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The Importance Of Emergency Braking Techniques On E-Skates

by Thomas Oliphant on April 11, 2020


Ready for a gnarly tale of survival on the roads? Pump your brakes, because this one's a doozy.

It was a typical day, just cruising on my e-skate, when suddenly disaster struck. My electronic brake malfunctioned, and I was left with no way to stop. Panic set in as I tried to figure out what to do. I could feel the wind rushing through my hair as I picked up speed, and I knew I had to act fast.

In that moment, I remembered all the tips and tricks I had learned for emergency braking on my e-skate. I tried heel dragging behind the board, but that didn't work. Next, I tried the side of board foot drag, but I was still picking up speed. It was looking grim, but I refused to give up.

I took a deep breath and tried a front side power slide, and to my surprise, it wasn't pretty but it worked! I was able to bring my e-skate to a stop, and I couldn't believe I had survived. 

Now, I know that most of the time, electronic brakes work just fine on our e-skates. But it's always a good idea to be prepared for the worst. And with a little practice, you can learn some manual braking techniques that could save your life in an emergency.

Always wear protective gear, keep your e-board clean and well-maintained, and practice your emergency braking techniques. That way, you'll be ready for anything the roads might throw at you. Click Here for more info about protective gear. 

So there you have it, skaters! The importance of emergency braking techniques and the need for proper maintenance of your electric skateboard's braking system. It's a lesson I learned the hard way but one that I'll never forget.

And always remember to never ride downhill with a full battery. Trust me, it's a recipe for disaster. The brakes can fail, and you'll be left with no way to stop. It's better to begin rides with a partially drained battery, especially on steep downhill stretches.

So take care of your e-board and always be prepared for the worst. With a bit of practice and some intelligent riding habits, you can stay safe and enjoy all the thrills that electric skateboarding has to offer. Happy shredding!