Learn to Ride

Safety Gear

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Get Ready:

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Gloves, elbow pads, and knee pads are highly recommended.
  • Find an open, flat area with smooth pavement for your first ride.

Getting Your Stance Down:

  • Regular or Goofy? Those who ride their board with their left-foot forward are known as regular. Right-foot forward riders are known as goofy. To find out which stance you take, find a staircase to walk up. If you lead with your right leg to climb the stairs, chances are you’ll ride regular. If you lead with your left leg, you may want to try the goofy-footed stance. Remember to try both stances and see what's most comfortable!
  • Center Yourself. Once your stance is determined, step on your board with a nice, wide foot placement that's natural for you.
  • Lean Forward when accelerating. Shift your weight onto your front foot and accelerate gradually to avoid falling.
  • Lean Back when braking. Shift your weight onto your back foot and gently pull back on the throttle until you are stopped.
  • Turning. Use subtle heel-toe pressure for turning left or right. You will begin to turn in the direction you lean. The more you learn, the sharper the turn.
  • While Riding switching your foot pressure and placement can help you get more comfortable for a better ride!

Foot Placement

Get Started:

  1. Turn on the Remote. Press and hold the on/off button on the remote control. The remote will vibrate when power is on. To turn the remote off, press and hold the on/off button.
  2. Turn on the Revel Kit. Press and the hold the on/off button on the kit. The ring light will glow blue when power is on. To turn the kit off, press and hold the on/off button until the blue light is no longer glowing.
  3. Test remote connection to the board. Set the board down with the wheels up and gently push the throttle forward. If the wheels do not start to spin, please see Pairing Mode section.
  4. Prepare to ride. Take a few seconds to give your board a quick pre-ride inspection. Fasten your helmet and put on any additional safety gear.
  5. Time to ride. Step on the board and gradually push forward on the throttle. Always start braking well in advance and never rely entirely on the kit brakes. Always ride within speeds and conditions you would be comfortable with on a non-powered board. Turn off the remote and the kit when you have finished your ride.

Tips & Tricks:

Congrats, you're now a Revel pro! Here are some additional tips to keep you riding (and reveling) longer!

  • Kick pushing from a standstill prior to engaging motors will improve battery life.
  • Braking function will continue to work after battery is drained.
  • Check the kit and its components for damage before every ride.
  • Check and tighten all screws every 30 to 50 miles.
  • Regularly replace your bearings, pivot cups and bushings for a quiet, smooth, and responsive ride.
  • If for any reason the remote is disconnected from the kit while in motion, the brakes will engage and bring you to a stop within 5-10 seconds.
  • Clean dust and dirt regularly, using a damp & dry cloth.
  • Avoid anything that can cause loss of control or collision, such as gravel, water, sand, cracks, speed bumps, grates or drains, traffic, obstacles, night time, or poor visibility.
  • Always ride at a speed that is safe for you and those around you.

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