Best skateboards & accessories according to redditors

We found 2,234 Reddit comments discussing the best skateboards & accessories. We ranked the 1,285 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Skates, Skateboards & Scooters:

u/lordnikkon · 37 pointsr/sanfrancisco

because Xiaomi just flooded the market with these new scooters and 3 different companies started buying them up and slapping their logo on them. You can buy those scooters on amazon for $500

This scooter only came out at the beginning of the year and it is the first electric scooter to be imported to the US in mass numbers

u/NDoilworker · 26 pointsr/sanfrancisco

I'm a fan. You can buy one yourself for 500$ apparently the company was trying to keep the manufacturer a secret but here it is:

u/SilfenPath · 20 pointsr/Atlanta
u/atlblaze · 18 pointsr/Atlanta

Not really a rumor, that is what the original Birds were, and many still are.

They've also rolled out new scooters designed by Segway, instead of Xiaomi. Seems like the plan is for these to eventually replace the Xiaomi ones.

They are similar to this:

u/Limeslice4r64 · 12 pointsr/nottheonion

Here's an Amazon link. Probably mobile sorry fellas.

u/fratdaddyZC · 10 pointsr/nashville

You can get the Chinese Spyware version on amazon for cheaper. I've considered doing the same thing, but I worry about all of the dumbasses who will vandalize it either accidentally or intentionally

u/ehmuidifici · 10 pointsr/brasilivre

> rapando todos os patinetes estacionados

Em local irregular (de acordo com a lei).

Só que a maneira que eles estão recolhendo é bizarra: frequentemente eles pegam o patinete e arremessam para dentro de uma caçamba de caminhão, de qualquer jeito. Porque o patinete só destrava via aplicativo.

Imagine um veículo como este sendo arremessado como se fosse um saco de areia.

No Twitter tem alguns vídeos mostrando essas remoções. Muito diferente das mostradas nos telejornais, diga-se de passagem.

Com isso, o patinete acaba sofrendo avarias severas, ficando quase que inutilizado.

A empresa responsável pelos patinetes estima uma perda de 400 patinetes. Supondo que eles custaram cerca de R$ 1800 talqueis...

u/LinkWithCoffee · 9 pointsr/ufl

I purchased my electric scooter (first paycheck) at the start of Summer 2018, and before that, was that guy on a kick scooter. The climate for electric scooters on campus went from what I could tell was me and another dude I saw once every month, to now seeing at least 3 every day.

I fear that what was once mild amusement to people now will become hatred when millions are everywhere and half the people scooting around purchased one have no idea what common courtesy is and attempt scootihicular pedestrianslaughter on the sidewalks, souring public opinion. Worrying premonitions aside, I can not say enough about how much I love my scooter to get around. It's the perfect combination of vehicle, where you don't have to worry about storing it like a bike, or if you never gained the magical skills to not die on a longboard/skateboard, a pretty easy to use ride. I use mine everyday and it does a good job. If you can use a longboard/skateboard those are very good options for pretty cheap human propelled transportation that are very popular, although I'll always have a soft spot for the A5 Lux Kick Scooter I used to roll around with. Brakes are neat, yo!

As for which scooter to get, I'm not up with the scooter times, but I use the Segway ES1 I purchased at Sam's Club for $350. Judging by the fact I've never actually seen another one of those out on campus (If you see a dude on one of these, probably wearing flip-flops, feel free to wave hello, say hi, and not hate me, I try to be as courteous as possible to other pedestrians/cyclists!), gonna go out on a limb and say they are no longer for sale at Sam's Club. However what I have seen on campus are the Xiaomi Mi or maybe this go trax thing. Can't speak for those at all, but they sure are popular.

The electric scooter market is pretty cheap, with the prices being low, but with the quality being low as well. There was literally like two options when I got mine, with the one I did get being sold off on clearance, but now with the explosion in this segment, the skies the limit, maybe.

Overall, the utility of an electric scooter is a great value for what they cost, and I'd happily answer any questions you've got. Also, yes I am a bit of a electric scooter nut/loser, if this thesis of a post is anything to go by.

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Honestly, get an M365 like 90% of us on here. It's a solid scooter, lightweight, foldable, and cheap. You can always upgrade, but it checks all the boxes for most of us. There are certainly faster scooters with better range. But for the price, I don't think it's worth it. I love how light the M365 is and you simply don't get additional range without additional weight/battery. If someone can point me to something that rivals the M365 at that pricepoint, I'm all ears.

u/maximusthered · 9 pointsr/washingtondc

99% sure they’re the same model, which was also available on Amazon for $500 a while back before they sold out

Edit: looks like they’re back on Amazon for $600 now:

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/JoshPastnerIsMyDad · 7 pointsr/Atlanta

I think scooter skill and etiquette will improve with time. You still have a lot of people riding them for the first time to try them out.

Side note, does anyone have one of these and know how to lock them to bike racks? I'm passively interested in one but the inability to lock them seems devastating.

u/broserotops · 7 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I noticed that too on Amazon. I checked the price history using camelcamelcamel and you can see that they periodically jack the price way up for a short amount of time and then slam it back down. I've noticed some price creep like this before on amz but nothing with such huge changes.

I think if you wait a short while it'll go back down.

u/The_Chosen_User-name · 6 pointsr/longboarding

Hey guys - new to longboarding! I recently picked this longboard
up and its alright. There's a weird rattling noise that happens when I want to loosen my trucks, but with tight trucks its completely fine. Any ideas?

u/BirdToTheWise · 6 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a helmet. How does this one look? From what I can tell, it has all the required certifications, but just thought I'd get someone else's input:

u/Amaxter · 6 pointsr/boostedboards

Get either official Boosted belts or something like these ASAP:

Try to avoid riding with one belt, the boards are not designed to do that and you'll probably notice when breaking or turning that things can really easily get out of control.

u/mtrixman · 6 pointsr/boostedboards

From left to right, the boards are the Tan Tien, Dervish Sama, Icarus, and the Boosted Board. Tan Tien and Dervish Sama are more of my cruising boards with the Icarus a carving board. I mostly ride the Dervish and my wife rides the Tan Tien (since it's smaller). Also bought and returned the Loaded Overland (didn't like it as much)

The stands are the guitar stands from Amazon mentioned here a lot. Here is the link:

I tried out different trucks and wheels and found the orangatang 80a to be the best for me (same as on the Boosted Board). The 2 on the left have Caliber II trucks. I like the Caliber trucks since they spring back to neutral position quickly which is great for cruising and is very stable. The Icarus is meant for carving so it has looser Paris v2 trucks. I tried the 80mm Orangatang Kegal wheels on these boards and always managed to get wheelbite (and thus crashing) so I went with 70mm wheels and can ride without worrying

Nose and tail guards also from Amazon. Highly recommended as these went flying into the curb a few times and no damage to the board:

Hope this helps!

u/city312 · 6 pointsr/teslamotors

I store a Ninebot Segway ES2 in my trunk:

u/Supermotility · 5 pointsr/skateboarding

Any santa cruz complete is pretty solid, if you get a 26-29in deck, it'll be slightly smaller than a normal deck, and still maintain the cruiser appeal.

u/TheKingOfKarp · 5 pointsr/longboarding

I'm getting into longboarding now that all of my friends are; however, I currently do not own a long board. My friend has an extra one that I have been borrowing, the Quest Super Cruiser 44". I like how easily this board can turn, but dislike the size of it.
The two I'm currently looking into are the White Wave Rocket and the White Wave Missile which seem to have nice quality for a good price.
My only issue is I am not sure which one to go for. The main difference seems to be the length (31.5" vs 28") and the trucks (180mm vs 5").

