Electric Skateboards are fun! But they are also fast and require caution even in areas where there are no other road users. There are certain safety measures that each rider needs to take.
We put together
a few tips about how to protect yourself
make sure you get home safely from your awesome rides!
Some additional information
Always be ready for your board to lose power or braking, either due to radio interference, a dead remote battery, unintentional release of the dead man’s switch, downhill overcharging on a full battery, or other factors.
Your board’s brakes may fail when used with a full battery because regenerative braking will overcharge your battery. To prevent this from happening, do not start out a downhill ride on a full battery. Tide on a flat surface or uphill until you have used 3% of your battery’s capacity before attempting to go downhill. We recommend learning how to manually footbrake before taking your Meepo board downhill or riding at speed. Watch this tutorial:
We just want to mention this again: ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. Other safety gear like gloves, pads, and long sleeves, is highly recommended. Never ride in water, wet surfaces, in the rain, on slippery or uneven surfaces, on steep hills, in traffic, 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 at speeds that exceed your ability to stop under your own power. In the event of wireless interference or a battery problem, you may need to rely on skating techniques like footbraking or sliding to stop. All riders should know how to footbrake before taking their Meepo boards up to speed.
WARNING: Please keep your remote OFF whenever you step off the board in order to prevent injury due to unintended acceleration.