Hoverboard Buying Guide

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Hover boards are fantastic fun. If you are thinking of getting a hover board, or buying one for a loved one, you do need to consider a number of factors before you spend your hard-earned money. There are lots of ways to choose the best hoverboards for sale. Like with any technology, hover boards are constantly developing and improving their capabilities, so there are a number of things to take into account. You also need to have some thought about the person who is going to use the hover board before you get one.

A hover board is controlled completely by the rider moving their feet at appropriate angles relative to the ground. There are no brakes or steering wheels or stabilisers available. A gyroscopic balancing feature is in place to keep the platform parallel to the ground. This is what keeps you level when you are standing still. Then, you shift the pressure of your feet which makes the hover board spin and move forwards or backwards depending on the angle you are pressing your heels. In order to turn, put more pressure on the foot which is in the direction you are turning.

Age

Hover boards are generally recommended for people aged eight and upwards. It depends on their physical size, maturity and skill level. You need to remember that the hover board is a motorised system and children need to be ready to handle it before you let them use one. Anybody still a child needs to operate their hover board under adult supervision.

Weight

The average hover board weighs between 20 and 30 kg. This is something that you need to bear in mind when thinking about transporting them.

Speed

The speed is very, but most maximum speeds are between 6mph and 9mph. This is similar to an adult running reasonably quickly. The speed that you ride your hover board will depend on individual comfort levels and your experience. It is much easier to ride quickly once you have had a lot of time using the hover board, especially when on a flat and empty

Battery Life

Battery life is something you need to research when buying your hover board. To get the most fun from it, you should make sure that they fully charged battery life is at least 45 minutes to 1 hour. The batteries are rechargeable.

Price Range

As with all technology, there is a significant variation in the prices of hoverboards for sale. You can get some basic models starting in the region of £40. The costs can easily rise up to £1000 if you get one of the very high specification models.

Hoverboard Safety

Before you start the ride, you should check the hover board carefully to make sure it is working properly. Are the tires inflated? Is the battery fully charged?

Wear Safety Equipment

It is always sensible to wear a skater helmet with a chinstrap. Kneepads and elbow pads like those used by skateboarders are also well advised. You should never ride a hover board in bare feet or without your shoelaces tied properly.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Take care when riding your hoverboard. You should look around for animals, pedestrians and other riders who may get in your way or block your path. Check for any hazards on the ground.

Choose the Correct Surfaces

You can use your hover board in a variety of different places, but avoid wet or muddy path’s. Don’t ride through ice or puddles as this could damage the board. Choose areas with a enough open space for you to ride without very much traffic.

Have a Great Time

Once you have decided on the best hover board for you and follow the advice set out above, you will have a brilliant time. Enjoy yourself!

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