Electric skateboards are the future of transportation. They’re human powered, affordable for most people and eco-friendly. But most importantly, they are insane fun. And skateboarding is the best thing ever invented as a way to get around town.
We should all be riding electric skateboards on bike lanes, charging them up in public places so they can reach us wherever we need them to go, and sharing them with other social justice advocates who want to see electric skateboards everywhere.
How they work
Just like how we all know what a skateboard is and how they work, we also know that electric skateboards work.
There are two main types of electric skateboards: stand-alone models (built to ride on sidewalks) and add-on systems (which use batteries and motors to power the board on its own).
The latter makes them more convenient to own, but they don’t last as long as a stand-alone model.
If you have an interest in electric skateboarding, your best bet is not to buy an add-on system. This is because the battery life doesn’t last as long as those of stand-alone models; it’s suggested that you start your experiment with a stand-alone model instead. I’ve owned several, but ended up returning most of them because they weren’t reliable enough for me. The fact that someone can build their own from scratch is great! If you want to put together your own system, this tutorial will get you started .
Why you should get one
Whenever you have a new technology, people are often quick to say that they don’t understand it. They say things like “Why would I want to ride an electric skateboard?” or “I don’t see any reason to buy one.”
Apparently, for these folks, the skateboard is an important tool in our – who knows? – future. But that future is still a long way off. We already have electric cars and electric scooters, but electric skateboards are not yet standard in the streets of New York or San Francisco.
So before you rush out and buy your own electric skateboard, take some time to understand why people might want one and how they might use it. If you do decide to get one, here are some things you need to consider:
• Where and when will you use it? (This is pretty obvious; if you can think of a city where it would be useful, then go there.)
• How big will it be? (It doesn’t need to be huge – just big enough for you to comfortably hold onto)
• How much will it cost? (Here again: not too much)
• What kind of customer base will use it? (If this is the case, then actually building your product should be part of your marketing strategy)
Electric skateboards that are on the market
When first introduced, electric skateboards were a novelty product. They were initially made by companies that saw potential in the idea of faster, more efficient transportation through city streets. Today, electric skateboards are on the market and they’re here to stay.
No matter how many times you see me use an electric skateboard on the street, I’m always amazed at how much smoother and easier it is to use than a normal electric scooter. I have also seen how quickly people adapt to it and become comfortable with it.
We believe that the future of transportation will be electric, and that means that we need to make sure we’re providing a great product in an environment where people can get accustomed to using them. The first generation of electric skateboards was designed with this idea in mind — but along with this new technology came new regulations for operating them:
• They must be registered as “vehicles” (and comply with all traffic laws)
• They must be banned from bike lanes, public parks and shopping centers (although there are exceptions)
With these regulations in place, we felt it was time to step up our game and improve our product while simultaneously keeping safety paramount (not allowing riders to ride on sidewalks). We redesigned the board itself so that it would be easy and safe for anyone to learn how to ride. We wanted to keep the fun factor but still offer a practical solution for commuting around town; besides, many cities already have designated bike lanes so why not use them? We also added features like rain protection covers for better durability at high temperatures and added some new features like built-in GPS tracking — which means you can now track your progress via email or text messages even when you don’t have wireless coverage!
We are thrilled about what we’ve accomplished over the past year; we feel like we’ve made changes that will help us stay ahead of what everyone else is doing. We want our customers to enjoy riding our products on their commute every day. So we’re happy to say that Electric Skateboards are now available nationwide! As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us directly at [email protected]
Where to buy them
An electric skateboard is a lot of fun to use, but it relies on a DC motor. If you have a flat surface like a road, there’s no point using an electric skateboard. The motors are too slow to accelerate the board quickly enough to make it useful.
We solved that problem by using the input of our customers (the people who use our products) and the output of our team (the engineers who design and build them). We built an electric skateboard that accelerates when you apply power. You put your foot down and just need to push on the front wheel to start moving. It’s light, fast, and fun!
As we’ve explored in this series, the most important thing to consider when planning your product launch is whether or not you can sell it. The other questions are related to how quickly and effectively you can market it, and how effectively you can promote it. While these may seem like separate questions, they’re really one and the same.
If you think about it, marketing is fundamentally about connecting with people — both through your product and through simpler things such as your service pricing, reviews and reputation. That’s why you need to talk to those people who will help connect your product with a real world problem — other people who have similar wants and needs.
You need a platform that allows you to do that: one that helps bring in prospects from all over, from all different types of people, from different walks of life (and sometimes even from different continents), so people could interact directly with each other.
As we’ve seen in this series, there are platforms for all kinds of niches out there — but if none of them are built for what your product does (or what its audience wants), then the chances of success for an app like yours is slim to none. If the platform doesn’t fit the needs of those using the app, or at least isn’t built around them specifically (and isn’t set up to work well with their specific needs), then there is no point in building anything on it; even if your idea sounds great on paper (as some ideas do).