Riding Esk8 comes with inherent risks of severe injury and death. Riders can and have died from riding esk8. The risks of esk8 center on the speeds at which riders are able to achieve with no training and no barriers, this in itself is a great risk. This is compounded by external factors such as road conditions, the behavior of others in the riding environment as well as possible deck malfunctions as caused by the rider or manufacture defects.
Exway has built many safety and reporting systems into its decks notably missing in many other brands. These systems include battery management, and an intelligent ESC with reporting systems to alert the rider when something is not right. These systems are only effective if riders are responsible , able to heed these warnings and make decisions on whether to ride or not ride. The joint goal of rider safety depends on other rider-centric responsibilities such as wearing proper protection i.e. helmet is a must, pads, guards, etc. As the brand Exway can only build the best deck that they can, add in safety features and constantly monitor and improve, the brand absolutely CANNOT predict or control rider behaviour.
Any rider who gets on an esk8 accepts the risks i.e. no one is forcing anyone to order or ride an electric skateboard. Exway the manufacture works hard to mitigate these risks as much as possible, but the reality is that the safest way to not be injured or killed on an electric skateboard is to NOT RIDE electric skateboards.
As skaters ourselves, we always treat accidents very seriously and with empathy as we ride the same decks, have taken the same falls, and have suffered many injuries, we know well what its like. If you are new to the world of electric skateboarding understand that like regular skateboarding falling is inevitable, serious injury is possible and depending on many variables, even probable.
If a rider is unable to come to a complete stop without using the remote throttle, the rider is considered to be riding beyond their ability. Like regular skateboarding the majority of accidents happen due to people riding outside their ability. Loss of control is a major cause of accidents, the addition of an electric power train simply multiplies the severity of any accident. On regular skateboards, sprains are very common, with electric skateboards, bone fractures tend to displace sprains in this respect.
The ability to come to a stop without the use of the remote is a vital skill and if any rider does not take the time to learn it, they will more likely be riding beyond their ability and eventually suffer the consequences.
Please consider this warning and make your decisions accordingly. Exway does its best for its customers but finally we cannot be responsible for any injuries or damages from the use of our products. Electric skateboarding is inherently dangerous in a similar way that motorcycles and bikes are. If safety is your priority, the best bet is to not ride an electric skateboard.
Exway Canada Rider support team