Tips for learning how to ride a hoverboard

Hoverboards have played a vital role in science fiction and fantasy movies like “back to the future”. We’ve been asking for them for years and now they’re finally available for purchase by the public. But, although they are still a totally cool product, they aren’t exactly what we imagined.

The hoverboards of today (Rolab) may not float several inches above the ground or travel at impossible speeds like Marty Mcfly’s, they are catching on in popularity. But, there’s a popular question among people who are slightly less coordinated than normal. How hard is it to learn how to ride one of those things.

In truth it isn’t any harder than learning anything else for the first time. Once you understand that if you control your body you control the board, things get a lot easier and a lot more fun.

Here’s how it works:

#1

Find a good place to brace yourself the first time you ride. Maybe there’s a good spot for you outdoors but if not you’ll want to find an option indoors. Until you get the hang of

It you’ll need to support yourself on a counter, a fence or anything that will allow you to eventually stand straight up with your feet controlling the board.

#2

Try moving back and forth, using a combination of your feet and the rest of your body’s direction to control the board. Once you feel confident with that you can move on to trying to move one side of the board at a time. This is how you’ll turn the board while riding it.

#3

Now it’s time to try a test ride to see how comfortable you are with riding the board. Try going forward and then back until you feel unsteady on the board. Try turning l. It’s important to try new moves so you can understand how the board flows with your body.

Finally

Once you’ve mastered going around the house and driveway or garage it’s time for the moment of truth. Go for a ride.

It’s important to remember that riding a hoverboard is a lot like riding a bike. Everyone is going to learn at a different rate, so dont feel bad if you fall a few more times than your buddies.