Just curious on opinions/advice for a longboarding newbie.

u/timberwolfeh · 4 pointsr/puppy101

There is another way to try!

It's getting a little more popular with a lot of people who started out in the same boat as you. You're doing great, and you've tried to help your pup in so many ways, don't feel bad about this at all :)

So essentially we can teach your dog to dremel her own nails.

You'll want to get some grip tape (the tape that goes on the top of a skateboard, here is a link), and put it on a sturdy clipboard.

Then you're going to teach your dog to paw/dig on command. To do this, put a treat under a towel, and kind of hold the towel down while encouraging her to try to get the treat. After nosing it for a minute, she should get frustrated enough to try pawing at it. Yes! Reward vigorously. Repeat until it's pretty reliable/she's figured out that you want her to use her paws. Then remove the towel, put the treat on the clipboard, and only cover with your hand. When she scrapes her nails on the sandpaper like tape, reward reward reward!

Make sure you're only rewarding for good nail scrapes, not rubbing the pads of her paws on it. Then you can move on to different feet (the back ones can be very difficult. Some dogs pick it up pretty easy. One dog I actually had to teach to leap off the board so he'd wear down his back nails.)

Keep an eye on the nails to make sure she's not scraping them too short, and voila! No clippers are involved, instead there's only the happy treat-time clipboard!

u/remiarutawa · 4 pointsr/3DS
u/lollery123 · 4 pointsr/longboarding

i bought my first ever board like 3 weeks ago so i have no idea whats on it

its this one.

Thanks for the tips!

u/4cut · 4 pointsr/longboarding

Hey, I've boarding on a pennyboard for four years as a way to get around a small campus.

Right now, I think that I'll need a faster board to get to school which around 4.5 miles away. It'll also be nice if it's good dancing board.

By the way, my friend got one of these and I'm wondering if this one is okay for what I need.

u/Inanimate-Sensation · 4 pointsr/indieheads

They look like this

You download an app and it's like 15 cents mile or something. But they are everywhere downtown. Thousands littered all on sidewalks. It's crazy.

u/username868 · 4 pointsr/vancouver

Not sure if this is the one you’re looking for but when it was in stock I think it was like $600?

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/stairmast0r · 4 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I'm guessing you're in the US since you're referencing FFR. What's your current scooter? I don't normally join circlejerks, but the Xiaomi M365 is a pretty good value and it's below your budget at $379 right now on Amazon. Pneumatic tires will provide better grip and ride quality than solid tires, and if you keep the pressure up high enough (depends on your weight, but around 50 PSI), flats are not that big of an issue. The stem wobble is also better in recently produced units, and if it ever gets bad you can buy cheap rubber dampers to tighten it back up.

u/Chanthrax · 4 pointsr/boostedboards

No but what I did was bought this bag

And then these bungees

And tied 4 to the front of the bag so you can wrap top and bottom support around all the wheels/trucks and it holds it right in place and doesn’t move either.

u/VenomousSVT · 4 pointsr/boostedboards

I love this one. Been using it for months with no issues
Hubro Designs Boosted Board Longboard Backpack - 20L Backpack with Electric Skateboard Carry Panel

u/jrob_ · 3 pointsr/skateboarding

I'm looking to start skateboarding. I am 31 years old, never skateboarded before but I want to start. I'm not looking to do crazy tricks or anything like that I just want to cruise around the city.

With that in mind does this look like a good beginner setup for hopping from the office to get lunch etc?

u/CyberPlatypus · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I'm new to skate/longboarding and was thinking of getting something cheap-ish to cruiese around on. Would anyone have any recommendations? I was hoping to get something around $50-75 and around 30" or so.

Also, any opinion on this Quest Cruiser I found on amazon? It seems like something I might like. Thanks a bunch!

u/PM_ME_UR_HTTPD_CONF · 3 pointsr/springfieldMO

Honestly I think you're going to be paying a premium IRL when you could get a Quest from Amazon.

it was my first board, and it served its purposed.

Once you make your noob mistakes on a cheap board you'll have a small clique of skaters who will let you try out various board setups and be able to purchase your first high-end board with confidence.

/r/longboarding was super helpful for me. Awesome community, awesome mods, and awesome content. 10/10

Don't forget your safety gear.

Have fun

EDIT: One think I forgot to mention in hindsight I think learning on a board using mediocre bearings and whatnot is good.

The first time I bombed a hill using a Landyachtz with non-shit hardware I think I quite literally said "holy fuck this is fast!"

I wasn't skilled enough for that board....

A few moments later I was on my ass.

u/releasemysack · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hello Reddit, I'm moving to a home about a mile away from the subway soon and decided instead of catching the bus that I'll get a longboard a ride instead. I'm a newbie when it comes to this so I just want to be steered in the right direction. I'm looking into these decks right now from Amazon, what do you all think? Should I look into a specific brand? What's decent for cruising? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make a good decision. I don't want to exceed 150 dollars on the deck and accessories.

Ride on buddies. Appreciate any help <3

u/arhvm · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hi there, I have always wanted to get into longboarding but never had the money to pay for one. Recently though, I was looking online and came across this longboard: I eventually want to get into dancing but at the same time I don't want to have to buy another one later on, should I just spend more money and get a landyachtz (as suggested by my local skate shop) or should I make this purchase? Any help would be great, thanks!

u/zase7 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking for a deck to replace the one on this Amazon board I use: Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44"

The deck that came with it is stiff and heavy, I'm looking for one that's light and has a some flex to it so I can make tighter turns and eventually do some tricks. Are there any (preferably drop through) decks with two kicktails that are less than $80?

u/coopsa111 · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

Oh yeah, you're right, not certified. I did get a certified version, which is cheaper even

u/lyzer · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

There's probably vids on YouTube for what's acceptable noise and change noises. I have been running stock bearings on the drive wheels and zealous on front for over 600mi on the v1 and about 200 mi on the v2. Put them in when I got the boards and haven't changed since.

