Getting Started

      Before you ride

Your electric skateboard has significant power and speed, therefore wearing the proper safety equipment in the event of an accident should always be followed.  You should purchase a quality helmet to protect your head from injury.  Knee, elbow and shoulder pads are also highly recommended, to avoid scraping or further injuring those areas.  Make sure you’re also wearing the protective footwear.  The bindings that come with the board should not be used or installed until your stance/riding position has been determined, and you have developed good riding skills.  Riding without bindings will allow for easy exit from the board. When beginning, ride in learning mode, preferably in a large open area free of hazards.

How to stand

Once you have geared up and are ready to go, you can focus on riding the board!  If you have never ridden a skateboard, snowboard or surfed, you will need to find a posture that’s most comfortable for you.  The majority of riders use a regular stance which has your left foot in front with your toes slightly facing forward towards the front of the board.  Others may use what’s called a goofy stance.  This means you ride with your left foot in the back end of the board.  Try either one and choose what’s more comfortable.  Either stance works well with the board and is simply a matter of preference.  The bindings that come with the board should not be used or installed until your stance/riding position has been determined, and you have developed good riding skills. 

Riding 

Electric skateboarding has significant differences to traditional skateboarding. 

Stopping and starting are probably the biggest differences. To start, slowly move your thumb forward on the hand controller.  Stopping is also different.  Instead of foot braking, or sliding, you can stop using your hand controller by pulling back with your thumb.

You are now ready to ride! Use caution and safety first. The more you ride, the less you will be focusing on the speed and braking, and more on carving and terrain.  Start slowly, and allow your skills develop before attempting challenging terrain.