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Electric Skateboarding As a Mode of the Motorized Skateboard

Pumping is so pathetically 1990’s. Get over it. No more kicking on that skateboard to get you around! The skateboards of the future are all motorized.

Two years back I watched something on the web that absolutely changed my life!
A saw a video about electric skateboards. Since then I have had at least 3 different boards, which is as much a tribute to how much I adore these babies. But unfortunately as it is to their biggest weakness, they break easily.

They’re extremely fast. Besides being fast, it’s incredible FUN!!! Instead of taking a vehicle for short trips, I now ride my way to the paper stand and back. It feels like you are flying extremely low. It somehow feels like your gliding 6 inches off the street. The farthest I got was a 14 mile ride. After wards the battery needed a full charge-up.

You control the board with a pistol grip controller that controls the acceleration and regenerative braking. It is pretty easy to ride a motorized skateboard even if you haven’t ridden a skateboard before. If you ask me, it is a lot easier than a regular skateboard as you usually have both feet on the deck. The only downsides of the electric skateboard are that they break fairly easily and go slowly up hills. The brand I recommend is, E-Glide.
Ninety days guaranty on the board and electronics.

There are two companies who produce these skateboards: Altered, formerly known as Exkate and E-Glide. Altered boards have a neat wireless controller, but the boards are made in China and the customer support isn’t the best.

E-Glide, on the other hand are very dedicated and care what they are selling. Furthermore they are the only electric skateboard company who does not import premade powerboards from China.

I personally ride the E-Glide “44 Magnum” a Madrid board designed by Crossbow USA. At 44 inches in length, it is a Ferrari among electric skateboards. Until somebody invents the Hover-board, these babies are it!!!.

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