Skip the ceramics, these free spin at least as long as bone ceramics and are cheap to replace. Zealous bearings on amazon

u/CHAINMAILLEKID · 3 pointsr/longboarding

what you want is this

And I'll have you know that the lube Zealous uses is over $5 an oz, where as bones is probably cents.

u/BK1287 · 3 pointsr/NewSkaters

Because it seems like it's been mentioned quite a few times in this thread, here is a link to a set of adult knee, elbow and wrist pads that will only set you back $22:

This was a must for me learning how to skate transition and these have been great so far.

u/seascaped · 3 pointsr/rollerderby

Large arms and legs here.

For knee pads I used Deadbolts XL for awhile, but they twisted a lot and I was afraid of landing on my knee. I now just switched to the S1 knee pads in 2xl and honestly I could go down to an XL but luckily their straps are adjustable as they stretch out over time.

For elbow and wrist I use this set from amazon:
The wrist guards have saved my wrists multiple times and the elbow pads work fine. The straps on the elbow pads are long enough but I added in an inch or so of fabric to the sleeve for comfort, although they were wearable before.

u/HulkTogan · 3 pointsr/Vive

Haha, they're great. Sliding around really makes you feel like a boss.

If you're truly interested, I bought mine here.

u/Alternative_Program · 3 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I had this same question a couple weeks ago. Here’s the feedback I got:

All solid suggestions I think. I ended up ordering Flexmeters (wrist guards), and the knee and elbow Fox D3O pads and the Fox Defender gloves.

The gloves are some of my favorite ever. And the elbow pads are solid. The knee pads are tight and hot though. Pretty uncomfortable and a challenge to get on and off.

I had ordered the JBM Adult Protective Gear Set for Biking, Riding, Cycling and Multi Sports and after just a few outings those actually break in really nice and are very comfortable. $20 for a full set of comfortable gear; can’t beat that. And I’ve gone down at low speed in them several times, so they seem to do the trick.

I also ordered Leatt EXT knee/shin pads because they don’t have a “sock” design, so I can easily wear them over jeans.

Finally (other than helmets) I’ve got some wrist-guards I got for free from eWheels with my EUC and those actually ended up being my favorite so far. You can buy them separately for $19. I like them so much because I don’t have to take off my Apple Watch when I wear them. Which means I can use apps that show me speed, battery, etc. As well as just being all around convenient.

The Flexmeters seem like good kit. And they’re very comfortable. But they’re also long and feel like they probably conflict with longer elbow pads like the Fox pads.

Buttom line, T-Shirt and Shorts gear for me is JBM pads + eWheels wrist guards + helmet. Swap in the Leatt knee/shin pads if I’m wearing pants. And I’d probably throw on the Fox elbow pads instead of the JBM try to fit the Flexmeters if I felt like I was gonna be pushing it. And in the winter I’d wear an armored jacket instead of elbow pads.

u/1nfamuz3 · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

Try these thes e are the right diameter but they're not in stock till April 24 Boosted Board V2 Belts (2-Pack) by ROMP SUPPLY

u/douropolicious · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Yo this is such good advice! I have a Maestro as well, and the first couple major dings really stung, and I was pretty bummed. But it ultimately still rides the same, and I would rather have taken the hits and had fun than been all dainty all the time. That being said, I have reglued delams, DIY'd fiberglass and epoxy wrapped around the edges, nose, and tail... there's stuff like this never tried it because it looks like it would get in the way more than anything, but it exists.. At the end of the day, boards get torn up, best to just accept it for what it is and have a blast.

u/Santos_Dumont · 3 pointsr/flying

I bought an electric scooter with extended battery and put it in the plane. It goes 15mph and can go for 30 miles.

u/EUmd · 3 pointsr/UMD

Why not just buy an electric scooter at that cost? $420 for the same model.

u/BonesIIX · 3 pointsr/boston

I have the same scooter that Bird uses and use it for daily commute. If you're not overweight (275+) you should be fine on slight hills and such.

I am above that weight limit and still have enough juice to do about 5 miles daily on a single charge.

I use it to get from Rosi village to Forest Hills and then the reverse commute is North Station to South Station and then Forest Hills to home.

It feels much safer and more comfortable riding in bike lanes than sidewalks, cars are not much of an issue I've found, traffic is usually slower than me eve ant 15-16.5mph

The biggest issue is fixing a patch if you pop a tire. Just take the wheel to a bike shop with a new inner tube (they sell thicker ones on amazon too) - costs about $15 to fix a flat. The reason I dont say DIY is cause it's a fucking PAIN to get the tire back on.

All in all, I love how it's modified my commute. I have done the full North Station to Roslindale commute (9mi in about 55min) went from full charge to 20%, but again, I'm a big guy so you have to think about that when considering distance. 3 miles you should be able to do in 20-25min no problem.

u/thatsmytrunks · 3 pointsr/sanantonio

I ended up buying one of the models that Bird uses (M365 here) and have been in love with it. I use it as my main source of transportation now, and it gets me anywhere I need to go in the city.

I think with time the Public opinion on these will change as they're so much cheaper and energy efficient than cars for small trips.

u/Waulnut163 · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

amazon has some ~8 dollar skateboard/longboard nose/tail guards.


Edit: Amazon Nose Guard

u/deadvibes1 · 3 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

oh no, I use a bash guard similar to these to protect the ends when i pick it up or drag it

u/bluefootedpig · 3 pointsr/oakland

I have owned 3, GOTRAX is about 300 on amazon and a solid one. I got a ninebot and really the only better thing is solid tires do I don't have to keep pumping up the tires.

I daily commute 3 miles outside bart, I could need to refill tires about one a week, sometimes twice.

u/dapezboy · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

Hey, I own and ride a scooter to work nearly every day. I love it.

As for the laws, I think most people have this covered in the other comments. As for recommendations, I have ridden the GOTRAX Scooter details on amazon ( - I'd rate this as "good Chinese crap". It's not amazing, it'll last MAYBE two years, and then the battery and motor will start to degrade.

I currently am riding a Minimotors Speedway Mini 4 Pro (, which is significantly heavier (30lbs), but I ride it nearly 10 miles each way, to and from work, and still get home with roughly 50% battery. It ships with a limiting wire that makes it only go 15mph but it easily can go 28-30 if you unplug it.

