The odds are pretty good that you’ve seen at least a couple of people zip by you on your daily commute, out at the park, or while shopping on top of what looks like a modern-day hover board. And the odds are just as good that you’ve wondered how they are able to cruise along so fast on such a small piece of technology.
Well, today’s best selling hoverboards or self balancing scooters have definitely come a long way since the early days of their invention. Not only are they a lot more compact than they ever were, but they’re also able to tackle all kinds of terrain, are able to go further than they ever were able to on a single charge, and are also a lot faster – and a lot safer – than they used to be.
All of this has led to people wondering whether or not a new sport of racing was going to crop up, where athletes are literally racing these self balanced scooters (likely heavily modified like most other racecars) against one another to see who comes out on top.
We might be a lot closer to that reality than some people are aware of!
Self balancing scooters are a pretty new to the world
Remember, we are still talking about a pretty young transportation technology here in self balancing scooters.
Though companies have been experimenting with this technology for quite a while, it’s only in the last four or five years that these solutions have really become popular. On top of that, human beings have an innate kind of drive that wants to compete, that wants to push the limits of technology, and that loves nothing more than going head-to-head against someone else to see who’s going to come out on top.
The odds are very good that we’ll start to see more and more people racing their self balancing scooters in the years to come.
There are already self balancing scooter “racing clubs” in the United States
There are already quite a few scooter “racing clubs” in the United States, though they aren’t quite as organized yet as they likely will be in the future.
Thousands of people have already joined these racing clubs, and many of them compete against people in their local area. If this is anything like the other grassroot racing clubs that have sprung up in the United States in the past, dating all the way back to the early days of NASCAR, the odds are very good that once things are refined in the US these racing groups will be “exported” to the rest of the world as well.
Similar tech like the Segway has international racing clubs as well
If you are seriously wondering whether or not people are going to be excited about racing self balancing scooters against one another, all you have to do is look to the “big brother” technology of the Segway and you’ll have your answer.
Though it was a bit of a commercial flop (and continues to be a very, very niche product), there’s no arguing that the people that do love their Segway are incredibly passionate and loved pushing it to its limits.
A bunch of people race these self balancing transportation machines all over the United States (and the rest of the world), and it’s actually one of the most popular uses of these machines like drones. If you’re wondering whether or not self balancing scooters are going to catch on as a racing machine, all you have to do is look at the robust community of Segway racers and you’ll have your answer!