Razor RipStik Reviews

The Razor RipStik is best described as a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. It’s a Toy of the Year winner for 2008 and was one of the “Must Have” toys in my family this Christmas.

As someone interested in exercise and fitness, and concerned about obesity in children, my favorite feature of the RipStik is that it gives your kids a bit of a workout. “All you do is twist and go!” is how the manufacturer describes the act of working with a RipStik but what they don’t say is that all of that twisting is pretty good exercise!

Prior to getting the RipStiks my kids had standard Razor Scooters, and while those certainly did give a little exercise as well there was a lot of gliding down hills that did not require much by way of movement. With the RipStik, however, you still need to “carve” down that hill just like if you were using a snowboard. Here in Minnesota the kids get that exercise in the winter (although mine ski, not snowboard) and now they can get it all year long.

Confused as to what RipStik to get your child? Check out the reviews to learn more.

I hope you find this RipStik review helpful in finding the best RipStik for your child’s needs.

No matter which RipStik you go with don’t forget to buy replacement wheels, a helmet and knee and elbow pads. Safety first!

Product Product Review Rating
RipStik Caster Board

Red Razor RipStik

The RipStik Caster Board is the original standard RipStik and is the board I bought for my kids. I am a big believer in going with the original!

The board is distinguished by its pivoting deck and 360-degree inclined caster trucks, which offer a snowboard-like carving ability. A simple weight transfer lets you turn or accelerate without pushing, just like when you’re carving down the slopes. The Ripstik’s unique twisting motion moves you forward with out ever pushing off the ground.

The board offers such features as spiked traction pads, a kick tail and nose, and a concave deck design, which combine to improve your foot control–a must for tricks. And thanks to the 76mm polyurethane wheels and precision ABEC-5 bearing casters, skaters will enjoy a smooth ride on almost any type of pavement.

One thing to keep in mind just in case you were wanting to get one for yourself – the Ripstik’s plastic end platforms and metal torsion beam only support up to 220 pounds.

Buy a RipStik Caster Board

Gold Medal Winner
RipStik “G” Grind Caster Board

Razor RipStik G

The RipStik “G” Grind Caster Board features a spinning aircraft-grade aluminum “G” tube in the center for extreme grinding action. Like the original Ripstik, the “G” moves you forward with a simple weight transfer that lets you turn or accelerate without pushing–just like when you’re carving down the slopes.

I thought this user review says it all:

“My 10 years old learned to use these type of boards last december with a chinese wave, 4 months later he was an expert the next it broke. With this new Ripstik G he has resumed his learning and doing tricks. THIS IS THE REAL ONE!!!! – Don’t waste your money in anything different, this product is designed for tricks and with a simple look at it you will see is a heavy duty product.” – Alejandro

If your child is into tricks like grinding, then the “G” is the RipStik for you.

Buy a RipStik “G” Grind Caster Board

Silver Medal Winner

RipStik DLX Caster Board

Razor RipStik DLX

The RipStik DLX Caster Board features an aluminum torsion bar for wicked grinds and carbon fiber deck graphics. Like the original Ripstik, the DLX moves you forward with a simple weight transfer that lets you turn or accelerate without pushing–just like when you’re carving down the slopes.

There is a big difference in the way that the DLX ride compares to the original RipStik. The main difference is the tightness of the torsion bar on the DLX. It has a tighter spring so you’re less likely to scrape the bottom of the Ripstik on turns. The tighter spring also puts less strain on your ankles because it springs back on its own a lot easier in stead of relying on ankle-strength. This makes the board a breeze to use.

If you want an easier ride for your child and you think they would like the deck graphics, then the DLX would be the RipStik to choose.

Buy a RipStik DLX Caster Board

Bronze Medal Winner

I hope you found these RipStik ratings helpful and that you have found which Razor RipStik you will be buying for your child. They will like the fun and you will like them getting exercise.

Remember, no matter which RipStik you go with don’t forget to buy replacement wheels, a helmet and knee and elbow pads.

I wish you good luck and good health!

John

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