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Hoverboard wipeouts are the Christmas gift that keeps on giving

Fun and pain for the whole family

For months we've heard that the hottest holiday gift would be "hoverboards," or self-balancing scooters. Do a quick search on (or really, just open up) any social media platform and you'll see that this definitely is the case — around the United States, kids are waking up to find the two-wheeled gifts waiting under their Christmas trees.

Like with drones, the rush to adopt this new technology has put people in some perilous situations — some serious, but many of them just funny. We've rounded up a few of our favorites below, but for more be sure to head to SB Nation, where Claire McNear has been following the uploads all morning.

Merry Christmas everyone #hoverboard #christmas

A video posted by ReeceMcEwan (@reecemcewan_) on

Trying to show off an almost buss my ass lmao #christmas #presents #powerboard #hoverboard

A video posted by Evan Farrell (@efarrell868) on

Stay safe kids. #hoverboard #glider #hoverboardfail #fail #

A video posted by Sydney Hnatusko| CPHS (@gumballdolphins) on

#hoverboardfail

A video posted by Ben Salango (@bensalango) on

#hoverboardfail

A video posted by Zach Sightler (@zachsightler) on

Didn't last long. Merry Christmas. #hoverboard #hoverboardfail

A video posted by @micbilbro on

There's something about these that brings an easy smile to your face, and I don't think it's just the physicality of the falls. It's that hoverboard wipeouts are, today, a family affair. If it's not your mom or your dad biting the dust on one, then they're the ones laughing off-camera at your expense. But the best part? Somehow, Nana has got a total hold on this:

My nan busting moves on a #hoverboard

A video posted by Daniel Mankelow (@dan.mankelow) on