30.5.2016 | 07:11
In previous times and ages, skateboards were mainly used for having fun and playing around with. Whereas the user was busy enjoying, little, did he/she know that it was a part of the exercise? The traditional skateboard enabled the user to keep fit since it used no other assistance apart from the effort of the rider. This enabled the user to indulge in cardiovascular training. The traditional skateboards also gave a lot into the balance of the user since in riding it one would establish his/her body balance and practice it to perfection.
Traditional skateboards were mainly used to commute in very minimal distances such as neighborhoods or estates. In line with that the rider had to be very fit and a person who fully understood what they were doing.
A traditional skateboard was simple in nature, and its design consisted of very little materials. The board was built using a Maple-wood, which was then wrapped with a coating that enhanced the boards’ durability. A polyurethane bag was mainly used for this purpose.
Despite the simplicity of the design, the method of usage was also simple and easy to learn. In this case, an individual only required to have great body balance to learn more quickly. The technique was also simple and only required the use of one leg to pump and establish speed. On a downward slope, the rider could simply stand on top of the board and relax allowing gravity to take its course. The body balance came in handy when making turns to the left, right or even jumping while still riding the board.
With recent technology, the introduction of the electric skateboard has changed the role of the skateboard. Most individuals will consider the modern Epic Skateboards to be more preferable. This is because the electric skateboard requires very minimal human effort. The skateboard is machine driven and contains a special electric battery which propels the board.
Most individuals who love skating will prefer the electric board mainly for commuting purposes. The modern board has greater speed than the traditional board hence one would prefer to commute using the electric board. Also, the fast growth of the world population has resulted in other problems such as traffic congestion. In this case, the electric skateboard is much more convenient since it can find its way through the traffic easily.
Electric skateboards come in different designs such as the long board, short board and the Adam Riley invention the baseboard – a foldable skateboard ideal for city commuting. The long boards are faster and used for racing purposes mainly. The short board, on the other hand, is used in the showing of one’s prowess and performing tricks.
The new electric skateboard, unlike the traditional skateboard, is not a toy, contrary to that it is used as a means of transportation just like vehicles, trains, and airplanes. The electric skateboard moves at an average speed of 25 miles per hour. In this case, it is important to note that your body will be moving along at the same speed. The electric board may not be considered by most individuals as the best mode of transportation, but it is more convenient in short distances that may require quick attendance to.
Electric skateboards also come in different sizes. The one wheel electric skateboard is only capable of carrying one person. Other than that there are two wheel electric skateboards which may be used by two people conveniently to commute for short distances.
If you are going for an experience in which your personal body fitness will be put into action, then the traditional skateboard is the board for you. For fun and leisure, one may also deem the traditional skateboard to be better because one does not incur any additional costs for recharging the battery and other maintenance liabilities.
For all individuals who wouldn’t mind the cost and would want quality skateboards which have greater speed and stronger, then the electric skateboards are designed specifically for you.
Hope that now you will make an informed decision while acquiring a skateboard.