Hoverboards are self-balancing boards, so there is a bit of a learning curve for some people before they feel comfortable riding one. However, once you do, they can be a great way to get around. A rider controls the hoverboard by moving his or her feet at angles relative to the ground. When the device feels the pressure from your feet shift, it changes it starts, stops, changes its direction, or even spins. As you look for your next hoverboard, keep these suggestions in mind.