Steering is done by angling your foot over the front caster wheel, and because you use the remote to control speed via the fixed rear wheel, the RipStik Electric is surprisingly easy to use. By that I mean it's easy to keep moving and get where you want to go … not necessarily to look cool while doing so.
This vision of my time with the RipStik Electric was based on previous experiences where I'd come to the conclusion that RipStiks didn't like me or my sense of balance. As such, it was with some trepidation that I stepped onto the new model after a brief demo and instruction from one of Razor's professionals who made it look far too easy.
The molded traction deck and overall build of the RipStik Electric make it feel like a very solid piece of kit, and one which should be easier to carve along pavements on (local laws permitting, obviously) than its predecessor. The one slight let-down is that the remote doesn't feel quite as sturdy as it looks, though maybe that's because I envisaged constantly smashing it against the ground as I fell off.
After a few runs I was happily weaving between visitors to the re:creation stand at the Toy Fair in London and wishing I had more space to see what it could really do. However, these limitations and a general lack of skill (there was a moment I almost sent a 7 ft/210 cm tall Pikachu flying) prevented me from making the most of the RipStik Electric. If you do fall off, the board will quickly come to a standstill.
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KrabbyPattys4Life: this cant get any gayer
Ethan Dale: Is it a ripstik
samuel foster: there are future ripsticks
samuel foster: soooooo
Gabriel Bozeman: wooowww
Themole981: you only think their gay because you cant ride one and you cant ride one because you suck
Themole981: how can you not know that
vcc9612: no ur so wrong its aerosmith walk this way
dmeshelljr: FINALLY!!!!! A vid with a good song. AEROSMITH,!!!
cliobmxshane: no matter how cool they look there still gay
budman71x: most of these are fake make a new vidio and tell us where to buy them
Ahmed Bouhya: @13scottb13 wave board
Dimitri Waz: I like the music arowsmith walk this way other wise this video is crap
Zippomustang05: @Dustfinger43 and run dmc
wille8353: @zeck5678 no its a skate board.... ive seen one a long time ago like 7 years
zeck5678: was 1:50 a rip stick??????
joyjoy1ish: was 1:17 a rip stik?
Andrew Wheeler: Omg the first one is NOT a ripstik