Greetings esk8rs, my son is 6 (45#) and wants to ride a hoverboard in a bad way. He got the idea from a friend of his but I personally think that an electric skateboard would be more practical and useful. I need some help from people more knowledgeable about esk8 to help convince him that a hoverboard isn’t what he wants.
In order to train his coordination and balance skills, I’ve been training him on a 28" analog cruiser for the past few months. He’s pretty good at pushing and leaning turning. Working on the “chop turns” now.
I’ve never owned a forward/backward leaning two wheeled mobility device (aka hoverboard) but they seem like something that would really struggle on pavement imperfections. There is also the whole risk of faceplants that don’t seem as likely with an esk8.
Are there any other advantages to an esk8 when compared to a hoverboard?