Are hoverboards easy to ride? Or hard?
When those questions arrive in your mind, what do you do?
The recent surge of recreational hoverboard riding must have encouraged you to think about riding a hoverboard at least once. But like many people who are new to this whole hoverboarding craze, the question of whether hoverboards are hard to ride has to be the very first thing that has come to your mind.
So has this question occurred to you too? So if you want to know the truth, then hang right on! Because I will be answering this question and some tips regarding riding a hoverboard for the first time precisely.
So are they really that hard to learn? Let’s find out.
Are Hoverboards Hard To Ride?
Well, riding any vehicle for the first time will feel quite hard. Be it a bike, scooter or a hoverboard. But this question specifically regarding the hoverboard is quite tricky because there is no direct answer to that. It comes down to what previous experience you have about riding any vehicle. If you are well accustomed to riding skateboards or scooter, then it might not feel that much difficult to you.
Because if you are a frequent rider, then you will already have some inbuilt ability to balance or control your body. It is what makes riding a hoverboard bit difficult. Because it is all about balancing the body with the hoverboard.
So as a beginner rider, it can be a tad bit difficult to find the right balance. But just like any ride, once you have put enough time on it, you will start to get comfortable on it.
Hoverboard Riding Tips For Beginners
Hoverboards are a fun new mode of personal transportation, but they do pose some hazards for both the rider and also people around them as well. Here are our safety tips for getting started with hoverboarding as a beginner. Following those simple yet effective tips will ensure your safety as a beginner.
Get Required Safety Gears
Although safety gear may not be legally required where you live, manufacturers strongly recommend wearing at least a helmet and elbow pads. The helmet will protect your head from striking the ground if you topple off the scooter.
Consider wearing wrist guards and kneepads as well. So making sure you got your safety gears before setting out your feet on the hoverboard. it is a wise choice and likely to save you from unwanted hazards.
Get A Friend
The first time you step on a hoverboard, make sure you have a stable object or friend to hold onto. Place your dominant foot on one side of the board to find your balance. Then step on with your other foot, and find your balance again. Then gently roll your feet to move the scooter.
Rollback and forth until you can maintain your balance. Make sure you feel comfortable with the scooter’s controls before you go very far.
Start On A Flat Surface
Flat indoor surfaces are ideal for learning to use the scooter safely. Keep it slow, especially at first. The top speed of these scooters ranges anywhere from five to twelve miles per hour.
If you want to ride with more speed, there are a chance of you losing control. Many riders sometimes fell because they put their foot down too far, too soon. So make sure you avoid that.
Pick Appropriate Places To Ride
Some cities ban scooter use on their roads and sidewalks. So If you do ride outdoors, beware of uneven surfaces and broken sidewalk. Riding over rough ground increases the risk of the scooter becoming unbalanced – resulting in a fall.
Some manufacturers warn against using their scooters on hills and ramps. If you do ride up or down a steep incline – go slowly and use extra caution, so you don’t lose your balance.
The Final Words…
Riding a hoverboard isn’t that tough once you get the hang of it and start to believe in your ability. It’s all about learning the appropriate skills required to balance yourself on it and using some common sense.
Because at the end of the Good judgment is the most important safety feature of a hoverboard or self-balancing scooter. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, common sense is your best asset to staying safe and having fun.