Endless Reasons to Get an Electric Skateboard


3 January 2017

It's just a rich kid's toy, right? After all, what use could anyone get out of a long-distance, lightweight, stash-anywhere, super-fast way to zap around a city faster than you can change channels on that flatscreen TV you've been Netflixing in front of for the last 48 binge-filled hours? C'mon, who's never wanted to teleport? Who's never wanted to surf? 


This list was originally planned for a short easy-to-read "Top 10" but we couldn't help ourselves. Add to the list by writing to press@mellowboards.com or joining this Reddit thread.

1.  Clear your head
2.  Cancel your bus pass
3.  Get in a few slopes/waves before and after work
4.  Stop looking for parking spaces
5.  Pay $0.00 to "fill your tank"
6.  Collect Halloween candy in other neighborhoods too
7.  Make a cool Halloween costume
8.  Retire your car
9.  Carry your ride wherever your go
10. Have your school sponsor your DIY build project
11. Be the fastest family on the block
12. Learn to skate 
13. Learn to snowboard 
14. Trade in your hoverboard 
15. Play real life Mario Kart 
16. Take a city tour of your own city 
17. Let heavy objects carry themselves
18. Milk run
19. Have a mini emergency vehicle with you
20. Learn to bomb downhill
21. Be the coolest dad/mom on the block 
22. Don't sweat
23. Take up less space on bus than a bike
24. Take part in group rides
25. Make "door-to-door" trip times literal
26. Start an electric delivery company 
27. Fly uphill without trying 
28. Beat heatwaves
29. Beat fuel shortages
30. Be independent of Big Oil
31. Invent a new sport 
32. Hold hands with your partner at high speed
33. Enhance your neighborhood watch
34. Escape hip/knee/ankle pain
35. Enhance your filmmaking 
36. Get that thing you forgot at the grocery
37. Park far away and not care
38. Skate in dress shoes
39. Make that stroller run more fun for both
40. Pollute less
41. Teach your wife to skate
42. Teach your husband to skate 
43. Rehabilitate your old skateboard
44. Discover foreign cities without renting a car
45. Pick your kids up in school without waiting in that dumb line (you'll need 2 e-skates) 
46. Save on car insurance and maintenance 
47. Park your ride under your desk 
48. Continue snowboard/surf season all year round 
49. Check it in at the coat stand 
50. Keep your bike from getting stolen
51. Keep adrenaline in your daily diet
52. As a medical mobility device
53. Explore backcountry trails with all-terrain model
54. Zip around campus more quickly
55. Deliver newspapers
56. Eat at home for lunch 
57. Never wait for late buses again
  58. Reduce walking commutes to a fraction of time 
59. Tell mom she doesn't have to pick you up at school 
60. Use as conversation starter because you know your pick-up game is weak
61. Never pay an extra $5 for UberEATS to deliver food again
62. Enjoy freedom of movement where driving is prohibited
63. Make Segway policing cool again (cops on e-skates...awesome or frightening?)
64. Stop risky skitching

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