If you have any questions feel free to shoot them my way.

u/ttd_76 · 3 pointsr/rva

I haven't done a thorough product research and I have not ridden an electric scooter for more than 5 minutes. So I do not have the qualifications or experience to actually make a recommendation:

But here's the cheap option, and I have seen a bunch of these around town:

And here's the luxury option, which I have never seen but is always talked about as being awesome:

TBF, I don't think they are death traps if ridden with a helmet, and operated in a safe manner by someone with a little practice and who stays aware of traffic.

u/Isaacdoge · 2 pointsr/NewSkaters

Is this it perhaps? ( ) If not, can you send me a link of where you bought yours? Thanks!

u/spartan421 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

maybe something like this. although its like sandpaper and wont come off easily. i've done this once. I cut a small reallly small line/blob and added it to the right button. Along the corner. so it would catch my fingers if it slipped or i could just press it w/o slipping.

use really good scissors and i wouldnt recommend covering the entire button as it is very rough.

u/zxj4k3xz · 2 pointsr/airsoft

If you want it to be more grippy, you can try Skateboard grip tape.

u/Fatalschroeder · 2 pointsr/longboarding

It's an Atom longboard right out of the box. It's this one:


u/RockinRollo · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking at getting into longboarding - my budget is about $150 CDN. Literally just to get to the coffee shop about a 15 minute walk from my house but I'm sick of walking. I have no intentions of using it other than to get to places around town. I was looking at this -

After browsing this subreddit it appears people fucking despise Atom. I weigh literally nothing (102lbs) any advice would be greatly appreciated. (Preferably purchase off Amazon as my local skate shop only has boards for $400+)

u/MickeyFinns · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I've got a cheap Atom drop deck...

Removed some of the spacers to get it a bit lower and gottne the bearings running nice. It's a heavy board but all can really justify for this trip, as a above I've got enough time to walk the entire way if needed.

u/Mr_Lemone · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Best complete longboard for under $200?

What's the best quality longboard that will get me some skater cred, I longboarded for over 3 years using $20-30 pawns shop boards, over 6 miles a day usually, I finally got out of high school and into the work feild and I wonder what a decent longboard is like.

My favorite cheap longboard was a drop deck like this Atom board:

I really like the stability and decent turning radius, it is for a semi urban areas with really kinda shitty roads and sidewalks, mainly for comfortable cruising from destination to destination.

I'll be buying today and would be happy to post a follow up review if you're curious.

u/recnik · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I just got into longboarding a few weeks ago, my girlfriend tried to get me into pennyboarding but my feet are too damn big, so she bought me this board as a gift and I immediately fell in love with riding. It's a cheap board and I expected it to ride like a cheap board, but I didn't expect to outgrow it quite this fast.

I lose so much speed so fast and rocky/uneven pavement is a nuisance on extended rides. I know I can correct both of those by getting new bearings and wheels, but I'm honestly not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

As for just getting a new board - I actually really love the size of the board - it's small enough that I'd be perfectly okay riding it around my college campus every day and taking into class with me.

u/MrBarbarianx · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Is this long good for beginners?.
I only skated once in my life and I'm looking to start longboarding (Just riding in the beachside or maybe going to school or something)

u/ghtuy · 2 pointsr/longboarding

It's 44, here. It does DH alright, and I can slide fine, but I want to get a dedicated board, and keep that one for cruising and dancing.

u/pmackles · 2 pointsr/bjj

Same broseph. I roll around town on a longboard for sanity.

u/GrryTehSnail · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44"

They even raised the price on this piece of shit. It was $50.00 two years ago

u/Y0ungPup · 2 pointsr/streetwear

I think it kind of looks like Billionaire Boys Club collabed with Curious George :P

Jeans are hard to see, but they're denim joggers from Boohoo, but I cut off the elastic on the bottom

Shoes are Vans Authentic.

Skateboard is [this] (

I didn't plan on doing a post about the hoodie today, but I was testing a mic I bought, and thought why not.

EDIT: Any reason why you're downvoting the post? Are you unable to watch the video? Do you not like the hoodie? Do you not like that I didn't show the entire hoodie?

u/BATMANisMyBro · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Hey Guys so I'm completely new to longboarding, and I am excited to try it out, I had a few questions on which board I should get. Amazon has a 44 inch Quest Super Cruiser that I'm thinking about getting, but I read some of these comments and some of you guys recommend getting something smaller. So should I get a 44 inch or 34 inch?
(Here's the board I'm thinking of getting,

Thanks for all your help

u/kensdiscounteggs · 2 pointsr/Omaha

I'm selling this longboard. I've only been on it a few times and came to the realization that its not meant to be. This means it does have some very minor scuffs. Not sure about price but I'm definitely open to offers.

u/Richmoneybucks · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm new here, and I was checking out the wiki. Does anybody have the images from "Hi kids, I'm a deck!"? The photobucket images that the wiki links to are broken. Thanks!

EDIT: I'm looking at this:
As my first board. The wiki says Quest is a brand to avoid, but it also doesn't give any reason. I've read reviews online that say this is a good board, am I being duped?

u/gitterwibbit · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Thanks for your input, but I'm really not looking to learn all of this stuff. I really just want to get a decent board online or somethin', fully setup, and be done. Sorry if I sound ignorant, but I just wanna get somethin' good and be done.

I'm thinking of picking up one out of these:

Which would ya say is the best in terms of durability, stability, and handling. I'm really looking for something that can make swift turns, pick up speed, and be stable.

Sorry that I'm incredibly uninformed on how all this works. But I really just wanna pick up a solid, decent board that can do those things.

Also, my neighborhood has some rocky, bad roads, sometimes. Sometimes its solid, sometimes its jagged. Which one of those boards above can keep up with it while still being stable?

If those can't do the job, could you link something that could thats >100$?

u/HunterCatato · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I recently learned how to skateboard on a Walmart Skateboard, and I really liked it. So I decided to get
this boi:

I live at the end of a culdesac on a hill (not too steep) and I want to get into Downhill Longboarding. How do I do that? Any advise is needed

u/jazztbone2b · 2 pointsr/onewheel
u/Aarkh · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

Pads I've really liked these for the value.


I feel like hips are under talked about. After my first fall I got these. My hips were the most bruised up part. Even months later I can feel it.

u/r6guy · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

You'd look awfully out of place with those work gloves on... I tried riding with my motorcycle gloves once, but they were too bulky to work the trigger comfortably (and they aren't even bulky gloves.) I'm sure you'd have the same issue with the leather ones. Leather gloves, in my experience, are very constricting. Maybe get a pair of wrist guards with the plastic protective part for the palm.

I got this cheap set of pads when I was starting out, and the wrist guards kept me for ripping my hands up when I discovered what wheel bite was.

