Currently, there are many types of electric skateboards on the market, roughly divided into fish boards, road longboards, and off-road boards.
According to the motor drive, there are two types: Belt and hub. According to the number of motors, it can be divided into single motors, double motors and four motors.
Below, we will give you an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of these types of electric skateboards.
1. Fish Board
This is a shortboard, very small and easy to be carried. But this also means the riding range will be short because its size limits the battery capacity, which can only be used for riding short distances (about 7-10 kilometres).
At the same time, because the deck area is very small, if the rider is taller than 175 cm, it will be difficult for him to stand up completely. The wheelbase of the fish boards is very small, so the rider will shift the centre of gravity when the electric skateboard is driving at high speed, causing the rider to fall and be injured.
2. Road Longboard
Generally, the deck length is around 38 inches, using PU wheels or rubber wheels, and the tire diameter is 90 mm or 83 mm. The road longboard is suitable for riding on the road because it has enough length and a wheelbase to stabilize the center of gravity during high-speed driving without deviation. Currently, three types of long road boards are on the market: single motors, dual motors, and four motors.
The single-motor longboard has only one motor, resulting in low speed and a small load. It can only travel on flat roads and cannot climb too much. And this motor is very prone to heat and wear, and riders need to replace the motor frequently.
The dual-motor longboard. Due to the two motors, the power output is balanced, suitable for most urban road conditions, and can be used for climbing. Riders do not need to replace the motors frequently because the two motors share the wear. It is the best-quality power output model on the market.
Four-motor longboard. This electric skateboard is powerful and can achieve faster speed and steeper slopes. However, the four-motor longboard needs two ESCs, and two battery modules to be integrated into a remote control.
Due to the inconsistent power consumption of the two batteries, it is easy to have a voltage difference, which shortens the battery life. At the same time, the weight and failure rate of the electric skateboard are increased, and the controller is very unstable, which cannot accurately control the speed of the four motors simultaneously.
If you are a rider that does not want to be severely thrown, please choose carefully to buy this type of electric skateboard. In addition, this type of electric skateboard is expensive and difficult to repair and maintain.
3. Off-road Board
This type of electric skateboard is very attractive to outdoor sports enthusiasts. It has larger tires and is suitable for driving on rugged mountain roads. However, this type of skateboard has a defect in that it is too bulky for riders. It isn't easy to pick it up (about 30 kg). If it runs out of electricity, it will be a nightmare for the rider. Besides, it is very expensive.
4. The difference between Hub and Belt motors
The Hub motor is integrated into the tire, and the mechanical structure is simple, does not require complex maintenance, and rarely fails. There is less noise. But the torque is small, so it is less efficient than the Belt motor when climbing and accelerating.
The belt motor, which has high torque characteristics, accelerates and climbs more powerfully. But the rider had to endure its motor sound like a Lamborghini sports car. At the same time, riders must replace the Belt frequently because it wears out.
All of the above types of electric skateboards have not made any protective measures for novices. If you are a new rider, you must inevitably pay the price of wrestling. Uditerboard has specially designed the handlebar for electric skateboards so that novices can quickly become familiar with electric skateboards without the cost of wrestling.
Combining their advantages and disadvantages, Uditerboard believes the 38-inch dual-motor road longboard is more suitable for most riders because of its portability, strong power, stable ESC, long-riding range, easy maintenance, and easy maintenance suitability for most cities. Road conditions can be the best tool for riders to commute. It is not expensive.
Therefore, Uditerboard will be the first choice for riders when choosing electric skateboards.