Put the key into the handle and the board will start after 5 seconds. You will now knee first, then put the front foot in the front foot strap. Once feel comfortable you will put the rear foot into the rear strap. Now you can balance with the handle and stand up. After riding your board it is good to get into the habit of putting the board into the upright position, starting it for about 10 seconds. This will take out the salt water out of the exhaust and the engine.