This is almost like learning how to ride a bike but while standing up. As I said, my daughter was really nervous to try this but after a few tries and the positive encouragement from my father and I, she began to get the hang of it. And of course the more comfortable everyone got the more we changed our opinion. We had starting off saying, "this is going to be a really bad idea...I don't think is very safe!" to "wow this is really cool and really not as unsafe as we thought! The kids will all love this." In fact, I even got myself up on it and couldn't wait to show my husband when he returned home from work! I've included a video of my daughter to show you how smoothly it rides! Check it out below.
The Rockboard can be purchased from Target.com for $199.99. Besides the great design and travel case, it also came with a very good quality hat to wear and show your love. My 3 year old son ran around wearing it saying it was his "rock star" hat since this was his "rock star" scooter. I would recommend this product but only for older children as it is recommended for 8 and up. My original thought was to purchase this for my son for next summer - he is way too young and will not be able to use this until he can ride a bike without training wheels. They do carry another version called the Mini which is for 5 and up. This one will be an option for the boys in the coming year. However, it is perfect for a child nearing the teen years or once they have learned to balance without the assistance of training wheels. In my opinion, the rockboard is a little pricey. But when you look at as a couple purchases in one (Bike, Scooter, Skateboard) the cost really isn't too bad. In fact for the quality AND fun its well worth it! Now, is a great time to head over to Target.com to purchase one for a great Christmas gift!