Overwinter [ oh-ver-win-ter ]
- To pass, spend, or survive the winter:
To overwinter one’s Bustin Hybrid
Your houseplants do it. Your Hedgehog does it. Bats, bumblebees, ground squirrels, snakes, turtles do it. Lots of things take some time off during the winter, and your Hybrid doesn't have to be an exception. If you're into the thrill of the biting winter winds scraping your face off, by all means ride that puppy all season long. For those of us who prefer to spend the winter months playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 by a crackling fireplace, we'll pack our boards up all warm and cozy while they wait for warmer climes.
Okay, so just toss it in the garage or basement or skate dungeon and forget about it, right? Not so fast buddy. Improper long-term storage can result in permanent capacity damage or total loss of battery function in extreme cases. Since the Bustin Hybrid uses a Lithium Ion battery, the way you store it does matter, and it can save you a lot of trouble in the spring if you do it propely. It's not complicated, just a few simple rules to follow.
- Say a few nice things to your board about how much you appreciate it and reflect on the dope journeys you went on together. Maybe take a picture and send it to us.
- Charge or discharge your battery to about half and keep it there. This will mean turning it on from time to time to make sure that you’re still around that half charge mark.
- Store it in a location with a moderate temperature and a moderate humidity.
- Store it away from combustible materials.
- Store it with an empty charge
- Store it with a full charge.
- Store it in an environment below 41°F. (like outside or in an attic/garage/basement/fortress of solitude)
- Rub a little bit of 3-in-1 oil on your metal hardware to reduce the likelihood of rust/oxidation.
- Clean your front wheel bearings.
- While we’re at it, give it a good top to bottom cleaning to get all of the dust, debris, dirt, and grime off while it sits patiently waiting to be taken out of the closet.
We think it’s important to mention that if you do decide to ride your Hybrid during the winter months, road conditions can be rough on your motors/electronics. Slush, water and road salt can wreak total havoc on your systems so it’s best to ride selectively, if at all.
And just a friendly reminder, water damage is not covered by your warranty