Edit: I forgot to mention.. they may look silly (or you might think they do), but they work well. They allow you to work a remote reasonably well, and keep you from having to deal with the pain of scraped hands and broken wrists.

u/christorrella · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Because I bought a BB for equal parts coolness to transportation ability, I'd honestly say that the best way to go is a TSG Pass because it's comprised of equal parts coolness factor and protection ability.

Link to Amazon here.

u/Qwahzi · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I posted this towards the end of the last daily thread, so maybe I'll get more responses here.

I want to give longboarding a shot (used to skate back in junior high), but I don't want to spend too much. How much should I be spending on my first longboard? Is something like this good enough?

/u/buffitout suggested I build my own, and gave me some good advice, so I might go that route.



Ordered the Churchill Kray (Freeride option)! :)

Thanks for the help!

u/Airbus320Driver · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Because most airlines consider it an "oversized" item and require it be checked.
Speaking very generally, generally, airlines require anything outside 22x14x9 be checked.
TSA has seen enough of them come through that at least one agent will know what it is and that it's allowed. Sometimes they open the bag and swab the board. Don't ask me why...
I've carried mine on with me many times using the case below. It's a great way to get out and see a new city. Burbank, CA was great on the BB. Washington DC was a mix of intolerant and bewildered by it.

u/thisdigitalhome-com · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Push start a first few times if you have to. Lean forward when hitting the throttle, lean back when braking. Also, wear your gear, if you're a new rider like me.

These JBM knee, wrist, elbow pad kit has already saved me plenty of skin for just 25 bucks.

Sure, I do feel a bit awkward wearing this around in this beach town where almost NO one wears safety gear, but in the end, after a couple of holes in my pants and a busted knee already, I'm sticking to wearing them until I get a 100% confident.

u/TheGurgeMan · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

If I were you I would pick this up as well As of now i use just the wrist guards, as I wear a riding vest and jeans

the wrist guards are amazing though, they have saved my palms and my wrists so many times.

u/happyjared · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/requiem_mn · 2 pointsr/electricvehicles

Finally, something I can contribute to here. I recently bought Xiami M365 e-scooter (cost me 425€, here is Amazon link, not how I bought it). I think I have it for a month or two. I logged around 270 km so far. I use it from home to train station, then I use train to city I work in, and then from train station to work. Its something like 2.5 km in each city in each direction. Advantage is that it is relatively light and compact (12.5 kg and the handle folds). It goes up to 25 kmh, battery is specified as making 30 km if you are 75 kg person. It can only carry one person of up to 100 kg, but I believe that even heavier person can use it, especially if you change type of tires.

Now, my impressions, it is perfect for me. I can bring it both to my office, and to my apartment (elevator not working, still not too much hustle). I can bring charger with me anywhere to add some extra mileage from it. It can be stored in car trunk (I was able to put it in trunk of Opel Corsa D, rather small car), thou I would avoid this if it is too hot and sunny outside. It is on a cheaper side, so it does have some problems, but nothing too serious, especially if you are familiar with bikes (changing of tire and staff like that).

Also, now, my whole daily is electrified in a country that usually has 55% electricity generation from renewables, which is nice.

Video that I found to be fair review is this one.

Since I'm guessing you are from states, here are some conversions:

12.5 kg = 27.5 lbs

75 kg = 165 lbs

100 kg = 220 lbs

2.5 km = 1.5 mile

25 kmh = 15.5 mph

30 km = 18.5 miles

425 € = 480 $

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

u/vdek · 2 pointsr/bayarea

Get an electric bike or scooter.

Go from your apartment to Caltrain(5 minutes).

Get off at Sunnyvale (10-15 minutes depending on which train you catch).

Scoot to Moffett (10 minutes).

Grab one of these or an ebike

u/safebrowseatwork · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

Grab a jump bike.

Although given that you’d have a bike lanes the whole way, the scooter can work and the Xiaomi M365 that bird used in gen 1 scooters is only $350 on Amazon.

u/Ruleryak · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

"tag=slicinc-20" in the link you posted means someone gets a commission every time someone follows that link and purchases that product. Using a link in that format is a bannable offense here. Assuming this was an honest mistake - bear in mind that in the future you want to chop off everything from the question mark onward in the URL to be allowed to share it here. In this case it would just be:

u/Venasaura · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/artsrc · 2 pointsr/australia

Impressive answer, thank you. I agree that nothing is a forgone conclusion and the existing players have some advantages.

My understanding of the Kodak story is not as positive. More like this:

In some ways I like other answers to the electric world with different form factors like this:

or this:

u/chuyskywalker · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

What the fuck? An m365 for $1,000? Get outta here with that shit.

Here's a REAL offer, damn.

u/KGB420 · 2 pointsr/LimeBike
u/Eurynom0s · 2 pointsr/nyc

You can also buy your own electric scooter (presumably a little easier to ride because of the handlebars), but they're illegal in New York so I don't know how much grief you'd wind up getting from NYPD for riding one.

u/pdxmph · 2 pointsr/longboarding

These have worked well for me.

Depending on the thickness of the board, you may need to loosen them up or tighten them before applying. To avoid scratches and grooves, I’d open them up a little, make sure they’re on straight, then squeeze them tight. They’re made up of flexible metal segments under a rubber casing, so shaping them is sort of like bending stiff wire.

They are a little shapeable, so they’ll fit most designs with a little bending/molding.

u/ahoss10 · 2 pointsr/longboarding
u/nextapp · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Hubro Designs Boosted Board Longboard Backpack - 20L Backpack with Electric Skateboard Carry Panel

u/skeeterou · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

I have this one. It's great, just wish it had a little more room. It's really comfortable.

u/fl2re · 1 pointr/longboarding

WANTED: Cheap complete to learn sliding/DH on. I'm 140lbs 5'8" and can afford $100 (College Salary). Or trade a Santa Cruz Landshark Custom graphic 8/10 with some cash for a more expensive complete. Shipped to VA.

Might be a longshot but its better than not trying at all.

u/gazdaman1 · 1 pointr/longboarding

I getting some grip tape this weekend, just wondering if this tape would work for cruising/light DH.

u/Drtrider · 1 pointr/longboarding

Yea was just taking a look. But it seems quite a few have vouched for the website. So, I think its a safe bet I was looking at this

u/steezasaurus_rex · 1 pointr/longboarding

I was riding this before the Shrike. I've noticed the board is a lot smoother to ride, I can go faster for longer off of one push, and I can actually manage pumping this board to maintain speed. The added length and concave also makes me feel more stable.

u/flaspd · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey guys, I am looking for a cruiser board.
I have minimal experience with skateboarding (I can ride them, but can't really do tricks).
I was mostly interested in using a skateboard as a transportation tool (can't stand riding on my old skateboard in surfaces that are not flat) and thought of getting a cruiser.

