Teacher and coach

Rockin’ the Ripstik

The Maker recently bought a Ripstik with some money he got for Christmas.  (Got a great deal for a practically brand new one on Craigslist, w00t!)  It took him a little while to get the hang of it, but he’s gotten pretty good as you can see from this video.

Download The Maker rocks the Ripstik

For the record, I have not attempted to ride the Ripstik myself and have no plans to do so.

[Also for the record, this is the first time I tried uploading my own video to my WordPress site and I’m not really crazy about how it turned out.  I’m thinking I may have to go with some outside video host (e.g., YouTube) to store my videos and just embed them here.  Feel free to offer suggestions in the comments.]

7 Responses to “Rockin’ the Ripstik”

  1. Robert says:

    Don’t be such an old man, lb! I wanna see you give it a try. 🙂

  2. schooldad says:

    According to my children, I AM an old man. As such, I prefer to limit my personal ER trips as much as possible, so you’re not likely to see me on one of those things. Though if you want to post your own vids, I’d love to see them.

  3. Gordon Aymar says:

    The Ripsick is a great new toy. Both my kids 7 and 10 have a blast with it. The other day I noticed during a strong wind that the kids had taken an umbrella and opened it and were letting it pull them up a hill using it sailing down wind. Being a windsurfer myself I wondered if there were any plans for a sail attachment for land sailing. A slightly longer deck would help and a standard small windsurfing sail would work pretty well. I myself have used the Ripstick and find the turning ability to be somewhere between a snowboard carve and a plaining jibe on a windsurfer. It has a very smooth feel. I would also like to know what the max speed is for a Ripstick and what problems occur at high speed if any. I am assuming land sailing would take me between 30 and 40 mph.

  4. schooldad says:

    Love the umbrella idea, I’m gonna pass that one on to The Maker. And be sure and let me know if you figure out how to attach a sail to your Ripstik.

  5. Casey Grosso says:

    I think I broke the land speed record on a rip stick last night going 35 mph being pulled by a 4 wheeler down the street. At that fast of a speed you have to be careful because I blew out a wheel. Also, I held my balance on the rear wheel only for ten seconds while being pulled at 25 mph. Did I break any records, or did I just have a good time last night.

  6. bledsoe says:

    Yikes. Congrats on your accomplishments, but I’m gonna recommend that my 9yo NOT try the 4-wheeler pull.

  7. Zaq Quinn says:

    you fail. we just went 60 mph on a ripstik during lunch being pulled by a honda civic.

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