First Time Hoverboarders Tips & Tricks

You just got your hoverboard. You've seen people ride them before and wanted to give it a go yourself. However, before you hop on we recommend taking a look at our tips and tricks so you can have the safest ride possible. Hoverboarding requires patience and balance. Luckily, all of our hoverboards come with self-balancing built into them so you can learn quicker and get to riding faster. 

GOTRAX White Pulse LED Hoverboard in the Dark with All LEDs Lit Up

  1. Make sure you have the right equipment: Before you start riding, make sure you have the right protective gear, including a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads. It's also a good idea to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes to help you maintain your balance and control.

  2. Practice balancing: One of the most important skills for riding a hoverboard is maintaining your balance. To get the hang of it, try standing on the hoverboard with both feet and practice shifting your weight from side to side. You can also try standing on one foot to help improve your balance.

  3. Get comfortable with the controls: Our hoverboards have two buttons or triggers on the foot pads that control the speed and direction of the device. Practice using these controls to move forward, backward, and turn.

    Child riding a GOTRAX Chrome Bluetooth Hoverboard with LEDs

  4. Take it slow: When you first start riding, it's important to take it slow and be cautious. Don't try to go too fast or take on too much too soon. As you get more comfortable, you can gradually increase your speed.

  5. Follow safety guidelines: Always follow the's safety guidelines and recommendations when using a hoverboard. This includes wearing protective gear, staying within the recommended weight limit, and avoiding riding in wet or slippery conditions.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your first experience riding a hoverboard is safe and enjoyable. Ride safe and most importantly, have fun!

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