Have you been thinking about purchasing a new electric surfboard but are unsure which one to choose? There are literally hundreds of different makes and models available on the market today. It’s important to take your time and shop around before making a purchase.
Tips and Types of new Electric Surfboard
Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision on the perfect surfboard for you.
First, understand that there are two main types of electric surfboards on the market: those powered by electric motors and those powered by gas engines. Keep in mind, too, that the Boost Surfacing Board is not nearly as powerful as other electric surfboards which can easily propel themselves to very high speeds. In fact, the Boost Surfing Board has a maximum speed of only 17.7 kilometers per hour (11.2 mph) and is specifically designed to give surfers an extra kick during their up-and-down surfing action. The onboard electric motor will power the pusher wheel located at the rear of the board between the tail and the body. This powerful electric motor is what propels the surfer forward.
The second type of electric surfboard is the all-electric version. This version is designed for beginners and professionals alike. Unlike the all-electric version which features a smooth deck and a stable platform, this board features a firmer more responsive deck as well as a powerful onboard lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery enables this surfboard to perform all of the tricks that beginners are sure to want to try out such as deep turns and banked turns. The lithium-ion battery also enables beginners to ride longer stretches of waves without having to recharge the battery as often as they would with a conventional surfboard.
The third type of surfboard is rider-specific or semi-custom. This board is specifically engineered for each rider. Its deck is shaped and designed to match the shape of the rider’s legs. Some models also feature specially contoured seats that are more comfortable for riders who have wider stances while riding. Furthermore, this particular type of surfboard allows riders to be seated in a more natural position compared to the other two types of surfboards. This is especially ideal for tall riders.
The fourth kind of surfboard is the Hybrid. This particular board is specially engineered for beginners as well as advanced riders. It is made with a concave curve for beginners and a steep curvature for the advanced rider. Because of its concave curves, it provides a softer ride for the novice who is on the go and looking for a gentle ride on a fast water surface.
Lastly, there is the Freestyle Board. As the name suggests, it is an electric surfboard for surfers with an aggressive attitude. Its straight-line design allows it to provide a great surfing experience for experienced surfers. Moreover, it features larger wheels for greater stability when surfing on a fast water surface.
The Performance and Practice
These are the main differences between the conventional and the electric surfboard. Aside from the different shapes and sizes, each type of board has different performance characteristics which include high top speed, greater riding stability, and softness for beginners, and more firmness for experienced riders. There are also variations between the sizes. Smaller electric surfboards are often used by beginners while larger ones are ideal for surfing competitions.
To surf efficiently, one must practice riding on the same flat and smooth surfboard for several days. Beginners can also select from the three different sizes to find the one that suits them best. Electric surfboards have also revolutionized the way surfing is taught in schools all over the world. Once the student gains confidence, he or she can choose to upgrade to a full board that provides better turn and snap underfoot motion for greater control. This is the most practical way of learning how to surf. No matter which type of surfboard a surfer chooses, they are sure to enjoy the most fun there is to be had on the waves.