Saturday, July 30, 2011
If you have a grade school child or a tween, you probably know that scooters are the in thing. I barely ever see kids riding on bikes anymore. It always scooters. There are tons of different ones out there. Some of them are motorized, some can convert into a skateboard. But the coolest scooter I have come across to date is the Rockboard. While it can be used as a regular foot push scooter, it also provides revolutionary propulsion without the need for batteries or gasoline. Check out the video below to see how it works.
We were lucky enough to receive an amazing Rockboard to review and my son was thrilled with it. It arrived just the other day, and I thought it would be awhile before I would be able to try it out because I'm not the best at putting things together. But I was excited to see there was no assembly required. You just need to unfold it and its ready to go. You can leave the board down and use it as a regular kick scooter, or you can really fly by putting up the rocker mechasim. It works kind of like a sea saw by pumping the board up and down which keeps you moving at a much faster pace than kicking alone.
My son just turned nine, and I will be honest, he is having a little bit of a hard time using the Rockboard in the rocker form. It takes a lot of balance to stay on and pump the device hard enough to keep it going. But every day he is doing a little better, and I'm sure in a few weeks, he will have the hang of it. My daughter, who is eleven, was able to do it a little better, but even she couldn't go very far yet without losing her balance. But I actually like the idea of it being challenging. You can't use a skateboard the first time you try it either. The Rockboard is encouraging them to work hard and will help improve their balance and coordination. It also gets them up off their butts and away from the video games for awhile.
The Rockboard is available in a variety of fun colors including orange, pink, blue and white. It comes in both regular size for kids eight and up as well as a mini version for younger kids. If you want to get one for your own child, they are available in retailers nationwide including Target and Toys R Us. They can also be purchased online at Target.com and Amazon.com. To find a retailer near you, you can visit their website. While you're there, be sure to check out the Rockboard Contest. You can win awesome prizes for submitting videos of your child enjoying their Rockboard.
One very lucky winner is going to receive a Rockboard of their own! (Companies choice of color). To enter, just visit Rockboard and tell me something you learned. For additional entries, you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first. Any entries that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.
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This giveaway will end at midnight ET on 8/19/11 and is open to the continental US only. Only one set of entries per person/household or IP address. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Thanks again to Rockboard for offering this great prize!
***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please note that I am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***