How to ride a kick scooter?

This article will instruct you on how to stand on a kick scooter, the posture that provides the best comfort and stability, as well as how to push and ride it. In this instruction, we are going to make the assumption that the rider already knows how to ride a bicycle.

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1. Be familiar with your dominant leg

In the same way that most individuals have a dominant hand, most of us have a leg that we prefer to balance better on. The dominant leg is the one on which you have a greater ability to maintain your balance. Hop on one leg to determine which one it is if you are unsure which one it is. You will rapidly be able to determine which of your legs is your dominant one. The leg that is standing on the deck is the master leg, which is sometimes referred to as the balancing leg. The opposite leg, sometimes known as the “action leg,” is the one that applies the brakes and applies forward force.

2. Stepping on

Maintain your standing position with the scooter positioned on the same side of your body as your master leg. You and your scooter need to be looking in the same general direction at all times. Hold the handle firmly with both hands. Step on with your strong leg (your balance leg, shown in light red above). The foot has to be positioned in the exact middle of the deck in terms of its breadth, and it needs to be as near to the front of the deck as is physically feasible. The front end of the deck ought to be in very close proximity to, or in contact with, the tip of your shoe at all times.
The pushing feet, which should be planted firmly on the ground at this point, should be positioned such that they are as near to the deck as humanly feasible, practically coming into contact with it.

3. Getting a head start

Make sure that your eyes are focused ahead of you (many new riders look down at their feet). Start by pushing off against the ground in a backwards direction in a gentle manner, and continue pushing a few times until you reach a speed that is comfortable and enables the scooter to glide without wobbling.

4. Gliding position

You are eager to start gliding on the kick scooter now that it is rolling. Raise the leg that you are pushing off of the ground and rapidly tiptoe it at the master foot’s heel (see leg in dark red above). When in this position, the leg that is pushing should be resting and loosening up on the deck. It should not be putting pressure on the brake for the rear fender. Your overall balance will improve if you adopt this gliding position, which brings your active leg closer to the leg that you use for balance. In addition, the feet are positioned in a position in which they may rapidly apply the brakes if this becomes required.
Simply swing your action leg up and forward to keep the scooter going, then bring it down in a comfortable arc to hit the ground, and push back in a fluid manner. This will keep the scooter moving.
When the push or pushes are finished, immediately return the leg that was pushing to its position in the gliding stance.

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