Have Fun Outdoors

Too many kids lounge around in front of a computer screen, either playing games or surfing the net.  Instead, they could be out in the fresh air having fun by surfing, skating or riding about one of the magnificent castor boards.

No matter how or where you cannot beat the exhilaration it gives you. Flying down a hill or round corners at full pelt will definitely give you a buzz at any age.

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Are they safe? That is a good question, which depends on your level of safety.

Is it safer than surfing with the sharks? If you fall off you can get back on and return home in one piece.

Prevent injuries by wearing the correct safety gear; helmet, knee and elbow pads are the most important.

Benefits of Boarding

You get away from the computer and into the fresh air. In addition, you will become a more fit and lose weight in the process. The more you ride the more your skill levels will improve.  Parents, you can even do this and challenge the kids at their own game.  Your balance and coördination will improve too as you learn.

Technique for riding boards

Steering: your front foot has to lean into a curve: at the same time, your back foot needs to lean out of the curve. I hope that makes sense. They call this arcing which helps to turn you and the board.

There are a number of movements for the learner and the more experienced.  Although, you need to gain confidence with the simple ones before attempting the harder and difficult movements and tricks.

RipStik G Grind Caster Board

RipStik "G" Grind Caster Board
Amazon Price: $123.04 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 5, 2015)
This will not only please the kids but mum and dad will have fun on this too.

RipStik "G" Grind Caster Board

This would in my opinion and going by the reviews the best one on the market. The RipStik caster board is like snowboarding.  It pivots at 360 degrees, has spiked traction pads with a kick tail and nose.

If you are into grinding (on a rail) then the RipStik G is the one for you.  The RipStik is slightly heavier than some weighing 10.8. This gives you an easier and smoother ride.

Wheels are easy to remove for cleaning.

RipStik Caster Board

Ripstik Caster Board (Red)
Amazon Price: $99.99 $47.83 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 5, 2015)
Great caster board for the younger children.

RipStik Caster Board

The RipStik Castor Board has a pivoting deck and 360-degree caster trucks. Its 76mm Polyurethane wheels come with precision ABEC-5 bearing casters.

This board weighs eight pounds and comes in five different colours, and then there is the flower and the skull-patterned boards.

Suitable for children weighing up to Two hundred and twenty pounds and I believe these are safer than the skateboards because they turn easier.

22" EightBit® Banana Skate Board - Retro Skateboard - Ninja / Jelly

This Retro Skateboard comes with high-speed stainless steel bearings with its own Allen keys 

The decks durable super-polymer is both flexible and sturdy giving an easy smooth ride. Good investment for the price and carves well.

Before buying anything online, always do your research and as a guide read the reviews by people who have used these products.