Rockboard Scooter Review and Giveaway!

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Product Reviews

If you have kids and you have a garage, it might look a lot like mine.  We have about twelve different things with wheels on it, and every outdoor play thing known to mankind.  I didn’t have half of the things, I see kids with today, and sheepishly I admit that I would even like to have some of them.

Scooters seem to be a big deal in our neighborhood, I have seen motorized scooters, scooters with three wheels, my boys have scooters that spark, and I’ve even seen those ripstick things that look like anyone would break their neck on.  I think as a parent we are always kept informed by our children of the newest, latest and greatest toys out there.

Recently, we were given the opportunity to review the Rockboard Scooter, and the boys were absolutely excited to get this and try it out.  It was not like any other scooter that I had seen roaming about the sidewalks and streets in our neighborhood.  At first when we took it out of the box, the size seemed a little intimidating to me, but I couldn’t get it set up fast enough for my two before they were up and rockboarding away.

Firstly, there was absolutely no assembly required other than unfolding it and adjusting the handlebar height to fit the boys.  We were sent the full size Rockboard for them.  The recommended age on it is 8 and up with a 200lb weight limit.  They make a Rockboard mini for children ages 5 and up with a 90lb weight limit.  Despite the boys being 5, the full size Rockboard was perfect for them to handle.  I was a tad nervous at first when they got on it, but they made it look easy. Your child does have to have a sense of balance to ride this scooter.

The scooter is propelled forward by your child rocking the main step platform back and forth with their feet.  I had a slight heart attack at how fast they can get this thing moving, but thankfully it comes equipped with a brake on the handle bar.  In my nervous mom voice, and probably for my own sake, I had to continually remind them to brake, but they had the hang of it before I really had to say much, they quickly retorted “I know Mommmm” in the voice of a teenager in a five year old’s body.  The Rockboard also doubles as a regular scooter, you simple lock the platform back into place and off you go. It comes equipped with a kick stand as well, which I really like, this way the scooter isn’t getting tossed to the ground.

Product Features

  • 2-in-1 scooter that combines shredding scooter with kick scooter
  • Advanced Rockboard propulsion technology with steel power-drive chain
  • Rear spring-enhanced suspension creates smooth ride on unforgiving pavement
  • Nylon-reinforced spokes and super-tough urethane wheels
  • Folds for easy storage; adjusts from 36 to 46.5 inches tall; 90-day warranty

Specifications

  • Wheel base: 27 inches (rock mode); 29 inches (kick mode)
  • Handlebar height: 36 to 46.5 inches (adjustable)
  • Curb weight: 20.8 pounds
  • Maximum weight: 200 pounds
  • Warranty: 90 days

One thing in particular, that I did notice, is that over time with braking repeatedly, you could possibly need replacement urethane wheels. Since we haven’t had it that long that may or may not be an issue. All in all we really like it, and it drew quite the crowd when we got it out. The boys liked the fact that it could “race” really fast as they say, and it also appealed to the older kids 9, 11, and 12 that decided to take it for a spin as well. It is now one of my boys favorite things to get out when they want to play.

This would be a great scooter for younger and older kids alike. It deviates from the standard looking scooter and it is pretty cool how it gets around. The Rockboard scooter retails for right around $200 which may be a little pricey for some but you can find it at Target, Amazon or even Toys R Us.

Would you like to see your kid rocking the neighborhood? To help you with your holiday shopping and to give you a chance to get your special someone a really cool and totally rocking scooter, Rockboard was kind enough to give one DoubleBug’s reader a chance to win their very own full size Rockboard Scooter!.

Here’s What You Gotta Do
(Mandatory) Leave a comment and tell me why you want to win

Additional Entries

Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link to your tweet

Follow me on Twitter @Laurie2008

Open to US Residents Only

Giveaway starts December 7, 2011, and Ends December 14, 2011

Good Luck!!!

 

**A Rockboard Scooter was provided in order to facilitate my review, the opinions voiced in this post are my own.**

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Comments

61 Responses to “Rockboard Scooter Review and Giveaway!”
  1. Katrina says:

    I would love to win because it would be a great toy that my husband and oldest daughter can work on together!

  2. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    I want to win this because I think it would be fun for my son and help him to get some exercise.
    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

  3. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    I follow @Laurie2008 on Twitter (@Mel4Him)
    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

  4. Ashley says:

    My son would love to have a scooter for christmas!

