If you have seen all those ‘hoverboard fail compilations’ you may have been under the impression that even the best hoverboards are very unsafe and difficult to ride. However, that not at all the case. The only thing to do is relaxing and getting your balance. Here is a step-by-step guide to master riding a self balancing hoverboard:
Step 1: Getting on
First, you need to make sure your board is well charged, and turned on. Put the hoverboard on a FLAT ground in front of you, and put one foot (preferably your dominant foot) on it. You should then use this foot to set the board in an upright and level riding position, such that it is not tilting to any side. Lift up your other leg and get fully on the board. Try not to shake, just relax and act naturally. Also, make sure to look front and not down. Just relax and act naturally. Place your feet as wide apart as possible. This means placing them close to the two wheels. This will lead to more stability and an easier control.
Step 2: Get in motion
Moving on a self balancing hoverboard is very intuitive once you get the hang of it. To get going, lean forward slightly to move forward and lean backwards to slow down or move backwards. The only thing you need to do is to shift your body weight in the direction you want to move in. Most of the movement should be in your ankles, so don’t bend your knees or lean too much, or you will fall.
Step 3: Changing direction
Hoverboard steering is also based on the shifting of your bodyweight. In order to turn left or right, shift your body weight slightly in the direction that you want to go, shifting your weight onto your right foot if you want to turn right, and left foot to turn left. Each side of a hover scooter moves independently, so you can twist each side. Start slowly, take controlled turns, and you will master maneuvering in no time.