How to Ride
Just got your Hunter Board? Before you conquer that insane 20% hill at full speed, here are some things we believe you'd like to know.
1) SAFETY IS KEY
We don't want you to get hurt while riding a Hunter Board. Despite the reduced risk of falling given by our proprietary suspension system, gravity will always be a reality, and there is a possibility of falling. So, always ride with a helmet on. Not getting hurt is the coolest thing ever.
If you're new to electric skateboarding, find a safe practice area where you can get used to your Hunter Board. Empty parking lots or basketball/tennis courts are a great option. You'll need space, visibility, and a flat surface to start. As you begin to get the handle of it, you can move to places with uphill climbing.
Which foot should I put forward? Well, if you already surf or skate it should be the same. If riding a board is something new for you, have someone push you from the back. Whichever foot you use to catch yourself is your natural forward foot.
If you skate with your left foot forward, you have a "regular" stance. If you ride with your right foot ahead, you have a "goofy" stance.
Now that you're correctly positioned on your Hunter Board, don't forget that you're on a very powerful electric skateboard and that if you're not careful, you'll end up on the floor as soon as you throttle up. Here's what you should do to avoid this:
a) Throttle up slowly.
b) Keep a wide stance on the board.
c) Keep a low center of gravity (your center of gravity is normally located at your belly button).
d) Lean forward when accelerating.
e) Lean backward when braking.
IMPORTANT: When you move forward, you might feel like you are getting pushed off the back of the board, so lean forward to anticipate this reaction. There is also a tendency for beginners to lean back when they are going too fast, which leaves them in a less stable position. Some beginners find it helpful to put their first hand on the front knee to remind them to lean forward and stay low. When you slow down, it can feel like you are getting pushed off the nose of the board, so you can lean back to anticipate this reaction.
3) USING THE REMOTE
Turn on the board by pressing the power button. Then turn on the remote with the power button. With one foot on the board and one foot on the ground to prevent the board from riding away, hold the trigger down and slowly roll the wheel forward and back to neutral. If the board was shot out from under your foot, you probably rolled the wheel forward too much, try it again.
4) MOVING FORWARD
Stand on the board, look forward and roll the throttle up very gently. You're moving 👌.
5) MOVING BACKWARDS
Stand on the board, look back and pull the joystick to you as if you were braking. You're now moving backwards.
To turn, you need to pressure the deck in the direction you want to go.
To turn the board in the direction your back is, you need to use your heels. Move your heels down and turn your shoulders towards the front of the board.
To turn the board the direction you're facing, you need to use your toes. Move your toes down and turn your shoulders towards the back of the board.
There are two ways to stop:
a) Stop accelerating, and the Hunter Board will gradually stop.
When you make a full stop place your right foot (if you're "regular") or your left foot (if you're "goofy") on the ground, this is especially important if you're going uphill because it'll avoid you start rolling down the hill.