How to Ride a Hoverboard
Riding a hoverboard is very interesting, but not everyone is born to ride a hoverboard well. This beginner's guide will guide you through the safety tips and how to drive the hoverboard in a few simple steps.
Safety comes first
The first thing you should know is that riding a hoverboard requires safety equipment, especially for you who are novices. you need to:
A good helmet, wrist guard, knee guard, elbow guard, and tailbone protector.
How to get on the hoverboard
First, you need to make sure that you are wearing safety equipment. Choose an open and clean space, place your hoverboard on flat, level ground, start it, and after it starts successfully, put one foot on it first, then step on the second foot to keep your balance.
How to ride a hoverboard
Before you prepare to ride, make sure your hoverboard is fully charged. Try to relax and start slowly.
Here are some hoverboard riding tips:
- Move forward or backward.
Lean slightly in the direction you want to go (forward or backward). Keep your waist straight, basically, just your ankles are moving.
- Turn left.
Push your right toe forward so that your weight will move in the opposite direction you want to go. Keep the other foot level.
- Turn right.
Push the left toe forward. It's like turning to the left, you actually turn your attention to the opposite direction from what you want to go.
- Turn around.
To rotate to the left, push down on the right toe while pressing on the left ankle. To walk to the right, push your left toe and right ankle.
The farther the toe is pushed, the more violent the movements and turns, so be careful when trying to ride for the first time.
How to speed up and stop
When you lean forward slightly on the hoverboard, it will move forward, and as long as you continue to lean forward, it will continue to accelerate. If your hoverboard has limited speed modes, it will only operate under these speed limit modes. If no speed limit is set, the hoverboard will continue to run until it reaches the maximum speed. Many hoverboards will beep to let you know that your speed is already fast
If you hear the warning beep, it's time to slow down. If you don't do this, you may fall off the board.
How to get off the hoverboard
Stop leaning forward. Lean straight back, leaning back a little bit, but don’t lean too far back. Your speed will gradually decrease until it is slow enough to get you out of the car. Leaving the hoverboard may be troublesome. If you come down too fast or jump off, it is easy to fall.
Some tips for leaving the hoverboard safely:
Shift your focus to the feet you are accustomed to.
Step on the skateboard with the other foot backwards.
Leave the hoverboard completely.
Things not to do
You now know how to ride a hoverboard, but what are some things you shouldn't do?
- Don't bend your knees
The first time you board the hoverboard, you may want to bend your knees because you are afraid of falling, but the bending will mess up the position of the skateboard's weight. You should stand as straight as possible so that your weight can be properly spread on the air cushion.
- Don't bow your head
When you are on the hoverboard, you don't need to see your feet, you need to see what is in front of you.
- Don't ride on terrain that you haven't prepared yet
If you are not familiar with hoverboard riding, stick to the smoothest and flattest path until you ride easily. If you have an off-road hoverboard, you may be eager to ride on sand and gravel, but you should master the basics before riding on rough terrain.
- Don't try skateboarding tricks
Traditional skateboards are flexible and designed for high flying skills. Hoverboard is not. Do not take your hoverboard to the skate park and try to fly off the ramp. The hoverboard is used for travel, rather than flipping in the air. You can find hoverboard tips online, but you should not try them unless you are just riding a hoverboard to make you feel comfortable and equipped with all the necessary safety equipment.
Notes: When riding a hoverboard, safety is very important, so don't take unnecessary risks or use the hoverboard in an undesigned way. If it is not an off-road hoverboard, please do not go off-road or try to break the speed limit.