Hoverboards are gaining huge popularity among the young generation who are looking for easy and smart ways to travel around the city. They are fun to ride and are also quick to travel. Hoverboards are basically self-balancing scooters which help you move around by standing on it. The board has a metal plate which is fit with two wheels that are motorized. Hover board looks like a scooter without handlebars, brakes and a seat to sit on. To move, all you need to do is face forward and control and steer the vehicle with subtle movements of torso, legs or feet.
Manoeuvring the Hoverboard
To control the speed of the hover board, it is fit with two pressure-sensitive footpads. When you step onto the board, it begins to move, which also makes dismounting from the board a little sensitive. The drawback is that balancing on the board is difficult and requires a lot of practise to stand on it steadily and steer. The board operates on large lithium batteries which can be charged on using. When buying the hoverboard, it is best to buy it directly from the manufacturer than from third-party sellers as fake boards are also available and can be dangerous to use.
Risks of Riding the Hoverboard
When riding the hoverboard, safety is of high concern. Since the maximum speed of a hoverboard is somewhere about 10 mph, it is easy to cause yourself serious injury when riding it. This is why safety gears are a must when you use this hover board. Never ride it without wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and helmet. Though it might not be able to protect you completely, it will still lower the risk of sprains, fractures and other injuries in case you trip.
The biggest problem with buying these hoverboards is that these hoverboards might look good but illegal to ride them on walkways and public roads. Moreover airports, malls, schools and other places are also banning the use of the hoverboards due to the accidents that they cause.