Reactions to our e-rides can be placed into two general chronological categories: admiration before, then the terror after, with the intervening timepoint being the moment you ask them: “Hey, wanna try it?”
Why is this? I had thought that with board sports taking traction (e.g. snowboard, even Stand up paddle) that many more people would be lining up, but instead I’ve noticed that a majority are scared to death of getting on an electric skateboard. Funnily enough, this same majority wouldn’t think twice about getting on an electric Razor-type scooter.
I doubt the general public is capable of what DIY builds can do (then they’d be REALLY scared), so is this fear just sort of a visceral reaction to the image and reputation of skateboards?
Has any of you ever (um) punched a hole through a deck to attached a vertical handlebar to help someone get over their fear? Sort of like how those Ninebots coming with a training tether and baby wheels, do you think this bastardi - I mean - hybrid esk8 would attract more of the general public?