How to choose the best hoverboard

Hoverboards have become extremely popular in the last few years and this guide will help you choose the best hover board for sale.

Hoverboards are actually self balancing electric scooters. They are relatively easy to use once you have mastered them. As you will see below, they travel up to 9 mph, so it is important that care is taken. This is the first issue that I will address.


Please don’t let the fear of falling put you off the idea of getting a great hoverboard. However, there are some simple steps that you can do to ensure that you or your child avoids getting hurt.

Firstly, it is very sensible to wear a helmet like the type of helmet used by skaters. Secondly, we would also recommend that you wear elbow pads and kneepads like skateboarders. Gloves which have a strong lining are also sensible protective equipment.

Who is the rider?

Generally, children over about the age of eight are perfectly capable of riding a hover board as long as they have some common sense and physical strength. Maybe your child is younger than eight and you think that they would be okay. Frankly, you know your child best, but we think that eight also is a reasonable age.

Battery Life

The batteries on most hover boards are rechargeable and last for between 45 minutes and up to 1 hour. When you are looking at reviews about hoverboards online, the battery life is something that you should pay particular attention to. Obviously, you don’t want to have to keep stopping and charging during a day out.


The speed on hoverboards varies, but if you are an experienced rider and you are on flat concrete ground, it should be easy to get to 9 mph or 10 mph. This is the speed that a competent adult jogger would be running at.


The range much depends upon the battery life and type of grand that you are travelling on. If you are on flat ground with a battery charged for an hour, it should be easy to travel around 10 miles if you are going non stop.


The weight varies, but in practice, most hoverboards way between 10 kg and 20 kg. This is something that you need to bear in mind if you are carrying your hover board in a backpack or if the person using it is particularly young.


As with all items in technology, the price varies depending on the quality. Entry level hoverboards can be bought for around £40. They may have build quality which means that they will not last as long as you would hope. Alternatively, much more expensive hoverboards are available and you can easily spend up to £1000 should you choose. There is a more sensible range of pricing in the region of £100-£200. Have a look at the reviews online to find the best hoverboard to suit your needs.


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