WowGo Interview Vol1. with EV Tech Steven: The Future of E-Skateboarding and Urban Mobility?
Apr 07, 2023
We are excited to present an exclusive interview with a prominent KOL in the e-skateboarding community. Our focus is to understand their experience with the Wowgo Boards and e-skateboarding in general.
Steven's Youtube channel: EV TECH STEVEN
WowGo AT2 Plus Review
E-skateboarding is rapidly gaining popularity among city commuters and adventure enthusiasts alike, thanks to its distinctive features and advantages.
Q: Steven, can you tell us a little about your background and how you became interested in e-skateboarding?
A: I started eskating when I needed transportation to go to work. Which was too close to drive but too far for walking. And then, Covid lockdowns happened. And I needed to get out of the house and to find something fun to do that doesn't require socializing.
Q: What was your overall riding experience with the Wowgo AT2 Plus?
A: Amazing. Versatile in wheel choices and plenty power in acceleration. Really love the purple accent look. Also the flexible deck made it a dream carving board. A+ all around.
Q: What do you think sets e-skateboarding apart from other types of skateboarding or other action sports?
A: Well, I'm lazy. I don't like running but I'd like to get outside. So e-skate enabled that for me. Plus Eskate stance just look a lot cooler than a bicycle or electric unicycle.
Q: What do you think are some of the biggest misconceptions about e-skateboarding, and how do you address them?
A: Almost all eskates are not completely 100% water proof. Yet people still ride them in rain or water. That's how you break them!
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is interested in getting into e-skateboarding for the first time?
A: There is only 2 types eskaters. Ones who already fell of their board and ones who will fall off in the future. So gear up and protect yourself.
Q: What role do you see e-skateboarding playing in the future of urban transportation and mobility?
A: Well, I live in the suburbs. It's hard to go from places to places without a car, especially for kids who can't drive yet. I see this as a great transportation tool in the suburban areas as well.
Q: How do you balance pushing yourself to try new things with staying safe and avoiding injuries?
I would say 95% of the time, I would be staying safe and trying dangerous things. and 5% of the time, I would try new and dangerous things under a controlled environment such as ramps but I would only do it on grass to minimize risk of getting injured.
Q: What are your expectations or suggestions for the electric skateboard industry?
A) Better battery efficiency in the future B) more LED and App integration C) Cheaper products.
Through this interview, we have delved into the intricacies of e-skateboarding, including the challenges it poses, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and its potential role in the future of urban transportation.
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