Have you ever looked at a scooter and thought “that just doesn’t seem like much exercise?” Rockboard Scooters is about to change that! Jacob got the chance to try one out in exchange for an honest review, and so far he’s loving it. As a parent, I’m thrilled with it because it really puts his whole body into the scooter experience.
Ever since Jake was little, he’s loved riding scooters. He was just never a bike kid. He has one. A brand new shiny one, in fact, that he begged for as a 10th birthday gift. He rode it twice so far. He just doesn’t feel comfortable on it. With scooters, though, he’s like the wind! I love that they get him outside and active, but I look at him and it seems like he puts his foot down once or twice, then coasts the rest of the way. Sure, that one leg is getting a great workout, but I feel like he’s missing something. Apparently, Rockboard Scooters felt the same way. So they fixed it!
Give your kids a better workout with Rockboard
Rockboard Scooters look like your average kickboard scooter. They assemble pretty much the same way too. Jacob received the Rockboard RBX and it took just minutes to put together with the easy instructions. When I assemble things, I have a “crying meter” for judging the ease and level of engineering skill required. 0 is no tears, 10 is a 1,000 piece building blocks set that has me bawling in a corner rocking back and forth. Assembling the Rockboard RBX didn’t make me cry at all, putting it at a solid 0 for skill level needed.
Once put together, you’ll need to adjust the handlebar height for your child. I left the handlebars up too high at first, way over-estimating that recent growth spurt. No problem, once Jake got on, I just moved them down until he said it was comfortable. The RBX can handle up to 220 pounds, meaning adults can ride too. The handlebar height definitely takes that into account. Jake can ride this for years to come. In fact, there’s a good chance he’ll never outgrow it!
We took the Rockboard RBX down to the bottom of the driveway and into the cul de sac for a test spin. Jake is used to the traditional kick board, so he started out that way. You CAN use the Rockboard that way if you want.
However, the real fun and workout comes in when you use the “rocking” part of the equation. Rather than throwing their foot off to keep momentum going, kids use their bodies to rock back and forth. Let’s check out a video from Rockboard Scooters to see what I mean (since Jake is still mastering it)
Another feature that I LOVE: the Rockboard has a handbrake to stop. Jake has ruined so many pairs of shoes from using his feet as brakes. Plus, I just feel like it’s safer than putting a foot out to stop a fast-moving scooter, know what I mean?
I know Jacob is going to get a ton of use out of his Rockboard RBX. It’s very well-designed and fun for him to use. I’m also looking at their skateboards now. They have this super cool Rockboard Descender board that I think would be perfect for Jake to learn on. He has an old cheap skateboard that just isn’t cutting it, and he wants to learn that next. Since I used to hang out with skaters and have seen the injuries that can occur, I want him to learn one something that just looks steadier on the ground! If anyone has tried that out, let me know!
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This is an incredible scooter that my son would love to have! I like the awesome color and design. This would be a great Christmas present idea!
That is a neat looking scooter. I bet my 8 year old would love one of those to ride around the neighborhood on.
That is such a cool scooter! I love the colors that it comes in! My grandson would especially love the blue color. How fun to ride!
My son would be all over this. I might check into this for christmas for him! Great review it looks like a lot of fun!
This is the first time I’ve seen the rockboard scooter. Looks like so much fun and a great workout. Hmm, maybe I’ll get my 2 oldest grandsons these for Christmas.
I love this scooter. I really think my 10 year old would love it. I am making my Christmas list early this year.
this looks like something I had when I was a kid…kick and go I think it was called. My son would love one.
This is so cool!! My kids are huge SCOOTER fans! They love riding there’s. But this is so much better and high tech!
Wow, that looks like such a tricked out scooter. My boys love their bikes but I’m thinking about getting them some awesome scooters like this for next summer.
Oh these would be so fun. The kids would be zipping all around the neighborhood on these things.
Looks like so much fun! I know my daughter would absolutely love to have one of these! She has outgrown her old one!
This looks like such a cool scooter!!I wish scooters were this cool when I was a kid!
Wow, I have never seen a scooter like this. My son would love to have one of these.
This would be a perfect gift for my nephew this Christmas. It is never too early to shop and I am definitely getting this for our little automatic dirt collector. LOL.
Wow this looks like so much fun!! I wonder how much balance something like this takes… is it as easy as balancing on a bike? Looks pretty awesome and way more active!
What a cool scooter! My 6 year old would love it!
My kids are obsessed with scooter.. they always go to local Toys R us to try new scooters
What a cool scooter. I’ve never seen anything like this before and I’m sure my son would love to have this.
Wow this looks like a lot of fun for the kids. I bet my nephews would love this for Christmas this year!
Wow I bet my boys would love one of these. My girls probably would too. This looks like tons of fun!
I have never seen a Rockboard before. It looks like so much fun. It would definitely give the kids a workout. I like that it goes up to 220 pounds.
I have never seen these scooters before. They look really awesome. Such a great way to keep kids active! And I second the hand break! We have gone through so many shoes because of the same thing!
This looks like so much fun. They really need to make fun and cool toys like this for adults. I would ride one.
Those look so fun! And hey, if it’s more of a workout how great is that? It looked like assembly might be hard from the pic, so it’s good to hear it’s easy!
This scooter looks so cool. My boys would like it especially my teenager.
This looks like a lot of fun! My kids love scooters and I really like that this has a hand brake on it!
That is the coolest thing ever! I would love to get my son on this…I still need to convince to get on his bicycle (he’s 4!)
Oh my this is so cool! I know many kids who would have a blast riding on this!
Wow, I’ve never seen this scooter and I have 4 boys, they would love something like this! Would make a great Christmas present, thanks for sharing!
This looks so fun and cool, my son is standing over my shoulder with excitement. He would love to have one of these.
Found one in our dump that I’m supposing was given up for some reason. It needed slight adjustments and lots of oil on the chains. Got it going and after a few tries I got it “rockin'”. I’m a 68 year old man so it can be done by ANYONE. Gave it to my grandchildren and they love it. They actually get away from their computer games to go outside and share this fun to ride scooter!