Riding a motorized
skateboard is very similar to that of skateboards or snowboards, except
for the fact that motorized skateboards use a gasoline engine or an electric
DC motor to run.
Starting to learn boarding, beginners find it quite difficult to achieve
balance on the skateboard or to decelerate or stop the snowboard while
getting down the slope.
But, motorized skateboards have a brake lever attached on the one-hand
remote so, even beginners can easily maintain a stable position if they
firmly grasp the brake lever on the board.
After that, a slow pulling of the speed control lever (accelerator) makes
the board go forward. If you think the speed gets out of control or you
want to stop the board, use the brake lever once again.
If you become a skilled rider, you rarely use the brake except for riding
techniques (skills and tricks).
It is because you can control speed using sequential actions of cornering,
as it is the case with the slowing-down and braking of snowboard edge-turn.
In sum, beginners can learn to ride the motorized skateboard according
to below orders.
- Step 1
Completely equipped with safety gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads, sports
shoes and gloves etc.)
- Step 2
Read well the Owner's Manual (user manual) and turn on the engine as
- Step 3
Tightly press the brake lever on the remote and step on the board when
the wheels are stand-still. Then, assume a stable posture by bending
your knee a little.
- Step 4
eyeing on the direction you want to go forward, carefully pull the speed-control
lever on the remote.
- Step 5
When the board picks up speed, slow it down by lightly pulling the brake
- Step 6
If you are accustomed to the moving board while repeating acceleration
and deceleration, learn how to turn the board using your foot pressing
down the deck onto the side you want to go round.
- Step 7
Practice forming a figure-8 shape by repeatedly linking the inside turn
pushing the deck with the toe (front-end of the foot) and the outside
turn pushing with the hill (back-end of the foot)