How To Become a Professional Electric Skateboarder?

How To Become a Professional Electric Skateboarder?

August 15, 2019

It is true though that it’s much easier to get a hang of an electric skateboard than a traditional push board.

For those who’s never gotten on a skateboard in their life before, we do have some tips and advice for the beginners.

Safety

Because the demand of the consumers, electric skateboards have evolved to be faster over time. Wearing the proper equipment in the event of an accident should always be followed. You should always invest in a quality helmet that you know will help defend your head just in case you take a spill. Knee, elbow, or shoulder pads are also highly recommended to avoid scraping or further injuring those areas. Make sure you’re also wearing the proper footwear. If you need to dismount your board, do so carefully; don’t jump off of a moving board with sandals.  

Stance

Goofy, goofy stance or goofy foot all refer to a skateboarder, snowboarder, surfer, or wakeboarder riding with his or her left foot in back, toward the tail of the board. Goofy stance gets this name because most people put their left foot forward, which is called a regular stance.

There are several ways to test whether you ride goofy or regular, one of the easiest way is to see which foot you step up with first when you walk up stairs.

The next thing you need to figure out is how you should position yourself. Many like to have their front foot behind the 2nd row of bolts of the front truck.

For the back foot, it doesn’t really matter where it is, as long as it is in front or on the 1st row of bolts of the back truck. Never behind! If it is behind, it could cause the board to tip backward or it can cause wobbles.

For a beginner, we recommend you put your back foot as far away from the back bolts as you are comfortable. This will focus all the turning of the board on the front truck, making it more stable as it picks up speed.

The guy in the video who gets speed wobbles because he is standing too far form the front truck and is kind of leaning back when the wobbles start. He is trying to keep balanced and stay on the board but leaning back makes it worse. If he started to lean forward he would probably be ok!

Acceleration

When accelerating you want to lean forward so that more weight is placed on your front foot. As you accelerate your weight will be forced to your back foot. Once you have overcome the initial inertia you will feel comfortable shifting your weight around on the electric skateboard. It’s a good idea to lower your center of gravity too by crouching down slightly. Bending your front knee a little makes the weight shift more natural.

Braking

You want to do the opposite of accelerating. Shift weight to your back foot and prepare for your weight to be shifted forwards when braking. Try to avoid sharp braking because the strong braking force might throw you off the board. Always pay close attention to what’s in front of you and take precautions when you need to brake so that you can pull the trigger down gradually for a safe and smooth braking.

Carving

Once you get a hang of the basics, it’s now time to have fun! Carving or turning is controlled by shifting your weight from side to side just like a normal skateboard or longboard. The trucks turn opposite ways and allow you to turn, plus you can adjust the tightness of the bolt on the trucks which affect how swift or tight your turning is. Carving can be done easily by beginners but controlling the angle and speed in different circumstances is a skill that improves over time.

We hope that you find this blog post useful and have lots of fun on your electric skateboard!



Leave a comment


Also in Skateboard related

SHIPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020
SHIPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020

January 17, 2020

Happy New Year! It’s 2020 now, right, so now here we are, The Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday is coming! We will have a quite long Holiday, a 20 days holiday, from 11th Jan 2020 to 10th Feb 2020.  

You might say ‘what?’ i might say Yeah, our Assembly department been hard-working for the past year, day to night, catching up with order testing and improving, and prepare more stock for fast shipping. The after-sale department had been always trying their best to help our customers to solve problems they met, Shipping department colleagues need to keep asking the newest update from the carrier, make sure every skateboard can arrive at their destinations safely in time. We thank them for what they did in the past year, 2019, thank you Maxfin families!

We know you might still get some questions, so Let’s us answer you by Q&A:

 

ABOUT SHIPPING

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? I’m from the U.S by the way.
A: We will ships, as usual, the order will be arranged to be ship out within 1-2 business days from our U.S warehouse by UPS or FedEx.

 

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? My shipping address locates in France. (or other Europe countries we can ship to)
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: When will you ship my skateboard if I order during your Holidays? I’m from Australia(or other countries we don’t have warehouse )
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: When will you ship my order if I ordered parts or accessories?
A: Orders need to wait until February 1st to arrange your order delivery.

 

Q: Why you don’t arrange to ship from 23th Jan to 30th Jan?
A: During the holiday, all of our colleagues need to take turns to arrange shipment Because we hope all of our colleagues can spend the most important 7 days with their own family, so we don’t arrange any shipment in these 7 days, we will start to arrange shipment again on 31st Jan.

 

6. Q: Will skateboard out of stock? 

A: There is such a possibility, we will build and ships when we back to work if your skateboard order was out of stock.

 

ABOUT AFTER-SALE

Q: When will you reply to my questions? My ticket number is #14xxx, thanks.

A: Our after-sale colleagues will reply to your ticket on 1th Feb, if there are too many tickets, we might need 1-2 more days to reply you, we hope you can understand, thanks in advance!

 

Thank you again for your understanding, Happy new year to you and your family!

Read More

electric skateboard
The MaxFind Max 2 – Dual Review

August 30, 2019

When you look at the MaxFind Max 2, you may be struck by its appearance. This board looks more like a piece of stolen alien technology or a prototype government aircraft than it looks like a skateboard. The all-black diamond-cut fiberglass deck is sleek, sexy and utterly smooth to the touch, and the grip tape is…

Read More

electric longboard
Learning to skateboard and the skateboard skills

August 30, 2019

Skateboarding is a popular sport that much-loved by the general public, but also a edge tool to brush the streets. Here is a brief introduction of a way for skateboarding beginners to get started.

Read More

Holiday Deals

SIGN UP NOW! GET $10 OFF FOR ALL BOARDS

(Coupon Code: MAXFINDS)

Professional Revolutionary Design. Add fun to your commute.