It’s a fact that kids love hoverboards. It may be that they’ve seen their on Instagram, or simply that their friend at school just got one. The fact is, a hoverboard is probably gonna be the most asked-for item this Christmas..
While there is no actual age limit for an electric hoverboard, what if you’re simply not comfortable with letting them ride one?
Can young children ride a hoverboard?
Well, it depends. Kids of all ages could actually be able to ride a , especially if your board features a “beginner mode” which limits the max speed and makes the board easier to handle (if you wanna know how to activate “beginner mode” on your board, check out our guide). For kids under 12, though, the sheer size of the board may make the ride a little uncomfortable. Well, you’re in luck! There is a hoverboard made specifically for children. Here’s the one and only children’s hoverboard:
It features smaller, 4.5 inch wheels (as opposed to the or of adults’ hoverboards), and has a lower top speed of 3.1 mph (5 kmh). And it is quite a bit smaller than an adult sized hoverboard, as you can see here:
This is ideal for children, because it’s an actual underpowered, smaller version of an hoverboard, providing all the fun of a real hoverboard, but with the added safety of being closer to the ground, and, therefore, having a lower center of gravity.
Also, this hoverboard for kids, comes with (color coordinated) protective gear for your child: a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads