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Are you looking to join the electric skateboard revolution in NZ? Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, choosing the right electric skateboard can be daunting. With so many options out there, it's hard to know which one is best for your needs. That's why we've created this Ultimate Electric Skateboard Guide for NZ! We'll walk you through the important factors to consider to make sure you find the electric skateboard of your dreams.
Let’s get started,
Before diving into the world of electric skateboards, it's important to understand your riding style.
Identifying your riding style will help you narrow down your choices and select the most suitable electric skateboard.
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The deck size and material play a significant role in the overall ride quality and comfort. Generally, electric skateboard decks are made from wood, bamboo, or carbon fibre.
Consider the type of material that best suits your riding style and the terrain you'll be tackling.
There are two main types of electric skateboard motors: hub motors and belt-driven systems.
Consider the pros and cons of each motor type and choose the one that aligns with your riding preferences.
One of the most critical aspects of an electric skateboard is its range, as this determines how far you can travel on a single charge. When selecting your board, consider your daily commute distance or the average length of your leisurely rides. Keep in mind that factors such as rider weight, terrain, and speed can impact the actual range.
Additionally, pay attention to the battery's charging time and lifespan. Look for high-quality batteries from reputable brands like Maxfind and Summerboard to ensure long-lasting performance and quick recharge times.
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Speed is another big factor when choosing an electric skateboard. Most boards provide top speeds ranging from 20-45 km/h, depending on the motor and battery specifications.
Consider your skill level and comfort zone when selecting a board with the appropriate top speed.
If you want more control over your ride, choose electric skateboards that come with multiple speed modes, like Maxfind’s Max 2 Pro skateboard, so you can adjust the performance based on your experience and confidence.
Wheels and trucks are essential components that affect your electric skateboard's stability, manoeuvrability, and overall ride quality.
Most electric skateboards come with a handheld remote control for easy operation. Look for a remote with an ergonomic design, responsive controls, and clear indicators for battery life, speed, and mode selection. Some advanced remotes even offer smartphone app integration for additional customization and tracking features.
Finally, consider your budget and the warranty offered by the manufacturer. Our electric skateboards range in price from $495 to $2,295, depending on the features and components.
While it's essential to find a board that fits within your budget, don't compromise on quality and safety. Plus, a solid warranty can provide peace of mind and protection for your investment. All Storm Rides products come with a 12-month or 1,500-kilometre RTB warranty.
So that’s it, folks, if you're after an electric skateboard in NZ, there are a few key things you need to consider before you hit the streets. Think,
Here are some things to look out for if choosing an electric skateboard for commuting:
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An all-terrain electric skateboard is designed to be ridden on a variety of surfaces, including rough terrain such as dirt, gravel and grass. These boards typically have larger, more knobby tires than traditional electric skateboards, which provides better traction and control on rough surfaces.
All-terrain electric skateboards can be a great option for people who want to be able to ride their skateboard in a variety of locations, such as on trails, in parks, or even in the city.
Here are some things to look out for if choosing an all-terrain electric skateboard:
If you are looking for an electric skateboard that is versatile, durable and powerful, then an all-terrain electric skateboard is a great option to enjoy outdoor skateboarding adventures in New Zealand.
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Once you have considered all of these factors, you can start shopping for an electric skateboard that is right for you.
Tailor your choice based on your personal riding style and preferences, and boom! You'll be cruising through your daily commute or leisurely rides in no time. Unleash your inner speed, demon and enjoy the ride! If you’re ready to start shopping, head over to our electric skateboard collection here.