let inexperienced riders on your board. And even if they just want to ride a few meters, make them wear a helmet.
Be careful when letting young children ride. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reported that young children have poor balance, overestimate their skills, are not experienced with critical thinking and space-distance judgment, are less coordinated, show slower reaction times and more. Make sure to supervise your kids closely if they ride an electric skateboard and never let them ride on roads or other dangerous places.
Don’t go near oncoming traffic and try to stay away from cars and trucks as much as possible. Don’t forget that most people think that you ride a normal skateboard and don’t expect you to ride at 20 mph uphill.
Bottom line: Being safe is a lifestyle that ensures you will enjoy many more fun skateboard rides. Let us know in the comments below if you have additional safety suggestions.
Maxfind FF PlUS
MaxFind’s FF Plus device is another high-performing electric skateboard. It rides the line between being a longboard and a skateboard with a length of just under three feet. This board offers stronger motors than the Max4 Pro, with dual 1200 hub motors providing exceptional torque. This increased power ups the hill climbing potential of the MaxFind FF Plus to 35%. Its top speed of 24 miles per hour is solid, and the highest strength battery option allows riders to go for up to 33 miles without a charge of the battery. This device comes standard with large 165 mm wheels, giving it great off-road and high-speed concrete capabilities.
Both the Max4 Pro and the FF Plus come equipped with four distinct riding modes, which makes them ideal for riders who are still learning or looking to improve their skills gradually.
Maxfind, a Chinese brand that has been around since the beginning of time. A brand that delivers budget boards in nice packages for casual eskaters, but has always been ignored by eskate enthusiasts, as their price vs value proposition was not as high as the other Chinese brands. If you have read my previous takes on Chinese brand, you might have sensed that I hated the brand, that’s because their product and marketing strategies made me feel that they are just preying on the less informed buyers.
Well, that idea of mine has been shaken up with the new lineups that Maxfind introduced awhile ago, and today, we are going to talk about the Maxfind Max 4 Pro.
Today we take a look at the Maxfind Max2 Pro electric skateboard hands-on to see how good it is.
Electric skateboards can be very expensive. Some even crack the $1000+ mark. Many riders think they need to spend this much for a quality board, but the Maxfind Max2 Pro shows that isn’t the case. For a very reasonable price, it offers power, range, and great construction.
You can choose between two styles - a single motor edition or dual-motor edition. Let’s take a closer look at the features of both, so you can decide which one works best for you.
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