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How much is a 10% or even 20% hill/road visually?


#1

So when i see these numbers of a board that can take a 10% hill or even 20% i have no idea how much that is, do anyone of you know how much that is? do anyone have a picture of a 10% hill in a good angle?

I have been trying to find pictures on google but i cant find anything…


#2

This is 11%


#3


#4

Ok! so what do they actually mean when a board can climb a 10% hill, is it from standing start? or is it that when it goes top speed it can climb without loosing speed?


#5

You shouldn’t be going up hills from a dead stop on the hill, so I imagine most people are making the claiming going at speed up the hill and not having it slow down to a halt.


#6

ok, but overall it can climb 10% but they don’t specify how fast or how much it will slow down? just it can do it without stalling?


#7

Varies between boards, just gotta do more research on whatever you’re buying.


#8

28%


#9

So what im gathering from the pictures a 10% hill is quite common? its a normal hill? (in a city) (ofcourse different parts of a hill can be steeper and such)


#10

yep

0-10% = moderate incline
10-15% = slightly steep incline
15-20 = pretty steep incline
20-25% = steep incline
25-30+% = very steep incline


#11


I think after 10% they have to put up a sign and if it’s really steep just a no trucks sign


#12

You can use an app called clinometer on Android or iGradient on ios to check out Hills in your area to get a good understanding of what Hill gradients are.


#13

Cool i’ll check it out, thanks :slight_smile:


#14

Here’s a 10ish% grade hill https://youtu.be/ZWeKIrteulk?t=2m45s