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Best Caster Board Reviews

Updated on June 5, 2014

Caster Board- You won't put it down

A caster board is commonly used today by children and young adults. This is said to be the new generation of skateboards. It is a human-powered, two-wheeled land vehicle which is said to be cousins of the snakeboard and the skateboard. The caster board is composed of what are called decks, which are two pieces of narrow platforms, and they are connected by a torsion bar. This torsion bar is made of metal beam and inside is a strong and thick spring, wrapped around by rubber. The reason as to why it is called a caster board is because one wheel that is polyurethane is attached to the decks using a caster for each wheel to be able to steer and twist independently. Each caster consists of steering axis which is tilted at about 30 degrees back coming from the vertical.

A lot of people would say that caster boarding is quite the same as skateboarding. This however, is untrue because those practitioners and enthusiasts swear that it is more like surfboarding or snowboarding. As compared to skateboarding, with this, the feet do not have to leave the board to be able to have it propelled since the board is perpendicular to the stance. A lot of riders will find it more entertaining for the reason that they can carve easily back and forth, and make side-turns of heel-and-toe at the same time.

Caster boards have been presented to many school curricula as a form of instructing basic lower-limb movement principles which makes up board sports. At first, riders are a bit unsure of the mechanics because feet placement and movement would strike as a little critical. When the makers of these began showing people how it is perfectly done, it has become widely used and appreciated, most especially by kids and teens of all ages.

Ripstik Caster Board Review

A Ripstik is a type of caster board which has its own unique style and it is known to be a hybrid of a snowboard or a skateboard. The Ripstik comes in several colours and designs such as concave decks, nose and kick tail, and traction pads that are spiked.

This is made of polyurethane 76mm wheels and ABEC-5 bearing casters with extreme precision. Decks are pivot-enabled, and the caster trucks are 360 degrees movable which makes the rider capable of carving as if he is on a snowboard. This thing of beauty is specially designed for riders or kids of ages 8 years old and above, plus it is able to support a total weight of 220 pounds.

Razor RipStik Ripster Review

The Razor RipStik Ripster is a caster board which will definitely give you the thrill and excitement of both snowboarding and surfing while on dry land. This is very compact, as it was known to be a smaller version of the Classic caster board, and it also has its own unique twisting and turning motion moves which is able to make you advance forward without pushing off from the ground. This is said to be the ideal caster board for those riders having narrow stance and wants to be able to do more tricks because it is equipped with a wheelbase that is shorter than the others.

RipStik Ripster Caster Board
RipStik Ripster Caster Board

Basing from several reviews made regarding the Razor RipStik Ripster, this made a lot of kids more interested as compared with video games. It has its own unique style and design that initially makes a lot of people notice and interested. Parents have been waiting in line to grab one before stocks run out for the reason that it is all their children talks about in getting for Christmas. A training guide DVD is also included in the package to make sure that riders get to view the riding process first before experiencing it first-hand.

It was proven and guaranteed to be 100% safe for riders or children ages 8 years old and above as it comes along with a shin guard, knee and elbow pads, and a trusty helmet for maximum head protection against possible injuries. It is very important that before stepping on one of these things that you seek assistance or watch the training guide so as to ensure appropriate riding process and positive play experience. Nothing can compare to the kind of enjoyment the Razor RipStik Ripster allows children and other riders to have because of the unique experience it provides them.

 

RipStik "G" Grind Caster Board Review

It is the ideal caster board for those riders who are a big fan of coping and rails. This is what they call the ultimate grinding machine because it allows the aluminium G-tube for extreme spinning to be able to get the flawless grinds you want. This provides you the extraordinary carving experience of both snowboarding and surfing to dry land at the same time. This caster board has a unique twisting motion which lets you move or advance forward without your feet ever leaving the ground. With the Ripstik G caster board, all you need to do is just twist and go, and you are ready to grind all the way in style.

RipStik "G" Grind Caster Board
RipStik "G" Grind Caster Board

This caster board is equipped with aluminum G-tube Spinning aircraft-grade, 360 degrees adjustable steel casters, inclined trucks and pivoted decks which allows the capability to carve as if you are snowboarding, 76 mm wheels made of urethane with ABEC-5 bearings of extreme performance, kick tail and kick nose, and a design that stands out that promotes turning and acceleration without the need to push. The Ripstik G caster board can carry a weight of up to 220 pounds and is advisable for riders ages 8 years old and above.

