Swegways are brilliant fun, but in the early days, you can expect a lot of “trial and error”, and all of the associated bruising! Initially, it can be difficult to get the hand of these machines, but given time, you can become the next Tony Hawk of swegwaying…maybe.
Today, we have created this article to help you to make the most of your Swegway experience. We have collected anecdotes and tips from seasoned Swegway riders, or at least as seasoned as you can be on a technology that’s only been around 16 years.
Tip 1: Strengthen Your Core Muscles
Being good on a Swegway requires that you have excellent core strength. We would definitely recommend that you spend some time exercising and concentrating on these muscle groups.
Yoga is an excellent sport (does it count as a sport?) to this end. It will help strengthen your core muscles, but it will also improve your balance too.
Tip 2: Improve Your Balance
As well as yoga, there are other things that you can do to help improve your balance, and believe us when we say that good balance is probably the most important quality that you can have when you ride a Swegway.
Aside from yoga, there are other things that you can do to improve balance, some of which may seem a little silly!
Tip 3: Practice Tilting Forward and Moving Side-to-Side
Swegways move forward as you tilt forward. Initially, this will feel extremely unnerving. We aren’t used to moving in this way and it can be difficult to “let go” and tilt forward. By practicing on a flat surface, you can prepare your body for moving in a manner that is relatively unnatural for us.
You also need to practice tilting from side-to-side, as this is the way in which we control the direction of the Swegway.
Tip 4: When First Starting Out, Practice on Grass
When you first take your Swegway out, you should practice on a nice soft surface, like grass.
With the classic Swegway, this might be harder, because they tend to be for on-road, rather than off-road use and, as such, do not have the same ability to cope with grassy terrain.
Don’t worry too much, though. All you need to do is buy special off-road tyres and swap them over. Alternatively, choose grass a surface that is relatively free from wet mud and damp.
Tip 5: Wear Wrist Protectors
When you first start out on your classic Swegway, it’s highly likely that you will fall off at least once. Now, many people are reluctant to wear the safety gear, but we nonetheless recommend that you wear a helmet and knee protectors.
However, if you want to forgo this, do, but you must at least wear wrist protectors. If you fall, you fall from relatively high (your full height plus a few inches). This can definitely lead to broken wrists, so make sure that they’re supported and protected – you can always wear a long sleeved t-shirt if you want to hide them!
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