I hooked up with someone who buys broken VESC’s and after my Esk8 trip to the post office, I was heading the 1.5 mile journey back. The way I got there, I was standing and riding in the bike lane. On my way back I thought I choose to sit on my board. Flying over ground cracks and speeding above the poorly paved pedestrian side walk at 20mph was never that fun. UNTIL I heard a loud police siren…
Chills went down my spine.
I stop, turned around and saw this police dude on a motorcycle slowing uttered “Can you do me a favor. Ride it like a normal skateboard, wear a helmet, and don’t skate on the sidewalk.” and left in a hurry. I thought I was gonna get a ticket. Lesson learned: DON’T ride esk8 on the sidewalk. Unless you’re pedaling. Obviously, I wasn’t gonna pedal half a mile back, so I just stood and rode slowing and safely got to my house writing this.
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I would stand. But I weigh only 110 lb and don’t’ get enough traction unless I sit. Plus I can emergency break sitting down. And pedestrians can see my plain site too. But you’re right, standing makes you more visible.
We gotta get you trained on a non-electric board for a while dude. That way you will be able to handle it no matter your weight class. My 7 year old (40lbs I think. lol) daughter rides my dual board standing straight up no problem. It’s weighs 20lbs which is half her weight!!!