I am pretty tall (6'3) so I am not looking for a small board.
I searched amazon and thought about buying this ['quest' board](

Could anyone recommend this one for a newbie?
It's a 34 inch long board. will it fit me well?

(already got some bad comments on the quest board. but I would like to hear more opinions / alternative boards in the $60 range if possible

u/uniqlov3 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey all! I've been wanting to get into something new and recently my interest in skateboarding kicked in. I've always wanted to do it, but couldn't, due to where I lived. Anyways this community seems awesome, and a longboard seems to be just what I'm looking for (just something to go to school with, go to the gym/nearby restaurants/cruise around town for fun) but I'd like some help. I've researched a little, and have narrowed down my options into these two (tho certainly I would take recommendations - only thing is I'm on a tight budget), and

The 44 inch one (2nd) seems to be great, according to the videos and reviews I've checked on it, while people claim that the 34 inch (1st) can use a change of wheels. The thing is, I do want something that's more on the portable side, and I've never seen a 44 inch longboard (or any longboard actually) in my life, so I don't know just how tall that is, but I'm assuming it's not very easy to carry around? As compared to the 34 inch one atleast.

Sorry for the all over the place message, I'm too excited and also too sleepy. Would appreciate any insight anyways. Thanks!!

u/creativecactus · 1 pointr/trees
u/Save_Gamehendge · 1 pointr/longboarding

I have $80 in Amazon gift cards to buy a first longboard for a birthday present for my girlfriend. Just looking for something nice and easy to cruse with. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what to get? Heres what I've picked out so far. Which of these looks best?

Open to any other suggestions. I know $80 isnt going to get me much, but its really all I can spare right now. Thanks guys and gals

u/campl0 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Thanks for the guide. I wish I had come to this sub before purchasing my first board.

I picked up a cheap Quest Board from amazon. For the price I cant complain I guess. I just wanted something cheap to learn and cruise around on. After a week I started to feel like the board was too unstable, but after tightening up the trucks a bit it really helped. I'll probably ride this for a while until I feel the need for something better.

u/urhedsonfire · 1 pointr/tall

It was actually really cheap, only $60 for the complete.

Edit: It's this exact board, but when I got it back in August I only paid $60.

u/Timebombaz · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be 33 this year. Big boy, former ASU football player, and have NEVER rode a skateboard. My 13 year old daughter seemed to learn pretty quick on the longboard we got her and I'd love to skate with her, so I have a few questions:

1: I know this is probably a dumb idea, but how do I minimize injury as much as possible?
2: A board that will handle my frame? I'm 6'5 260 with a size 15 foot.
3: lastly, my daughters board is too big and she wants a cruiser to ride to highschool. We bought her this to learn on: and she wants to replace it with a better cruiser type board, something a bit smaller as her commute will be about 1.5 miles each way.

Thank you!

u/Reddit_Videos_To_Gif · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I got this long board to go down light hills and really i just want to know what you guys think of it as a beginner board.This one

u/TacoCowboy14 · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a longboard for the first time and I want to spend under $100. The two boards I've been looking at are:

The Quest Super Cruiser

And The Yocaher Professional Drop Down

Which one would be better for a beginner? I'm also open to other suggestions if you think another board would work better for me.

u/JumpyCattle · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey all, newbie here! I've been trying to learn how to pivot for a month or so I would say, and I don't think I've gotten anywhere.


I feel like part of the problem might be my board. I'm not trying to blame my materials instead of my obvious deficiency of course, but I can't help thinking about it. Currently I have the Quest Super Cruiser. It weighs 10 lbs and the wheels have a durometer of 80A.

I have a really old, crappy skateboard that I can do a pivot on with relative ease, which I guess isn't surprising as it's much shorter and lighter. But I also tried my friend's board briefly the other day and I felt like it was much easier to pivot (still couldn't manage it all the way). Her wheels were definitely harder (85A).


I looked up lists of longboards other people recommend for freestyle, and they were all around 7 and a half pounds, except they had a tad softer wheels. I'm pretty confused at this point.


I looked at a YouTuber I watch's set up video, and I think I know now that I want 85A wheels. Would this solve the problem though? I'm also aware that the pintail-ish shape isn't ideal for this style, but I hadn't done enough research when I first bought it. So would getting a different shape help too? Would it be worth it?


So, what's the main issue here? The wheels, the shape, the weight, all of the above, something I'm overlooking, or just not enough practice?

Edit: Thanks everyone! I managed to get it down :-)

u/shemari · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to learn how to ride, I don't want to spend much on my first board until after I've learned. I've found this used board on craigslist and this new one off amazon.

If you guys could let me know if these are good deals and what I should look for when I go to see the used board in person that would be awesome!

u/weirdalrock · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I've never longboarded before. My friend let me try it this past week and I have to say, it's more fun the riding my bike. However, I know absolutely nothing about buying a longboard. I just went on amazon to see what kind of longboards there were. I saw a few that looked ok and were relatively cheap

Could anyone tell me if these are any good or if I should be looking somewhere else to buy a longboard?

u/MipselledUsername · 1 pointr/longboarding

I was looking for transportation that didn't require too much maintenance or storage for work. I (impulsively) settled on this Quest 44" board today.

I have 0 experience riding anything like this, but I figured youtube and safety gear have me covered

I feel like I should leave something here for discussion, but I'm just super pumped and felt like sharing (and didn't feel like junking up your sub with a "my first xyz!" post)

u/ourcore · 1 pointr/longboarding

Figured, but this looked okay: Not seeing much by Funbox.

u/bored12345567 · 1 pointr/UIUC

Ive never longboarded before, just skateboarded
so I got a beginner board just to get into it
its this one

u/ragerwithcomics · 1 pointr/longboarding
u/spaghettilegslee · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Both CPSC and ASTM F1492 certified. Google ASTM F1492 certification. It's more rigorous than CPSC and must be tested and rated for multiple impacts.

u/evolveinla · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

I got this one (as well as an Evolve), and have been super happy with it:

u/50_Trails_Of_Snails · 1 pointr/longboarding

Thanks! :D And aren't they only like $15?

u/Atlfalcons284 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Yeah, I'm just going to buy new ones. Never heard of Zealous before. So I just toss these ( in the wheels and screw the wheel on and that's it? No need for the inner or out washers or anything??

u/korict · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

US amazon zealous bearings

edit : They also carry the bushings. There are hard, medium and soft.

u/hairysmoothie148 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Okay so I have a lot of questions... I'm sorry in advance, I'm really new to this.

I live in a fairly hilly town so power is a must. I'm looking for a dual motor setup with at least a 10-12 mile range. Some parts I picked already are listed below. All Except the trucks are subject to change. I'm going for a white primary with gold accents theme.

