Hello. I’m freaking out. I just ordered my first electric skateboard, without ever experiencing one - only vicariously through youtube videos. I can’t believe I waited this long to jump into this new thing. I used to ride regular skateboards, but I’ve been living in a (man)cave for many years.
I have a question: Do you get exercise? I’m thinking you do, but not sure. I mean, does it still give you a workout, like cardio or burning calories?
The thought of being effortlessly propelled up a hill on my skateboard seems like heaven to me. Gliding against a headwind, at a reasonable speed, silently, like a ghost. I can’t wait.
I don’t know how long it’ll take for me to crave more power, but just the thought of going more than 13-mph seems crazy to me. I have a feeling my “underpowered/budget” board will be more than adequate for my style of mellow cruising. I opted for the Sanyo 8.5 Ah pack for the least range-anxiety.
I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to keep me off this thing once it gets here. If the sun is out, I’ll be rolling in the wind. I’ll ride it 'till it’s dead, then sleep only for how long it needs to recharge, then ride all night long. I’ll ride downtown and explore the city. I’ll venture down alleyways and take bike paths through parks along rivers. I’ll cross bridges when I come to them. I’ve never had brakes on a skateboard before, so I’m going to feel so safe on scary downhill sections.
I’m 43 years old. I fell in love with (regular) skateboards in 1986, when I was 11 years old. I haven’t matured much at all since then. I’m out of shape, but not fat. 5’-11" tall, 185 lbs. Ordered the WowGo 2s K.T. the other day with replaceable P.U. motors. I live in a hilly area where skateboards are illegal to be used on roads. I’m really hoping this works out for me the way I’m envisioning it. Stoked is an understatement.