Look after your Magneto electric longboard and it’ll look after you.
This post actually applies to most electric longboards/electric skateboards on the market at the moment.
Only over the last few years have we been able to make batteries able to last long enough (ours 25KM range.)
and motors powerful, small and light enough to fit on a portable object able to carry a person at speed.
But here’s the thing….
Even though we have reached a point where we have technology able to carry a person 20 miles per hour and said device weighing only 6kg I get the impression that there is also an expectation that this stuff has to be in-destructable too.
I spent 2 years riding prototypes and some of the bails and falls I had were spectacular, one standing out in particular:
I was on the top floor of a car park riding in the wet, I punched top speed on the remote and must of hit a divet in the concrete floor, the board come out from underneath me, I hit the deck and as I looked up I saw our precious magneto electric longboard hurtling into a solid wall at full speed, the bang echoed throughout the car park. I looked down at my thumb and I was still holding the throttle at FULL SPEED! oops. That was a 20mph mission into the concrete abyss, however to my surprise the Magneto survived!
In terms of knocks and bumps our boards are impressive to be quite frank, I can’t guarantee every magneto board will survive a crash like that (and if you do crash your board and wreck it, it’s not covered under warranty so don’t ride like an idiot like me!)
Here are the top 4 things to be aware of and most are applicable to all electric longboards/skateboards in the market at present!