Want to know how to ride a Hoverboard? It’s easier than you think! This article will help guide you through the steps of being a pro on your Swegway. Although Hoverboards are cool enough to keep you straight and steady, there’s a tad more to riding one than stepping on and hoping for the best. Here’s how to ride a Hoverboard:
Hoverboards are the number one selling gadgets since their release in 2015. SWEGWAY PRO continue to sell Hoverboards for sale as demand for Swegways continues to grow. The self-balancing Hoverboards still sell like hotcakes online as well as our retail shop. However, before riding a Swegway you might like some guidance on how to ride a Hoverboard without falling off.
Don’t be worried, however, as we at SWEGWAY PRO have been riding Hoverboards since our establishment in 2015. Therefore, we feel rather qualified to guide you on how to ride a Hoverboard.
Step 1. Standing on the Hoverboard
Before attempting to stand on the Hoverboard, be sure that it’s both fully charged, powered on and on a flat surface. Do not try to stand on the Hoverboard when it’s switched off. This is due to the gyroscope sensors only being active once the Hoverboard is on. If you try to do this, you will fall almost immediately. Power on the Hoverboard (most boards have a silver button on the rear or bottom of the board) while it’s placed on a flat surface.
Start by placing one foot on the Hoverboard, using your foot to keep the Hoverboard in an upright, level riding position. You will notice that the gyroscope at this point will be active. When you’re balanced and ready, lift your other foot off the ground and step onto the Hoverboard. This will activate the second side of the gyro. Try not to over-think it or be alarmed – it’s a similar motion to walking up the stairs.
One of the tips to remain stable and stead is to try to place your feet as far to the side of the Hoverboard as possible. This wider stance while keeping your knees slightly bent will help with your stability.
The great thing about Hoverboards is that they self-balance themselves once you step on it. However, you may still wobble a bit while you find your centre of gravity. If you’re nervous about balancing, try using the Hoverboard near a wall, a sofa, on carpet or something else to hold on to especially when first starting out.
Step 2. Going backwards and forwards
Once you can master the art of standing still on a Hoverboard without wobbling, it’s time to start moving forwards and backwards. Making the Hoverboard go back and forth is fairly easy, but there’s definitely more to it. Getting the Swegway to pick up speed and braking takes a little more practice. The concept of movement is simple – you distribute your weight by swaying forward to move forward, and lean back to slow down and reverse.
Make sure you bend your knees to get better control of the speed, and remember to slow down with plenty of time – the last thing you need is to hit an obstacle and go flying off!
Step 3. Turning left and right
Turning your Hoverboard one way or the other is a similar process to moving forwards and backwards. It’s mainly about pressure and balance. Each side of your Hoverboard is dictated by the way in which you distribute your body weight. So by swaying one side, it will allow you to twist. To turn left, push your right foot forward, and to turn right, push your left foot forward. It’s that simple!
It’s best to start off with slow, gentle movements before moving up to quick spins as it’s easy to lose control while rotating. It’s a lot of fun once you get the hand of it though!
Step 4. Getting off the Hoverboard
So we’ve give you advice on how to get on your Hoverboard. Now it’s time to get off your Hoverboard. There’s a knack to getting off without falling. The key is to make sure you step off the Hoverboard backwards instead of forwards. Stepping off forwards causes you to put pressure on the front of the gyro foot-plate, causing the Hoverboard to shoot forward and make you lose balance. Therefore, in the same way that you got on the Hoverboard, get off.
Of course, it could be argued that the same could happen when stepping backwards, but it seems to happen much less often when stepping off from the back.
Now you know how to ride a Hoverboard
Congratulations! You now know everything there is to know about how to ride a Hoverboard. So what are you waiting for? Get practising and show off your crazy hoverboard skills.
Want more information about how to ride a Hoverboard? If so, why not get in touch with us here. Our team of helpful staff are always ready to help you with whatever queries you have.
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