How to Ride a Hoverboard- Step By Step

by M. Mehedi | Last Updated November 01, 2017

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Hello guys! If you have already decided to buy a hoverboard after reading my review on best hoverboards, but don’t know how to ride a hoverboard. Trust me! this article is only for you. I can assure you that you will become very much confident on riding a hoverboard after reading this article for next 10 minutes.

So, let’s start!

First, Get on your board

How to Ride a Hoverboard-02Before starting this lesson, the first thing you have to check that your scooter is fully charged. Now just turn on the power of the board and make sure that entry/beginner mode is set. Because this mode will help you to learn the ride easily. As Beginner Mode will set your hoverboard to a top speed of 3mph where the normal speed is 6.2mph. It’s a good way to gain confidence in the board.
Now put your comfortable foot on the hoverboard. After putting your foot on the board, once you feel comfortable then put another foot on it. Don’t be scared! Just put your both feet according to the instruction on the hoverboard. Do this again and again till you feel comfortable with your board.

Then, Move forward or backward with your hoverboard

Congratulation! you have successfully completed the first step of your lesson on how to ride a hoverboard.
Let’s move for next step of moving on the hoverboard. This is very simple, just move forward and backward by shifting your body weight. You may feel a little bit uncomfortable at the beginning, but trust me this happens to all of us. Keep in mind that this is the most difficult steps on learning the ride on a self-balancing scooter and it will take some time to adopt.

Finally, Twist with the hoverboard

How to ride self balancing scooter-08When you completed the step of moving with your hoverboard, start practicing to turn left or right with your weight. You can turn any side of the board individually. Just remember, if you want to turn your left, you have to move your right foot in front. Do the opposite to turn your right. The pressure created by moving your one foot forward will help to twist the hoverboard easily.
A lot of concentration is required to do this initially, once you are comfortable with this, trust me twisting is the most interesting things and is a lot of fun actually.


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Now get the answers to some basic questions that may be raised in your mind during using your hoverboard.

How to Turn on The Hoverboard?

To start your hoverboard just press the button on the hoverboard itself.

How to Turn Off the Hoverboard?

To turn off your hoverboard just need to hold the “lock” button on the remote, the hoverboard will lock automatically.

How to set the hoverboard to beginner mode

As I said earlier that to learn the riding on your self-balancing scooter, beginner mode is highly recommended. So, to turn on the just press the unlock button and hold it for 3 seconds. Do the same thing to disable the beginner mode as well.

How to Calibrate your Hoverboard any time to fix the problem?

Sometimes it is required to do the calibration of the board to fix the problem. Just you need to put your board on a plain surface and this is very important to do the calibration properly. Turn on the device and then lock it. After the battery symbol is becoming red, press and hold the lock and unlock same time. Then the battery symbol will become orange and will make the beep sound. Follow the full procedure to make your self-balancing scooter work properly.

Hope this will help you. I tried to cover all the things that you need to learn the riding on your hoverboard. If you have any more query feel free to contact me.
So, don’t be late. Start your practice and have fun!