If you think that hoverboards are quite limited when it comes to movement, a reorientation of that outlook should be in order.
Given an excellent riding skill as well as a reliable hoverboard, you can also do awesome hoverboard tricks that one would normally expect to see in conventional skateboards. The above video, for example, shows cool hoverboard tricks as well as advanced acrobatics that should impress your friends.
The simple tricks should be easy to learn. Just make sure that you understand the risk entailed and you are confident about your riding skills. It is important to make sure that your hoverboard can handle the abuse and is therefore built with solid structural integrity.