Hoverboards provide a fun way to travel from one place to another. When you see children, adults, riding in a cool way on the road, park, grass, or wild, are you envious them. At the same time, I wonder if it's the same cool when I ride. Of course, there is another question: Is it difficult to ride on a hoverboard? Yes, it is very easy to ride a hoverboard, just as you ride a bike. Here we discuss some preparations before riding and precautions during riding.

Get A Suitable Hoverboard For You

Since adults and children have different control capabilities, the hoverboards suitable for them are also different.

For children: The speed limit is 6mph, and the size of the tire is small, usually 6 or 6.5 inches.

For adults: Generally, only weight is required. When your weight is not within the load range of the hoverboard, then you can only find a heavy duty hoverboard.

Gyroor provide the hoverboard for kids and adults, it has two ride modes: child mode and adult mode.

Charge Your Hoverboard

When you get your hoverboard, charge your board for a few hours first. Most hoverboard charging time is about 1.5-3 hours.

Choose The Collect Ride Mode For You

Most of the hoverboards on the market now have multiple riding modes. Before you start riding, set it to beginner mode or child mode, which will reduce the sensitivity of the hoverboard and reduce its maximum speed. This will help you master the tricks of riding and manipulating the hoverboard.

Safety Tips For Your To Protect Yourself From Injury While Riding

Although some people think hoverboards are extremely cool, they can be quite dangerous. And if you’re new to riding them, you should make sure you take some precautions first.

  1. Helmet
  2. Wrist guards
  3. Knee pads
  4. Elbow pads
  5. Tailbone protector

Most hoverboards are capable of traveling 8 to 10 miles per hour. While this is not terribly impressive speed for a car, it can be tremendously dangerous on a hoverboard. It is important to wear protection so that all your body parts are protected.

Find A Safe Place To Practice How To Ride The Hoverboard

Do you have a room in your house—perhaps an empty garage—where you can practice? You want a place where you will not be afraid of falling. If you have to, it is recommended to supervise young children.

There should be an open space in this area and no sharp objects or other fragile objects.

Don't skip this step. This may sound silly, but it is much better to learn in the safest environment before mastering the basics of hoverboarding.

3 Easy Steps To Get On A Hoverboard

Now you’re ready to ride.

  1. Place your hoverboard on an even surface directly in front of you.
  2. Step onto the hoverboard with one foot. If you are left handed, use your left foot and vice versa.
  3. Step up onto the board with the other foot.

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Now you stand on the hoverboard, it is very easy, isn't? Try and position your feet as far apart as possible. This stance will give you the most control.

How To Get Off A Hoverboard

Get off a hoverboard may be difficult. If you get off too fast or jump down, it is easy to get injured.

Here is how to get off the hoverboard safely:

  1. Shift your weight to your preferred foot.
  2. Step on the skateboard backward with the other foot.
  3. Leave the board completely.

How To Control Hoverboard Riding Direction, Speed And Turning

Moving Forward or Backward

Lean forward or backward slightly. Keep your waist straight, so basically just your ankles are moving.

Moving Left

Push your right toe forward so that your body will move in the opposite direction you want to go. Keep the other foot level.

Moving Right

Push the left toe forward. It's like turning to the left, you actually shift your focus to the opposite direction from where you want to go.

Turn Around

To rotate to the left, push your right toe down while pressing your left ankle. To walk to the right, push your left toe and right ankle.

The farther you push your toes, the more violent your movements and turns will be, so be careful the first time you try.

Speed Up And Stop

How to speed up on the hoverboard? When you lean forward slightly on the hoverboard, it will continue to accelerate as long as you keep leaning forward (generally, the maximum speed is 8-10 mph).

If you have a speed limit mode, it will only run when these limits allow it. If you do not set a speed limit, the hoverboard will continue to run until it reaches the maximum speed.

Many hoverboards will beep to let you know that you are getting there. If you hear the warning beep, it's time to slow down. If you don't do this, the hoverboard motor can actually be turned off and you will fly off the board.

How do you stop? Stop leaning forward. Go straight back and lean back a little bit, but don't overdo it until you start to go backwards. Your speed will gradually decrease until it is slow enough to get you out of the car.

Turn On LED Lights

When riding at night, you need to turn on the LED lights, so it is very important for the hoverboard to have LED lights.

This will let passers-by and other vehicle drivers know when you are moving, braking or turning. Greatly guarantee your riding safety

Notice: Don’t Do These 4 Things When Riding On A Hoverboard

You now know how to ride a hoverboard, but what are 4 things you shouldn't do?

1. Bend your knees

When you board the hoverboard for the first time, you may want to bend your knees because you are afraid of falling, but bending will mess up the weight placement of the skateboard. You want to stand as straight as possible so that your weight can be properly spread on the air cushion.

2. Look down

When you are on the hoverboard, you don't need to see your feet, you need to see what is in front of you. Staring at your feet will also confuse you and throw everything away.

3. Ride on terrain that you haven't prepared yet

If you are not familiar with hoverboard riding, stick to the smoothest and flattest path until you ride easily. If you have an off-road hoverboard, you may be eager to drive on sand and gravel, but you should master the basics before dealing with rough terrain.

4. Try skateboarding skills

Traditional skateboards are flexible and designed for high flying skills. Hoverboard is not. Do not take your hoverboard to the skate park and try to fly off the ramp. The hoverboard is used for travel, rather than flipping in the air. You can find tips on hoverboards online, but you should not try them until you feel very comfortable and equipped with all the necessary safety gear.


Now you have learned how to ride a hoverboard. The more you practice, the more you can master the skills of hoverboard riding. So just get on the wheels, dive into the world of adventure, roller coaster and amazing experience, and go for a gallop!

If you are planing to buy a hoverboard for yourself or kids, please visit our Gyroor hoverboard list.