It is very important to remember that the practice of electric skateboard is not without risk. The fun side of this mode of transportation necessarily entails security considerations. This article aims to make you aware of the potential risks involved in the practice of electric skateboarding.
We wanted to create a powerful product that provides exceptional sensations. That’s why the sport mode is so powerful. Whether in terms of acceleration or top speed, the sport mode can be insidious for uninitiated riders. We advise you to practice in “slow” mode, find your markers, test your limits… The performance of the sport mode will be more enjoyable with the mastery of the board.
It is possible to lose the connection between the remote and the board during practice, because of radio interferences, the fall of the remote or a technical problem on the board. This loss of connection results in a passage in freewheel and a lack of control over the assistances offered by the board, such as the accelerator or the brake. We recommend users to sharpen their driving skills in freewheel, to compensate for the lack of assistance in case of connection lose. It can be helpful to know how to brake even when the engine is off.
In a previous article we discussed legislation around electric skateboarding. As we have seen, the status of this mode of transportation is rather vague, so you may be driving near different vehicles: bicycles, cars, electric vehicles… We wish to remind that all these vehicles can be dangerous for us, riders. We invite all Elwing users to drive with caution and respect other users.
Elwing boards, a fun and effective mode of transport, is not without risks. Speed, steep slopes or other users may be dangerous for electric skateboarders. So, we conclude this article by the most important advice: wear a helmet during your outings and daily commutes!