Hoverboards are such a cool toy and have taken the world by storm. However, mastering them can be tricky and a little bit dangerous for kids sometimes. Luckily, we have hover karts. These simple and yet somehow necessary hoverboard attachments make riding your favorite toy a lot safer and dare I say funner – wait that’s not a word.
If you are a big fan of go-kart racing, as well as self-balancing scooters such as hoverboards, you’ll be happy to know that you can transform your hoverboard into a hoverkart. A hoverkart is essentially a hoverboard that is converted into a go-kart by using a go-kart attachment. The attachment is also referred to as a conversion kit and is an external accessory that mounts on top of your hoverboard and turns your self-balancing scooter into a hoverboard go-kart or in short, hoverkart.
Hoverkarting is extremely fun and the activity has gained in popularity over the last few years. It’s an innovative way to bring the experience of go-karting into a more conventional lifestyle, without needing to visit a go-kart race track. The great thing about hoverkarting is that it only requires a simple and affordable attachment. It can also be enjoyed by riders of all ages and heights.
Recommended Age for Hoverboard Go-Karts
Most hoverboards are recommended for ages 6 and up because they require a certain amount of physical coordination to balance, steer, and stop safely. But With the hoverboard go-kart attachment, the amount of physical coordination needed to use them is a lot less, so younger kids can safely enjoy a hoverboard as well. Children as young as four can also sit on the go-kart attachment and learn how to accelerate, steer, and stop safely. As for an upper age limit, well, there isn’t one! As long as both the hoverboard and the go-kart attachment you are using can support a high weight limit, adults should also feel free to give the go-kart a try.
How to Use a Hoverboard Go Kart
So what is a hoverboard go-kart used for anyway? It’s a great way for young kids who may not be able to balance yet to still enjoy a hoverboard, and even if you have mastered the balancing part, it’s still tons of fun for kids and adults alike! The go-kart attachment connects to the hoverboard with a pair of special straps, turning your hoverboard into a go-kart with a seat and handle that can control speed and help steer.
These hoverboard attachments consist of three wheels, foldable handles, and a padded seat. Pneumatic tires and shock absorbers mean taking them along on various terrain. The overboard go-kart attachment is easy to use, allowing even young kids to turn, accelerate, and put on the brakes when needed.
Attaching the Hoverboard to Your Go Kart
Details may vary slightly from model to model, but most go-kart attachments will attach to the hoverboard in the same basic manner. The go-kart attachment will typically have Velcro straps that you will unhook and lie flat on the ground, then place the hoverboard over the straps. Loop the straps through the buckles in the front and the back and pull them back to tighten, then fasten the Velcro straps securely in place. Before getting on the go-kart, give it a gentle shake to ensure it is strapped on tightly and will not become loose.
Choosing a Suitable Hoverboard Go Kart
When purchasing a go-kart attachment for your hoverboard, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- First, if you already own a hoverboard, make a note of its size and be sure that you choose a go-kart attachment that will fit. While many hoverboard attachments are adjustable and will fit a range of hoverboard sizes, not all of them are, so make sure you buy one that will work. If you’re purchasing a hoverboard and go-kart attachment simultaneously, double-check the size to ensure that they are compatible.
- When using the hoverboard go-kart attachment, you need to consider the rider’s size. Some have adjustable seat heights to accommodate riders of different sizes, while others do not. An adjustable seat can also be a helpful feature if you’re buying for a tween or preteen child who is expected to grow a lot during the next few years. Take a look at the weight capacity as well. Some hoverboard attachments are designed primarily for younger children and have lower weight limits, while others can hold over 200 pounds and accommodate anyone from young kids to adults. If you’re hoping to have a turn, make sure you choose a go-kart attachment with a higher weight limit.
- Another thing to check is the materials used to construct your hoverboard go-kart attachment. Check out that the seat is comfortable, the frame is sturdy, and the wheels will stand up to lots of use.
A hoverboard go-kart attachment kit is a fun addition to the already amusing self-balancing scooter. Practically any kid will love this as it furthers the possibilities that a hoverboard brings.
A fall from a hoverboard while standing is also more dangerous than slipping out of your hoverkart while seated. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about a hoverboard go kart being more dangerous or anything.