There are many fun and interesting rides these days like Kid’s self balancing scooters or hoverboard. If you think that it is time to give your kids a hoverboard, you should at least learn how to ride first so you can teach them effectively. A hoverboard is a personal transporter comprising of two motorised wheels linked to a pair of articulated pads.
Basically, you can control the speed either by leaning forward or backward. If you want to change direction, you can twist the pads. Although it sounds simple, you need the practice to master riding the hoverboard. Once you mastered it, you can teach your kids a few tricks you learned along the way.
You heard many people saying that hoverboard is very easy to ride. Before you get excited, you should keep a few things in mind. To learn fast, the key is to learn indoors – on an even surface. The prudent thing to do is to plan your training route indoors with tables, chairs and door handle to hold on to.
How to ride a hoverboard
Now you can start riding. Here are the steps that you should consider:
• The first thing to do is to step on it by putting your one foot on the board. As you do this, you need to gradually shift all your weight unto that foot. This is to balance your weight.
• As soon as you put all of your weight on the board, you can gradually put the other foot on the board.
• The next thing to do is to stand still and be calm. It is normal to feel afraid because you think that if you move a little, you will fall down. You need to ignore your fear and focus on the hoverboard, not on the ground.
• When you are confident in standing still, it is time to move. If you want to move forward, you can hold on to sidewalls, handles, tables, and chairs for support. While doing this, you should understand the mechanism of the board.
• After all the effort, you can start your ride. Ride slowly by leaning forward and gradually increasing your speed. To change your direction, you should twist the pads. Remember not to get frustrated when you fall down because it is part of the process. If you want, you can ask someone to hold your hands as you move slowly.
• Learning how to move is not enough. You still need to work on your speed. To work on your speed, it is time to practice on cracks and hills sideways.
• If you want to get off, you should put one foot on the ground then slowly put your weight on the other foot.
Do not forget to remind your kids about safety whenever they are riding. Tell them never to jump from the board as it can injure their knees. When they go out the street, advise them to be careful because falling is painful on concrete. More importantly, provide them with helmet and pads to protect them from bumps and bruises