Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, are a fun way to travel from place to place. It doesn’t take a tightrope walker’s sense of balance to make it work, but you will need a little practice.
Tips before riding a Hoverboard:
Before trying it for the first time, there are some things you should avoid or else; you’ll slam hard into the ground. Don’t step up on your hoverboard and start gliding unprepared. Before you get moving, make sure you have some essential protective equipment. Such as;
- Wrist guards
- Knee pads
- Elbow pads
- Tailbone protector
Once you’re all geared up, jump on your hoverboard and get ready to ride.
Riding a Hoverboard:
Just follow the steps, and you’ll learn how to ride a hoverboard.
How to Mount on a Hoverboard:
The first thing you need to do is to step up to your hoverboard. It would be best if you were careful while stepping or else you’ll fall. The device requires balance; therefore, you need to relax and approach.
Use your Dominant foot: Place your dominant foot first; it will help you to control the board much more comfortably.
Once you stepped up on to your hoverboard, avoid looking down or even bending your knees. The board moves to the direction in which your body aims. If you stand up straight, you’ll have a few chances of falling.
Controlling the Hoverboard:
Controlling the board is easy. All you need to learn is a small basic control system. Following are the primary control systems which you need to know:
Moving Forward: Moving forward is simple, you need to tilt your toes and ankles down to the floor. You can still slightly tilt your body forward to make the board move. When you move your body forward, the board tilts harder hence accelerate speed.
Moving Backward: Moving backward is just the same as moving forward, except that you’ll need to tilt the heel downward. You can also lean your body slightly back, and your board will move backward. Don’t bend your body too much, or else you’ll end up falling-off from the board.
Turning: Turning is a bit technical. If you’re comfortable with breaking, moving forward and backward, it’s crucial to try some slight turn. If you want to make a right turn, you should push your left toe forward. It would be best if you tried some simple twists before making sharp turns. If you want to make a left sharp turn, you should push your left foot backward and the right toe forward.
Cross sidewalks: While passing a sloped surface or high-angle, the board automatically accelerates, and you can fall. However, approaching it with the back of your board will never jump away from you.
Riding at night:
The fact that hoverboards have the light they’ll not help you see in the dark. The board’s lights are very close to the ground hence used for signaling. If it’s a must you ride at night then, wear reflectors, light color clothes, and use a headlamp to help you see clearly. Only ride at night when you’re comfortable with your hoverboard.
Now that you’ve learned how to ride a hoverboard, are you ready to try it out? Best of luck with your first ride!