Watch people fall trying out the hoverboards they got for Christmas

They’ve been banned on the streets of New York City.

Online retailers stopped selling them.

Even with concerns that they catch fire, people still unwrapped hoverboards for Christmas.

>> Read more trending stories

Users also shared their first, and in some cases, last rides on social media.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.