If I were to set up a dual motor board
• Which motor mount should I buy?
• Is this MOTOR the best one on the market for its price right now? I'm looking for crazy power! :)
• Which motor pulley do I need for a dual motor setup?
• What electronics do I need to run this setup?
• Where can I find a frame to hold the 18650's and electronics?
• How do you wire these things? I'm honestly just shooting in the dark here...

I already have the board , bearings , remote , and trucks picked out.

If you have any suggestions, please please feel free to add them.
I feel like I'm missing something here...

I own a 3D printer so if there are any extra casings that I need I can just print it.

I appreciate all your help!

Willing to provide compensation or barter for someone to source all these parts and manuals for me

u/Mr_mahal · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Super Reds (ones he changed) -
Zealous (the ones he recommends we switch to) -

u/acrystalduck · 1 pointr/onewheel

Went ahead and ordered some so I'd have something when the board gets here on Wednesday. Went for the helmet and for knee/elbow/wrist.

Went with a lower cost option because the reviews from the low end all the way to the top seemed pretty mixed. I'll let you guys know how it all works later in the week if I can get some decent weather to try it all out!

u/armin22222 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

I've got this set. Nothing fancy, just very comfortable and gives me all the protection I need :)

u/RDoneironaut · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Ahh I was looking to get the Ninebot Max though I ended up getting a nanrobot D3 since I was too impatient to wait for the crowd funding thing to end and them send out the units. Looks great tho, enjoy it!

This set comes with elbow, knee, and wrist guards:

u/janiepuff · 1 pointr/NewSkaters

I like this set a lot. They're comfortable and still offer a good amount of room. (Also not bad on the wallet)

Sorry wish I knew more about helmets, I think I bought mine from a sports store. I'll leave that topic up to the other newskaters :)

u/eertnivek · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Yeah, I've read a few things where people were suggesting full face helmets like

and motorcycle jackets, or some kinda body armor thing

u/iMrBilliam · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Well it's a bit expensive.

u/drejpf · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Hi guys. I've been convinced to pick up a full face helmet for longboarding and I'm wondering whether I'd be able to use it for snowboarding as well? It's a TSG Pass. I'd wear it without goggles as it has a visor. Does she shape, visor, hardshell fibreglass or anything else make it not viable for snowboarding? I can't see anything that would stop me from using it to snowboard.


u/Epiclyill · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a new board but have no clue what to look for. I really like this but don't know what brand's to look at and I don't want to buy something low quality. I'm looking to get something between 100-200$ and suggestions are appreciated!

u/DetectiveJohnKimbel · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey I'm making a decision between this and this and I want either or I'm planning to get a stable cruising and downhill board for riding distance too so are either of these good for being stable, medium distance cruising, and downhill? The reviews are mixed so I need a few more opinions

u/JonathanEarl · 1 pointr/longboarding

Looking at getting into longboarding and eyeing an Atom Complete drop through longboard on Amazon for $117. Would there be any quality difference between that and $150 complete longboard at the local Van’s store? Link below to the Atom.

Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch)

u/Alaskan_Narwhal · 1 pointr/MeepoBoards

I got the Atom Drop Through Longboard (40 Inch) it was cheap and had 9 ply

u/jemiroquai · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Most people tend to suggest this one here
But personally I prefer the rifle cases way more and will be getting this one as soon as I get my V2!

u/eddiek_3 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I've read about people using this one and I'm actually considering it for myself. However, I don't plan on traveling with my board much so let us know if you find something cheaper.

u/pr0tosynnerg · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

I also have a metroboard slim 41"/15mile on order. Hoping to get some input from others on cases for flight travel. I am looking at this boostedboard case here.

Any other suggestions?

u/parkerg1016 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

These wrist guards are the ones I use and you still have control of the remote. I do however wish the battery percentage was in the top left instead of right, because even without wrist guards it gets covered up with my hand, and to me I'd rather know my battery percent over what mode I'm in.

u/_Fractal · 1 pointr/onewheel

Currently rocking these.

as far as a helmet I got a simple Bell helmet from Target.

Day 1: No falls however I did have to bail after riding over a speed bump too fast.

u/lizmiliz · 1 pointr/boostedboards

ROMP sells their belts on Amazon:

u/TheTorban · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I bought a ROMP Belt on Amazon about a month ago. Can you verify if this listing is yours?

u/Gooser88 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Hey awesome, thanks for breaking that down for me =D

I ended up buying these because people in the comments were saying they worked and you know... Amazon prime lol.

u/tennisbp · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Leaving this here in case anyone needs a more accessible option:

u/Darkzed1 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

They fit pretty tight I have not had them fall off or wear out yet and I have had them for about a week and I got them from amazon

u/ezuF · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Meepo 1.5 (less than 100 miles), comes with:

( Costed $44.99

Nose and tail guard Costed $13.99

[Red tail light] ( Costed $18.37

[Longboard Tool] (

[Extra trucks and screws from the recall] (

[Remote (no wrist strap, sorry)] (

[Charger] (

[Wall mount + 4 screws] (

I'm in the Bay Area (Mountain View). $450 OBO

u/atomicmikecane · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Cutting to the chase. Just go buy this: It's a good scooter at a great price. Not a speed demon, but unlike eSk8, the makers have to speed limit them to be able to sell in most markets due to local laws.

u/BigShibby · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

M365 on Amazon Canada for $579.99 Cad

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/K_17 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

This is what I purchased not sure

u/Killcraft69 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I seem to be very unlucky with my electric vehicles. I truley do ride them carefully, when I go over bigger bumps i kinda pull up so the tires dont take a big hit and I take smooth roads and stay on bike paths, I never ride it in the rain even though technically I could. I have had an es2 break on me, an acton blink quatro( A $1700 BOARD) break so consistently that it spent more time in SF getting fixed than in my possession. Luckily I am kind of a pain in the ass about getting refunds so I haven't taken a financial hit from these I do take a mental hit when I have to spend hours on the line with tech support and customer service. I just want something that won't break under very normal operating procedures. the m365 seems to be the right one cause there are so many people that own them. I did already purchase the X7 now just cause I need it for transport and the initial answer I got was meh. I'm taking a chance on this one mainly cause the specs are more what I am looking for. Also I would but the xaomi pro if it was on amazon. my es2 refund just came through and it was given as amazon credit which I requested cause it would mean zero processing time and I did need a new one asap. If you're curious I can let you know how it is in a few months or if this one breaks on me too. In that case I would just buy a xaomi once and for all. The current listing on amazon is very odd though It is sold by xaomi but the different buying options weirds me out

u/Hobbits_armpit · 1 pointr/cycling

> if motorists, cyclists, & scooter people knew & obeyed the laws of their own conveyance & respected those of the others', we'd be safe & content.

