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How to ride a boosted board

Among scooter users, Boosted is a well-known brand. Boosted boards are not your typical skateboards; they are electronic skateboards with innovative features and high quality. Boosted skateboards offer excellent performance, and most people use them for recreational purposes. The only problem with this skateboard is that it might be a recipe for catastrophe at times.

We’ll provide you some tips that you can know how to ride a boosted board in this article and help you stay safe while riding your longboard. 

Locate your front and back feet.

Are you a regular or a goofy person?

When it comes to boosted boarding, the first thing to figure out is whether you should use your right or left foot as your front foot. Are you a “Regular” or “Goofy” footed e-skateboarder, in skateboard terms?

The goofy stance is when you ride with your right foot forward and your left foot in the back.

  • Regular stance: Ride with your left foot forward and your right foot back in the regular posture.
  • On an  boosted board, there are two alternative ways to stand. But how can we know which foot is front and which is back? To find our answer, I looked at a range of tests!
  • Ball-Test: Grab a football or soccer ball and kick it about. Your back foot is the one that kicked the ball. Your front foot is your balance foot, which is also your balancing foot.
  • Slide-Test: Put on your most slippery socks. Find a slick hardwood floor and sprint up it, trying to slide for as long as you can. Your forward foot is now not only your front foot, but also your front foot on your    boosted board.
  • Stair-Test: Sit in a chair or walk up a flight of stairs and stand steady with both feet on the floor. Take the first step up instinctively now. Your front foot should have been the one that stepped up.
  • Test of tug of war: It’s time to have some fun! You read that correctly: gather your buddies and have a tug-of-war. Your front foot is the one you push forward.
  • Board-Test: The most dependable and best way to determine if you are a regular or goofy rider, in my opinion. Simply get yourself onto a board and enlist the help of a friend. Now choose the stance that seems most regular and natural to you. So that you don’t lose your equilibrium, take your friend’s hands. Drive a few meters in one direction and then the other to determine which front foot feels more natural.

On a boosted board, take the proper attitude.

First and foremost, you must ensure that you are riding your boosted board in the proper stance. Your feet should be about hip-width apart. Any concussions or turns should be compensated by bending your knees. It’s also a lot easier to keep the balance.

Increase the throttle.

Most  boosted boards now use a wireless portable remote control, unlike traditional boosted boards. The remote has all of the controls, giving you rapid access to every activity.

Figure out how to use every feature on the remote and practice in an open area.

I’m getting ready to open the throttle. Some  boosted boards have tremendous acceleration power. You won’t believe how quickly they can move. It’s risky to accelerate when you’re not ready or prepared. The eboard will very certainly flip away. As a result, we must ensure that we are adequately prepared for the acceleration process. When accelerating, expect your weight to shift backward. Bend your knees and kneel down a little. As a result, the rear leg muscle is already strained and can tension up even more when the body weight goes backward. It also lowers the center of gravity, resulting in a less violent weight transfer.

  • Front foot: If you wish to lean forward while accelerating, shift your weight to your front foot. Lower your center of gravity by bending your knees. Your front leg should bend more than your back leg.
  • Back foot: Make sure your back foot is stable, slightly tensed, and prepared for acceleration. Also, instead of putting your rear foot at the end of your board, consider putting it in the middle. Otherwise, the board will be able to do a wheelie and slide away. You will, in fact, fall. Your weight will be forced to your back foot as you accelerate. After you’ve gotten past the initial acceleration, you’ll be able to transfer your weight around on the board with ease.

For boosted boards, there are two types of remote controls (RC). The first is a remote control with a large trigger that you may pull with your index finger on the underside of the RC. On the front side of the second type of RC, there is a slideable button that can be slid up and down.

Braking

With an eboard, braking is essentially the opposite of opening the throttle. When braking, expect your weight to be moved forward. So lean backwards a little, bend your knees a little, and stoop down a little. As a result, the front leg muscle is already strained and can tension up even more when the body weight goes forward. It also lowers the center of gravity, resulting in a less violent weight transfer. As a result, you’ll want to make sure your front foot is stable, slightly tensed, and ready to brake.

For boosted boards, there are two types of remote controls (RC). The first is a remote control with a large trigger that you may pull with your index finger on the underside of the RC. On the front side of the second type of RC, there is a slideable button that can be slid up and down.

To brake, release the trigger with your index finger (RC type 1) or push the slideable button downwards or down with your thumb. (RC 2 type)

Practice

Before you practice braking on the street, I recommend that you do so in a safe riding environment. Also, I urge that you try a Full break (a very difficult break) to get used to it. So you won’t be surprised if you need to brake hard, and you’ll be prepared to handle it in a difficult scenario.

You can now take advantage of a significant e-boarding benefit. You don’t have to take a break! You can ride downhill more slowly and safely, even on very steep hills. An    longboard’s braking system is so powerful that you usually don’t need to use your foot to slow down or brake. The best aspect is that your braking system is regenerative in nature. As a result, you both break and charge your battery at the same time.

How to use your boosted board to make turns

Without turning,boosted boarding isn’t much fun. As a result, we want to double-check that we’ve all taken our turns correctly. On an    longboard, cruising and carving will be a little different than on a regular boosted board or longboard. The length, width, weight, and tension of the trucks make them less maneuverable, but they are also more stable. The tightness of the trucks can be adjusted, affecting how sloppy or tight your turning is.

You’ll need a stable stance on your longboard to make a turn. Drive straight ahead by squeezing the throttle. For turning, you now move your body weight slightly to your toes or heels.

  • Frontside turn: Shift your weight on your toes slightly. This is referred to as a toeside turn. That is, if your left foot is in front of you, you will turn to the right. The turn radius’s center, or halfway, is directly in front of you. As a result, make a frontside turn.
  • Backside turns need you to shift your weight slightly to your heels in order to make a backside turn. (heelside turn) This indicates you’re turning to the left with your left foot as your front foot. Backside turn because the center of your turn radius is in the back of your body.

Another point to remember is to keep your head up and look in the direction you want to walk. Look to the right if you wish to turn right. Look to the left if you wish to turn left. If you’re looking at a tree, you’ll end yourself there. So please make sure you’re looking in the right direction. 

Conclusion

I hope you liked reading my comprehensive “how to ride a boosted board” article. But, more importantly, I hope that my tutorial will assist you in learning to ride a boosted board. Please let me know which tip has been the most beneficial to you! If you have any more tips or suggestions, I would be pleased to read them and include them to the guide. Have a wonderful day!