How to Stay Balanced on a Hoverboard

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Hoverboards are fun to ride around a neighborhood. However, the process of learning the basics can be a challenge for most kids. If you need your child to stay safe on a hover board, use these hoverboard safety strategies as they will give you peace of mind.

Key Hoverboard Safety Considerations

When your child hops on the hoverboard for the first time, he or she will probably fall down. This is why you'll need to buy protective gear. To ensure total safety, your child should wear a tailbone protector, knee pads, wrist guards, a helmet, and elbow pads.

If the hover board has a training mode, activate it while your child is learning the ropes. This mode controls the hoverboard's pace.

Mounting

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During the early phases, your child should ride the hoverboard in a space that has no obstacles. Before the child steps on the board, activate the engine. If the motor isn't running, your kid will instantly fall of the board because the gyroscopes will be off.

The dominant foot should go on the board first followed by the other foot. Typically, if your child stands up straight on the board with a wide stance, he or she will less likely fall on the ground. If your kid is afraid, someone should lend a hand like Scout the Scooter.

Steering and Stopping

Steering is influenced by balance. If your child leans in a certain direction, the board will roll in that direction. Basically, to turn right, move the right foot forward, and the turn left, move the left foot forward.

The process of stopping requires proper balance. Your child should lean back slightly until the hover board slows down and stops. If the child leans back too far, the hover board will move in reverse.

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