The hoverboard craze is real and it’s happening. How has the hoverboard become so popular in recent years, you may ask? Well, knowing that Marty McFly’s ride from Back to the Future II exists in real life, that’s reason enough to get one, right? But, this fun recreational ride has also quickly become one of the best ways to get around. We could even go so far as to call it the future of transportation!
But what else does it offer? And, is it worth buying a hoverboard? Our short answer is yes and here are 17 reasons why you should get a hoverboard.
1. Socially distant Fun
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that a lot of activities have been put on hold, including spending time with friends. But there’s no need to worry about that when you ride your hoverboard, it can be as individual or as social as you like. If you’re looking for a way to spend time with friends safely, hoverboarding allows you to keep your distance while learning new skills together!
2. Learn & Master a New Skill
Who doesn’t want to learn something new and cool every day? This is your chance to learn how to master one of the trendiest rides around, not to mention the cool stunts and tricks which you can show off in front of your family and friends.
3. Get Outdoors
Riding a hoverboard will encourage you to get outside. As long as the weather is nice and dry, you can pretty much ride anywhere in your area. Not only that, but it will turn you into an urban explorer, always looking for the smoothest roads and skate parks to show off your latest tricks.
4. Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Hoverboards don’t emit any emissions. That's because they run solely on rechargeable batteries and require no gases or fuels to operate. Hoverboards not only reduce your carbon footprint but also help promote sustainability.
5. Cheap to Fuel
This is probably one of the biggest benefits of owning a hoverboard. Since they run on rechargeable batteries, you don’t need to fuel up at all, making the hoverboard a very affordable mode of transportation.
6. Easy to Use & Navigate
You don’t need any special training to learn the basics of riding a hoverboard. Just follow the instructions provided and you’re ready to go! Remember to always follow safety precautions and wear protective gear when riding.
7. Easy to Maintain
Hoverboards are very easy to care for, requiring very little maintenance aside from making sure that you have a full battery. They are also housed in a durable outer casing, which makes them less susceptible to breakage.
8. Compact, Lightweight & Portable
Because they are generally lighter and smaller than other electric rides, hoverboards are more portable and compact. You can virtually ride it anywhere and anytime and storage wouldn’t be a problem at all, as it is compact enough to go under a bed or desk or inside a locker or cupboard.
9. Practical Transport
A hoverboard is a great means of transportation, especially for short distances. They aren’t bulky and can be carried around easily. Hoverboarding is a practical transport choice, as you no longer have to worry about finding a parking space or about train or bus schedules, which are most likely always running behind.
10. They look Awesome!
On a scale of one to ten, the hoverboard gets an eleven - as the coolest ride on the market. It looks super cool, and there are so many exciting colours and funky designs to choose from.
11. Safe as riding a bike
A big part of safety depends on the precautions taken while riding. Similar to bicycles, you need to wear the proper protective gear and make sure you're in a safe environment, meaning you should avoid busy areas or pavements. Other than that you can ride with ease and concentrate on having fun!
12. Ride with a Soundtrack
What's more fun than riding your hoverboard to your favourite tunes? Speakers are built within the hoverboard and come with Bluetooth connectivity. There is no need for activation, because as soon as you power up your hoverboard it will automatically connect to your smartphone, and you’re good to go!
13. No Age Restrictions - FUN for Everyone
Most parents who buy hoverboards for their kids end up enjoying it just as much themselves. That's because they're a lot of fun and the adults just can't help but join in. It's a win-win for family bonding!
14. Get a Great Workout
To the untrained eye, watching someone ride a hoverboard doesn't seem to be the same as someone working out at the gym. But you’d be surprised to know that riding a hoverboard engages your muscles, which works just as well.
15. Boosts your Concentration
Hoverboards may not look like they're very fast, but they can go up to 20 kilometres per hour! To move that fast you have to concentrate to stay upright and safe. This means riding your hoverboard can improve your ability to concentrate!
16. Sharpen your Reflexes
Your ability to balance improves considerably when you ride a hoverboard and sharpens your reflexes. To balance and move your hoverboard forward, you have to constantly shift back and forth; after a while, this becomes easy almost automatic.
17. Improve your Posture
Riding a hoverboard will help you keep your back straight as you engage your core, which improves your posture at the same time. Giving your body a full workout all while you have fun cruising by.
Where to Buy Hoverboards in South Africa
Now that you have so many reasons to get a hoverboard, you might be wondering where to buy one. At SA Scooter Shop we have a wide range of hoverboards from basic boards to funky hoverboards sporting LED lights and music players. We have branches located all over South Africa, or you can visit them online for more information on their latest hoverboard deals!
Do you already have a hoverboard? Comment below and tell us what you love most about owning one.
If you found this post useful, why not take a look at our other useful Hoverboard resources for more advice and tips:
- Everything You Need To Know About Hoverboards
- Top 10 Scooter & Hoverboard Friendly Spots in Cape Town