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Propelling Your Non-Electric Scooter Forward: A Step-By-Step Guide

If you have just purchased a non-electric scooter and are eager to get cruising, you may be wondering how to propel it forward by itself. While electric scooters simply require a push of a button, traditional scooters demand a little more interaction from their riders. Don't worry - with just a bit of practice, the process will feel second nature in no time. Here are a few easy steps to get you started:

  1. Position Your Feet: To begin, place your dominant foot on the scooter deck while firmly planting your other foot on the ground beside it. Make sure that your foot on the deck is positioned perpendicular to the scooter for maximum balance and control.

  2. Push Off: Using your grounded leg, push off and apply pressure to propel the scooter forward. Remember, the harder you push, the faster your scooter will go. Make sure that your scootering foot remains firm on the deck to provide stability as you glide.

  3. Alternate Pushing: Keeping one foot firmly planted on the scooter deck, alternate using your grounded foot to push forward. Each time you push, your scooter will gain momentum, eventually propelling you through a smooth ride.

  4. Balance and Control: As you start to get the hang of propelling your non-electric scooter forward, practice maintaining balance and control by shifting your weight and adjusting your scootering stance as needed.

  5. Stopping: To stop your scooter, press the rear brake with your scootering foot or gently place your pushing foot on the ground to slow yourself down. Be sure to practice stopping in a safe location before venturing into more crowded areas.

Though it may take a few tries to get the hang of propelling your non-electric scooter forward, don't be discouraged. Remember that practice makes perfect, and soon, you'll be gliding around your city like a pro!

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