Self balancing scooters are all the rage. Many people will be purchasing these scooters this year, and if you are one of those people, you have come to the right place! Today we are going to take a look at how to ride a self balancing scooter. We are also going to go over some safety precautions that you are going to need to take in order to maintain your safety and the safety of others. Let’s get started, shall we?
The Art of Starting and Stopping
A self balancing scooter works with our bodies in order to both start and stop. When a rider is just learning how to ride, they are going to need to start by leaning very slightly forward. By moving the body very slowly in a forward motion the scooter will then start to slowly move in the same direction. This may cause you to feel a bit funny at first but with practice you will be able to drive the scooter at much faster rates of speed, which is always fun!
Now you are going to need to learn how to stop and it is really much simpler than you think. By leaning back you can safely stop a self balancing scooter. But you are going to have to account for your speed when doing so. If you are going really fast and you move backwards quickly chances are you are going to end up on the ground. This can really be dangerous if you land on your head or neck. So make sure you slowly move back in order to safely stop the scooter. Once you have learned how to stop, now you can start having some real fun with your new self balancing scooter. So why not get out of the house and get some fresh air while enjoying a ride on your new toy?
Now You Can Add Some Speed
Once you have got the hang of starting and stopping you will be able to speed up some. This is the fun part and you will have a blast as you zoom down the side walk. But remember you are going to need to think about safety first. Many areas have set speed limits for all motorized vehicles including scooters. So if you see a speed limit sign, always obey it. It just might keep you from getting a ticket or accidentally hurting yourself or someone else. Speed limit laws are put into place for a good reason; to protect the public.
Always Wear A Helmet When Taking Your Scooter For A Ride
When you are out enjoying your self balancing scooter make sure to always wear your helmet. If you do happen to have an accident and you fall from your scooter, a helmet will protect you from brain injuries. Also, just like speed limit rules many areas have helmet rules that you are going to need to follow. But even if you are on your own property it is a wise move to wear your helmet.