I have completely fallen behind in keeping up on the latest information you have all been blogging. Sorry! I have been extremely busy with work, family, business and sports.
Today — I assembled a new bicycle for my son. We like to save outdoor items like bicycles for Easter. Getting gifts like that in the winter are not as appreciated. 🙂 Well, that was how it was done when when I lived up north in the snow. But a sled…hell yah!
While searching for the prefect bike, my family and I took our time in Toys-R-Us. I found a toy that I had been wanting to try out, the RipStick.
I have to admit…the toy is a lot of fun. It took me only a few couple hours to get on the board and be able to carve around a bit. I have probably two hours total on the thing, and today I was carving around the street in front of my house.
Of course, all this fun doesn’t come without a price. The RipStick costs $70-120, depending on which one you get. I tried two different RipSticks, and the larger one felt more comfortable, probably due to my tall frame (six foot).
In addition to the price tag, pain is also a price, I have fallen three times. Once I was able to skip along while trying to catch myself, and rolled onto the grass. The second time I busted myself on my side…which hurt a lot. The last one wasn’t too bad.
I have to admit, I’m hooked. This toy is way more fun than a skateboard. Its a cross between roller blades and a skateboard.
I’ll be heading to the roller blade, dog walking, bike riding path….watch out for me! I’m easy to spot, a six foot man with beard waving his arms around like a lunatic…and probably heading towards the small kids and animals… :-p