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it is not just scooters and skateboards anymore

Updated on February 8, 2015
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Crazy New Wheeled Riding Toys

I am amazed at all of the great new motion outdoor toys for kids. Some of them look very unique and a lot of fun. I really couldn't think of a better name for this hub because I can't think of a word that describes all these crazy new things. When I was growing up we had bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollers skates. As I got older roller blades were added to the mix. Today the biggest company with these things is Razor. But, there are a ton of other companies with their own toys to ride.

With all of these great fun toys I don't know why any kids would walk anywhere. I had to right a hub to put all of these strange skating/scooting type toys together. Now everyone else can check them out.

Razor Sole Skate

The Sole Skate is great for kids to carry around. It is very small and still a very sturdy way of skating around. It is fairly similar to a skateboard in the way you ride it. But, unlike a skateboard it has only 3 wheels and the rear wheel moves for easy manueverability. the 51mm urethane wheels and ABEC-5 bearings make for an extremely smooth ride. It is recommended for ages 8 and up and can support up to 220 pounds.

Orbit Wheel

The Orbit Wheel by Inventist looks like a very simple design. It is basically just a wheel on each foot. I'm not sure how well it would do for distance. But, it looks great for simple tricks in a small area. You can easily spin in circles with it. 

Razor Power Wing

The Razor Power Wing is very similar to a scooter. It uses a single wheel in the front and then 2 castor wheels in the back. It also uses a handbrake for better stopping and tricks. The castor wheels allow the user to propel himself forward by moving back and forth. This is great for ages 5 and up and up to 140 pounds. It is designed well for kids to try out tricks like drifting and spin outs. It a

Ripstick and Wave Board

The Ripstick and Wave Board are basically a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. It uses two castor wheels and a flexible deck for each foot. With the right motions on this castor board the rider can propel themselves forward by simply shifting their weight and feet. It gives you the great control of a snowboard and wheels so you can ride it on the street. It may look tricky that it only has two wheels. But, the pivoting deck and spiked traction pads make it easy to stay on. The Ripstick is best for kids 8 and up and up to 220 pounds. I believe the Wave Board was made first and seems to be a little higher quality and a little pricier. 

Ripstick and Wave Board

Caster Scooters

Lately I have been seeing commercials for the new Razor Siege Caster Scooter. The Street Surfing Whiplash Wave Scooter is another one. This are just like the Original Razor Scooter. But, now they have rear caster wheels. This adds a lot more control to the scooter. Now you can slide sideways while riding your scooter. These make for some really fun turns and grinding possibilities.


Have you or your kids tried any of these crazy contraptions?

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      howtomodify 6 years ago from usa


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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      WOW, my grandsons would love this!!! lol, hmmmm.... GREAT HUB! Voted-UP!

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago


      Jim I am not allowing you to get a hoverboard

      no no no


      no no no

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Im with crewman I feel so old

      What a great hub

      Just got my first scooter, of course can't drive it to save my life, what would be my fate on these? lol

      Very cool and for parents just the same

      Thank you


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      goprisca 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Wow, nice article, If my son see this,

      Definitely should spare for him.

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      John Sarkis 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great article - a must read for parents....

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Such cool "transportation" toys. My son would love the sole skate:)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, wow! these are new! I wish they had them when I was small, mind you I couldn't even get along with roller skates! lol cheers nell

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      jim10 7 years ago from ma

      I would love a hoverboard too and thanks for sharing my Hub.

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      Karla Whitmore 7 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      :) I immediately thought of my nephew and shared the link. Personally, I'm holding out for a hoverboard... lol

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      jim10 7 years ago from ma

      Don't let it get to you Crewman6. I just happened to come across the Orbit wheels while looking for toys for my kids online. I then wondered what other crazy new things kids can ride.

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      Crewman6 7 years ago

      Makes me feel old. I'd never even heard of some of these!