2016 it is deemed to be a lucky year for technology and for hoverboards in particular. After the boom in the past year, the popularity of this electric scooter is destined to grow more and more and to thrill adults and children.
Hoverboards can be considered both an entertainment device and a powerful way to move around the city.
In any case, model after model, the quality of the materials and the level of technology are progressing to being more advanced and with functionality always on the increase. Let’s see in detail the most relevant features of the electric scooter.
How and where you can ride an Hoverboard scooter?
Although it is seen more and more frequently, the electric scooter is not recognized today in the Highway Code and this will mean that it can only be used in private or urban contexts, as in shopping centers or inside of parks.
In any case, it is important to buy electric hoverboards that ensure the necessary safety for the user who uses it.
As happens now on any electronic instrument, even the electric scooter undergoes not a few imitations (especially of Chinese mold) and this can lead to the purchase of an instrument that presents a price of lower levels, but that could also go to the expense of safety and quality of manufacture.
Therefore, regardless of where a hoverboard is used, it is important that this is an approved instrument, that is, the UL2272 certification valid for Europe and the United States.
Even if you prefer to buy a used scooter, always check that it is approved and that it is not of Chinese brands.
But how do you use a hoverboard? Simple, it’s all about balance! Just lean forward to proceed and retract backwards to stop the instrument.
To be able to maneuver instead, just move the weight on the right foot or on the left depending on the desired direction.
This is possible thanks to the weight sensors positioned below the footrest. In case of difficulty then, on the web there are numerous videos and tutorials that can be very helpful.
Although the electric scooter is very popular with children, it is recommended for users aged 12 and over and under adult supervision.
How a mono electric skate is structured.
The description of a hoverboard focuses on two fundamental aspects: structure and technology. The scooter is composed of a central platform, on which to rest the feet, and two parallel wheels that can be of different sizes depending on the model.
It is important that the materials of the structure and of the parallel wheels are of good quality: the platform, for example, must have a suitable anti-slip coating and the body must be strong enough to withstand knocks and wear.
Some models of electric scooter have bigger wheels, so they can also be used on non-smooth roads and thus guarantee greater stability.
Regardless of the materials used for the construction, however, a single skid must also be light enough to be able to transport it without particular effort.
Generally the weight of electric hoverboards is around 10/12 Kg and has a speed that is around 10-20 Km per hour.
In addition to materials, other relevant aspects are batteries and engines. Generally an electric scooter consists of about 20 batteries, which are recharged in varying times (from an hour and a half to 3 hours) and that give an autonomy of 10/20 Km.
Even the autonomy can vary depending on the type of road you travel and the user’s weight. In fact, the maximum weight that an electric scooter can bear is for some 100 Kg, for another 120 Kg.
As for the engine, there are basically two that guarantee from 500W to 1000W of power. Of course, a scooter with 1000W engine is presented as a more professional tool and with a higher speed, less indicated then for do-it-yourself use.
Further features of the best electric scooter.
The technology is always evolving and the electric scooters, in addition to being a good invention in itself, are always enriched with new features.
For example, there are models that have some nice LED lights integrated, which intervene to illuminate the road in the evening but also to give a striking appearance to the walk.
additional elements can be the Bluetooth function, the speaker for
listening to music and a comfortable backpack to make the transport