No torsion bar! Carve like a RipStik®
or ride like inline skates! Inclined casters and pivoting deck provide
a snowboard-like carving ability
What is a Razor RipStik?
Skate-boarding has grown to be a great American pastime for lots
of kids and teens. Today, there are about as many kids asking for
a new skate-board for Christmas as a new bike. It's no wonder when
you watch the videos on the internet that show all the great tricks
you can do on them. Unfortunately, those who try to reproduce those
daredevil tricks often injure themselves using the standard skateboard
design. For this reason Razor USA developed and launched the Razor
How is the Ripstik Different?
The Razor's Ripstik may at first appear similar to the traditional
4 wheel flat skateboard. But instead of 4 wheels, the Ripstik only
has two, and is more like a bicycle than the old skatebaord designs.
The Ripstik is composed of two sections, the nose and the tail which
are joined by a torsion bar. The nose and the tail are concave in
shape, as compared to flat shaped skateboards. They're also capped
with traction plates for a better grip and foot traction.
How Do I Ride a Ripstiks?
Riding a Ripstik with some proficiency will likely take some time
and practice like learning to master any new skill. Even so, lots
of Ripstik owners say that the it's actually simpler and more enjoyable
than the typical skateboard. Remember that unlike skateboards which
can roll in either one direction or the other, the Ripstik must
have the nose section frontward to operate properly. After you learn
how to build momentum and develop your sense of balance, the only
other step is learning to steering the Ripstik!
The cool thing is that you don't keep using one foot to push off
from the gorun to achieve speed. The Razor Ripstik operates by keeping
both feet on board and swerving side to side which increases the
acceleration. And dismounting is easier than a skateboard since
you just step off of the Ripstik. Like a bike, the board won't roll
by itself for very far.
Safety on the Ripstik.
Always use the right pads and a helmet. Accidents are going to
happen so be smart. Also, keep in mind that the wheels will wear
down after a while, so inspect whether they're working properly
each time before you ride and replace when needed. The Razor Ripstik
is a much safer kind of skateboard than the traditional style that's
been around for so long.