Keeping young children entertained is a challenge for all the parents as they are bubbling with energy and constantly striving to do something adventurous. On these busy days, elders cannot accompany their energetic little ones as they are being tied up with loads of work. So getting children the right toy which complements the lively kids is sensible and one such activity is skateboarding, an excellent and an active sport. Razor, an essential ride for the little ones, is a trusted brand in popular action sports has now brought in the latest version of original Rip Stik Ripster which is reviewed below.
The new Razor Blue Rip Stik Ripster is a lightweight, smaller one and just the same compared to the original Rip Stik Ripster. It is highly useful for the young children as a fun sport and to learn skating in an easy way.
Design of Ripster:
The Razor Rip Stik Ripster measures about 27.5 inches when compared with the original one of measurement 34 inches. The dimension of the rip stik is about 68.6 (l) x 23 (w) x 11.4 (h) cm and can bear a maximum weight of 175 lbs. This is exclusively designed a little shorter, weighs light and resembling like a snowboard is just for the comfort of the young guys as well as the stunt riders.
This Caster Board Ripster features an inclined caster trucks and a pivoting deck that is a unique design easing the acceleration and turning without pushing the board. The polyurethane wheels allow one to enjoy a smooth ride while the deck in concave shape and traction plates provide foot control. The wheel base is shorter which helps when the rider is experienced to try some new tricks without tripping off.
A Thrill Sport:
As the Rip Stik is especially for the kids, they can master the art of skating in an exciting yet a safe way. Balancing at the beginning is a challenge but once learnt, coming up with new tricks is just simple. Unlike the usual skateboards, the rider need not push the ground with the other foot for gaining speed or motion. The articulated design lets to accelerate and turn while keeping both the foot on the board just by twisting. It is all about ‘Twist and Go’ to feel the pleasure of surfing and snowboarding on the land. The twist can be achieved by simply transferring the weight on the hind deck and forward it moves.
As important as the design of the board for support, the wheels also play a huge role in riding it smooth and safe. The wheels are of polyurethane and each wheel measures about 66 mm. The precision ABEC-5 bearings hold the wheel firm and the rider is able to enjoy a trouble free ride throughout. The spiked traction pad, concave deck and 360 degree inclined caster makes the children get full control on the board.
How to Ride:
However the twisting motion to move forward the Rip Stick may be a little confusing on the initial stages. Till the kid gets balance, pushing off the ground makes the Ripster move. But with balance, a simple twist gives a lot of fun and enjoyment to try out new tricks. For convenience, a DVD is provided in the kit which gives a detailed video and description on how to ride for the beginners.
Safety is always a concern for parents and skating seems a threat sport as once tripped off it causes injuries. It is highly advisable for the young ones to wear helmet and knee, arm pads before they start to ride on as these are not included in the kit.
This Razor Caster board is available in three bright colours to draw the attention of young children. It comes in red, blue and silver colours to choose from.
This Ripster is suitable for young boys and girls of age above 8 years. Be it a beginner or expert, it is advisable to take safety precautions by wearing helmet and knee pads.
The manufacturer, Razor, gives 6 months warranty for the Rip Stik Ripster.
The Rip Stik Ripster from Razor is highly useful for the active children who are interested to learn skating in a fun way. The caster board is compact, lightweight and easy to balance while twisting helps it move forward which requires no pushing on the ground at all. This is a perfect board for the thriving little ones to experience the real thrill of surfing and snowboarding. The Rip Stik is an ideal buy for the active kids to be active all the time.
Razor Blue Rip Stik Ripster – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||Rip Stik Ripster|
|Maximum bearing Weight||80 kg|
|Weight of the board||5.5 kg|
|Colour Available||Red, blue and silver|
|Gender||Both boys and girls|
|Features||Lightweight and shorter
Polyurethane wheels, ABEC-5 bearing
Spiked traction pad and concave deck
Twist and go
Instruction DVD included
Suitable for outdoors
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 months|