How to Ride an Electric Scooter in 2021: WalkSmart Guide!
Posted 17th February. Category: General.
In today’s blog post we will be sharing a few simple tips on how to ride an electric scooter for the first time. e- scooters are slowly gaining a lot of popularity among experienced riders and beginners alike. Hence, those people who are not familiar with riding scooters are now trying their best to learn and ride the same. If you have ridden a scooter before, you will easily be able to learn how to ride it. But here are certain tips that will help you to have a smooth ride: Learn to ride smartly with WalkSmart!
Utilities Required to Learn How to Ride An Electric Scooter
Never forget to grab the safety equipments:
Riding an electric scooter is fun but it is equally dangerous as riding a bike if you are not wearing a helmet or other safety essentials that will protect you from accidents. Apart from helmets we advise you to grab a pair of knee and elbow pads for extra protection( although it is optional).
Wear appropriate shoes for the ride:
It is advisable to wear appropriate shoes like sneakers or flat shoes when you are just learning how to ride an electric scooter. Learn to balance on the scooter first before wearing your favorite pair of shoes while riding.
Get a scooter bag. Avoid heavy bags:
In the beginning don’t carry heavy bags as it might slow down your momentum and make you lose your balance unnecessarily. If you need to carry any essential items, then we advise you to get a front scooter bag and thus learn to ride comfortably.
How to Ride An Electric Scooter Effortlessly
1.Place the e-scooter on a flat paved road or sidewalk: This action will allow you to learn riding effectively. Avoid hilly areas or roads that have little bit of inclination and thus it might act as an obstacle to your riding.
2.Don’t forget the kickstand: Ensure that you have raised the kickstand which is situated normally beside or under the scooter. Now grab onto the scooter to avoid any mishaps.
3.Use the scooter stance and lean forward: Just like riding a scooter, you need to keep your non-dominant leg on the scooter’s deck. Now lean forward and hold the handlebars with your hands.
4.Place your other leg on the scooter deck: Now that you have started moving, place your other leg behind the first leg. This method will help you to maintain your balance in the scooter and move easily.
5.Press the throttle properly: Although the throttles may appear different in every escooter, but their technicalities and functionalities remain the same.Hence you need to start it in a slow motion to start moving. Don’t forget to use one of your legs(preferably the stronger one) to maintain the balance while starting.
6.Use the scooter handlebars to change directions: Oddly enough, to turn your scooters all you need to do is rotate the handlebars and you can turn towards your preferred direction. Keep the movements slow and steady to move easily.
7.Use brakes when necessary: Don’t forget to use the brakes whenever you need to slow down your electric scooter. Just like other scooters and vehicles, even the e scooters have brakes which have similar functionality and design.Just pull the lever of the brake to slow down the speed. Don’t use it hastily as it might disrupt your riding and you will be thrown off the scooter. Use it in a controlled manner.
That was all you needed to know how to ride an electric scooter for the first time. It is fairly simple. Additionally, if you are still apprehensive about riding it, you can always come to our store at WalkSmart! and book a test ride with us. Our expert at the store will also be there to guide you through your first riding experience and make it as comfortable as possible. Don’t forget to get the safety essentials to get started on a safer note. Get cruising already!
Please feel free to check our best recommendations of escooters if you intend to buy one of the electric scooters this season.
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WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.