In this video, I show you the basics of how to ride steep hills(like San Francisco hills) on an electric skateboard. If you have never ridden an electric skateboard on steep hills, this video should help you.
First, make sure you have an electric skateboard with enough power to go up steep hills and also enough power to brake. If you have a single hub or belt motor, most likely you will NOT be able to make up steep hills. I do highly recommend dual belt motors for steep hills as they are “geared” and have more torque than hub motors. I would stay away from hub motors if you want to ride steep hills daily as they overheat easily and voltage sag will cause them to slow down much quicker than belt setup.