So you have a two-wheeled self-balancing scooter - now you want to learn how to ride it. Its super easy to learn and even easier than learning to ride a full size scooter! Get started with step 1 and you'll be smooth sailing in no time.
Part 1 of 2: Stepping On
1 Read the instruction manual first if included. (Don't worry if it doesn't include one, many brands don't).
2 Turn on the scooter.
3 Check it has full battery on the battery gauge. If it doesn't, then charge it using the cable provided.
4 Position the scooter next to something you can hold on to.
5 Holding on to the object step one foot on.
There is often a light 'next to the battery gauge, if it turns green then it is safe to put your second foot on, if it is red then turn off the board and try again. If the problem persists contact the supplier.
6 Carefully place your second foot on.
If the scooter moves its fine, just re-position and start again.Keep going until you get it right.
7 Once you have achieved your balance, carefully point your toes forwards to go forwards.
Part 2 of 2: Learning to Maneuver
1 Once you can go forwards without help, start practicing turning.
2 To turn clockwise, put your right toes down only. You will turn.
It is very important to keep your other foot horizontal, if you don't do this then it will counteract the turn and may unbalance you.
3 To turn anti-clockwise, put your left toes down.
4 To go backwards, lean back.
5 Handle slopes with care. Most mini self-balancing scooters can handle slopes of up to 15 degrees, although it does vary with brands.
6 Watch your speed. When you achieve top speed you will normally hear a beep. This tells you that you have maxed out the speed and should slow down. Now you can start to do spins and go at decent speeds!
Just enjoy your time!