How to ride a hoverboard

How To Ride A Hoverboard
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Whether you received as a gift or saved your lunch money, you finally got the two-wheeler self-balancing scooter of your dream. Wait, do you know how to ride it? Well, the good news is that it is easy to learn. You may feel hesitant to get on the hoverboard and you may think you need other safety accessories ( we highly recommend wearing your helmet), the riding skilly will come naturally. You may be little wobbly at first, but with practice, you will get better at this. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step instructions on how to ride the hoverboard.

Steps On How To Ride A Hoverboard

First of all, make sure you read the manual that comes with the product. Often times, the manufacturers will throw in a manual with your hoverboard so you can read about it and make sure that you understand your product before you get on it. If you can’t find the instruction out of the box, you can get the instruction on the manufacturer’s website or YouTube videos.

To turn on the scooter, you need to push the silver colored power button which is located on the back side, close to the charging port. You will need to check whether or not the device is fully charged and if it is not then charged it using the cable provided. After the device has been fully charged and still the hoverboard does not work then you can check out this link here for instructions on how to ride a hoverboard. After the self-balancing scooter is fully charged, it’s time to step up your foot and enjoy the ride. Typically, the hoverboard should turn on and you can simply get the hoverboard started.

Here is a video on how to ride a hoverboard.

Here are a few steps on how to ride a hoverboard. Pretty simple.

Step 1. Stepping on the hoverboard

To begin, you need to first of all turn on the power and have the LED lights facing forward. Many hoverboards do not have front side or back side, but we think it looks little funny to have the lights at the back. Thus you may want to have the lights facing forward.

Start by putting one foot (preferably the dominant one) on the self-balancing scooter. Use the foot to put the hoverboard in an upright riding position. Then you can lift your other foot off the ground and place in on the board. When you start off, try not to overthink about it. Step on the hoverboard just like you climb stairs.


These self-balancing scooters are designed in a way to help you electronically balance both your feet on the board. To get a balance as a beginner you can stand next to a wall to get some additional support. Also, you can try the hoverboard on the grass like the video.

As you can see in the video, most of the times, you want to put your feet as wide as possible to balance your self.  It is better to have a wider stance instead of placing your feet too close to each other.

Step 2. Moving forward and backward

After you have developed a good balance standing on the board, it is time to start moving which you can do by putting your body weight towards the direction you want to go. If you want to move forward, you may want to lean forward to enable the movement. Similarly, if you want to move backward, put your weight backward.

It is easy to make your hoverboard movements, however, there’s always a learning curve. To get it right, you need to get the concept clear in your mind. You may lose the balance and get wobbly a few times when you are practicing but that happens with everybody so it’s fine. If you practice every day consistently, you will soon have a more stable control of your ride.

Step 3. Making your hoverboard move from side to side

If you want to twist and turn from side to side, you just need a little more practice. If you want to turn left, use your right foot to push forward. To turn right, use your left foot to push forward.

If you want to move in the clockwise direction, you simply need to put the right goes down, and to move in the anti-clockwise direction you must put the left goes down.

Once you are feeling comfortable, you should be able to move any position you want. You can go through a narrow space by moving from side to side.


When you are starting out, you may be too excited and may not follow step-by-step to ride a hoverboard. But, try to keep it slow and steady to get more control over the turns first. Always try to focus on balancing on the hoverboard. We would recommend that you practice becoming comfortable riding first before you work on the spinning part, which can be a lot of fun once you know how. As a professional hoverboard rider, you will be able to spin quickly at one place and awe people with your hover-dancing skills.

Make sure you handle the slopes with utmost care. While most of the brands can handle a slope of up to 15 degrees, it often varies with models. If you go too fast, you will hear a beep that tells you have maxed the speed and need to slow down. One more tip before I let you go to ride your new hoverboard. This may not be something you would consider, but I think it is very important. Excercise. Here is a quote from a hoverboard rider who had an interview with USA Today.

“If you have a weak core or weak set of abdominal muscles, there is an increased risk of falling forward or backward, which can cause elbow fractures, ankle injuries, wrist fractures and there is a risk for traumatic brain injury or concussion,” 

You want to make sure that you have a strong abdnominal muscles so that you can balance yourself and move back and forth without any problems. The last thing you want to do is get injured and not be able to have fun.

Okay. Enough with “mom’s talk”. Go out there and have some fun!!!

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