What to Know before Buying a Hoverboard

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hoverboardIn this article, we are bringing you everything you need to know about a hoverboard. It seems that these hoverboards are everywhere you look around: on the TV, online, in the real world, etc. In the following rows, we will tell you what people and sellers don’t want you to know when you decide to buy one.

These hoverboards can range from $300 to $1800 depending on their quality, brand, and overall quality. What you might have not known is that there are a variety of types of hoverboards such as the MonoRover, the IO Hawk, etc., but basically all of them do the same thing and all of them are made in China. However, there are some small differences. We will help you figure out what options you have to make a great purchase.

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “Is it hard to ride?”. Absolutely not! An hoverboard is very easy to pick up. Of course, no one will be able to start riding it in about one minute effectively. You will find comfortable on it in about five to ten minutes, depending on your abilities and skills to turn, go back and forward, speed up, slow down, etc. However, some people might have a longer time learning how to ride it. When you step on a hoverboard for the first time, you want to put your dominant foot on that side first and few seconds after, the next one on the another side to maintain your balance.

With regards to the different terrains such as indoors, on carpets, on tiles, it is very easy to ride. When you go outside, on sidewalks, it is another world. You have to learn how to ride is safely, or you may risk to fall up and suffer injuries. In other words, you have to adapt your abilities to different terrains and surfaces.

“How fast do they go?” Well, these boards are heavy, they weigh 27 pounds on average so you have to learn to control them. Though they are very simplistic, the more you lean, the faster you go. When you go faster, you have to know how to do it properly. For example, if you find your legs are not aligned properly on the pads you must slow down before aligning them and fit into the right and comfortable position. Otherwise, you will spin out and hit the ground.

“How long do they last? How long does the battery last?” Hoverboards are pretty durable and with a little maintenance, they could least for a very long time. Regarding charing up, you plug your hoverboard for about one hour, and it is ready to go. The battery lasts for quite a while, so recharging is not an issue at all. The board also notifies you when the battery is going dead so you can recharge it.

So that’s pretty much everything you need to know about the things sellers don’t tell you. Our opinion is that is a great item on your Christmas list for your good friend, your mother, your brother, etc. So when you decide to buy quality hoverboards, make sure you hunt around for the most appropriate one considering the things discussed previously. Good luck!

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