A frequently asked question by the riders on different is HOW TO RIDE ON A HOVERBOARD.
Riding a hoverboard is difficult for the new user and even a bit different for the skateboard rider as well. The chances of fell off are higher, especially for a newbie, so make sure that you’re wearing all the safety gear and going to a ride in clear, open space. After taking all the safety measurements, following are the steps to get on a hoverboard;
- Place your hoverboard in flat and smooth surface. An even surface without obstacles is the best place, to begin with the hoverboard. Then make sure that your hoverboard has a self-balancing function or not. If your board don’t have it then do not get on it before it’s turned, self-balancing function can make or break your adventurous ride.
- If your hoverboard is equipped with self-balancing function, then simply turned on the hoverboard without any worries
- Put your one foot on the pads. It doesn’t even matter on which foot you’re stepping first on the hoverboard. Then place the other foot on the remaining pad.
Don’t be in a hurry. Take your time, stand still and straight till you learn about the balancing because a little body movement drives the hoverboard in the same direction.
How to ride on a hoverboard safely
Many hoverboards are armed with learning modes, that is specially designed for beginners. So, if you are riding the hoverboard for the first time, we will recommend you to try learning mode first.
Before start riding on the hoverboard, charge it properly because if its battery interrupted on the way, you will fall off suddenly and got a bad injury.
Different settings are available on the hoverboards, and newbies are recommended to use beginner mode for safe training.
Get into hoverboard (step 1)
First of all put your feet on the edges of the hoverboard as far as possible and bend your knees to keep balance and control the speed.
Most appealing thing in hoverboards is they designed to balance you in speedy rides. If you are beginner and feel nervous about starting and balancing then hold something in your hand to maintain smooth ride.
Start Moving (Step 2)
When you stand on hoverboard without shivering and wobbling, start moving forward, take care of speed and balance at the start.
There is no scientific logic to run a hoverboard smooth if you push forward hoverboard move forwards, and if you lean back, then the direction of the hoverboard operation will be back.
If you want to control the speed of the hoverboard bend your knees, it will help to slow down the board. The last but important thing is to take care of obstacles by hitting the rock you can fly off and got a serious injury.
Turning Hoverboard (Step 3)
Turning hoverboard left or right is not a difficult task; it’s the same process as moving forward or backward. It is all about your confidence in ride and control.Every side can support to turn in various directions.
Adventure loving people can spin, rotate, and jump on it, after getting the experience you will love to ride on it not only in smooth places also on bumpy areas.
Step off the hoverboard (Step 4)
As stepping onto a hoverboard is a tricky step off is the key to success of complete ride, avoid putting extra pressure in front of the foot. It can destroy the balance of the hoverboard, and you can fall badly.
Here is good news now you know what important steps you need to know before riding on hoverboards.
Now it’s your turn to practice practice and practice to train yourself.
Safety comes first
The first thing that is important to ride any gadget is the safety of the rider- especially when you’re riding a hoverboard for the first time or a beginner. Follow safety gears is a must-have:
- A good helmet
- Elbow pads
- Knee pads
- Wrist guards
- Tailbone protector (optional)
Most of the brands of hoverboards available in the market are equipped with pair of LED lights. If your hoverboard doesn’t have it, you should definitely go for a replacement, like get shoe lights.
Lights are necessary for the rider to ride in low light conditions, and it also works as an indicator for wheels coming from behind.
Important Cautions to ride on a hoverboard
Handle slopes with care:
If you are new to ride on hoverboards, handle bumpy areas with cautions, even small height. Expert people have some experience and confidence, but they also need to take care of some important factors.
When you get practiced some times, these slopes will make you happier during the ride.
Keep an eye on hoverboard speed:
Fast speed is a great risk for newcomers obviously, faster ride needs extra care and attention to avoid any accident.
Some latest models of hoverboards notify with small beep after exceeding the speed limit and give alert to slow down your hoverboard.
If you want to go fast safely, then the bending of knees will help you to control the velocity.
Wear hoverboard safety accessories:
Safety gears protect you from serious accidents elbow, and knee pads, hoverboard helmet, and wrist guards cover your sensitive areas and protect from any injury.
Always avoid riding on board if you already have orthopedic issues and your doctors asked you to take rest.
If you are an escapade lover and like to perform stunts and tricks on your hoverboard, always keep your device speed moderate.
As a newbie you should never try any stunt because it will be a great risk, start with slow speed on a smooth way.
Know where to ride your hoverboards:
Before start riding, introduce your device to you and grip on the knowledge related to the hoverboard. It has different models with various features. Before purchasing, you will definitely know which type of places you are going to ride on hoverboards.
Most important caution is, always to concentrate on the road while riding on a hoverboard.
If you ride on hoverboard always make yourself visible on the road so choose hoverboard type with LED light. Paste some shiny stickers on a hoverboard to reflect on car lights it will secure your ride and protect you from accidents.
Experience makes a man perfect:
Master yourself on hoverboard and make your ride more safe and adventurous. Educate yourself with different features of this device and try to handle different situations like bumpy and sloppy ride etc.
Make difference in skateboard and hoverboard:
People are confused between hoverboards and stake boards to realize hoverboards are totally different, so try this device according to its cautions; otherwise, you got an accident and hurt yourself.
Safety always comes first while riding on the hoverboard, so always follow the precautionary measures before riding.
- Avoid taking risks in start
- Never cross speed limits
- Limit yourself to go on bumpy roads.
- Don’t go off-road if you are a beginner