What is a HoverSeat?
A HoverSeat is a sitting attachment for the Hoverboard. The main component of the HoverSeat is an aluminum frame with two additional wheels.
How does the HoverSeat work?
The HoverSeat attachment latches onto the center of the HoverBoard. Once attached you can purchase one of our aluminum chairs or strap in your favorite beach chair!
How much weight can the hover seat support?
HoverSeat has been tested successfully various times with weights up to 230 lbs. HoverSeat was tested a less extensively, but still successfully towing two people with a total weight well over 300 lbs with no damage to the hoverboard.
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Does the HoverSeat work with all hoverboards?
No. The HoverSeat works with only the 6 and 10 inch wheelbase hoverboard at this time. We are working diligently to make it available for all Hoverboards.
Is it easy to install?
HoverSeat installation is designed to be very simple. Installation takes 60 seconds on average.
How long is the warranty?
There is a one year warranty on most HoverSeat products.
What is the warranty for HoverSeats?
The Manufacturer Warranty for the HoverSeat aluminum frame, wheels and clamp is one year from the date of product delivery. Please keep all sales receipts to claim the warranty. Sales receipts are necessary for ALL warranty claims. The warranty does NOT cover scratches, discolorations, rubber layers delamination, tie downs, plastic T-handle or accidental damages caused during product use. We will repair or replace defective parts at our discretion. Customers are responsible for all shipping charges associated with warranty services. The defective item must be delivered back to us for inspection, repairs or replacement. To initiate a customer request, please email us a picture showing the nature of the damage, an overall picture of the product and the order number or name on the order.
What is return policy for HoverSeat?
You have 30 days from date of delivery to return HoverSeat product back for a refund. Please keep all receipts, boxes and packing materials. While we understand that product can't be returned in a brand new condition, it is however customer's responsibility to clean up all signs of use that can be removed, such as: wipe clean all dirt and dust, wash wheels, remove any type of dirt, grime and dust from all components. If the product requires cleaning after return, then we will unfortunately have to charge re-stocking fees. Please remember to pack everything exactly same way as you received it, and send back to address on a shipping label, only after receiving RMA number from us via email. Refund will be issued via company check for product price, less shipping charges. Shipping charges are not refundable. Please email 2 weeks after return for refund status update.
What is included with the HoverSeat?
The HoverSeat includes an aluminum frame that requires minimal assembly, two pneumatic wheels, a plastic clamp which latches onto the hoverboard, two Velcro strips to tie down the chair of your choice and finally a product manual. We are currently including one plastic T-handle as a free extra that can be installed to give you the ability to pull your HoverSeat as a cart by hand.
What hoverboard do you recommend for HoverSeat?
If you don’t have a hoverboard and you’re thinking about buying one to use with HoverSeat, then we suggest getting 10″ hoverboard with pneumatic wheels. It will give you the smoothest riding experience and can be used off-road. The 6″ hoverboard with non-pneumatic rubber wheels will still work well, but the ride won’t be as smooth depending on the terrain you are riding on. Hoverboards with 6″ wheels can be used on a smooth asphalt or concrete surface, but become rougher on a pavement with multiple cracks, blocks and bricks type of pavements. HoverSeat clamps will not work with 8″ wheels hoverboards, because they don’t have round middle section that the others have. Also, 6″ hoverboard with all flat top also will not work with our round clamp.
How fast and how long can the HoverSeat ride?
The HoverSeat’s overall performance fully relies on the hoverboard it’s attached to. How fast and how long the HoverSeat will ride depends on numerous factors, including road conditions, weight load, hoverboard battery capacity and motor power rating. It is recommended that all wheels be fully inflated to the maximum allowed pressure to provide the best performance. Softer wheels will reduce vibration but will also drain the battery more quickly, as core power is required to turn underinflated wheels.
Is it possible to damage a hoverboard with the HoverSeat?
HoverSeat has been tested successfully various times with weights up to 230 lbs. HoverSeat was tested a less extensively, but still successfully towing two people with a total weight well over 300 lbs with no damage to the hoverboard. Depending on the weight of a rider and the manner of operation, there is always the possibility of scratching the surface of the Hoverboard. The clamps are covered with a soft protective layer, but it still might be possible to lightly scratch the Hoverboard's painted surface. To minimize scratching of Hoverboard when adding more weight we recommend applying protective skin or attaching clear scotch tape at the area where the HoverSeat clamp touches the hoverboard.
How do I install the T-handle?
The T-handle is an optional item that can be installed by the customer if desired. The T-handle only needs to be installed if it becomes necessary to pull the HoverSeat with the hoverboard on top. You will need to use a flat screwdriver to pull out the rectangular plastic end cap from the end of the front pull tube, then slide the T-handle into the opening and secure it with the provided screw at the bottom of the pull tube.
Is it possible to fall from a HoverSeat?
