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Beginner electric skateboarder tutorial 5 minutes: Acceleration, braking and turning.
Electric skateboarding is an adaptation process for beginners and even for traditional skateboarders. Today we have a beginner's tutorial that you can learn in 5 minutes.
The first step is to identify your front and back feet
Make sure you're Regular or Goofy first. This is a rule for all board sports like snowboarding or surfboard.
The way to identify your front and back feet is to look at which foot you're using when you're doing a run and jump when you're completely relaxed, and the foot that you're pushing on when you're jumping is your back foot, and the foot that you're lifting first is your front foot.
Step 2: Stand on the board
Before stand on the board, you could tighten the brake of the remote control, which can be possible to provide beginners with a stable platform without random sliding, very convenient tip. In particular, some can brake and the board can be locked (firmly on the ground) board, has an absolute beginner friendly.
First put the front foot on, pay attention to the standing position, best across the board left and right sides, if the board is not wide enough, toe out a little heel out a little can also be allowed. With your weight in the middle, this stance gives you the best control over the board as you slide. Those of you who have gone snowboarding may find it easier to understand.
The preferred position for the front and rear feet is to have the boards closest to the wheels wide enough to allow you to adjust the center of gravity and control the boards.
Step 3: Start and accelerate
The first thing when you get on the board is to start and accelerate. Because the electric skateboard has its own power, so the control of the center of gravity is very important, we must put the center of gravity in front of the start, that is, the body forward.
At the same time, keep your legs under control, your front legs bent, your back legs firmly in position, your back legs firmly in position.
And you might be like this like the picture:
So you don't start off with the board flying out and you fall to the ground. The same thing happens when you accelerate suddenly while you're on the road, you move your center of gravity forward, back up and accelerate again.
Step 4: Slow down and brake
This is the most important step, any beginner before learning how to brake will never be allowed to experience driving on the road, it is extremely irresponsible for the safety of their own and other people's lives!!
When braking, the foot does work as opposed to acceleration, and the force is completely opposite. Before braking, the center of gravity is quickly transferred to the rear wheel, and the front and rear foot action is converted to the front leg kicking, and the back leg is slightly bent.
Below is the picture. Note the leg changes.
The center of mass forward is ready to accelerate, the center of mass backward is ready to brake.
Explain all the actions on the board in one sentence! The center of gravity is everything. Wherever you want to go, the center of gravity will be to the right place.
The last step is turning:
Learn slow turns first:
First stand as we explained, two feet parallel, horizontal and both sides of the skateboard
Then place your weight on the tip of each foot or the heel of each foot to turn left or right.
In fact, turning like acceleration brake also use is the change of center of gravity, the center of gravity to the left board itself to turn left, the center of gravity on the right board itself to turn right. You won't fall!
And then we can do it as fast as we can
As you move along, it's easier to get that sense of center of gravity as you gain some speed. You can try shifting your weight harder to where you want to turn, or even putting your hand out in the direction you want to turn.
For example, if you want to turn left, stretch your left hand hard to the left, and vice versa, which can help.
You will find that the faster the speed, the greater the centrifugal force, the more you will be able to nail you to the board!
On the left and right to change the center of gravity can be done very flexible turn, there is a feeling of sliding very freely feeling? You can learn it quickly!