RipStik DLX Caster Board
- 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
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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
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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!
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!