July 19, 2018
Kieran’s 10 Esk8 tips after riding over 4000 km/ 2500 miles on Meepo boards
No. 1 Turn ON/OFF the board
There is no need to bow down to touch the switch on the board. You can simply push the board to turn it on. And when you finish riding, you just turn off the remote, after 5 minutes the board will shut down by itself.
No. 2 Stop your board on a slope
This is how you can get off your board while you’re riding uphill: simply pull the brake to the end when your board stops moving - the lock function is now automatically activated. You can then get off the board safely, or you can stand on the board.
No. 3 Start riding on a slope
You can start riding in the middle of a slope. First activate the motors lock function (pull brake to end when board stops), then step on the board. Then you push the throttle wheel to full gas quickly and start accelerating. Your board will start going uphill now in spite of the slope.
No. 4 Remote storage
Store your remote together with your board. This is the most effective way to avoid losing your remote.
No. 5 Battery & cold temperatures
In winter, warm up your battery with a hair drier before going for a ride. This will significantly increase your range in riding. Because batteries have a hard time with cold weather and show less performance.
No. 6 Climb on a curb
This is how to skate over small obstacles: when riding onto an above land surface curb or a below land surface gap always use a 45 degree angle. This is the safest way and you get the best chance to climb on the curb.
No. 7 Stick out your arm
Stick out your arm and point to the direction you are turning to before you make a turn. This is a very useful signal for other road users and for your own safety.
No. 8 Riding downhill
Ride down the hill with the hub motors in the front (riding reverse). This gives you more brake power.
No. 9 Grip tape
Replace your grip tape every now and then, this also makes sure your board keeps its cool and fresh look for a long time!
No. 10 Discover new places!
Use your Meepo to discover places to which you’ve never been. This is my secret tip to you. Discover new parts of your city or explore beautiful landscapes in the countryside.
And of course, always wear a helmet and other safety gear.
CEO and founder of Meepo