The Massive Growth Of Electric Skateboards & Why They Are A Thing Now
Posted by Francisco Suarez on
We've all seen 'Back to the Future' movie and the idea of a floating skateboard. This cult movie has triggered technology in a positive way, changing the concept of skateboards and introducing us to the first electric skateboard products that are powered by a motor mount.
Even though this new trend might have sounded like a futuristic movie to us a decade ago, it is now real - and it's spreading to every corner in the world.
How Does An Electric Skateboard Work?
Also known as electric longboard, eboard, kit powered skateboard, battery skateboard, and the most obvious one - electric skateboard - this is a product that functions in a simple way. It has the look and feel of a skateboard, with a little twist.
The motor mount makes it self-moving, and the speed is controlled either by a hand-held throttle or weight-shifting. The direction of the travel is therefore adjusted by tilting the board to one side or the other, allowing the skater to move and take turns.
Just like any piece of technology, the motored skateboard has made transportation different. Even though it was meant to help people move from one place to another, the concept of electric skateboards quickly went viral in its 'fun' way - and created a hobby for many thrill seekers out there. Inspired by the similar discoveries such as the electric bicycle (e-bike), the electric car many other things that went electric, the eboard has introduced the world to many new benefits.
The Benefits Of The Electric Skateboard
First and foremost in the list of benefits is the fact that electric skateboards make any commute easier. Since you don't have to push with one leg and control the board with the other, it is easier than ever to move through the city and just focus on tilting the board to change directions.
Second of all is a benefit that you will definitely agree with - electric skateboards make travel an adventure. It doesn't matter where you are or where you are going. With an eboard under your feet, every travel is an adventure and the commute is definitely easier than a motorless board. The concept of a motor skateboard is designed for a casual skate session or a morning commute, without sweating you off or increasing the risk of injury.
When it comes to functionality, there is another massive benefit that electric skateboards introduced the world to. Since the only thing that makes them electric is the motor mount found just below the actual board, they still have the practicality and functionality of motorless skateboards, which makes storing them under the desk or attaching them to your backpack as easy as before.
The only downside here may be the weight of the electric motor mount - but we believe no one will complain about that, given the benefit it offers. Long commutes are actually a thing now, introduced by these motorized skateboards with incredible designs.
Last but not the least is the benefit that makes electric boards (eboards) even better. Unlike the first concepts of electric boards that rose in the 60s and were too noisy for the public, today's electric skateboards are quiet and can hardly be noticed.
Who Is the Electric Skateboard Concept For?
If you have a (motorless) skateboard, longboard or any type of board, it is easy to imagine yourself riding an electric skateboard. And even if you don't own a board of any type, electric skateboards are easy to pick up.
This is definitely something that makes them fit for people of all groups, professions and duties. The ease of transportation makes them a great mainstream 'vehicle', and the most dominant group that uses them are millennials, entrepreneurs and everyone who wants to enjoy a renaissance of this kind.
Still, electric boards may serve even a greater purpose in the future, where we also might see them as a vehicle used in large factories and information centers for easier and quicker transportation. From kids to parents, we believe that no one would say no to a product of this type, and the adventure that it offers.
Are Electric Skateboards Becoming Mainstream?
The popularity of longboards and skateboards is what drove the trend of electric skateboards to the community. However, the twist here is that with longboarding and skateboarding, one expects an 'extreme' sport and in most of the cases, is terrified from it or finds it hard to pick up.
Electric skateboards, on the other hand, provide a smoother ride and come in lots of different shapes and sizes. The only thing that still makes them a bit strange is the price tag, which is slightly larger than standard motorless boards.
Along with the growth of electronic vehicles (e-vehicles), this type of skateboarding also carries a wider perspective of saving the planet. When seen through the eyes of our planet, every single electric skateboard or car or bike promotes a safe and controlled environment without pollution.
For many people, this is what matters most when it comes to this trend - and why it is set to become mainstream over the next couple of years.
A Final Word
In the end, the only thing that electric skateboard riders expect to see in return for this brilliant idea and their promotion of it - is a legislation that will allow them to ride their favorite skateboards across all districts and zones. The push for the legislative change in this direction is present for some time, where the companies innovators in this field are actively trying to promote electric