Tips for beginners on how to ride an electric scooter
As electric scooters become more and more popular and enter people's daily lives, they not only meet the need for commuting, but also bring a lot of fun.
The electric scooter is based on a pedal scooter but with convenient manoeuvring features. People can ride it more easily, while requiring more skills. If you want to experience the fun of riding an electric scooter and are new to this field, let's read the following tips carefully and start your first electric scooter ride!
WHAT DO YOU NEED BEFORE RIDING?
Read the Manual
Reading the manual before riding is the first step to fully mastering your electric scooter. In the manual you will get information on assembly, operation, maintenance and much more. We have tried to make our manuals informative, concise and easy to understand.
Want to get familiar with your electric scooter and ride it more confidently? Read your scooter's manual!
Find a Place to Practice with Protective gear
If you are riding an electric scooter for the first time, we recommend that you find an ideal place that is large, with few people and no obstacles. Either a car park or a pathway, it would be good if it was large and away from traffic. No matter who you are and where you ride, you need to wear a helmet and protective gear. Especially for beginners, we strongly recommend wearing long sleeves, long trousers, full protective gear and a helmet. No exaggeration. If you do wear them, they can go a long way to protecting your head, elbows, knees and hands if you accidentally fall.
Checking the condition of your electric scooter
It is a good habit to check the scooter before riding, for example whether the tyres, brakes and battery power are working properly.
If you are ready for these, then let's read on and learn these important tips when riding.
Follow some basic steps
- Unlock the locking clip, lift the drawbar, lock the clip and keep the drawbar upright and stable.
- Then, turn the scooter on by pressing the power button. If your scooter is equipped with a display, such as the LCD display on the Troxus T1Pro, look carefully at the information, especially the battery capacity display.
- You will find a handbrake on the handlebar. Note that the left side controls the rear brake and the right side controls the front brake. When braking, brake the left side first, then the right side.
- The gearshift is what you use to accelerate. When you are ready to go, lift the stand, stand on the deck and accelerate slowly.
- When you are coming to a stop, slowly pull the brake lever. Most electric scooters have very sensitive brakes. Please pull the brake gently to prevent sudden stops and accidental injuries.
- Once you have reached your destination, make sure you turn off the power to the scooter.
- Next, unlock the locking clip, fold the scooter up and finish.
Practice with your friends
Before you start, try to find a friend who has experience of riding an electric scooter. If someone can personally guide you through the basics, this will be a perfect start for you and you will be able to master the riding skills more effectively. If you don't have such a friend, teaching yourself with our other tips can be very useful! Riding at high speeds will give you a thrill, but please always remember that safety comes first. In the beginning, you don't have to aim for high speed, but learn to control it. To be honest, it demands more from the rider as more balance is needed than fast movement.
Even the most experienced riders can lose control of their electric scooter and fall over. If this happens, do not panic. All you need to do is jump off the electric scooter, don't try to protect the scooter, protect yourself first! Always remember that you are more important than the scooter.
As you can see, riding an electric scooter is not difficult. It is important to move slowly and steadily at the beginning. Continue practising in large areas with few people until you are confident enough to ride in traffic or where there are more pedestrians.In order to master it, you need to practice, practice and practice!