I’ve skated on and off for the past 25 years or so, but I just recently got my first electric skateboard (a WowGo 3 longboard).
Now I’m thinking of getting either a DIY-kit or a bolt-on kit so that I can choose my own deck. If find it hard to adjust to the longboard after so many years on “regular” boards.
I have an oldschool reissue board (think wide 80’s boards) that I’m considering using. Alternatively I will buy a crossbreed deck that is something in between a regular cruise deck and a longboard. It will be stiff with little to no flex.
My main concern is the stance. The times I risk falling off my current WowGo is when I’m accelerating. At the moment, my stance in with both feet on the ‘inside’ of the trucks. With a cruiser, my stance would be more with each fot ‘on’ the truck and I’m afraid that the shift in weight my make acceleration even more tricky.
My second concern would be how stable a cruiser is compared to a longboard. I rarely go above 30km/H (18mph). Will a cruiser be that much harder to ride? For the record, I like my (street) decks stiff.
Are my concerns valid? What say you experienced folk?