More and more people buying electric skateboards are opting for off-road wheels - that is, they get an all-terrain off-road board. Compared with the ordinary electric skateboard, where is the advantage of all-terrain skateboard?
First of all, from the appearance, the biggest difference is the tire, the nature of tires determines the classification of skateboards.
As you can see below, on the left is a normal street PU wheel skateboard, and on the right is an all-terrain rubber tire skateboard.
The design of PU wheel imitates the grip and softness of rubber tire. It's harder than rubber, but very durable. Otherwise, the grip isn't very good, but it works well on concrete streets.
The best test is to try sliding on a smooth surface, such as tile or wooden floor. If sliding is easy, it is likely to be a PU wheel. If it grabs, possibly is rubber wheel.
All-terrain tires can work in most weather conditions. Moreover, all-terrain tyres perform better on wet roads. This is because all terrain tires are designed to be more aggressive. More aggressive means a large tread block that extends to the side with wide grooves. The bigger the pedal, the better the grip on the wet road.
Another feature that makes all terrain tires different is their construction. Rugged terrain requires a sturdy structure. All terrain tires are constructed to meet obstacles. That's why they're more durable than PU wheels. These wheels are tough and soft. So you can still pull forward on an outwardly curved surface. PU wheels can run along paved hills, while all-terrain tires can run along unpaved hills.
If you are going from street PU wheels to all-terrain tires, you may spend more time on the road than off-road, which is critical to your road performance. However, if you are considering all-terrain tires, you may not be willing to sacrifice off-road performance entirely for road attributes. All-terrain wheels perform well in sand, snow, ice, dirt, grass, gravel, loose surfaces, rocks, smooth rocks, etc. Unless you plan on encountering exceptional circumstances, you really can't go wrong with all-terrain tires.
Muddy ground, not just any muddy ground, may be the most harmful terrain for the overall all-terrain tire performance. In most cases, all-terrain tires can hold their tires in a smooth thing. Where they couldn't do it was in the heavy dirt. The sticky clay usually fills up all the smaller all-terrain tire gaps quickly, turning the tires into giant oil slicks that make them virtually useless on the track. If you ride on wet clay way frequently, you may want to consider using more aggressive all-terrain wheels with side wall lugs and more open tread. Or muddy patterns.
How about motor and battery?
In addition to all-terrain skateboard wheels, we definitely need powerful motors to conquer rough terrain. The greater the power of the motor, the higher the climbing ability, acceleration, torque and maximum speed. To get an electric skateboard that can fit any terrain, you need a powerful electric motor. You can check online casually. The power of all-terrain electric skateboards is generally higher than that of street-type PU skateboards.
The battery is the most expensive part of an electric skateboard. The better the battery, the more terrain it can conquer. Battery size and battery quality (yes, there is a huge difference between the two) are obviously the most critical factors in determining the range, weight, and cost of an electronic skateboard. If you're planning a cross-country trip, you'll need a large battery. It's not fun to ride on mountain roads or forest paths and then run out of electricity. Most off-road electric skateboards are bulky and difficult to carry around, so we always wanted juice in the batteries.
Here is a list of some of the best all-terrain electric skateboards