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5 Most Common Questions About Electric Skateboards Answered

With an electric skateboard, you can get to where you need to be quickly and affordably. While normal non-electric skateboards and longboards will make you sweaty for work or class, an electric skateboard will give you a nice relaxing ride without exerting too much effort. It’s Fun and Cool!

In the last five years, has been an increasing range of electric skateboard models out there that can satisfy everyone’s needs, from the weekend warriors to the more serious commuters.

As with any trending technology, buying an e-longboard can be overwhelming. We’ve answered 5 of the most common e-skate questions in this article:

1. WHAT’S BETTER — A HUB MOTOR OR BELT DRIVE?

Belt drive electric skateboards provide more torque and generally feel more responsive than hub motor models. Belt drive boards also give you access to a wider variety of wheels. With that said, they are also noticeably louder than boards with hub motors. Ultimately, the answer to this question will depend on the rider and what’s most important to them in a board.

Linky. Foldable electric skateboard.
In order to maximize compactness and the electronic yield, we have positioned the electronics all at the front of the board, protected by plastic covers that are sealed with an O-Ring. We find that the rider’s weight is sufficient to guarantee good grip of all the wheels.

 

2. DOES IT RIDE/PUSH JUST LIKE A NORMAL LONGBOARD

Not exactly. No electric longboard feels exactly the same as a non-electric one because the power train system limits the free spinning of the powered wheel, but the difference is minimal.

On the other hand, without having to foot-pedal, you do get a sensation of freedom and ease of travel on Linky. One slight difference from the traditional longboard shape is our signature polygonal foot areas and folding mechanism, which limits the foot placement to the deck areas. Linky should not be used for tricks or dancing (though we’d love to see you invent a new dance on it!), as much as we love those things.

3. How much weight can an electric board hold?

Maybe the e-skateboards are not suitable for everyone. But, let’s have a look into the limited weight of e-skateboards, cause perhaps it’s only you who believe that you are too fat. Let’s get down to business!

It is true that most electric skateboards’ maximum weight limit is 220 pounds. However, if you are a little over 220 pounds or taller, it may be possible for you to use any electric skateboard with confidence.

However, overweight people who weigh over 220 pounds must be more careful when choosing electric skateboards, reducing unnecessary trouble and danger.

There are many optional e-skateboards on the market for heavier people, but in general, you will find that the maximum support weight is between 200 and 300 pounds.

Linky has been homologated to support a rider of 220 pounds.

4. Can you travel by plane with an electric skateboard?

You can only bring batteries that are less than 160WH onto the plane with you.

Speaking specifically about electric skateboards, most use lithium-ion batteries as well, which means they are subject to the same scrutiny, if not more. For one reason or another, airlines are just less flexible when it comes to motorized boards, which can make traveling with them difficult…

But not impossible.

One of the biggest reasons that make Linky unique in the electric skateboard industry is its outstanding compactness. With its solid foldable system, you just squeeze it into your backpack when your ride is finished.

A lot of our customers are happily using Linky for commuting in cities, but more and more people are starting to travel with it. Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions and lightness, we believe Linky is the best electric skateboard to travel with. Owners have the greatest odds of bringing their board on the plane and we can confirm that lots of people have done so already.

Linky’s battery is 125W, removable, and also has the right paperwork. Therefore you will face fewer issues when flying with your board. Just make sure that you know what to do!

5. Do The Electric Skateboards Have Reverse?

There is no reverse function on our boards. Just turn around and kick push 😉

Whether you’re looking to buy an electric skateboard or already own one and just want to learn a bit more about it, we’re sure that this FAQ guide will be helpful.

We’d love to hear your comments and if you have some questions that weren’t included, please post them below and we’ll be sure to get you an answer! Happy riding…

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