  5. my g-sons would love it

  6. Kelly D says:

    I would like to win because my son would enjoy this.

  7. Kelly D says:

    I follow you on twitter(kellydsaver)

  8. I have 2 boys who would LOVE to find that Santa brought them a scooter! :)

  9. Following on Twitter – crunchybchmama

  10. Janet W. says:

    I want to win because my grandsons would have so much fun on this scooter and it will keep them active!

  11. Janet W. says:

    I follow you on twitter @jwatson50

  12. Pat Glavas says:

    I’ve been looking at this for my grand-daughter. A little too steep since I’m in retirement , but I’d love to win one for her for Christmas.

  13. karen M says:

    The kids will have a blast, plus they will be getting some some good exercise while having fun out it.

  14. karen M says:

    twitter follower-gummasplace

  15. karen M says:

    tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/gummasplace/status/145363729272410112

  16. Jennifer Marie says:

    I want to win becuase my sons would love to have a Rockboard and it would encourage outdoor play!

  17. Jennifer Marie says:

    following you on twitter (JenniferCNP)

  18. this would be fun – it would let my husband ride scooters with my kids

  19. I follow on twitter Alena1DyAtATime

  20. I want to win because I think my children ages 11 and 22 would really love this and ride it up and down the block. My oldest would use it go to his girlfriends house

  21. following you on twitter @Laurie2008
    @Nightowlmama

  22. Donna Smith says:

    I want to win this for my 10 year old son, he would LOVE to have one of these awesome scooters! Thanks for the chance to win one!

    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  23. Donna Smith says:

    I follow on twitter @aboyandhisbooks

    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  24. Anna says:

    My son would love to have this for christmas! He is about the right size and would enjoy it so much! Thanks

  25. Anna says:

    I follow you @laurie2008 on twitter
    frugalohio44

  26. Judy S says:

    I would be happy to win this so that my kids could ride a scooter since they have never had one.

  27. Judy S says:

    twitter follower
    pookiecat123

  28. Xmasdolly says:

    I’ve been trying to win this for my granddaughter. She would love this I’m sure.

  29. Xmasdolly says:

    I tweeted this give-away https://twitter.com/#!/Xmasdolly/status/146758021740105729

    This was difficult being as I could not copy and paste this number on your blog. Is there something wrong?

  30. Xmasdolly says:

    I am now following you on twitter
    @Xmasdolly

  31. Kristin Kennedy says:

    I’m always looking for new, fun ways to get my kids outside playing. They already enjoy their basic scooters. I bet I would have a heck of a time trying to get them back inside if we had one of these scooters!

  32. Kristin Kennedy says:

    I follow you on Twitter as wellorganized.

  33. @nola727 says:

    Thanks for the review and chance to win! I’d love to gift this with a big red bow for my little one!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  34. @nola727 says:

    I tweeted this giveaway too!

    https://twitter.com/#!/nola727/status/146804298595057666

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  35. @nola727 says:

    I follow you on twitter as @nola727

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  36. Eugene E. says:

    I would love to have this for my grandson because I think he would love it.

  37. Dana J Valle says:

    I would love to win this for my 12 year old son. He loves scooters and would get lots of outdoor time with this one. Plus, it would be awesome to actually surprise him with a present like this, this year. He is a great young man and has really done well in school, helping us around the house, and by playing with and helping his 4 year old sister.
    Thank you for the chance.

  38. Dana J Valle says:

    I am following on twitter
    @zebastyandylan

    tweeted

  39. I tweeted but I can’t seem to post my link here for some reason. I clicked your tweet button so it didn’t @ u either I’m sorry if you need the link I can email it to you for validation.

    Thanks so much

  40. ellen says:

    I would LOVE to win this as I have tried every contest to win one. This would make anyone grin from ear to ear!

  41. ellen says:

    I follow you as @tannawings

  42. Penelope says:

    I want to win because my son would love it! Thanks for the chance!

  43. Annette D says:

    I would love to win this for my son! He would just love it!

  44. Annette D says:

    Following on twitter @annedoggett

  45. Annette D says:

    tweeted

  46. Kary_Fb says:

    That will be an excellent gift for my 10 years old nephew. He needs more fresh air and this will be a good outdoorsy activity for him.
    internationalfreebies [AT] gmail [DOT] com

  47. Kary_Fb says:

    I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway: @Kary_Fb
    https://twitter.com/#!/Kary_Fb/status/146985519828566017

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