Essential Safety Tips for Electric Skateboard Riders

Essential Safety Tips for Electric Skateboard Riders

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Electric Skateboard Safety: Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist

Electric Skateboard Safety: Pre-Ride Checklist

Introduction to Skateboard Safety

Safety is paramount when it comes to enjoying your electric skateboard. Before each ride, it's crucial to perform a series of checks to ensure your equipment is in top condition and ready for a safe journey.

Essential Safety Tips

Inspect Your Board and Remote: Before each ride, inspect your board and remote for any signs of damage. Protective gear is a must, and safety should never be compromised.


Pre-Ride Checklist:

  • Check for any deformation or wear on parts.
  • Ensure all screws are tightened before use and routinely checked throughout.
  • Listen for abnormal sounds once the skateboard is started; address any issues before riding.
  • Verify that the trucks and wheels are secure and that tire pressure is normal, avoiding overinflation in hot weather.
  • Ensure both skateboard and remote batteries are fully charged.

Speed and Skill Considerations:

For beginner, maintain speeds below 12 to 16 miles per hour for safety. Exceeding this can increase braking distances and risks. Always ride within your skill limits and adhere to local traffic regulations.

Beginner's Mode and Gradual Adjustment:

For first-time riders, starting in 'BEGINNER' mode is recommended. Practice safe maneuvers in controlled environments and gradually adjust to the board's capabilities.

Braking Technique:

Gently release the throttle when braking to avoid sudden stops and potential ejections.


Advanced and Expert Mode Stance

When operating your board in Advanced or Expert Modes, be aware that these settings offer significant power. It's crucial to maintain control with the following stance tips:

  • Throttle Control: Move the throttle wheel in small increments to avoid sudden jerks.
  • Wide Stance: Keep a wide stance on the board for better balance and control.
  • Low Center of Gravity: Maintain a low center of gravity to enhance stability, especially at higher speeds.
  • Lean Forward for Acceleration: When accelerating, lean forward to improve traction and control.
  • Lean Backward for Braking: Lean backward when braking to distribute your weight effectively and reduce the risk of tipping over.

These techniques will help you manage the power of your board and ensure a smoother, safer ride in more challenging modes.

Stay safe, control your speed, and master your stance.


The stability and maneuverability of your skateboard are closely tied to your riding skills. By following these pre-ride inspection and safety tips, you can enjoy your electric skateboard with confidence.

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