Use These Tips to Ride Your Hoverboard Safely

Use These Tips to Ride Your Hoverboard Safely

In light of the recent safety concerns about hoverboard safety, we at iWalker Hoverboards would like to address these issues so that you will feel confident about using our hoverboard. The issues we will cover will concern our chargers, batteries and tips on how to ride safely.

Our Chargers

One of the biggest concerns about the hoverboard is the risk of fires and explosions due to faulty chargers and batteries. Our charger is UL certified, which means that it has passed the tests that are required for quality and safety. For more information about UL standards, please visit the UL website.

Our Batteries

We submitted our Lithium-ion battery for UN38.3 testing, and it has passed. If you would like to see the results of the test, please contact us for a free 16-page report. Our battery manufacturer has liability insurance against the unexpected/accidental battery meltdowns, which can cause explosions or fires. This insurance also applies to both shipment and ownership of our hoverboard.

Our charger is UL certified, which means that it has passed the tests that are required for quality and safety

The Best Practices for Hoverboard Safety

Hoverboards can be a lot of fun once you learn how to use them. The following tips will help you use yours with minimal risk of injury.

1. Use Protective Safety Gear. Helmets are required by law in many cities and states when riding a bicycle or a skateboard, and they also should be used when riding a hoverboard. It’s a good idea to invest in some elbow and knee pads to prevent injury in the event of a fall. Wrist guards also are recommended.

2. Practice Indoors. It takes time to get used to riding your new hoverboard. Make sure that you are in an area that does not have a lot of furniture or other items that can pose a safety hazard. Do not jump on or off the platform, or you will fall. Practice by grabbing onto something or someone as you step onto it the first few times. Use one foot, applying an even pressure on the platform, then step up with the other foot.

Since hoverboards do not have any brakes, you will have to learn how to start and stop without getting thrown off the platform. Start off slow and build up your speed as you gain confidence in your abilities.

3. Riding Outside. Once you learn how to ride, you can try riding outdoors. Check your local laws to make sure that hoverboards are legal. Otherwise, you may risk receiving a hefty fine. Avoid riding on busy streets until you have gained some experience. This will ensure the safety of both you and the people around you.

4. Charging the Battery. Do not charge your hoverboard overnight or unattended. This will prevent the risk of the battery overheating. Once the charge is complete, unplug the charger.

With a Hoverboard, the Possibilities are Endless

With a Hoverboard, the Possibilities are Endless

There are a lot of ways to get around these days. You can walk, drive, bike or even skateboard to your destination. But now, with the iWalker hoverboard, you have a whole new way of getting around. It’s a great way to take advantage of state-of-the-art innovation and it’s definitely a conversation starter.

At iWalker Hoverboards, we encourage everyone to try a self-balancing scooter. There are many places you can ride and plenty of ways to use your hoverboard, all of them more fun than the last.

Where to Ride

A hoverboard is something that can work on dry surfaces, such as concrete roads, brick paths and even cobblestone. The speed is all based upon the weight of the person as well as how smooth the surface is. This means that the smoother the surface you’re on, the faster it’s going to go.

You have a speed of up to 7 miles per hour and can go about 12 miles per charge, so where you ride is entirely up to you. It may be a great way to get around at a university, work, the mall or even around town. It’s a sleek form of transportation and can be one of the easiest (and coolest) ways of getting you from Point A to Point B. Pick the place to go and the iWalker hoverboard will take you there.

You Can Go Up to 7 Miles Per Hour for 12 Miles Per Charge

When to Use

You can use a hoverboard whenever you want to go somewhere. Maybe it’s a little too far of a walk from the dorms to the library on campus or from your office to the cafeteria at work. Get creative as to where you go with it. It’s a chance to save some time and reduce the amount of walking that you have to do. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.

You can ride your hoverboard while:

  • Walking the dog
  • Taking the baby for a stroll
  • Getting around the park
  • Shopping in the mall
  • And more! The possibilities are endless

It’s light enough that when you’re not using it to get you from one place to another, you can pick it up and keep it under your arm, in a backpack or even stuff it into a locker.

There’s never been a better time to get an iWalker hoverboard. Right now, when you buy three you’ll save $60 on your total purchase. Or you can buy five hoverboards and get $150 off. Pick one up for a holiday gift or just because. Visit our online store to see our collection.

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