Review: Rockboard Scooter, Can a Kid’s Scooter Be The Pavement’s New BFF?

by nessel on April 2, 2012

Rockboard Scooter

We normally speak for Dads, sometimes Moms, once a while for the kids…but today we speak for the pavement!  Yes, the pavement is sick and tired of those crazy kids with their kick scooters, constantly kicking off on the poor pavement.  Well, pavement, you may have a new Best Friend Forever – the Rockboard Scooter.

Look Ma, I’m Scooting Without Kicking!

The Rockboard Scooter (now being called The Original Rockboard) uses a rocking propulsion system, basically you rock back and forth on the platform and this causes you to move.  Both feet stay on the board, no kicking necessary, it is almost like pedaling by rocking back and forth.  I know, this all sounds bizarre, don’t worry it will all make much more sense once you watch our hands-on video review of the Original Rockboard Scooter -

The Original Rockboard Scooter, Two Scooters In One

Okay, we lied.  The Rockboard Scooter is only the pavements BFF when it is in the “rocking propulsion mode”.  As the video shows, you can also switch over to a regular kick scooter.  It is cool that you have the standard kick scooter option, but we believe the kids will have so much fun in the Rockboard mode that they will almost never convert to a standard kick scooter.

Made for Kids, But With Features That Parents Will Love

As the video shows, the Rockboard scooter is a ton of fun for the kids.  The natural rocking motion will get kids going about 10 MPH, and what kid doesn’t like something that goes?  As a Dad, I fell in love with the Rockboard the moment I saw my three favorite words on the box – “No Assembly Required“.   From the time we opened the box to the maiden voyage was only about 5 minutes.  Busy parents will love how quickly kids can be out and playing with the Rockboard Scooter.

The other great feature for space challenged parents is that the Rockboard folds up easily and quickly.  No tools are required for folding or transforming from Rockboard to standard kick scooter.  If you do have questions about folding or using the Rockboard, an easy to follow manual and CD are included.

Of course, maybe the best parent friendly feature of the Rockboard Scooter is the weight limit (200 pounds) and adjustable handlebars.  This means us Dads and Moms can jump on the Rockboard and have a blast while getting a decent workout.  Yes, the target market is 8 – 16 year old kids, but adults will definitely enjoy riding the Rockboard.

Now Younger Kids Can Get In on The Fun With the Rockboard Mini

Rockboard Mini

The Original Rockboard scooter is great for the 8+ crowd, but what about the younger kids?  Fear not, now the youngsters can get in on the fun with the Rockboard Mini.  The Mini is basically a smaller version of the Original and is made for 5-8 year olds.  We have not tested the Mini, but it must be solid as it won a 2012 Toy of the Year Award (TOTY).

Conclusion:  The Rockboard Scooter is A Totally Fun Way to Get Around Town

Just when you think everything having to do with scooters has been invented, the Rockboard Scooter comes along.  The rocking propulsion system is fun and efficient and every person who tried it loved it! The Rockboard is well made and parents will love the no assembly required and easy fold and go system.  The only real negative to the Rockboard is the $199 price point.  Yes, it is a little pricey for a kid’s scooter, but let’s be honest, this is also a toy us Dads and Moms will use and love as well!

More Information:

Learn More About the Rockboard Scooter line from M.Y. Products, LLC.

Purchase the Rockboard Scooters at Amazon.Com

Watch our video review of the Rockboard Scooter

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  • Mary

    Great video to show how it all works — yeah, while convenient, I don’t think my boys will opt for the conventional kick scooter mode.  I like that it comes in a mini to help the younger siblings feel like “big brother” but without the worries that the scooter is “too big” (read “bound to cause a spill”) — is the mini similarly priced, or is there a slim chance for a sliver off the price for the smaller size?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PE37FONSG3YRWIAOJMERZOUOIA Ethan Hunt

    I think that mini scooter is the best gift for my kids. But I
    was thinking If there is any chance of getting discount in online shopping from
    any company. I tried to search it and came here.
     

    mini scooter

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  • Sdavis7

    I talked to “Dad Does” and he said that if my grandson was tall for a six year old and was good at
    athletics, he might be able to manage the Rockboard Scooter for youths.  Boy, was he right!

    I purchased one for my grandson on his 6th birthday, and he LOVES it.  Rides it every chance he has.

    Dad Does has my permission to use the” contact us” note that I wrote him, but I’m telling you that
    the Rockboard Scooter is a real winner for the 6-year-old boy who has the height (about 32″) and
    skill (if he has ever had a ”kick” scooter and managed it well,  You’ll be happy for your little grandson. or

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