Electric Skateboard Safety and advice
SAFETY MESSAGE PLEASE READ
GET USED TO THE THROTTLE AND BRAKING BEFORE HEADING OUT IN PUBLIC
We get experienced riders who take a long time to get used to the acceleration and braking and complete newbie's who jump on no problem. Please take your time letting your muscles adapt to the throttle and braking system. We have tuned the board for the smoothest possible ride but it still takes time.
HIGH SPEED CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS
Crashes can cause really serious injuries, or worse. Be careful when riding the Magneto at top speed. Even if you’re an experienced skater.
CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES CAN KILL YOU
Always be especially aware and vigilant when riding around other vehicles. Ride defensively and assume other vehicles can’t see you, also assume that drivers won't recognise that you are on a motorised board. It's your responsibility to abide by the highway code laws in your state or country.
DOWNHILL AND UPHILL RIDING
The Magneto electric skateboard will treat you well if you treat it well and like anything continuously pushed to it's limit will reduce it's life. The boards are not designed to be ridden down steep decline hills or ridden up 15% inclines or greater than. Doing so can cause erratic behaviour, such as brakes can apply themselves or not apply and can cause damage the electrics and motor - even worse damage to yourself in case of an accident.
DO NOT RIDE ON WET SURFACES.
Riding on wet surfaces can cause water to splash up into the electronics and is dangerous, please ride with vigilance and common sense at all times, water damage is not covered in the warranty.
BE SAFE, NOT STUPID.
Wear correct safety gear, you will be travelling at speeds at 20mph. A crash in shorts and a T-shirt will almost certainly result to a trip to casualty, however a crash with correct safety gear on will probably be a quick brush down and back to riding.
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE BOARD TO LOSE BRAKING ABILITY OR FOR THE BRAKES TO APPLY BY THEMSELVES
In very, very rare circumstances in most cases never, a Magneto board could lose braking ability or apply the brakes. Therefore you must ride cautiously at all times wearing correct safety gear. It is essential you learn to foot brake correctly before travelling at speed and be ready to use it.
BRAKING DOWNHILL WITH THE POWER ON.
Braking downhills with the power turned on will cause significant wear on the motor and regenerative system, therefore we advise you to try and ride the Magneto on flat surfaces as much as possible or at least use foot braking down declines.
LEARNING TO RIDE A MAGNETO ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD
- Find a large empty flat space, practice with throttle and braking at slow speeds.
- We strongly advise mastering foot braking before even thinking of heading out.
- Do not be in a rush to hit the streets, take your time and enjoy it.
- Move on to practising stopping quickly as if a car has pulled out on you then practice that skill adding foot braking. Never solely rely on the brake.
- Practise sharp turning and carving, moving around objects at the last minute.
Remember to ride politely and respectfully, with vigilance and always wear safety gear, safety should alway be number 1.