How to Ride a Segway

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The Segway uses a technology called Leinster. This consists of 7 fast sensors. 5 that control the angle of the machine and 2 that control the forward and backward motion. By moving the handlebar left, right, forward or backward will make the Segway gently move in that direction. On a single charge, the Segway can go up to 24 miles / 38km.


To enable balancing, there are motors and computers in the base, which keeps the vehicle upright when the power is on. To manipulate the vehicle to go forward, the user shifts his weight forward. By shifting his weight backward, the machine will go backward. The vehicle detects the change in it centre mass and first establishes, then keeps a consistent speed. The following are tips that will help operate a Segway.


  •  Learn How to Operate the Segway

You should be reading the user manual. You can even get extra instruction from an experienced and qualified person in operating Segway. Practice with people who are pros before you ride on your own.


  • Wear Appropriate Clothing.

You should wear a safety helmet. Other protective gears you should condoner include wrist guards, Knee and elbow padding, and Eye protection. If you are riding at night, use a visibility jacket.


  • Always Keep a Firm Hold on Segway.

You should hold the Segway using your two hands. You should not try to carry using one hand.


  • Avoid Instant When Riding a Segway.

You shouldn't turn the Segway too fast because you may lose control. You should also not stop when the Segway is too fast. You should also not ride backward.


  • Avoid Speeding

You will get a warning from the Segway if you are going too fast. You also get the same warning if you ride too fast backward. If you are riding indoors, maintain a slow walking speed.


  • Avoid Pedestrians.

Segway of Scottsdale cannot stress enough that some pedestrians won't hear you approaching since you are moving faster than them. You should be cautious not to hit them. You should always maintain right in the countries with right side drive.


Because the Segway dynamics are similar to the inverted pendulum, the electric motor may be charged using household currents; making the purchase of gasoline unnecessary.

Even though the hype of the upcoming two-wheeled green energy vehicle had many excited, use of the car has many restrictions. Because the Drug and Food Administration has not approved it as a medical device, Segways cannot be marketed as such, further restricting its use.

There are many states and countries utilize the Segway for police officers, workers in some malls, employees of zoos and other large area facilities. Many Asians can use it as individual travel on the sidewalks. In Japan, a court classified the Segway a motorcycle because of its power output. However, there is no report of registration.

They argue that the Segways can carry an individual up to 24 miles in a safe and efficient manner. They say that the vehicles will move people further and more quickly than walking, making the barriers of using a car instead of a stroll no longer an issue. How to ride a Segway will more than likely come easy with time and practice, but I hope these tips helped you with adding "riding a segway" to your bucket list!


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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Chrissy, not sure I ever will ride one, but thanks for the lesson.  Welcome to ActiveRain! 

Sep 05, 2018 04:56 PM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have never tried one but maybe some day I will

Sep 05, 2018 05:44 PM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

One of my agents recently bought one and I've riden it a few times.  Pretty cool, but in our area it's a toy and not practical for going anywhere.

Sep 05, 2018 08:25 PM #3
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