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Electric Skateboard Kits – What You Need to Know Before Buying


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Best DIY Electric Skateboard Kits. There are of course many of them out there and here to assist you sort through the options available. But first, let’s get to the really juicy stuff. In particular, what is the ideal DIY electric skateboard kits?

I’m glad you asked! The answer lies in this simple list of things to look for when purchasing your own electric skateboards. I realize that this is going to be extremely generalized, but it’s also going to be a rough guideline. I recommend not putting together a kit until you’ve read and reviewed these items.

An Overview

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First off, you want to ensure that your diy electric skateboard kits come with everything you need. You need to have a skateboard deck, a pro-type trucks, wheels (at least two if you’re looking at extended rear wheels), and a set of bearings. Depending on what brand you choose, you may not get any kind of trucks or wheels. Some brands include only the truck and wheels, while others include both. It helps to read up on which brands provide the specific parts you’ll need. Remember, these parts can vary widely from one brand to another.

Next, you want to consider how much money you have to spend on your electric skateboards. Some are more expensive than others. Some come complete with all the parts you need, while others leave out some essential components. For example, many of the “budget” brands such as Wrecking Ballet, Spark, and Zoo York include the pro-type trucks and wheels, but do not include the necessary bolts or washers for the deck. This is why it’s important to do your research. Different brands provide different options and prices.

Electric Skateboard Kits

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Another important consideration is in-board battery life. There is a wide price range of options here, so it helps to know what you’re looking for. You want a long enough battery life that you won’t have to waste time recharging it. Many of the cheaper conversion kits simply don’t have the kind of battery life you’re looking for. So, it’s important to do your homework.

The final consideration is whether or not you want a free shipping option. Free shipping for most brands is an additional cost that you have to pay. However, some companies offer it for their full line of boards. If you want a free skateboard, take that into consideration when doing your comparison shopping. Most manufactures will provide a free speed test kit and battery, and possibly other accessories free with your purchase. A few manufacturers like Kustom and Big Wheel also offer free shipping with your purchase of a brand new board.

In terms of performance and size, all of the top brands offer a smaller in-board size, called a retro fit. This is basically a conversion board without all the bells and whistles, just the basic features necessary for riding. These kinds of DIY kits are great for people who may only be able to ride one or two times per week, and whose cars don’t hold up to those high speeds. The major benefit of these smaller skateboards is their performance. They don’t have the same quick turn speed and weight that larger skateboards have, but they can still be a good choice for beginners or those just getting started.

In The End

There are several options for speed control in today’s advanced electric skateboard kits. Speed buttons and joysticks are standard, but some companies add a tail throttle, which allows the rider to slow down more gradually. Another option for extending your battery life is to purchase a model with built-in lithium polymer battery life, so you don’t have to worry about changing batteries as often. Batteries are not included in every kit, so be sure to check the specific item description to see what type of battery life is offered with your particular kit.

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