You can do cool tricks while riding your beloved electric skateboard. Electronic skateboarding can be fun, but it can also be a little dangerous. Some of the more common skating injuries are head injuries, scrapes and bruises, ankle and knee injuries, and head, wrist, or shoulder injuries. Hand and wrist injuries are common for people using electronic skateboards, which occur when the skater loses balance and falls with his outstretched arm. Head injuries can lead to concussions, permanent damage, or death. It is important to pay attention to your safe riding before getting on a skateboard.
No matter what type of skateboard you ride, safety should be your number one priority. However, the speed of electric skateboards is much faster than traditional skateboards, so you have to be more careful. Not just for yourself, but for your family, friends, and those around you.
Important tips on safe riding with an electric skateboard
Get your helmet and protective gear ready
The most common safety device on wheels is a helmet. It's also probably the most underused, and I've seen a lot of electric scooters without helmets. Helmets are not only suitable for electric skateboards, but also for bicycles, motorcycles, and so on.
A bad fall or crash is enough to end up in the hospital, or worse. The helmet is specially designed to withstand a lot of impacts and protect your brain and skull. Brain injuries are not a joke, I highly recommend, wear a helmet and protecting your head.
While most people wear helmets when riding electric boards, many forget to wear proper pads to protect their joints.
If you fall, your knees, shoulders, and elbows can suffer fractures from a severe road rash. Many of the MATS are machine washable, and they're small enough to be ready to go in a bag or backpack if you want to take them somewhere. They can also be adjusted to fit you. You can buy a pair of the inexpensive elbow, knee, and wrist protectors. Remember to wear your electric skateboard when riding to protect your journey!
Choose a safe route
Do not ride into dangerous neighborhoods, highways, and potholed streets. Riding where you know it's safe also keeps you safe.
I still strongly encourage you to explore places you've never been before, and that's what riding an electric skateboard is all about. If you know a place is unsafe or dangerous, as a precaution, stay away and take another route.
Watch out for streets, obstacles, and traffic. Vehicles are probably the biggest threat to your safe riding. A collision with a car almost guarantees a trip to the hospital.
There are a lot of idiots on the road, but all you can control is yourself and the way you ride. That's why you must take care of yourself and pay attention to what's going on around you.
Concentrate on riding
Avoid distractions while riding. That means stay away from your phone! I actually see people texting while riding and it makes me cringe every time. They start wandering in the middle of the road or almost entering someone's yard.
If you need to check your mobile phone; Slow down, stop, get out of the car, and call or respond to a text. When you can't control an object with a moving wheel, put your text messages and phone calls on hold. Focus ensures safety.
Pay attention to the weather
You already know that riding in rain or snow is not the best idea.
Although many electric skateboards are waterproof, it's best to avoid getting wet if possible, especially in heavy rain. An electric skateboard doesn't have to be completely submerged, and I'm sure you would never do that.
Before you ride or commute to work, check the weather. You may encounter thunderstorms on your way home, or a blizzard is scheduled to drop up to 2 inches of snow per hour in your area.
I have ridden a heavy storm before and it went well, but it's best to drive or find other transportation if possible. Snow and ice are slippery and just a recipe for disaster. Check your phone the night before and decide if the weather will let you ride the next day.
Maintain your electric skateboard
Take care of your electric skateboard. If you're riding on a rusty, broken board that's ready to fall apart, you have a major safety problem. Rm his means to make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight but don't tighten them too much otherwise it will cause more problems.
Replace the trunks, wheels, or deck if they are damaged. Keep your electric skateboard clean and avoid storing it in dusty, damp, cold/hot places with no liquid. Take care of your board and it will return the favor by allowing you to enjoy life.
Pay attention to traffic rules
Practice makes perfect, and no matter how or where you ride, the experience will make a difference. Driving a skateboard skillfully and knowing how to control it allows you to steer and avoid the danger that is coming.
If you know of a street that is always having problems because traffic can't see you, avoid it. If you know you've seen a lot of pedestrians in an area or have been involved in a traffic accident, stay away. This is where you get more out of cycling, so I encourage you to ride as much as possible.
While you may be an excellent rider, there are still many idiots out there who shouldn't have a driver's license. Watch the traffic!
Some people ask me if I ride the oncoming traffic or swim against it. I always tell them to ride against it, or on the same side as the traffic. This means you should always be on the right side of the road.
People will also see you from farther away and can always offer you more space on the road. It's always a good idea to ride as close to, or even on, the sidewalk as you can. That way traffic doesn't have to worry about avoiding or hitting you.
Obey the traffic laws
It's pretty obvious here. Don't break the rules and you won't get hurt. I must also let you know that breaking the rules of the road has consequences. Don't run red lights at intersections, ride in the middle of roads, or drive on sidewalks crowded with large numbers of pedestrians.
You should also check local and state laws for information on the rules required for skateboarders. It could be that you must wear a helmet at all times, or that skating is not allowed in certain areas. And the right to private property. I know some business owners can be jerks to skaters in general, but if it's their property, there are rules.
Safe riding is not a trend, fashion or statement. It's a way of life that ensures we can enjoy as much as possible on any given day - using these safety measures can not only extend your life but also the life of your e-board.
I want you all to have safe riding and remember that riding is all about having fun and creating new experiences. Don't take these safety tips as a reason not to ride electric skateboards, just keep them in mind. I want new people to be able to ride, and current riders to continue to enjoy the happiness they feel as they hurl around on their electric skateboards.If you feel tired when riding on a skateboard, you can use a massage gun.