As you know technology is improving day-by-day, while physical activity of humans is decreasing. You can even walk and run without stretching your legs. Yes, it is possible with the use of Hoverboard. It looks like a skateboard but works without wheels’ underneath.
Hoverboard or a Self-balancing scooter is a fictional board, designed to use for personal transportation for a short distance. In early days, it was very expensive and everyone cannot afford to buy. Only the rich kids had the chance of using it as toys. Later the competition increased with number of sellers and the prices went down, which in turn became affordable for most of the people.
Hoverboards nowadays comes with warranty and approved to be safe by state-owned institutions. These boards are portable and easy to use. If you are a person, who likes to move around in your work place or in your home, then these Hoverboards is your best choice with less effort. It comes with different functions for your convenience. You can also call it as “electric hands-free scooter”. You can find a lot of online videos on how to use a hoverboard. It is very simple and you can learn in few minutes. You can move forward or backward by just leaning on the respective direction. You can also turn the hoverboard with the twist on each side. It is a fuel-free transportation with lots of fun moving around.
Buyers guide to decide on the best Hoverboards
There are several companies which manufacture self-balancing scooter with different brands and costs. It is an ideal toy for riding around home. There are different types of footboards available. It is better to choose a rubber foot as it makes you to jump on and off with stability and you will be safe while operating. Make sure your hoverboard meets Global quality standards. Wheels of the Hoverboards should be smooth and operate perfectly on the ground without making any noise. It should be durable with self-balancing mechanism. A powerful battery gives you a bit longer travel and stays good. Few hoverboards have LED light in the front to enable you to use it in dark as well. Movement of the hoverboard is controlled by your legs, feet and body moves. It is advisable to ride the hoverboard with helmet, knee pad, elbow pad and wrist guard.
Below are the important features you should probably consider before buying a hoverboard for you or your child:
Speed – Normal hoverboard would be able to drive at an average speed of 8 to 10 miles per hour. The speed and distance also depends on the inclination of the ground, surface of the ground and weight of the user.
Usage – It should be user-friendly and easy for use if you are the one who rides the hoverboard for first time. If you are used to the product, then you can use the devices with some custom options too.
Weight limit – there is maximum allowed weight for every hoverboard. Make sure the user’s weight is in that range.
Safety – check for the quality of hoverboard paddles, battery, certification and the technology used.
Portability – Normally 20 to 30 pounds of product weight is fine to carry with you.
Additionally, there are other features which you need to consider like cost, LED light, Bluetooth, waterproof, movement and board size.
Riding a Hoverboard
- Foremost thing is your hoverboard should be fully charged, as dead hoverboard will not move around.
- Turn on the hoverboard and lay in front of your foot.
- Place your toes close to the wheel on the foot board, which gives you stability.
- To move around you slightly lean in the direction where you want to go.
- By placing your right foot front, you turn left and by placing your left foot front, you turn right.
- You need to follow the basic movements once you get stable and comfortable with it.
- Later you can try your own laps with the hoverboard.
- There are also turn on/off, lock/unlock buttons on the hoverboard remote.
- You can also re-calibrate your hoverboard if you encounter any minor accident.