The short answer is YES. As with any other type of vehicle, there are always risks associated with its operation. The HoverSeat operates attached to the hoverboard. Therefore, its performance strongly depends on the Hoverboard’s characteristics and user experience. If, during forward movement, the hoverboard stops suddenly either due to its failure or the operator’s failure to properly engage the pressure sensors, that might result in a fall forward and possible injuries. Some inferior hoverboard models might have faulty pressure and gyroscopic sensors that can fail during operation. Therefore, it is imperative to drive slowly when using the HoverSeat for the very first time, and take time to accustom yourself to the HoverSeat’s behavior and hoverboard operations. The operator should wear protective gear, such as a helmet and knee and wrist pads during HoverSeat operation. The operator should hold on to the chair to provide additional support in case of sudden stops, which may cause them to slide forward. Please read all posted warnings and the owner’s manual before operating the HoverSeat. Please inspect all HoverSeat components before each ride for loose screws or cracks in the clamp attached to the hoverboard. However, it also should be noted that even though the remote risk of injury might still exist while operating the HoverSeat, it is much less severe than the type of injuries associated with falling from a hoverboard while standing.
What kind of seating works with the HoverSeat?
The HoverSeat is a versatile platform that is compatible with many DIY seating solutions. The most simple seating solution would be to mount your favorite beach chair. An inexpensive low-profile sand chair will work just fine for this purpose and will be widely available in many retail stores. You can also mount a large cooler that is designed to support human weight, a storage box or even a folding fishing chair with a pedestal on top of a plywood board that is then attached to the top of the HoverSeat with tie downs. However, for any type of seating solution, it is important to properly secure it to the HoverSeat surface to avoid sliding or flipping backwards. Failure to properly secure desired seat to the HoverSeat frame can result in injury or death. The operator must ensure that the front legs of the beach chair are tightly secured to the HoverSeat frame using at least the provided Velcro tie downs. It is highly recommended to use additional optional tie downs if necessary to ensure secure and rigid attachment of the beach chair to the HoverSeat frame. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure secure attachment of the seating platform to the HoverSeat frame. When attaching a cooler or any type of box, it is important to use optional tie downs to securely wrap under the HoverSeat frame. Any type of seating on top of the HoverSeat, either beach chair, cooler or box, should be absolutely unmovable from side to side or front to back. In addition, nothing should touch the wheels during HoverSeat operation.
Why did my hoverboard start vibrating violently when I put my feet on the footpads to start riding?
Hoverboards are designed to sense when a person is standing on top of them. There are two pressure sensors located on each footpad, closer to the wheels. All four sensors need to be pressed down before the hoverboard can start moving. If any of these four sensors are not engaged, most Hoverboards will start shaking and vibrating, and may even rotate over the center. When using the HoverSeat with a Hoverboard, it is important to place both feet on the footpads in such way that the weight of your feet will press on the sensors under the footpads. For most adults, the weight of their feet simply placed on top of hoverboards should be enough to engage the sensors. There is no need to add additional pressure. However, some hoverboards with less sensitive sensors might require more pressure in order to engage the sensors. Also, younger children and smaller adults might not have enough weight in their feet to apply the appropriate pressure to the sensors. In cases like this, we recommend optional ankle weights that are used for exercise and sold in major retail stores in the sports section. Placed over the ankles, these weights might help to press down on the sensors. However, it must be noted that the HoverSeat might not work for everyone, and younger children might not be able to operate it properly. For that purpose, we are developing a hands-only operation attachment.
How can I calibrate the hoverboard so that the footpads are turned toward the HoverSeat?
Most hoverboards allow calibration that is designed to keep the footpads horizontal for standing. This feature can also be used to have the footpads turned toward the hoverboard at an angle and make it much easier to operate the HoverSeat. To re-calibrate your hoverboard, you will need to press the power button and hold it down for a few seconds until the LED lights blink or you hear a beep. Turn it off and back on, and now when you sit on the HoverSeat and put your feet on the hoverboard, you will feel that the footpads are operational at an angle instead of being horizontal. It is very important not to touch the footpads while re-calibrating the hoverboard, because it may cause damage to the gyroscopic sensor in some hoverboards. If that happens, the LED lights on the damaged side will stay on after turning the hoverboard on. It is easy to replace the gyroscopic sensor, and they are available on eBay and Amazon. There are plenty of YouTube videos showing how to replace hoverboard sensors.
What accessories are available for the HoverSeat?
Many regular bicycle accessories can be adapted for HoverSeat use. For example, LED bicycle lights in silicone or rubber housing can be easily wrapped around the HoverSeat frame or beach chair tubing. An electric bike horn can be installed directly on a chair, and quick-release bicycle bottle holders can be attached to both the frame and the beach chair mounted on the HoverSeat. Additional accessories such as an iPad gooseneck stand can be secured to the clamp to provide GPS location or entertainment during your ride. Sun umbrellas can be mounted on top of the beach chair to provide shade during hot days. Possibilities to accessorize the HoverSeat are endless.
Where can I get replacement tube for my flat tire?
If your tire becomes flat, you will need to replace inner tube. The tube used in the tires is size 260×85. These tubes can be found on Ebay and Amazon for about $7-$8.
What air pressure should I put into hoverboard and HoverSeat tires?
HoverSeat tires should be filled up to recommended pressure that is printed on a tire sides. When tire is fully inflated the 10″ hoverboard exhausts less energy to pull HoverSeat behind it. However, when hoverboard and HoverSeat tires are softer, that will provide more cushioned, comfortable ride. If you feel that 10″ hoverboard is too jumpy on obstacles and provide bumpy ride, then release a little bit of pressure in its tires, and you immediately will feel the difference. Do not make tires to soft, because the battery will drain more quickly and the air stem can move from its position during ride.