Hoverboards are becoming increasingly popular and they’re not difficult to ride, once you have the hang of them. However, learning to ride is a lot easier when you have a hoverboard that is targeted at beginners.
Here’s our pick of the best hoverboards for beginners:
6.5” Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard – this no-fuss model is the best hoverboard for beginners. Thanks to its auto balance technology, precise gyro control and solid rubber grip tyres, it offers a smooth and stable ride. Powered by a premium Samsung battery pack, it has plenty of oomph and you will always be seen thanks to sonic bright multicolour LED lights. It also comes with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, plus it is both CE & UL certified. Price £209.99.
Razor Hovertrax Prizma – not the fastest of hoverboards with a top speed of 10km/h, but this makes it ideal for kids over the age of 8 and anyone who hasn’t ridden a hoverboard before. It also has a hoverboard beginner mode, which you can switch on whilst learning how to ride – this restricts the speed of the hoverboard, meaning it is not going to run away with whilst you’re learning the basics. It also has self balancing technology to further enhance the beginner’s experience. Charging time is four hours and for this, you’ll get 45 minutes worth of riding. Available from £199.99.
Blue Galaxy Hoverkart Bundle 6.5” Official Hoverboard – if you’re buying for a smaller child and you’re worried about their ability to ride, why not invest in this hoverkart bundle that turns the Blue Galaxy 6.5’ hoverboard into a three-wheeled kart. This offers greater stability, a reduced chance of toppling off and it opens the door for all sorts of tricks and racing fun. The hoverboard itself has auto balance tech and precise gyro control, making it a solid, easy-to-ride option for beginners. Price £229.99.
Off Road Hummer 8.5” Hoverboard – for beginners who yearn for off-road adventures, this fantastic piece of kit is a must. It has upgraded silent German motors, a top speed of 15km/h and auto balance technology to make for an easier ride. It is both CE and UL certified – this means it has passed a series of stringent safety tests, so no need to worry about your battery exploding. This one is as safe as hoverboards get. Price £269.99
Bluewheel HX360 6.5” – if you’re looking at a safe hoverboard for kids, then this one is a good choice. It’s funky too with eye-catching LED lights. It has a smartphone app which means you can track your rides and change settings, and it comes with a beginners/kids’ mode, which is ideal if you are a learner rider. £229.00
RCB Hoverboard 8.5” – with 8.5” inflatable rubber tyres, this is a great off-roader that comes with full certification and an anti fire shell. Charge times is 2 – 3 hours and max speed is 9mph. With an aircraft grade aluminium alloy frame, it’s a robust model too. Smart app enables you to adjust speed, keep an eye on mileage and check battery levels. £249.99