October 06, 2016
Most Commonly Asked Questions about Hoverboards & Their Answers

Everyone in the U.S wants to buy a hoverboard, and why not? Hoverboards look cool, they can carry you over short distances and are easy to use. Hoverboards are the future of personal transportation.

So if you’re in the market to buy one, the following section has answers for all the queries you might have:

Will I able to ‘hover’ like Marty McFly (from Back to The Future)?

Unfortunately, you cannot. The existing hoverboards are two-wheeled self-balancing electric scooters that run on wheels. They are called hoverboards because they make the riders feel like they’re hovering in air. Someday in the future, you might be able to ride a ‘true hoverboard’ and until then, the current hoverboards are your best alternative.

Can I buy one for my 8 year-old kid?

I’d recommend not to. All hoverboards are labelled as ‘for ages 12 and up’. You can make them ride one indoors under your supervision, but never allow them to ride a hoverboard outside the house.

How’d I know a particular model is good for me to buy?

The easiest way is to check online reviews for the specific model. That way, you’ll know its advantages and disadvantages if any.

How long do they take to charge?

Typical hoverboards take about 2-3 hours to charge, while some newer models have a fast-charging option. Look for the hoverboard’s specifications online to find out how long it will take to charge.

How fast (and how far) can hoverboards go?

Hoverboards can reach a maximum speed of 10 mph, and on a single charge, they can cover up to 10 to 15 miles depending on their specifications.

Do hoverboards have a max weight limit?

Yes they do, but it varies slightly among different manufacturers and models. Most have their max weight limit between 200 lbs. and 222 lbs.

Is there anything else I should know about?

Additionally, you can check with your local police department whether it is okay to ride hoverboards in public as different states in the U.S have different hoverboard-related laws.

 

Chris Marshall