Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sport Boy's Ripstik
I took Sport Boy down to the skate park on the weekend so he could try out his new ripstik. He revelled in the smooth surface and the ramps and slopes and although he didn't work up a lot of speed he did get the hang of it fairly quickly and had a lot of fun. The method of riding a RS is quite different to a normal skateboard and by swivelling back and forth you can keep generating forward momentum without having to kick along. SB has sometimes needed to be convinced to wear his helmet but when I pointed out the near miss one of the older guys had when he came off his board and almost cracked his skull on the end of one of the grinding rails he realised how useful it was to protect his head.