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DD would like a hoverboard for Christmas - any recommendations?

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tigerbear Wed 11-Nov-20 10:51:49

DD (9) has decided she’d like a hover board thing for Christmas, after seeing a friend on one after school.
I’m a bit clueless about them, but having had a quick look on Amazon, they all seem very expensive! It seems Approx £149 average for the ones with flashing lights, play music etc
Are they worth it??
If your DC has one, do they use it much / any you can recommend? And where did you buy it from?
Thanks in advance!

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tigerbear Wed 11-Nov-20 19:37:34

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Imnotweirdimlimitededition1 Wed 11-Nov-20 20:13:23

We bought Ds8 a Nero one no music on though it lights up. He loves going around house on it & used it outside a few times only. Check out Amazon reviews it was around £200 with go cart attachment. I definitely wouldn't recommend the go kart as it was very difficult to control Hth

tigerbear Wed 11-Nov-20 21:35:10

Thank you @Imnotweirdimlimitededition1

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annie987 Sat 14-Nov-20 23:06:31

My twins got one each for their birthday. Used for 3 days. Son fell off and snapped both bones in his arm! A week in hospital, metal pins in arm and 2 months in a cast and neither of them have touched them since!
£300 down the drain!!

Isadora2007 Sun 15-Nov-20 03:29:56

My children both have one (11 and 7) and enjoy them. They can connect Bluetooth to music off a phone which they particularly enjoyed in the summer months in the garden. They used them in the house as well as the garden, park and prom. I’d say they get their money’s worth for sure and it can be quite good exercise as it works the core despite being motorised for actually moving if that makes sense. I wouldn’t recommend the site I bought mine from as they took ages to arrive (hoverboards.co.uk)

Indiaplain Thu 19-Nov-20 12:28:42

Just bumping this in case anyone else has any Hoverboard recommendations to share!

borageforager Thu 19-Nov-20 12:31:10

annie987 looks like you’ve got a market to sell them on though, my 9yo DD also wants want but they are so expensive!

tigerbear Thu 19-Nov-20 14:20:22

Oh dear @annie987 😬
If you’re anywhere near SE London, I’d buy one from you!

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BunnyBerries Thu 19-Nov-20 15:00:03

Seems like Lidl will have one in next week if you're quick to your store!

tigerbear Thu 19-Nov-20 18:20:55

Thanks for the heads up @BunnyBerries!

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MarmaladeTeepee Thu 19-Nov-20 18:24:15

Are they worth it? I thought they were illegal unless you're on private land?

Carrie76 Thu 19-Nov-20 18:27:10

I’ve bought them for my 2 boys (10 & 8) ones with the go kart attachment I think they’ll love them!

tigerbear Thu 19-Nov-20 18:48:44

@Carrie76 where did you buy them from?

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Carrie76 Thu 19-Nov-20 19:30:18

After a fair bit of research i bought from voltes they’re super quick on chat if you’ve any questions and the boards arrived within a week. They’ve gone to my mums house so I won’t actually see them until tomorrow. If you end up ordering from them ask them to make sure and put a UK plug on the charger.

Lindy2 Thu 19-Nov-20 19:34:43

Just be warned - it is very easy to fall off. A broken wrist for DD here after 1 go on a friend's board. sad

NeverTwerkNaked Thu 19-Nov-20 19:53:28

I know several families who bought these for children last Christmas and had arms in plaster by new year

snowgirl1 Thu 19-Nov-20 21:21:56

DD got one last Christmas just before she turned 9. She's played on it quite a bit - but mainly because we live in a cul-de-sac and a friend 2 doors away also has one.

Indiaplain Fri 20-Nov-20 10:58:41

Thank you so much @Carrie76 for the recommendation of that website - the prices and quality look much better than elsewhere. I have ended up going for the all terrain one with kart attachment!

OnTheBenchOfDoom Fri 20-Nov-20 14:52:54

MarmaladeTeepee

Are they worth it? I thought they were illegal unless you're on private land?

Yes, they are illegal to use either on public roads or pavements. So the cul-de-sac users were lucky. A bit like electric scooters. They come under "motor vehicles" as they are powered.

I would only get one if you have a garden/house they can be used in.

MarmaladeTeepee Sun 22-Nov-20 08:03:43

@OnTheBenchofDoom thank you, I'm not going to bother as our garden's the size of a postage stamp!

Rockbird Sun 22-Nov-20 21:54:42

Oh bloody hell. I wish I'd seen this before I bought dd2's one. She was desperate after her best friend got one for her birthday last month so I've got her one. We've already had a trampoline broken leg, I don't want any more incidents.

Isadora2007 Mon 23-Nov-20 16:21:20

Despite all the people
Saying they’re illegal- I’m pretty sure no one has ever been asked by the police to stop riding a hover board. Not when being used in a park or similar leisure area.
Also despite all the horror stories about broken bones etc I don’t think they’re as dangerous as people like to make out. They’re good fun!

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