Hoverboards are cool, and they are trendy among kids and adults alike these days. However, only riding the board around the house can eventually get a little boring; therefore, you should learn some tricks.
Like skateboards, there are a lot of awesome tricks you can do on your hoverboard. Therefore, here is a list of eight tricks that every hoverboard rider should know.
This is quite a simple trick, and once you feel confident, in balancing accelerating and turning your hoverboard, you can give it a try.
Do a little practice to get started, take one foot off the hoverboard, and maintain your balance for about ten seconds. The board may start to spin a little, but if you can keep your foot on a level, you should stay in one spot. This may require a low concentration at first, but once you get used to it, it will be straightforward.
Now place both your feet on one side of the boards, keep one foot on the footpad, while the other is on the bumper. You will start to spin, but try to control your acceleration, and you can have some fun with it.
Remember not to put too much weight on the bumpers, because they might not be sturdy enough to carry all of your weight. Moreover, make sure your hoverboard is fully charged before you do this or any other trick. Charging a hoverboard should be safe; therefore, follow the charging instructions that come with the board.
Have you ever wanted to take a magic carpet ride? You might not be able to emulate a flying carpet completely, but you can make it feel like you are floating on the ground and impress your buddies with this trick.
For this trick, you should move to your backyard or an open room. Start by placing your shins on the hoverboard’s footpads and keep your toes on the ground behind you. Now, using your toes as anchors, slowly try to balance on your shins. Once you feel comfortable with it, you can take your toes off the ground and move around.
Some people also sit in with their legs crossed, but that can be difficult to master for a new rider.
This is an intermediate level trick, and you will need to have some experience riding the hoverboard to get it down. To start the trick, sit on one end of the hoverboard, and place both your feet on the other foot pad for counterbalancing. Your knees should be facing up, or be open like the wings of a butterfly.
Now lean backward and forwards until you can find the right balance, and stop the hoverboard from spinning. Once you get the balance and understand the rhythm, you will be able to move side to side, by opening and closing your knees.
To get off the hoverboard, just place your hand on the ground on both sides and take your feet and bottom off at the same time so that the board does not spin or speed off.
The One-Foot Roundabout:
This trick gets a little challenging, and it can be a little dangerous as well if you don’t get it right, so be careful with it, and try it in a safe spot.
Start by standing on the board, and squat while maintaining your balance. Once that’s done, lift one foot off the board, and replace it with your hand on the bumper. Keep distributing your weight evenly so that the board doesn’t spin.
Now, take the foot that is in the air to your back, and grab it with the opposing hand. Now try to straighten your leg slowly and don’t do any sudden movement that might cause the board to lose balance.
Now, by shifting your weight more towards your feet, you will be able to spin, and that’s the trick. It will require some core strength to balance your weight, and it is an excellent way to show off your hoverboard riding skills to your friend.
Now, this is an expert level trick, and it can be quite challenging because, aside from perfect balance, it also requires you to have impeccable timing. Therefore, when you are practicing this trick, make sure that you are in a safe environment, have safety gear on, and have a friend with you as well.
Start by standing on the hoverboard as you usually would, and keep your body relaxed. Them, start by bending your knees a little bit and jump while twisting your hips at the same time. The goal is to make the hoverboard spin, and do a complete 180, as you jump and land on the board after it has spun.
This trick will require a lot of practice to get the timing right, but once you get the hang of it, it is one of the coolest tricks you can do.
The Tootsie Roll:
If you thought that the complete 180 was a difficult trick, this one is even more challenging. It requires excellent balance and timing as well, and if you can do it, you are a Rockstar.
Furthermore, like the last trick, make sure that you practice this one in a safe environment with a friend to help you out. Start the trick, accelerate your hoverboard quickly, and jump backward, forcing the board to roll. Once the board completes a Roll, and the footpads are upright, jump back on the board, and continue riding.
Now that may be simple enough to say, but in reality, it can be quite challenging to get the balance and timing right; moreover, this trick can also result in some scratches on the bumpers of the board, so preferably, you should practice it in a carpeted room.
Doing hoverboard tricks can be a lot of fun, but it is essential that you maintain a safe environment. Therefore, make sure that you are wearing your safety gear when you are performing these tricks.