If you are in the market for a hoverboard, first of all, great call! A hoverboard is an awesome way to get around, it is fun, it is fast and you will be on the cutting edge of transportation trends. When looking to buy the perfect hoverboard though, it is hard to know exactly which one is best for you. Here we will help with that decision by going through some of the most important things to look for and check before you buy your hoverboard.
Speed and Distance
A real hoverboard is not a toy. Yes, it is fun and very cool but you want your hoverboard to be able to easily get you around to where you need to go. For this, you need to make sure you look for a hoverboard with long speed and long-range. Many hoverboards do not get up to speeds over 3 or 4 mph and some are only capable of covering short distances. You want to look for a hoverboard that offers the speed and range you need. When you see a hoverboard that goes 8.5 mph and can cover up to 13 miles in a single charge, that is not a toy!
Hoverboards are a pretty new technology and, with any new technology, some early versions had some problems. That was bound to happen but it cannot happen when it affects people’s safety. You need to look for a hoverboard that is UL 2722 Certified. This is a safety certification that is specific to hoverboards and it guarantees that there will not be any kind of internal fire or explosions while the board is charging or in use as was an issue with some of the early models. If a hoverboard is not UL 2722 Certified, stay away.
In addition to internal safety, you want to make sure you are getting a strong hoverboard which makes it much safer for both the rider and the equipment itself. There are many cheap, plastic hoverboards on the market today that are weak, flimsy and can break. If this happens while in use, it can cause injury for the rider and a loss of your investment. You want to check that the hoverboard you are buying has an aluminum alloy frame for strength and, if it does, it can hold at least 200 lbs. Great hoverboards should be able to handle 250lbs. plus. This will ensure that you and your friends and family can ride it safely.
When you have a hoverboard you want to get on it and go! The last thing you want to do is sit around all day and wait for it to charge. Your new hoverboard should be available to you as much as it can be and if you are waiting more than 2 hours for it to charge, that is time that could be spent riding. Boards must charge in 2 hours or less to get the most enjoyment out of them.
You want to make sure that your hoverboard has the power and ability to go where you need to go and get there without a struggle. Whether you are going over concrete, gravel, grass or even mud, you need the performance to conquer it all. You should not be losing performance either when climbing hills or going up slopes. There are two major things that help give you the performance you need; battery and tires. A high-performing hoverboard will have things like Dual 350 watt motors and a 36V 4A Battery for 700 watts of power and optimum performance. Big, 8.5” performance tires will also help you get where you need to go, regardless of the terrain.
After you get all the safety and performance specs down, why not add some tech-savvy fun to your hoverboard as well. A Bluetooth speaker built into the hoverboard is a great way to listen to your favorite tunes while cruising and will make it feel like you are riding a party on wheels! In addition to the fun aspect of the Bluetooth speakers, there is also a practical, safety aspect involved as well. With built-in speakers, you will not have to wear headphones when you ride so you will be more aware of your surroundings and safer overall.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for in a hoverboard, the next question is, is there a hoverboard out there that put this all together?
The answer is yes!
Check out the Pegasus OFFROAD 8.5’’ hoverboard. It offers the performance, strength, safety, and fun that you are looking for in a hoverboard and so much more. Start riding today.