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      Electric Skateboarding Protective Gears: Do I Need Any?

      Electric Skateboarding Protective Gears: Do I Need Any?

      Skateboarding Protective Gears: Do I Need Any?

      Electric skateboard is a passionate, energetic, fast-paced sport that involves speed and gravity. For a beginner skateboarder who doesn’t have the right kind of protective gears it could be quite difficult to be on the safe side.

      Sometimes wearing skateboarding protective gears could feel as a burden, but it doesn’t mean that you should skating without them. We rarely see someone skating with all the protective gears they should be wearing, it’s only because they are experienced skaters. They have that kind of confidence in themselves, that’s why they do not need to wearing helmets and knee pads.

      Why Do I Need Protective Gears?

      If you are a beginner and aren’t that much confident on skateboarding, you must be wearing a helmet and knee pads. For additional protection you can also wear elbow pads and slide gloves. Make no mistake these protective gears are for your own safety and above all things, safety should be our first concern. Injuries and unfortunate events from skateboarding can be easily prevented by using proper skateboarding protective gears.

      What Kind of Protective Gears Do I Need?

      There are a great variety of longboards and Electric skateboards to choose from, as well as different riding styles. Either you like to cruise around with your board or commute, every rider requires something to be protected. If your riding style is mostly cruising, then you’ll need to be protected in every way you can. While cruising at a great speed with your ride, if you face any unfortunate event, most likely this is going to be fatal.

      If commuting or wonder around with your board is what you do than at least you are going to need a good helmet.

      A Good Helmet:

      First of all, every rider should have a good helmet to protect their head from injuries. Helmet stays top on our priority list, because helmet prevents accidental head injuries and head injuries can be fatal. Electric skateboarders should use CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) certified helmets. It is standard practice to use CPSC Certified helmets for all sports that is fast-paced and involves gravity. There are tons of style and different sizes skateboarding helmets to choose from. It is important to find a helmet from different sizes and models that fits perfectly.  Wearing a properly fitting helmet is important too. Damaged helmets should be replaced as soon as possible.

      Slide Gloves:

      Electric skateboard gloves otherwise known as slide gloves is another important protective gear used for Electric skateboarding. You’ll need to use slide gloves to protect your fingers and palms while you’re cruising or performing many skate tricks. They are made from flexible fabric and specially designed to be durable. Slide gloves also features a thick plastic puck on the palms. It helps a rider to slide out, getting back lost balance and also getting a huge curve.

      Elbow and Knee Pads:

      For any beginner skateboarder, it is highly recommended that you wear elbow and knee pads. Elbow and knee pads are mostly used for protecting a rider from ugly cuts and scrapes. The knee pad protects a skateboard rider against direct slams with road. Sometimes, friction burn from direct slam without a knee or elbow pad could lead to serious pain and injury. The pads must be comfortable for wearing, otherwise it’ll only be a burden. There are many pads out there, featuring a lot of facilities. Important features worthy of considering are sweat wicking liners and dual foaming padding.

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      Are Electric Skateboards Safe?

      Are Electric Skateboards Safe?

      Three years ago, The first time I touched electric skateboard. I can't forget that moment when I try it. It's new for my feet. But I like that kind of feeling. Enjoy rest time with it, I could feel what it is freedom in my mind. But it is difficult for a freshman to handle different situations when you get full speed. Some unexpected things usually happen. And one of the worst experiences I hurt my legs. I lay down on the bed for almost 2 months. B ut I'm a lucky dog, that accident didn't hurt my head. And then I went back to the ESK8 community. Many people caught the same situation as me. It took a long time to find protection in my country. You may ask why?? Because most of the protectors are for the normal skateboard. It's not comfortable enough for a long time riding with Eboard. Also when you try to slide or freestyle, the knee pads slide down, out of position. The size is also small. It doesn’t protect your full knee and elbow. This is why I built my protection.
      From my mind of Protection, These features must have:
      1 Flexible
      2 Breathable
      3 Prevent slipperily
      4 full area for knee and elbow
      5 Comfortable
      6 Knee and elbows must be protected from high impact.
      7 Wear-resisting
      If you have any suggestions for protection, Leave a comment below. Let’s bring more good thing to Esk8 community. I would like to hear a different idea.

      Safety Measures You Need To Follow When Riding Electric Skateboard

      Safety Measures You Need To Follow When Riding Electric Skateboard

      1. Protect Your Head

      Keeping your head safe is priority numero uno. Don’t believe me? Ride an ESk8board at its maximum speed, then trip yourself and use your head to break your fall. If you did this without a helmet, it could be the last ride of your life.

      Safety is not a game, and shouldn’t be thrown to the wind just because “it isn’t cool.”

      Head injuries (even minor ones) can cause vision loss, hearing loss and speech problems. As fun as E-Skateboards is, they are not toys – and still require helmets to protect your skull.

      When you’re looking for a good helmet, be sure to find one that’s flat on your head, sits low on your forehead, and has inside pads you can remove or put back – depending on how snug you want it on your head. This snugness keeps the helmet from shaking around (anyway) when you wear it. Be sure to check that the helmet meets the industry-standard ASTM F1492 helmet rating.

      2. Protect Everything Else

      Whether you’re riding a bike, skateboard, hoverboard, etc., it’s always important to wear proper protective gear. Not only to keep you safe from harm but to save your life in the event of a potential car crash. Things like wrist guards (which keep your wrist from shattering when you use your hand to break your fall), knee+elbow pads and slip-resistant shoes go a long way towards minimizing injury.

      3. Learn how to fall correctly

      Believe it or not, purposely making yourself bail is a great way to get used to falling. By making yourself fall, you’re putting yourself into a position for falling correctly to minimize as much damage as possible. This is why finding an old, unused mattress and putting it out in your driveway and throwing yourself off your board is a fast “Falling 101” technique. The fact that e-skateboards are faster is one reason why electric skateboards are better than normal electric skateboards for this safety practice.

      When you’re falling, try to fall on the fleshy parts of your body and roll out of the bail. Such as your stomach, your thighs, and soft, meaty areas. While these will bruise and be cut/scraped easily, wouldn’t you much rather land on them than on your joints and bones? I’d rather take a bruised leg than a fractured wrist any day of the week.

      4. Right Purpose

      All-terrain eSk8s are drastically different from road-only eSk8s. If you ever plan to ride on grass, dirt, gravelly trails or uneven surfaces, opt for an off-road electric skateboard. Yes, they are more expensive, but that’s because they are specifically designed for off-road journeys. Flat-surface-only boards will break if they’re taken on uneven/grassy surfaces.

      Therefore, buy the board that’s right for you – and learn how to ride it safely.

      5. Buy Gummy Shoes

      Sadly, regular shoe rubbers don’t keep good traction on skateboards. Because of this, you’re more likely to fall off your electric skateboard (especially when you’re cruising at higher speeds). Spending a bit extra cash on shoes made of leather or suede, with full ankle support, is well worth the investment. Not to mention that shoes with gummy/grippy soles are best for staying upright on your eSk8.

      6. Inspect Your Skating Area

      Even if you have an off-road e-skateboard, there are some environmental debris that could trip you up and make you bail (like an unexpected rock that jams up your motor). Wherever you want to ride, check the area out beforehand and make sure no life-threatening cracks and free of interference.