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Oops....gotta electric skateboard

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Created by GizzieNZ > 9 months ago, 3 Jan 2021
GizzieNZ
4030 posts
13 Apr 2021 3:28PM
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GizzieNZ
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15 Apr 2021 11:03AM
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Major electric skateboard lighting bling from Mitre 10 hardware store.....they called 12 volt Led garden spotlights


GizzieNZ
4030 posts
21 Apr 2021 12:33PM
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The ideal time for skateboarding.....main street Uawa (Tolaga Bay).....early sunday morning when the rest of the world is asleep

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
21 Apr 2021 3:17PM
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With the Sounds Of Siberia soundtrack this video like skateboarding as meditation......but mostly my first play around with split screen video

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
22 Apr 2021 11:21AM
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Getting a night time video together....

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
23 Apr 2021 1:25PM
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Failed to get a pic of police looking at me when I cruising through inner city Napier at 3 am today......did get this pic though.....pretty good for a go pro.....using low light settings


Emeboy
NSW, 351 posts
23 Apr 2021 3:56PM
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You went from Tologa bay to Napier on a skateboard!! Epic!!

Its like you are a frothing Grom again Gizzie!

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
28 Apr 2021 4:02AM
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Unfortunately not a bright young grom.....had to watch "how to" vid many times to learn how to make title sequence for my "hooning around in the dark" in inner city Napier video.......but do know the basics now (and will hopefully remember them lol)


GizzieNZ
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28 Apr 2021 4:03AM
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GizzieNZ
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18 Jul 2021 12:12PM
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In Kawerau this morning......too many rules and regulations?


dools111
VIC, 70 posts
25 Jul 2021 9:28AM
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love your work gizzie. got a new way to injure yourself on these beasts which i thought i'd share!! thought i'd head down the esplanade for a cruise late arvo last sunday, got all set up and ready to go, then went back inside to try (again) to get lazy good for nuthin son to come with, gave up and went back and just jumped on the board outside my house on my downhill street, picked up speed going down so went to moderate speed with the remote... nothing... picking up more and more speed, discovered remote was turned off.. narrow street, cars parked either side, picking up more and more speed, t intersection approaching with cars coming through!!! way too fast to bail on road, or wash off speed (which i am hopeless at anyway) parked cars blocking sides... luckily saw a open nature strip just before the end of street and steered over to it and bailed onto the grass, was sure i'd do something major (bought the e skate as hurt my achilles skating a normal board!), fortunately no real injuries except pride. lesson - always ensure your remote and board are connected - i had done initially, but when i went inside to hassle my son i took the remote with me and left board outside, they disconnected and both remote and board must have turned off (i did try turning the remote on while racing down the hill). even being so stupid (to get into that situation) it is amazing how the brain can turn on when you are in danger, i was racing down the hill picking up more speed every second, but at the same time trying to work out what was wrong, then turning on the remote, thinking about bailing and where i could bail, time does sort of slow down.... anyway i got out of jail free, just remember especially with belt drives you still go fast downhill!!!! always start off using the remote not just jumping on the board on a downhill...

Supster7
NSW, 8 posts
25 Jul 2021 10:08PM
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When I can't get in the surf I try to find a smooth patch of tarmac to surf skate.Been surf skating for 10 months now. I am 56 and feel like an 11 year old. My youngest son (23) got me into it and I have loved the feeling of carving and gliding. He just go an electric skateboard and loves it. He even used it to commute to work the other day. I am keen to give it a go especially after seeing his stoke and Gizzie's stoke. Dools I'm glad you posted about your downhill mishap and glad you came out ok. I wouldn't have even considered that being a possibility.

I wore a helmet and pads when first learning surf skating but now ride barefoot without any protection and just don't push it too hard. I'm not interested in slides with the chance of falling.

We really need a skateboard section. I'll report back once I get a turn on the electric skateboard.

Boardingwave
11 posts
24 Oct 2021 9:21PM
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Skateboarding is not only about tricks because it's a sport that requires utmost safety. I have not ridden a board in about 40 years and I was looking for a cruiser type board, I don't plan on doing tricks or going to a skate park.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1126 posts
25 Oct 2021 3:59PM
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dools111 said..
love your work gizzie. got a new way to injure yourself on these beasts which i thought i'd share!! thought i'd head down the esplanade for a cruise late arvo last sunday, got all set up and ready to go, then went back inside to try (again) to get lazy good for nuthin son to come with, gave up and went back and just jumped on the board outside my house on my downhill street, picked up speed going down so went to moderate speed with the remote... nothing... picking up more and more speed, discovered remote was turned off.. narrow street, cars parked either side, picking up more and more speed, t intersection approaching with cars coming through!!! way too fast to bail on road, or wash off speed (which i am hopeless at anyway) parked cars blocking sides... luckily saw a open nature strip just before the end of street and steered over to it and bailed onto the grass, was sure i'd do something major (bought the e skate as hurt my achilles skating a normal board!), fortunately no real injuries except pride. lesson - always ensure your remote and board are connected - i had done initially, but when i went inside to hassle my son i took the remote with me and left board outside, they disconnected and both remote and board must have turned off (i did try turning the remote on while racing down the hill). even being so stupid (to get into that situation) it is amazing how the brain can turn on when you are in danger, i was racing down the hill picking up more speed every second, but at the same time trying to work out what was wrong, then turning on the remote, thinking about bailing and where i could bail, time does sort of slow down.... anyway i got out of jail free, just remember especially with belt drives you still go fast downhill!!!! always start off using the remote not just jumping on the board on a downhill...


