5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Electric Skateboards

Finding the right electric skateboard for your needs requires knowing what not to do. Here are common mistakes to avoid when buying electric skateboards.

Have you always been interested in buying an electric skateboard to zoom you around your town? Do you have an interest in buying one within the foreseeable future? If so, then you need to learn about the mistakes to avoid when buying electric skateboards.

Doing so can help you avoid frustration as a customer. If you don't do enough research beforehand, you could wind up with an electric skateboard you'll never use. Try to envision yourself using the electric skateboard each day.

See below for several things to consider when buying an electric skateboard for the first time. Be sure to consider them all.

1. Buying One That's Too Large

In theory, you might think that buying the largest or bulkiest electric skateboard on the market might be advantageous. You might think it's safer because it gives your feet more room while you ride. However, it's quite the opposite.

A bulky electric skateboard will become a nuisance. For example, say your primary purpose for buying one is to give you a more efficient way to travel to work. If the electric skateboard is too bulky, you'll have trouble finding a place to store it.

It will also become a burden to carry around. Especially if your company's offices are a few stories up and you have to take the stairs. 

Also, imagine running out of battery while you're riding. When that happens, your only option is to carry it back home, which can be increasingly difficult with a heavy electric skateboard.

Be sure to invest in a lightweight electric skateboard, but packs power and a durable battery inside. This will enhance your entire experience and make electric skateboarding your preferred way to get around town!

2. Not Testing the Brakes Before Your First True Ride

Brakes are important. They're the only thing that can help you slow down your e-skateboard enough to avoid an accident.

However, many people simply purchase the electric skateboard, then take it out on an actual ride without testing to make sure all the features work properly.

Many electric skateboards are purchased online, so if you go that route, you need to perform a "test drive" of sorts before you take the skateboard out on your first real ride.

It doesn't matter how experienced you are with electric skateboards, you need to make sure that the brakes are working as they should. It can be a matter of life or death.

While most will work as advertised, brakes are sometimes poorly put together during the manufacturing process, meaning they might not work. During your test drive, make sure the brakes work gracefully. If they jerk you around, then it could cause you to fall off and significantly injure yourself.

3. Not Comparing Skateboard Prices

Some customers opt to search for the electric skateboard with the lowest price and purchase it to get a great deal. Others are willing to pay for the most expensive one because they believe it speaks to the quality of the brand.

The truth is, there's a balance to be had there. Don't just purchase the lowest-priced electric skateboard you can find. Sometimes you get what you pay for. The battery might not last long, the brand might not be trustworthy, it might be too small, etc.

However, if you opt to pay for the most expensive electric skateboard, you might be spending more than necessary to find what you need.

Instead, look for a higher return on your investment. Do some reading on the product pages to see what the selling points are of the electric skateboard you're considering.

What does the skateboard battery capacity look like? How are the customer reviews on that specific model? What are its dimensions? Do you enjoy the aesthetic of the electric skateboard?

At the end of the day, you want an electric skateboard that you enjoy. This is a financial investment, similar to shopping for a car or a bike, and should be handled as such.

4. Buying One With Poor Power

Power plays an important role in your electric skateboard. It makes for a smooth and consistent ride, getting you to wherever you need to go in a timely fashion.

If the electric skateboard isn't powerful enough, you may experience jerking or sputtering out, which can lead to some skateboarding injuries while you ride. That's why it's important to look at battery power and online reviews. To make sure the power is consistent.

The more power that an electric skateboard has, the more durable it will be. You want to invest in a skateboard that will stand the test of time.

5. Not Considering the Area You'll Ride

This is a crucial part of the process. Buying an electric skateboard to ride to your job is all well and good on paper, but what does the route look like? If it's filled with cracks and bumps along the way, you might find it hard to keep your balance.

If you're planning to take it on a surface other than pavement, you'll want to purchase a brand and model that was intended for off-road usage.

Try to envision where you'll be riding your electric skateboard most frequently. From there, you can start to see what features you'll need in the skateboard you choose.

Take Your Time When Buying Electric Skateboards

Now that you've seen a list of mistakes to avoid when buying electric skateboards, be sure to use this list to your advantage as you shop.

If this is your first electric skateboard, be sure to read this article for more tips and information on electric skateboard safety for beginners. It's an important read!

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