Can I have some of what you're on? Belgium might be run by sane people, but Australia certainly isn't, and I won't mention the current US administration, as transport is a state issue.

Obedience to laws only makes sense when the laws do.

The rules are frequently written by people who are only interested in pandering to the whims of large voting groups. And if that happens to result in the deaths of an "out" group, those large voting groups are perfectly OK with that. The laws in Australia, for example, with its shitty the bicycle infrastructure, will kill you if you follow the rules. This is why they are broken all the time. The infrastructure and to a smaller degree good social norms, are vastly more important.

Personally, I'm not a fan of electric scooters and I really loathe these sorry excuses for transport. I have come to the conclusion that I hate them not because they are particularly dangerous, but because they are just so amazingly uncool. Like someone wearing a a bright pink jacket and green velvet pants. It's not harming me, but, oh god, please, just... stop....

u/4br4c4d4br4 · 1 pointr/sanantonio

You could have posted the NON-SPAM direct link instead;

Though it's academic since it's NLA at the link.

u/open_it_up · 1 pointr/DaveAndBusters

Compare it to the commercially available version of the Scooter that Bird uses.


Statement based on this:


They both have the same wattage motor and similar battery capacity (I think).


Bird does have larger wheels (8 inches, pneumatic, compared to 6 inch solid), so in ideal conditions, it's top speed is theoretically going to be slightly higher, but in practical use, they are going to operate similarly.


The Bird version is heavier. It has some functionality to reclaim some lost energy, so battery will likely last longer. It also has app functionality.


The Mi is $649, and the Voyager Ion is $200+.




u/danroxtar · 1 pointr/Eugene

Most Lime/Bird scooters are Xiaomi scooters! You can buy one off amazon

u/alison73757 · 1 pointr/birdcharger

I got mine on Amazon US with free prime shipping it's in stock now here for 599 US:

u/kinda_a_rapist · 1 pointr/gadgets

Or just buy it for 500 now?

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)

u/hamdmamd · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Here both are allowed in the bicycle lane. I think helmet (bicycle helmet) is mandatory. They're essentially electric mopeds.

Don't get me started on the electric scooters (these: )

u/ketchup155 · 1 pointr/MotoLA

here's a novel idea if you're only concerned about commuting around DTLA. You know those bird/lime scooters with a 15mph top speed?

Get this, you can buy your own one for $500 here. Cruising around on one of the through SM was almost as much fun as my motorcycle.

Other than that I agree with what the other guys said. Your issue isn't a motorcycle issue, it's a lack of ABS issue. If you get yourself a bike with ABS you can just grab a fistful or brake and it won't buck you off, no need to worry about the details.

u/zerocoldx911 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Regular version, the pro as $1000


$650 + tax ~ $50

u/SOOOHIGHNEEDAIRR · 1 pointr/ebikes

Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 miles long-range battery, Up to 15.5 mph, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight adult electric scooter (US Version with Warranty)

If you live in California they rent them for 10 an hour up in Venice Beach.

I'm happy with it

u/DaMiTrOn · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

Looks like it's still there for me. Are you guys in the US? Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter

u/nomadspaceship · 1 pointr/Hawaii

Xiaomi officially entered the US market, and their distributor is Amazon. This is the literal exact model that Bird uses. You can buy directly now:

u/at_work_now_ · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Pretty sure Bird and Scoot use this scooter from Xiaomi. I've been debating between buying this or a Boosted Board vs just Ubering it to my office from the Caltrain.

Lime I think makes their own scooter. Their scooter seriously sucks when it comes to handling bumps on the road.

u/the_master_debaterr · 1 pointr/rutgers

Have you seen anyone riding these My friends told me they are very popular in California, but I haven’t seen anyone riding these in Rutgers.

u/mercuric5i2 · 1 pointr/Austin

> I really wanted to ride one

you could always get your own

u/learbitrageur · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters
u/Mainstreamk2 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Thanks for watching! Yeah, the boosted board is definitely a good beginner board but the price makes it a big investment. I assume most beginners would look for something cheaper. The bash protectors are the "Skateboard Deck Guards" link: I've had the back one slide off a bit so I hope they last.

u/wraith333 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Any suggestions for bash guards or tail guards? I found some on Amazon:

but wondering if there are any other options to consider. gonna likely get one for my Kut-thaka and even my Tarab but not sure if having one will make beginner level free style(for the Tarab's case) difficult. I just wanna take as much care for these decks as I can

u/AdoveHither · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Or this. This is much more durable than Evolve's

u/atomic_wong · 1 pointr/longboarding

I have one from Obed that it really like but wrecked the back of my jeans with the grip tape.

It's very similar to this.

u/15feet · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

m365 is 399$. Gotrax is like


idk nothing about them. take my advice with the grain of salt. check out the sticky like the other user suggested.

u/_-xXswagsenior69Xx-_ · 1 pointr/Scootering

No I'm pretty sure I'm in the right place.

Scooter like the one above, I am not talking about ones like this

If r/scooter does include those than I am sorry for the inconvenience, I just thought that one was more moped based

u/Clutch_Johnson · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

You're right, that's what makes Reddit great - people can weigh in with their opinions and have a nice discussion on a variety of topics.

Where I take issue is when a user presents an opinion followed immediately by "don't listen to opinions that are different from mine." ("don't listen to the negative reviews")

In that case I WILL jump in because, like it or not, the data shows a very different picture and OP should read it before making a purchasing decision.

u/Thunder10015 · 0 pointsr/longboarding

I had a crappy board made by some generic brand. The board looked like this It didn’t flex under my feet at all and I think it was way to big and heavy for me when I had it “I was like 5 foot 4 weighing only 90 pounds or so at the time”. And I am willing to pitch in a bit and spend more for a helmet. I don’t know much about brands for the boards but I do know that sector 9 has some really nice looking boards.

u/lablack786 · 0 pointsr/longboarding

Hi! I'm a beginner and I'm shopping for my first board. I have an Amazon gift card so I'm kinda limited to just Amazon boards. I was pretty set on picking up the Quest Super Cruiser and some Zealous bearings because basically every beginner picks this board up to learn longboarding and the bearings would replace the standard crappy ones, but I just found this new board on Amazon called the Quest Super Cruiser Remix (basically a shorter version of the original Quest board). I can't find that many reviews online about it, but it's shorter (i'm on a college campus with tons of pedestrians so this would be a huge plus), and has a sick design (I love blue lol). Any thoughts on the board? Should I get the original black Quest 44" or opt for this "Remix" at 36"?

Link for OG Quest Board:

Link for Quest Remix Board:

u/peepeetchootchoo · 0 pointsr/croatia