I had a similar problem on a long board in a narrow street but the wind got strong behind me and I got way to fast, tried to slide, wheels gripped and into the gutter on the road I went. Smashed the shoulder and rolled onto the foot path, luckily no one saw me. 7 weeks on and I am getting a Xray this week, doc wants to make sure I did not break it as its till a bit restricted. I keep skating and have more protective crash pants and vests to keep the old bones safer.
Just waiting to get back on the water so when I fall its into pro water.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1126 posts
25 Oct 2021 4:00PM
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Boardingwave said..
Skateboarding is not only about tricks because it's a sport that requires utmost safety. I have not ridden a board in about 40 years and I was looking for a cruiser type board, I don't plan on doing tricks or going to a skate park.


These are good options to look at, long boards 40 inch long 10 inch wide.


DaveSandan
VIC, 1126 posts
25 Oct 2021 4:09PM
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GizzieNZ said..
day four.....dialled back to "eco" really slow mode. Getting a gentle curving and carving thing going on.
But now....."old and frightened".....need to buy body armour......a confusing number of brands out there for knee pads....elbow pads.....wrist guards?....like those padded bum and hip guard shorts also


Hey Gizzie,

Been slow though pick up on this. Thread, did you get broady armour? I got some cos I'm trying to do downhill skating with no breaks so I got crash shorts and vest LEATH brand is really good, they use it for Mountain Biking and Motor Cross. I have fallen a few times with and without protection, believe me wear the vest and shorts under your baggy clothes. The road really hurts at our age.

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
26 Oct 2021 12:10PM
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Still at it....the good thing about eskate is you don't need "ideal waves" Maybe am 95% eskate 5% sup now. Here am at Anaura Bay a week or so ago


GizzieNZ
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26 Oct 2021 12:16PM
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dools111 said..
love your work gizzie. got a new way to injure yourself on these beasts which i thought i'd share!! thought i'd head down the esplanade for a cruise late arvo last sunday, got all set up and ready to go, then went back inside to try (again) to get lazy good for nuthin son to come with, gave up and went back and just jumped on the board outside my house on my downhill street, picked up speed going down so went to moderate speed with the remote... nothing... picking up more and more speed, discovered remote was turned off.. narrow street, cars parked either side, picking up more and more speed, t intersection approaching with cars coming through!!! way too fast to bail on road, or wash off speed (which i am hopeless at anyway) parked cars blocking sides... luckily saw a open nature strip just before the end of street and steered over to it and bailed onto the grass, was sure i'd do something major (bought the e skate as hurt my achilles skating a normal board!), fortunately no real injuries except pride. lesson - always ensure your remote and board are connected - i had done initially, but when i went inside to hassle my son i took the remote with me and left board outside, they disconnected and both remote and board must have turned off (i did try turning the remote on while racing down the hill). even being so stupid (to get into that situation) it is amazing how the brain can turn on when you are in danger, i was racing down the hill picking up more speed every second, but at the same time trying to work out what was wrong, then turning on the remote, thinking about bailing and where i could bail, time does sort of slow down.... anyway i got out of jail free, just remember especially with belt drives you still go fast downhill!!!! always start off using the remote not just jumping on the board on a downhill...



I had a similar problem on a long board in a narrow street but the wind got strong behind me and I got way to fast, tried to slide, wheels gripped and into the gutter on the road I went. Smashed the shoulder and rolled onto the foot path, luckily no one saw me. 7 weeks on and I am getting a Xray this week, doc wants to make sure I did not break it as its till a bit restricted. I keep skating and have more protective crash pants and vests to keep the old bones safer.
Just waiting to get back on the water so when I fall its into pro water.


am wearing a ridiculous amount of safety gear....but am old. Some Evolve riders have had problems where remotes have disconnected causing injury. Here in Nz have choice of Evolve....or Evolve.....so limited new board options. Evolve Hadean new board $3700 in nz

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
26 Oct 2021 12:23PM
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Have got Evolve GTR carbon......at the point where I need another one.....so have two boards. Now am doing 17 or 20km ....body is feeling happy....but the battery runs out

GizzieNZ
4030 posts
26 Oct 2021 12:29PM
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The really good thing about electric skateboard is that it is like you are surfing a gentle point break that keeps on going almost for ever?

railbanger
WA, 40 posts
28 Oct 2021 9:38AM
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Shred On!

Boardingwave
11 posts
5 Nov 2021 6:41PM
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I used to have the skateboard by Lift Board but had the wheels torn out after a couple of months. I have then decided to replace the rollers with a new set of this brand. Its wheel kits were a perfect fit, and the entire skateboard is working well.



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