With any means or transportation or sport there are certain risks. In fact, car crashes are one of the most common accidents, yet we don’t consider driving to work a “dangerous sport.” Before you start electric skateboarding, let’s go over some of the potential risks so you can reduce the chance of injury.
Your board can lose power and brakes at any moment due to radio interference between your remote and the board, a dead remote battery, unintentional release of the Engage Button, braking when the battery is fully charged, and other factors. Only ride your Meepo board at speeds and on hills where you’d be comfortable without power and brakes.
Braking downhill on a full battery will cause board shutdown and temporary loss of braking power since regenerative braking will overcharge the battery. To alert you of this situation, the remote will warn you by beeping, and you’ll lose your braking power. Safely come to a stop by turning or foot braking and ride on flats or uphill to drain the battery before attempting downhill again.
The throttle wheel in higher modes is extremely sensitive to make the board responsive and fun, but it also means fast or sudden inputs can easily cause you to fall off. Start by trying to move forward as slowly as possible in these modes.
Hills and high speed can be very dangerous because crashes can cause serious injuries. Be extra careful when riding the board up and down hills, even if you’re an experienced rider.
Cars and other vehicles can kill you, so always be aware of your surroundings when riding in the presence of other vehicles. Ride defensively and assume other vehicles can’t see you. Remember that your board may lose power and brakes at any moment. Be aware of the laws that govern the use of your board on public roads, bike paths, sidewalks, or other places that you may ride.
Protect your board. We have engineered the board to handle shock and vibration from riding over a wide variety of terrain. However, riding off curbs, doing jumps/hops, throwing the front down to the pavement, and subjecting the board to other high-impact events may damage internal electronic components over time. We highly recommend that you regularly inspect and maintain the board before riding.
Always wear a helmet. Other protective equipment (knee pads, long sleeves, wrist guards) is highly recommended.
Warning: Whenever you ride a Meepo board, you risk death or serious injury from loss of control, loss of braking power, collisions, and falls. To ride safely, you must read and follow all warnings and instructions in the manual.
Warning: Always wear a helmet when riding. Never ride in water, on wet surfaces, in the rain, on slippery or uneven surfaces, up steep hills, in traffic, and over cracks, train tracks, gravel, rocks, or any obstacles that could cause a loss of traction. Avoid night riding, areas with poor visibility, and narrow spaces.
Warning: Do not ride a Meepo board in environments, on inclines, or at speeds where you would not be safely in control of an unpowered skateboard. In the event of wireless interference, loss of brakes, or battery fault, you may need to rely on skating techniques like footbraking or sliding to stop.
Warning: Avoid Water: Do not ride on wet or icy pavement. Any amount of water has the potential to damage the board’s electronics, and water damage is not covered under warranty. Riding on wet or icy pavement is extremely dangerous due to the potential for losing traction and control.
Warning: Pinch Points: Keep fingers, hair, and clothing away from belts, motors, wheels, and all moving parts.
Warning: Risk of Electric Shock: Do not open or tamper with electronics housings which also voids the warranty.
Please ride responsibly and respect those around you. How you ride will determine how people view this new mode of transportation.