RipStik Caster Board hits the streets

Not content with old skool skateboards, the new kid on the block is the RipStik Caster Board. The RipStik Caster Board allows for acceleration with pushing; using its unique twisting motion moves you forward with out ever pushing off the ground. According to the company, the “RipStik’s 360 degree inclined casters and pivoting deck provide a carving motion just like a snowboard”.

A concave deck and traction plates provide foot control, which you’ll need for all that twisting. The RipStik Caster Board comes equipped with 76mm wheels, in a range of colours, and high performance bearings for a smooth ride. Oh, and the real difference is that the RipStik only has two wheels, rather than the surprisingly conservative 4 wheels you might expect. Will the two-wheeled monster knock the humble stakeboard off its perch? You decide.

It is recommended for kids aged 8 years and over, and amusingly, up to a maximum weight of 220lbs (that’s 15 stone). Damn, that's a fat 8-year-old.