You hear that knock on the door, it’s the postman, could it be…could the wait be over?
Yes the Magneto Electric Skateboard has arrived.
You put the box on the table and begin to gingerly unseal the box to reveal the beast within.
Here’s what you need to know.
After opening the box you’ll find your Magneto board and all the accessories to ride.
1.) Charger for board and remote.
2.) Bluetooth Remote and sleeve.
3.) Skateboard tool.
4.) The Magneto electric skateboard.
Before your first Electric board ride
1.) Charge the Magneto for 5-6 hours (first charge) Also charge the controller.
2.) Read instructions and read our safety page
3.) Put on appropriate footwear and safety gear, see safety page, link above.
OK, now your board is charged, you’re wearing the correct gear and feeling pretty excited.
Awesome! I bet right now your heart rate is buzzing and you can’t wait to get outside in the fresh air and ride at 20mph..
Just hold on a second…
Our boards have a very tight braking and acceleration programme, with practice, it’s easily mastered but the first few hours there will be some spills even for experienced rider’s so don’t be a show off!
We tailored the acceleration and braking, it’s a very rewarding programme, however it requires patience and practice to master. The braking is aggressive and it should be, it’s important to be able to stop fast, it’s also fun! 🙂
So look…we all want to be Casey Neistat but you need to take it slow at the start otherwise you’ll be punished.
Find a large flat, dry open space take it slow, the brake is tuned to be lighter at higher speeds, at lower speeds it can be full on, the best way to use the brake initially is pull back quickly, release, pull back quickly release. A bit like ABS in a car.
Stance: The Longboard deck has a concave that allows you to lock your feet in, use the W concave on the deck, it’s there for a reason!
The idea is this: at low speeds you can just turn your lead foot a little forward so you feel comfortable.
However: At higher speeds both feet need to be locking into the concave and facing more forward. With your feet locked in like this, with practice you’ll be able to go full on the brake at top speed. It’s an awesome feeling and will take time to master.
In theory to be safe you should never rider faster than you can run, as bailing is an important part and of course if you need to abandon deck! If the board is under your top running speed you’ll be able jump off and run along side the board in case of an emergency or losing your balance.
Riding conditions Always try to ride on clean, dry, flat ground. Avoid divets and bumps like the plague. Remember the wheels aren’t bicycle wheels, they’re a lot smaller, so hitting a bump or small hole can bring the board to sudden complete stop.
Never ride downhill exceeding the boards top speed, this can cause a malfunction in the equipment.
Common sense tip:
This might sound a bit contradictory but try and stay out of your head when riding, just focus on your body, the moment, feel the air, listen and pay attention. Don’t think about why Jenny hasn’t text you back or what you’re having for dinner tonight. 😛
Note: Continuous downhill and uphill riding especially for heavier rider’s will cause the board to wear much faster.
After the ride
After riding, give your board a quick clean with some moist wipes.
Never leave the board fully un-charged for a longtime, try and fully run the battery down then fully charge in order to get the most out of the battery.
Always wear a helmet, any Qs add them to the comments!
Here’s a You Tube unboxing by Ben Fox