How to Learn to ride a hoverboard

Want to learn how to ride a hoverboard but don’t know where to start? With these 5 tips you are guaranteed to succeed!

Hoverboards are a trendy way to get around, but this board is different. This board has been made with a patent-pending technology that makes it easier for the rider to balance and ride the board.

A hoverboard is a two-wheeled self-balancing electric scooter that is powered by rechargeable batteries. It is designed to provide a fun and efficient mode of transportation for short distances. The rider stands on the footpads located on either side of the board and controls the speed and direction of the hoverboard by shifting their weight.

Hoverboards typically weigh between 20 and 30 pounds and can travel at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among younger generations. Many hoverboards come with built-in Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, and other features that enhance the riding experience.

Hoverboards have gained some controversy due to safety concerns, particularly related to batteries. There have been reports of hoverboards catching fire due to faulty batteries or overcharging. As a result, safety regulations have been put in place to ensure that hoverboards meet safety standards before being sold to consumers.

Despite the safety concerns, hoverboards continue to be a popular mode of transportation and entertainment. They are particularly useful for short distances, such as commuting around college campuses or parks. As with any mode of transportation, it is important to follow safety guidelines and use protective gear such as helmets and pads when riding a hoverboard.

With these 5 tips, you can easily learn to ride a hoverboard
1. Get on the hoverboard
Getting on the hoverboard is a real challenge, especially at the beginning. In the front it is therefore helpful if you hold on to a railing, a wall, or a friend when climbing up. Turn on the board first so it balances itself. Now put your stronger foot as far out on the board as possible so that you get a wide stance.

Now bring the hoverboard with your foot in a horizontal position and hold it. Now you have to pull the second foot onto the board. The challenge lies in keeping the board level at all times. Once you are seat firmly on your hoverboard, attempt to maintain this position for some time.

2. Drive the hoverboard forward and backward
You only move your weight to control your hoverboard.. If you lean forward slightly, the board will start to move forward. To brake, shift your weight back to center or even slightly backwards.

By leaning backwards, the hoverboard moves backwards. To brake in this direction, you lean slightly forward again until the board comes to a standstill.

Practice going forward and backward with your hoverboard until you feel confident.

3. Driving curves
Steering also works on the hoverboard by shifting your weight. Yet, unlike when accelerating, you just slightly transfer your weight forward on each foot. You make a left turn if you increase the pressure on your right foot. If you shift your weight to your left foot, you will make a right turn.

4. Turning on the spot
Like a curve, you can also make a turn on the spot. To do this, you put weight on both feet in opposite directions:

If you put your right foot forward and your left foot backward, you do a right turn on the spot.
If you load your feet in the opposite direction, you turn to the left.

5. Get off the hoverboard
You must bring the hoverboards to a complete stop and balance it before getting off. When you’re ready to descend, place your slightly weaker foot back on the ground before using your stronger foot to do so. Always ascend in reverse.