To help you make the most of your Swegway experience we decided to pull together some of the very best tips and tricks for you to try out. We post them on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) pretty much every week but here are a selection of them all in one place for you.
Let’s start with the tips…
- Start on grass
If you are new to Swegways then it is more than likely expected that you will experience falling off your board a few times. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. This is why it is a good idea to start on grass.
The landing is much softer and will save you many bumps and bruises as you perfect your riding.
- Practice, practice and practice
If you want to do anything well in life, it takes practice and lots of it. The Swegway is no different! At first it can seem really difficult to get the hang of it but the more you practice, the easier it will be.
- Try to avoid riding your Swegway on uneven ground
Uneven ground can cause you to lose your balance much more easily and Swegway’ aren’t really designed to be used on uneven ground.
- When turning, only tilt your foot slightly
This will ensure you do not build up too much speed whilst rotating orturning and therefore will help you stay in control!
- Use your arms to balance… not your feet
This is one of the most important tips that you need to take to heart. Balance is the key factor in using your Swegway. Using your arms for balance commands more control than using your feet.
- Subtlety rules
Always remember that smaller more subtle movements will produce the smoothest Swegway experience. Move too quickly or severely, and you may find yourself somewhere you never intended to be.
It doesn’t take long to get a feel for the board and after a few hours practice you will have mastered it.
- Don’t panic
The more rapid and severe your movements the swifter the reactions from your board. Human nature is that when we panic we tend to react quickly, which won’t help you on your new Swegway.
Stay cool and calm!
- Staying stationary is a matter of balance
Try placing each foot firmly in the middle of the board and using the balls and heels of your feet to shift your weight. You may rock back and forth slightly, but you’ll pretty much be able to stay put.
And now for the tricks. Check out this video of some tricks you can try for yourself!
Enjoy trying and let us know how you get on.
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