How to Shove it on a Hoverboard

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Updated October 17, 2022

When it comes to hoverboard tricks, there are many to choose from to suit all skill levels. As a matter of fact, the performance of these hoverboard tricks has become nearly as popular as performing skateboarding feats of skill. So, do you plan to ship your hoverboard, but you are still not sure how to utilize it? Well, don’t worry.


  • The shove-it trick, also known as shuv it, or pop shove-it is a popular yet difficult trick to do on your latest hoverboard.
  • Make sure you master the hoverboard’s controls and can jump on and off of the scooter with ease before attempting to learn the trick
  • Once you have mastered those steps, learn to twist your body to get the hoverboard to spin on its own.

How to Shove it on a Hoverboard

One of the most popular hoverboard tricks is the 180 shove-it, otherwise known as the pop shove it. This feat of skill pays homage to the skateboard trick of the same name, which has been seen in skateboarding competitions for decades.

Hoverboard Pop Shove it Trick Tutorial

The hoverboard 180 shove-it or pop shove-it trick can be difficult to pull off for beginners, as it requires an exceptional amount of balance and bodily control. Still, we have assembled a tutorial that will have you impress friends in no time.

STEP 1 Master Balance

Balance is critical when considering the shove-it trick. In other words, this trick is not for folks who have just begun to learn how to operate a hoverboard. Make sure you have a working physical knowledge of balance, and that you can ride a hoverboard efficiently before attempting this trick. Your device should also be well-maintained. This means all important components, such as the battery should be checked and replaced if they are faulty. We would recommend no less than six months to a year of consistent hoverboard use before moving on to the next phase of training to complete the shove-it.

STEP 2 Practice Jumping on the Hoverboard

A key skill a hoverboard rider needs mastery over before attempting the shove-it is jumping on and off of a moving scooter. We recommend beginning this stage of training in an area with soft floorings, such as a grassy knoll, so as to prevent bodily harm when and if miss the moving target. We would also suggest you grab a partner as you practice jumping on and off the hoverboard, so they can help you up.

STEP 3 Get Twisting Down

Practice twisting your body while standing on the hoverboard with an emphasis placed on coaxing the scooter into spinning in tune with your body. Keep repeating the twisting motion until you can get the hoverboard to continue spinning on its own. This could take several days of practice.

STEP 4Bend and Jump

This is the final step and the culmination of everything you have been practicing. Stand on your hoverboard with knees bent and twist to spin the board. At the same time, make a small jump. As the board spins 180 degrees, land the opposite way around on the footpad. That’s it. You have successfully performed a pop shove-it.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to get good safety gear for your hoverboard, that way, you don’t seriously injure yourself when you fall performing tricks. Or, if your hoverboard suddenly stops working, you’ll be protected.


Are hoverboards still a thing?

Yes, hoverboards are still a thing. These self-balancing scooters continue to increase in popularity with consumers, some of whom go to an extent of acquiring their hoverboards from different manufacturers across the globe.

What tricks can you do on a hoverboard?

There are a number of unique tricks to pull off while riding a hoverboard, including the spin, the one-foot circle, the hoverboard handstand, and the shove-it.

How do you ride a hoverboard with falling?

The key to mastering the hoverboard is understanding the scooter’s self-balancing mechanism. This will take some practice and a little bit of patience.

STAT: According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 41 Americans were killed and about 133,000 injured between 2017 and 2019 in incidents tied to e-scooters, e-bikes, and hoverboards. (source)

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