This one-of-a-kind caster board is sure to bring riders timely enjoyment and a riding play experience that they will never forget. They will be engaged in an unbelievably smooth riding experience with the extreme grinding ability the Ripstik G gives them while rolling and coping over rails and giving them ensured safety and protection with the accessories such as the helmet, knee and elbow pads, and shin guards. The riders do not only experience fun while riding the Ripstik G, they are also rewarded with the skills and techniques of how to balance their body while on a moving object.

 

Shred Sled 4 Wheel in Line Caster Board Review

There are several caster boards being launched all over the country. Children everywhere are going nuts deciding which is the best that would perfectly fit their riding needs and capabilities. The Shred Sled 4 Wheel in Line is the ideal caster board for those first timers who are seeking for easy, stable, convenient, and smooth ride. This device is proven to last long and can withstand the weight of up to 220 pounds. With those who are just beginning to test their caster boarding, it is advisable that they get a hold of this riding machine because it is more stable, and it also allows them to be able to balance their weight first before learning different techniques and riding skills.

Shred Sled 4 Wheel in Line Caster Board
Shred Sled 4 Wheel in Line Caster Board

This is the very first caster board equipped with 4 wheels which are in-line, and given the advantage of having more wheels, it has tighter turns and flexible middle. The wheels has a size of 80mm, a bit bigger than the usual wheels of the other caster boards, and they are also made of polyurethane. The casters of this device are all aluminium, plus it consists of all abec-5 bearings. This is also known as the next generation caster board.

As seen from the reviews, a lot of people who would be seeing this for the first time would think that it is almost impossible to manoeuvre, but once they get the hang of it, their children would have to drag them off of it because it is that much fun. When it comes to safety and protection on riding these things, it is always important to read the manual first or watch the training DVD that is included in the package. It is vital that all necessary precautions are taken before engaging to this kind of plays so as for the riders to get the rewarding and fun experience that they long to have.

 

WhipTide Dual Deck Caster Carve Board Review

Caster carve board presents the hippest and latest technology in caster boarding. It has its own very unique and stylish design that is equipped with 4 pieces of 80-mm pro-style in-line wheels on dual decks that allows maximum stability and control while carving. Riding on the WhipTide is just like snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding all at the same time. It is designed with a flex neck that is patented and very light, has a pivoted aluminium trucks which allows 360 degrees twist and turns and give you that carving experience as if you are snowboarding. Thus, creating sharper and smoother turns similar with surfing on a high tide.

WhipTide Dual Deck Caster Carve Board (Multiple Colors)
WhipTide Dual Deck Caster Carve Board (Multiple Colors)

The WhipTide Dual Deck is proven to last long with the durability of the materials it was manufactured from. There is a video that can be seen from the internet which gives you a glimpse as to what and how caster boarding on this device is done. It can also be seen there the quality and toughness when a truck ran over it and still it is on its own tip-top shape. Another advantage is that the decks of this caster board are made of ABS plastic which is guaranteed 100% sturdy and indestructible. It allows better stability and stance and at the same time gives you the riding experience which you will never forget.

There is nothing else that has the technology and engineering provided by the WhipTide because it has larger decks and a grip tape that allows perfect hold, not to mention the traction zones which are spiked to give the rider awesome foot control. Now why would you want to waste time and money on getting old school boards, or 2-wheeled caster boards when you can get this thing of beauty at almost the same price range? It does not take a genius to figure out why, but you can always watch the video and then decide.

 

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      Xiomara 2 years ago

      into the rollerblade wheel, and I was good to go! The front wheel doesn't wear out (with my style anyawy), so I'm good for another 3*8=24 weeks. I'll get back on craigslist to get a new set of junk rollerblades when I need more!

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      The caster board looks like a lot of fun and good exercise, thanks for introducing me

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      SuzyShopping 4 years ago

      My nephew is hinting at one of these for Christmas, so it's great to have all this info to make the right choice - thanks!

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      A cool new skateboard. I'm sure I'll be seeing them all over California, soon!