So now you’ve probably seen people strolling on the self-balancing smart scooter. And we are sure you asked yourself “Wonder what it feels like to ride this stuff and how hard it is to learn?” We know that many people have seen our electric balancing smart scooters but are worried that they are too hard to learn. So we put together this little article to help people understand how to start driving a two-wheeled smart scooter:

In order to learn how to ride, you must first follow the instruction manual. Secondly, take your scooter, pull out the charging cable, plug the charging cable into the wall and plug the other end into the two-wheel scooters intelligent charging port.  Once you have the assurance that the self-balancing electric flying board is fully charged, the next step is to turn it on.

To activate the scooter simply press the power button located next to the charging port on the underside of the board. The scooter will beep to indicate that it is on after pressing the power button. You will also see that the green light of the battery is turned on:

 

  1. After turning on the scooter, the next step is to place 1 foot into one of the corresponding sides.
  2. The main tip for climbing on the scooter is to make sure that the first foot you are placing gently on one of the sides is level and not tilted forward or backward to keep the first wheel stable and in place.
  3. Once your first foot on the scooter is level, you are ready to put the second foot on the scooter.
  4. This step is the hardest to climb on your auto scoop balance. We suggest you do this for the first time next to a wall that you can use for stability.

  1. Once you have both your feet on the board and are stable, slightly lean forward and angle your feet slightly down to start rolling forward.

  1. It may take a few minutes to get completely comfortable and accustomed to sliding on your new smart scooter. But after a few minutes, you will feel very stable and comfortable riding around the board.

Position yourself

For positioning, the objective is to combine two constraints: comfort and efficiency.  Riding comfort is also a safety issue. When one is badly installed, one is focused on discomfort or pain, not on alertness.

As for effectiveness, it is to understand, to realize that the position of the body influences the dynamic behavior of the scooter, its handling, its response to the setting of the angle or braking. A bad position is often the cause of loss of balance at low speed, unpleasant sensations of precarious balance during the inclination of the machine, and especially of brakes poorly controlled.

If one has to summarize, the lower part of the body must be tightened, grouped, and be firmly attached to the machine, while the upper body must remain flexible, mobile, relaxed and capable of moving. Very often, we observe the reverse, with lower limbs that are not in contact with the bike, duck feet, knees dancing the jig, with shoulders contracted, arms stretched and stiff, broken wrists, Locked hips, stiff backs! Let’s be clear: if you do not know how to relax your upper body, you will not be able to handle your two-wheeler effectively.

Then, first instruction: we breathe!

Inhale deeply, exhale long, slowly, thoroughly, releasing the shoulders, deliberately pushing the shoulders and elbows towards the ground. You will inevitably lean a little forward and flex more or less the arms. This is an extremely important point: you do not ride a self-balancing scooter with your arms outstretched, except perhaps to rest in a straight and unobstructed way when everything goes well. As soon as you want to use your machine, you will need to have your arms flexed.

Stay relaxed

This is really very important. Being contracted to the handlebar of the self-balancing smart scooter combines the disadvantages: you will fatigue faster, take too much weight on the front, amplify the parasitic movements, and tighten the controls. And above all, you will counteract the natural movement of the bike that will always tend to restore its balance (provided to retain the adhesion, of course).