Heat protection will be activated when the motors or battery are extremely hot. Different riding styles can effect heat in different ways. For example, if riding on grass with consistent speed changes, for the board to have enough power to move the rider it must use maximum current which in turn heats up the motors very quickly which may cause the board to go into heat protection mode. If the rider mostly rides fast speeds on hard surfaces with small amounts of grass and hills for longer periods of time then the entire electric system heats up more evenly and will most likely not reach the heat protection modes. The motors do cool down very quickly by riding efficiently (holding a speed on hard surfaces) or letting it rest for a few minutes. The heat protection is necessary to protect the board from being over worked.