Ten things you are missing out on if you don’t longboard



Longboarding is better than you may think it is. In fact, I can list off 10 things that you are missing out on

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10 things your missing out on if you don’t Longboard, right off the top of my head. Ready?

One. Longboarding is efficient.

If you don’t have any interest in going into the hardcore longboarding sports such as freeride or downhill, you can rest easy knowing that longboarding is probably one of the best ways to get around town and from point A to point B. They’re fast enough to travel in bike lanes (once you get good at pushing), small enough that you can carry them into cafes and into your workplace, and fashionable enough that you won’t be sneered at on the street. Why walk when you can travel 30 steps in one push?

Two. Longboarding is exercise.

Pushing a longboard 4 miles will tone your legs, your core, and your brain. After 7 months of longboarding, I have toned, muscular calves and legs that can outrun a moderate runner. Furthermore, I have more patience with myself now as I know that I can endure 4 miles of rhythmic pushing. It’s really good exercise and training.

Three. Longboarding opens up new doors.

Personally, I’ve never been good at any of the athletic sports. However, ever since I started longboarding, I have picked up and been absorbed into the competitive community where I now race alongside many others. Don’t want to play football or soccer? Try longboarding. You can get the same experience but with more fun and more community.

Four. The community.

Unlike many boarding communities, the longboarding community is absolutely filled with angels. Need help with something? They’ll help you out. Don’t have enough money for new wheels? I’ve been straight up handed a fresh set just because the other person wanted me to be able to board at the meetup. They will help you with new setups, come out just to help you learn to slide. We are welcoming, and that’s rare these days.

Five. It’s great for your social life!

Longboarding is quite surprisingly a great conversation starter. If you walk into a room with your longboard, chances are high that someone will want to stand on it, maybe even ask you to teach you how to ride it! If you put on some funky light up wheels, you can increase this factor tenfold. But don’t do that. They’re slow.

Six. It’s something to work on.

For someone like me who has way too much free time, longboarding has been a great way to spend my
time. Whether I’m out learning new slides or boarding around the city exploring, I’ve always found longboarding to be the epitome of enjoying quiet time.

Seven. It’ll make you love the outdoors.

If you ever thought you needed an excuse to go outside, longboarding is one. Since much of the longboarding action happens on bike paths and homey streets in your neighborhood, you’ll come to love rushing by trees and looking up at the sky at 20 km/h. Remember when your mom said “Take in the green”? This is a great way to do it.

Eight. You’ll make connections.

Believe it or not, longboarding opens up huge career opportunities! Being a longboarder and being in the community really loads you up with information that will let you work at skateshops and maybe even become sponsored in the long run! Why work at a job you don’t like when you can be surrounded by the culture you love, and get paid for it?

Nine. It will give you motivation.

Personally, I’ve always been super lazy with the things I have to do, such as schoolwork. However, when I think, “If I get this done, I can go out and longboard.”, I always get this huge burst of energy from which I can complete my schoolwork in no time at all. And then I go out and go fast. Just send it.

Ten. Adrenaline.

This is the most important aspect of longboarding. I didn’t enjoy adrenaline before, but now I do, immensely. No longer am I afraid of rollercoasters or fast cars, no longer am I afraid to try new things, because longboarding gives you all of that. Longboarding teaches you to override your fear of going fast because going fast is so enjoyable on a longboard. In the end, I highly recommend longboarding as your favorite pastime.

I hope to see you at my next race.

Ryan L. Longboarder.


The History of the Electric Skateboard

History Of Electric Skateboarding | Electric Longboard 

Back in 1975 the first motor based board ‘electric skateboard’ was actually non-electric! The Motoboard. As we know now, came in to production- which is kind of contradictory to the title I know!

The initial longboard was a gasoline powered one and it became the initial concept for current electric skateboards. These gasoline powered longboards were banned as they were causing too much pollution and were extremely noisy.


Electric skateboard

In late 1990’s Louie Finkle introduced the world to a new type of skateboard which was the new wireless form of electric skateboards. The product was revolutionary and was an instant hit, but yes it was pretty expensive so it couldn’t be owned by everyone. In 2006, a group of friends collaborated together to improve the model of Louie’s electric skateboards.

Nonetheless, after the development of the gasoline powered skateboards, there were a fair few reasons which caused these motorised boards to get banned like: noise produced by the engines and gasoline engines that were creating pollution.  But the fact is that California is a ruling state for producing motorised skateboards

However, the awesome news that the ban of riding electric skateboard has now been lifted in California is just immense and reversing the outdated 1977 ban was the right thing to do. You can read more here: electric skateboard ban lifted.

There are some hazards that are associated with the electric longboarding industry and road accidents are one of the major concerns. Hence, under the 2054 bill number, it’s been cleared that electric longboards cannot cross the speed limit of 20 Mph. It is also wise to mention these that any loss associated with electric skateboards are not covered by most insurance policies.

The use of longboards is very common among youngsters but not every normal individual was able to enjoy these slick electric rides. However, with the current advancement and development of new companies such as ours and the Magneto being a good example, electric longboards are becoming more easily available for public use. 

The speed and actual capacity of an electric longboard depends on many variables including but not limited to, the battery used for fueling it, lithium or lead, the size of the battery and of course the quality and the output of the motor and drive system.

We decided, to provide an all round experience for our users with selling a board that will offer speeds up to 20mph delivered from a powerful 1200W brushless motor. An 8AH Lithium battery is capable of providing riders with hours of use and a 14-17 mile range- this is massively dependant on riding style, surface friction and gradient. The Magneto is also built for carving and handling with it’s concave deck shape. We are also conscious the weight and charge time were big factors in solving the last mile problem so the Magneto board is light at 6KG and a full charge takes between 2-3 hours. 


Here’s some footage that depicts how far we have come. 





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