There are going to be plenty of smiling faces this Christmas when people all over the UK eagerly unwrap their presents and find they have a brand new Swegway. As one of the most popular gifts this year if you are reading this then we presume you are one of the people hoping to be a proud new owner of a board.

If you happen to be of one the lucky ones, then to prepare you we have pulled together some tips on how to make the most of your shiny new board.

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Start slow and steady

Ever heard the saying, “slow and steady wins the race?” Well, it’s true!

We all want to get on our new Swegway for the first time and hit top speeds like we have been riding for years but things don’t normally work out that way. It really is important to take your time to familiarise yourself with the board. Patience is vital.

Don’t worry, you will get to grips with your board very quickly but for the first few hours hold onto someone or a wall till you are confident. Start slow until you are ready to be let off the Swegway leash!

There will be plenty of time to become the next Swegway star but until then gain your confidence. Remember practice makes perfect.

Stay safe

Like any mode of transport there is always an element of risk involved when you are the person in control. It is important that you respect your board and what it is capable of.

Here are some simple tips to ensure you stay as safe as possible:

  1. Only buy from trusted sources like iSwegway
  2. Get on your board carefully
  3. Stay off public roads and footpaths
  4. Stay on flat surfaces
  5. Ensure that not too much weight is on the board at the same time
  6. Wear safety gear (we have plenty available here)
  7. Look where you are going

For full details on the above do take a look at a previous blog on Swegway safety.

Look after your board

When you by any new item to make the most of it you need to look after it. If you care for your board then you will enjoy it for years to come.

All our boards are thoroughly tested before they are sent to you and every board comes with 12 months’ warranty but it is up to you to ensure you look after it correctly.

One thing that will help is if you purchase some Swegway Protective Strips. These fit over your wheel arches and protect your board from any bumps or rolls. These are specially designed to absorb shock from impact therefore increasing the durability of your board. You can get them here and they are well worth the small investment.

Have fun

Most of all we want you to have fun on your new board. There is so much fun that you can have with a Swegway from hide and seek to Swegway Olympics. The truth is that as long as you follow our advice above then you will have hours and hours of fun.



To see our range of Swegways and accessories take a look at our website. As a trusted UK seller you will find some of the very best prices available.