Consumers went crazy for hoverboards from about 2015 when celebrities like Justin Bieber and Jamie Foxx were seen riding them and unlike many other crazes that fade off, the hoverboard market has gone from strength to strength with no sign of easing off. If you haven’t discovered the sheer breathtaking thrill of owning one of these electronic transportation devices yet, take a look at our 10 reasons why you should buy one:
- The thrills
Riding a hoverboard, which you manoeuvre using your body weight while reaching speeds of up to 13mph is exhilarating. You can get yourself even more pumped up by opting for a model with built in Bluetooth speakers, so you can listen to your favourite sounds as you ride.
- It’s a great new skill to learn
It takes a while to learn how to ride a hoverboard and it will feel a little odd when you initially hop onto one, although most juniors pick it up really quickly. With a bit of practice, you’ll be zipping around like a pro. It’s simpler than riding a skateboard and much more fun than a bike.
You can’t sling an e-bike under your armpit, but with a hoverboard, you can pick it up and go as they are lightweight and highly portable. They don’t take up a lot of space so charging is easy too.
When you consider the tech that goes into a hoverboard, it’s incredible that they are so reasonably priced with some models such as the Blue 6.5" Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard, currently on sale for just £209.99.
- Eco friendly
Hoverboards are kind to the planet. They don’t produce pollution or noise and run on a rechargeable battery. Always make sure you buy a model with a good quality battery and ensure it is fully charged before you ride. We recommend batteries that are made by Samsung.
- Easy to manouevre
Hoverboards are really easy to navigate. It's this simple – push forward to accelerate and backwards to brake. To turn right or left, release the pressure on one foot.
- Cool design
Hoverboards are beautifully crafted pieces of kit. They come in a vast range of colours and paint finishes and you can get all sorts of extras like Bluetooth speakers and LED lights. If you are wondering, 'What hoverboard should I buy?' take a look at our range at Official Hoverboard
- Easy to look after
Hoverboards don’t go wrong very often if you take good care of them and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Great for urban living
If you live in a built up area with lots of smooth, tarmac covered spaces, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ride your hoverboard. However, it is worth nothing that it is illegal to ride them on public roads and pavements or any other public space and doing so can result in a fine.
- Reduced carbon footprint
You will reduce your carbon footprint if you get about on a hoverboard
- A model for every rider
Whether you fancy tackling off road terrain, want something that will propel you around the house or are seeking a gift for a child, Hoverboards come in a vast range of sizes. If you are wondering 'What size hoverboard should I get?, there are three standard sizes - 6.5 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches. The smaller 6.5 inch hoverboards are great for kids, while the 10 inch hoverboard is faster and better for adults.
- Exercise your core
You will automatically engage your core muscles whilst riding a hoverboard. Okay, you won’t get a six pack overnight, but your balance and core strength will improve. What’s not to like?