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Rockboard Original Scooter

Rockboard Original Scooter

Spring 2012 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Rockboard USA
Price: $199.99
Review:

The Rockboard scooter is really two scooters in one. The scooter can be used as a traditional scooter where you propel yourself by pushing your foot on the ground. The novel "rockboard" scooter moves when a rider pumps his or her feet back and forth on the base of the scooter. In the Rockboard mode, your feet never have to touch the ground, and the platform of the scooter moves like a seesaw with a foot placed on each side of it. The transition from tradition scooter to rockboard scooter is easy and can be completed in seconds.

This scooter is extremely sturdy, can reach speeds up to 10 mph, and can even hold adults. It comes fully assembled and can also be folded down to a compact size making it easily portable. It will provide hours of exercise and fun for kids of all ages. While the packaging says it is for children 8 and older, our testers as young as 6 were able to use it without difficulty. However, the younger ones may need help transitioning the scooter between traditional and rockboard modes. This product provides a new and entertaining twist to scooters.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.


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