RipStik DLX Caster Board
RipStik DLX Caster Board
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New Pro-Style features modified off the classic ripstik design. Get your grind on with a spinning aluminum torsion bar. Kick flip higher with new lighter weight design. Carve downhill faster with ABEC-5 bearings. Land smoother with new riser pads.
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|Product Weight:||11.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||34.4 inches|
|Package Width:||11.5 inches|
|Package Height:||5.4 inches|
|Package Weight:||10.0 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 14 reviews|
Groundbreaking caster board that acts like a skateboard/snowboard hybrid
Aluminum center tube for extreme grinding
Pivoting deck and 360-degree caster trucks enable snowboard-like carving
Carbon fiber deck graphics, kick tail and nose, and concave deck design
Designed for riders age 8 years and up; supports up to 220 pounds
|Average Customer Review: ( 14 customer reviews )
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91 of 94 found the following review helpful:
New Ripstiker... Apr 11, 2008
By J. Schmitt
I've had the chance to try the "DLX" version as well as the Regular Ripstik version and there is a big difference in the way that they ride. The main difference is the tightness of the torsion bar on the DLX. It has a tighter spring so you're less likely to scrape the bottom of the Ripstik on turns. The tighter spring also puts less strain on your ankles because it springs back on its own a lot easier in stead of relying on ankle-strength. This makes the board a breeze to use.
Both are still about the same weight, the DLX version being SLIGHTLY lighter and thinner -- although you'll be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
The all-black version looks a lot slicker, less like a toy and more like a wicked, futuristic skateboard.
On Amazon there is a "Deluxe" DLX version, however, in my research I have found no difference between this version and the Regular DLX version, or the "Toys 'R' Us" DLX Version -- they're all the same.
The Ripster: The Ripstik Ripster versions are a different riding experience altogether because they take a different set of muscles to operate. Where the larger Ripstik version uses more hips, the smaller version uses more of your ankles and knees. The tighter turning radius of the smaller Ripster makes it more maneuverable in tight spaces (like around the house or garage, basement, etc.) but the larger version is better for cruising on the roads and sidewalks, and the cost of maneuverability. I'm not sure the difference between the Ripstik Ripster and the RR DLX, but there's a $30 difference, so it's probably lighter and tighter like the regular DLX.
Back to the DLX: The only con I can think of is that Razor made a huge improvement with the torsion bar in this version, and it's a shame that they charge you more for such a cheap-costing change that should be in the Regular version as well. Apparently they shaved off a little weight by using aluminum instead of steel but the difference is minimal. The other problem with this product is that it is really hard to find information about the differences in riding experiences without riding them (so far I'm the only one I know with such a review).
If you're looking to get a Ripstik (and I highly recommend you do -- they're really fun to ride), I would say save up an extra $30 and get the easier-to-control DLX version. You'll ride this thing for hours at a time, and the last thing you want is for your ankles to be really sore.
Good luck, and be careful around cars!
33 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Ripstik Ripster vs DLX deluxe May 18, 2008
By Silent but dudely
I first bought the Ripstik Ripster on sale at BigLots for 50 bucks (Incidentally, am I the only one who gets confused by the naming of their products?). The Ripster I am referring to is the short, light version with the smaller 66mm wheels. I wanted something I could cruise around on while my wife jogs around the park and I'm a little too lazy to actually jog. I snowboard on occasion and thought this would be a great product to improve my balance and provide me a mild workout as well. Anyway, it turned out to be a lot of fun and the feeling of "sliding" down a mild slope was is a rather sublime one and it does kind of feel like snowboarding. I was able to balance and propel myself after an hour or so by myself (I practiced alone because I was too macho to let my wife see me make a fool out of myself). Anyway, after about a month of ownership, I finally had my first fall when the front wheel got caught in a groove and I landed hard. That started me thinking that I should try the larger model with bigger wheels for better stability and faster speed (these things don't go very fast on the flats). I ordered the DLX a few days ago and have been riding it for not too long but here are my first impression of the DLX: It looks a lot cooler but it weighs more by a couple of pounds which makes a difference. It feels like I have to "work" more to get where I want to go and more bulky when I have to lug it around areas I can't ride on when I go to the park with my wife. The bigger wheels are a mixed blessing because they feel more stable and I can go over bumps and grooves with more confidence than the ripster. I can also go downhill with more confidence because of the bigger 76mm wheels. The trade-off is that the DLX has less "feel" to it because it isolates you more from the road and consequently feels less fun. I'm a little saddened that the DLX does not seem to propel me significantly faster than the ripster on level roads. Overall, I'd say that I would suggest the DLX if you want the 220lb weight support, or if you travel over mixed roads, or longer distances (The DLX makes less road noise as well). Take the ripster if you want better feel, lighter weight and a cheaper price tag. Amazon is selling the Wave Board with even larger 77mm wheels for 84 bucks but I picked the ripstik because the DLX looks more streamline and a newer product (I was hoping newer meant more advance and better but I don't have a wave board to compare). I also ruled out the 80mm WhipTide because it didn't look enough like a board for me and there were not enough reviews on Amazon and youtube on the product for me to try another product. I may post another review later on if my opinion of the DLX changes or if I try the other products.
17 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Really cool board! May 25, 2008
By William Jackson
My 12 year old had been wanting one of these caser boards for some time, and I had wondered how sucessful he would be in learning to ride it. After a bit of research and checking out the different models at local stores we ordered him the DLX from Amazon. He has taken to this thing "like a duck to water" and rides the thing every day. The engineering of this board is really quite interesting. It is well made and seems as if it will last a long time. My only recommendation is this...if you buy one and enjoy riding it, go ahead and stock up on some extra wheels. As I mentioned he has been riding this thing like mad...mostly on concrete and asphalt. After about 6 weeks the rear wheel is completly gone! The front wheel is worn a bit, but not nearly as bad. The wheels and bearings for the DLX are uique, and are not everywhere on the internet, but I did find them at the Razor web site. Overall, we think it is a great product!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
No problems.... May 11, 2009
By M. Junkins
We have 3 of these. We have not had any problems in the last 18 months with them. They are used several times a week by my 9-11 yr olds. They love them.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
RipStik wonder! Jan 19, 2009
My daughter,(aged 11y) wanted a RipStik for Christmas. She first set eyes on one at her friend's house, had a go, and loved it.
I did alot of research on what one to buy, which I found to be quite confusing, as they were all different. I knew I wanted one from a known trade marked company. I read alot of reviews and settled on the RipStik DLX. It is light and monouvers well in tight areas. This was what finalised my choice, as I knew my daughter would be on it in the house. She safely glides around the kitchen cabinets with ease. By the way she mastered it outside where there is a lot of space. Don't expect to be riding confidently without a few falls. My daughter is quite sporty so picks things up quick, two days for her. Others could take longer. Great buy, she uses it everyday!
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