Skateboards are so much fun to ride, people commute with it via long distances, and you could go to work or to school with your skateboard. You could even move around on campus. Electric skateboards are beneficial because you get the ease in a movement without the cardio. What do you do when you do not have to use your skateboard? How do you move about with your electric skateboard? Many skateboards do not have handles, and while some boards like the mini cruiser or penny board might be small enough to fit into a backpack, the longboard is not. So, how you manage to carry your electric skateboard around when you are not riding it. Some people carry their skateboards on their shoulders, but this can cause shoulder pain. One of the ways to move an electric skateboard around while saving strength and preventing sore shoulders is to use a handle on your skateboard. Some brands provide skateboards with handles, while others do not. So the question is,
Is The Handle Necessary For Skaters?
It is not. It is possible to carry the skateboard around without having a handle; shorter boards are more compact and easier to carry without handles. Riders personally prefer these handles, but they do not affect the performance of the board. Riders chose electric skateboards with handles over the ones without because they find it easier when commuting to work or moving around cities with their skateboards. The best thing to do is find out which skateboard works best for where you live and how much experience you have, then get the board, and be on the move. Riders who combine public transportation and the electric skateboard will also find the handle very useful.
Weight of Board
Having to carry your skateboard around might not be a problem if the skateboard is light, but heavy skateboards are a chore for people who have to commute. The traditional skateboard deck weighs between 2-5 pounds; this weight has nothing to do with bearings, trucks, wheels, or grips. When you add the trucks and wheel, the standard skateboard is a total of 7-10 pounds. This might not seem like much, and really, it is not. Carrying these types of skateboards would not be very difficult. It is different from electric skateboards as they weigh from 15 to 28 pounds (6.8 to 12.8 kg). The weight of e-skateboards depends on the dimension of the battery, motor, deck, trucks, and wheels. Skateboards with dual motors will always weigh more. It is important to note that the weight of the electric skateboard does not affect its performance. Where the weight of these skateboards become, a problem is with the movement, as riders need to move their e-boards on trains or subways. The answer is not as easy as going for lighter options because the lighter the e-board, the lower the power, range, and possibly speed; this is due to the smaller battery and motor.
How to Hold A Board?
What do you do when you have a board that does not have a handle? How do you hold it? What can you do to make sure it does not take a toll on you after a while? Riders have these challenges, as they have to carry their boards to their homes. Imagine if you have to climb a flight of stairs. If you are late to the train station, not only do you have to carry it on to the train, you might have to hold it the entire time. What if the battery of the e-board drains? You have to carry it the rest of the way. You can make a makeshift handle that you can use to move the electric boards from one point to the other, while you are not riding it. You can also get a backpack for your electric skateboard, but if it is too heavy, this might not be a good option. If your skateboard does not have a handle, one other thing you can do is to get boards with hub motors, as they are easy to push.
Electric skateboards with belt motors, on the other hand, are not easy to move; you might even have to carry it.
To pick a board with a handle or not to that is the question. Just keep in mind that a handle does not mean that you cannot take your skateboard with you, and it does not affect the performance of your skateboard. No matter what your answer is, enSkate provides you with the best boards that will suit your taste. Our Woboard S have the highest technology determined to give you the best. When you consider what you need in an electric skateboard, from battery capacity to proper brake response, to smoothness of ride and charge time, Woboard S have it.