All You Need to Know Before Taking it Off-Road
Have you ever had adrenaline rush through your veins? Had it melt the stress away until all you wanted to do was scream for joy? Smooth and winding, cruising down the road has its appeal – but it’s nothing compared to the thrill of going off-road with your adult electric scooter. Some of you are reading on this on Halloween, thinking – maybe I’ll use my scooter to do a couple rounds around the neighbourhood but trust us, going off pavement opens a whole new world of possibilities. But before you head off into the wild there are a few things you need to know about working with the right adult scooter.
A few of you here may have already learned all there is to know about electric off-road adult scooters and are looking for some tips to help boost your ride. While others might be curious to find out what they are and what the fuss is all about.
No matter your skill level, this post is here to answer any questions that you have. Are you ready to take the next step? Read on to learn how to yield a Halloween devil chariot all of your own.
What Is an Off-Road Adult Scooter?
Let’s start off with the basics. There are plenty of scooters for adults on the market – how do you know which ones will make for a wicked ride? Let’s kick off by looking at how commuting e-scooters differ from those designed to be taken off-road. We’ll use two models from our line as examples:
We know, this one sounds like it would be perfect for a wild Halloween night. And to be fair, if you’re sticking to the city, you’ll find nothing but smooth sailing. However, if you’re looking for the ride of your life here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
- This model is fast, compact, and portable but it has its limits. With fat solid tires going 28 miles per hour, you can go far, but only when keeping within the city limits
- As a commuting scooter for adults, it weighs 66 lbs and is easily folded down. Light and easy to carry, it is perfect for the city.
- Coming with a recommendation to stick to paths with less than a 25-degree climbing angle, an even terrain is the way to go for this adult scooter.
Varla Eagle One
This adult electric scooter was designed to take it to the next level. Whether you already have an off-road scooter or not, the Varla Eagle One is a game-changer.
- With large pneumatic tires, powerful dual hub motors, dual disk brakes and a speed limit of 40 miles per hour, get ready to feel the wind on your face.
- While at 77 lbs it weighs more than the Pegasus, the Eagle One is sturdy yet still portable for trips outside of the city.
- Built to handle up to a 30-degree incline with over a 40-mile range, this model was created for adventures on rough terrains including trails, bumpy roads and more.
As you can see choosing the right adult scooter can make a huge difference. That’s why we recommend investing in a good quality product that will last.
Plan for Success
Before we get to the good part, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind to make your ride feel like a breeze.
Make sure to check the weather, trail difficulties and conditions before heading out. This ensures you’ll be prepared to tackle whatever comes your way.
Prep Your Gear
There’s nothing more important than making sure you’ve charged your Varla Eagle One scooter and have done a proper maintenance check before heading out.
Bring the Essentials
It never hurts to be prepared for just in case scenarios. If you have a backpack or have a few friends coming along try to split up the following: water, GPS, first aid kit and map just in case those phone batteries run out.
Pack Some Snacks
We all know that going off-road builds an appetite. Make sure to pack some snacks, Halloween inspired or not, to keep you going all night.
Celebrate the Season in Style
Now that you’ve found your speed demon, packed your bag, and planned your trip – it’s time for a little fun. Here are our top four picks for riding through fall on your adult electric scooter.
Hit the Trail
This one’s nice and easy. Hop onto your computer for a quick Google search to find the trails closest to you. Whether alone or with friends it’s hard to beat being outdoors and feeling your scooter whip through the trail.
Plan a Competition
Halloween party games can be just as fun as trick-or-treating. If you want to try something new, revisit your old childhood favourites by adding a twist. Capture the flag, racing and scavenger hunts are all great options, especially when you add adult scooters into the mix. If you want to go the extra mile add some spooky prizes to reward the teams that win.
Find a Skatepark
Make sure to check in with your local guidelines before heading to the skatepark. However, if you get the green light – this is the definition of an adult playground. Meet fellow scooters, learn new tricks, and become a better rider all in one go.
Decorate Your Ride
Hey, we all want to take it easy sometimes. If you’re looking for a slow night, try mixing it up with some arts and crafts. Decorate your adult electric scooters to fit in with the festive spirit and if you’re up for it for a ride around the block – we know the kids will love it!
There’s no question that scooters for adults are on the rise. Whether you’re using them for commuting or off-trail adventures, Varla has plenty of options for you to enjoy this fall season. How are you celebrating your ride? Comment down below to share your favourite Varla Halloween plans.