If you’ve just got yourself a self-balancing Swegway UK and it’s fresh out of the box, ensure that all the required components are available before piecing together the parts that need to be assembled. The next thing is riding your Swegway and this can be quite challenging for newbies. You can take consolation from the fact that other novice Swegway users have ended up with a tumble and grazed knees. However, if you want to avoid any kind of embarrassment while using your Segway at home or out on the street, observe the following tips and tricks.
Tricks of the Trade
If you’re a fresh Swegway user, it’s better to start practicing on grass as a first step because if you’ll be starting and stopping, losing your balance as well as falling over a good number of times, a soft ground is where you want to be doing all that. This is a good way of easing yourself into Swegway riding and a better alternative than having your hands grazed on the concrete floor a couple of times.
Once you get on your Swegway, banish all forms of hesitation. Once one foot gets on the board, put on the other foot right after. That gives the board some time to calculate your weight and adjust to match your size. Once you get on the board, get a balance with your feet firmly on the pads while using your arms and hands as balance adjusters instead of using your legs, which must be stable and still.
Leaning your feet a bit forward and allowing them to do the steering is the key to getting a smooth ride on the Swegway UK. Just like riding a bike, riding your Swegway could be difficult at the start but once you get the hang of it, it’ll just be second nature to you. With smaller and subtle movements, you get a travel experience that is smoother and more precise. Ensure that you don’t panic, because remaining calm will keep your Swegway balanced.