Hi, I’m Andy and welcome to BestHoverboards.Reviews!
Where it Began
In 2014, my girlfriend and I went on a backpacking adventure in Asia. She planned out the entire trip but I had one condition – that we spend at least a week in Shenzhen because I needed to visit Huaqiangbei. For those of you who don’t know, Huaqiangbei is heaven for tech geeks like me. But the reason why I needed to go there was because my boss asked me to mix a little bit of business with pleasure by checking out manufacturers in China we could partner with.
Anyway, when we got to Shenzhen, the first thing I noticed was that road traffic was horrible. Next thing that caught my attention were the pedestrians who were riding Segway-like boards… except that they didn’t look like Segways. I asked my girlfriend’s-cousin-slash-tour-guide what those were and he said they were hoverboards.
“Hoverboards? Like Back to the Future hoverboards?”, I asked.
He laughingly replied, “No, these don’t fly. They have wheels, hoverboard is like a nickname for those things. They really called self-balancing scooters.”
To cut the long story short, the following day I ended up purchasing 3 hoverboards. It was a good thing that Shenzhen was the last leg of our trip because it wouldn’t have been easy carrying around 3 large boxes weighing about 15 pounds each as we backpacked our way around Asia.
“Hoverboarding” in the US
I won’t say that I was the first ever person in the US to own a hoverboard but I was certainly the only one in our neighborhood that had one back in early 2014. The neighborhood kids and teens would wait for me to come out and play every afternoon hoping they’d get a chance to ride one of my boards (I’m a kid at heart and love sharing my new toys with them). Parents would come knocking to ask where I got my hoverboards and ended up feeling disappointed when they found out I got it from China.
It wasn’t until the middle of 2014 that hoverboards became available in the US. Of course, I started buying one after other because I found them to be incredibly useful for traveling short distances and were really fun to ride. After using one for about two weeks, I would give it away to family or friends. Needless to say, everyone in my family had one, including my parents!
As the popularity of hoverboards soared higher, the number of options in the market also increased. I realized that a lot of people found it difficult to make a decision on which one to purchase. This was when I decided to put up BestHoverboards.Review.
I don’t claim to be an expert in hoverboards but I seeing as I’ve tried almost every self-balancing scooter out in the market, I pretty much know what I’m talking about.
Though this website, I aim to help people in making the right decision when it comes to purchasing a hoverboard. How so? Well, I won’t just be writing tips and tricks in riding a self-balancing scooter. I will also be sharing in-depth hoverboard reviews and rating each boards according to build, features, and value for money.
So if you’re looking to buy a hoverboard but don’t know really know how to go about deciding which one to purchase, you’re in the right place!