So you just bought a new hoverboard, and now you have to practice using it so that you can whizz around like a pro. It takes some time and practice to master riding a hoverboard. Even if you purchase a top of the line hoverboard, you still need to put in the time. But never fear, before you know it you'll be zipping around town, turning on a dime and looking like you've been doing it for years. Hoverboards are a great way to get around. Think of them as a souped-up skateboard for the 21st century.
One cool activity that will help new users to train and get to know their new hoverboard is playing games. That's right, there are many games that you and your friends can play while using your new toy, and these games are a great way to learn what you and your ride can accomplish together! Besides, it’s great for kids to get more time to play outdoors. Below are some fun games that you and your friends can enjoy. Games are a great way to get to know your hoverboard and have a ton of fun.
Tag is an old classic that kids have played down through the generations. A more modern take on this game involves you and your friends on hoverboards! The rules are the same as they always have been. One player is “it.” When you are "it" you have to catch another player and yell “tag!” The tagged person becomes “it,” and the cycle starts all over again. Tag is a game that never gets old. With hoverboards in the mix, it ramps up the fun by several notches. For extra fun, you can find a large clear space and play in the dark, so that only your hoverboard's lights reveal your path. Playing in the dark makes the game way more fun and exciting. You can play with two players or in teams.
Hoverboard Feats of Strength
Here's another old classic with a modern twist. You know this one, it's when you and your friends try to knock each other down by whatever means necessary! This game can be played a few ways. You and your friends can ride around just trying to knock each other off of your boards, which is fun, or you can make things very challenging by using one hoverboard. In this version, you stand on one side of the board, and your friend stands on the other. This way, no one has much control. Whoever can stay on the longest is the victor!
Racing is fun no matter what, and hoverboard racing is no exception. It's even better if you can get a lot of friends together to make things wild. You could set up an obstacle course and see who can make it to the end first. You could even get really creative and set up a game that's inspired by Mario Kart - banana peels and all! Your imagination is your only limit.
Merry Go Round
Do you remember that dizzying game of merry go round that you used to play as a kid? Spending hours in the park spinning the merry go round as fast as you could and see who could last the longest without falling off or losing their lunch. You can get the same effect from spinning on your hoverboard. Just go in circles and see who has the staying power. A word to the wise, don't try this if you get dizzy easily. It's not for the faint of heart.
Tug Of War
If you thought that this game of strength was challenging before, try it on a hoverboard. If you can learn hoverboard tug of war, then you are well on your way to mastering your new toy. It isn't easy to wrestle the rope from the other player with a hoverboard beneath your feet.
Synchronized Dance Routines
You and a few friends can even practice your own original hoverboard dance routines. Just choreograph your movements and practice until you have a great dance routine that will impress your family and friends.
As always, make sure you stay safe while you and your friends are out riding. Always wear proper safety gear and don't forget your Board Blazers to help you light the way!
These are just a few suggestions for some fun games and activities that are perfect for novice hoverboard users. The great thing about hoverboards is that you get to have fun while you are learning. It’s as easy as riding a bike. Now get out there and hover!
**Special thanks to Connor Flynn, a regular contributer to Gadget Review who brought us this awesome post!**