Friday, November 9, 2012

Rockboard Self Propelled Scooter Review


 
It is amazing! Two scooters in one! You can use as a push type with one foot on ground or you can self propel and have both feet on the scooter and their hands on the hand brakes on the handle bars just like a bike! Wow! See, I should have checked this out first before I volunteered to give this one away. I thought it was just a push type!
 
Now, I could have used something like this, of course, not here at home, too rocky and gravel roads but on the main road I could have. Oh, well! Easy come, easy go! I was sent this awesome scooter in red from Rockboard Products to review and I of course with both knees replaced was afraid to get on it but I did not realize at the time that it was gonna be a self propelled scooter.  
 
They have been so awesome to let me have one to review and one to giveaway, I am totally blown away! It retails for about $202.00! You might find one on Amazon a little cheaper but I haven't really checked.
 
Moving is successful with each rock, wasting zero energy and allowing the scooter to reach speeds up to 10mph. The patented Rockboard Scooter comes fully assembled and can be folded to a compact size for storage in your car, at home, in a dorm or anywhere you need to keep it and still get to it with ease. I can't believe this thing gets up to 10 mph! Hubby is gonna be really upset when he finds out I am giving it away! But really, I thought it was a push kind.
 
You can go to this section of their website and see all the pictures that other Scooter owners sent in to the company and I bet some are probably employees but you can see how they used it and how much fun it looks like! I couldn't have taken any better pictures than these. So, I am glad I was able to tap into a section that shows you even more proof what a great little scooter this is and that children, teens and adults can use this awesome looking scooter and have fun! Hey, the whole family can get one and everyone can ride together! What a great way to spend quality family time.
 
This is a promise Rockboard made to parents about their Scooter: 
All Rockboard Scooters, Rockboard Parts and Accessories have been designed and engineered with children’s safety as our #1 priority.
 
We pride ourselves in staying current with all of the latest guidelines, requirements and standards for designing and manufacturing children’s toys. All of our products are tested using certified independent laboratories to ensure that we meet or exceed all Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines as well as ASTM Standard Consumer Toy Safety Specifications.
M-Y Products LLC, manufacturer and distributor of Rockboard Scooter, is committed to safety and quality with all of our products. We designed a revolutionary new scooter with safety in mind, turns out that kids love to ride them too!
  
See, what I mean about it folding up nice and neat for you! I bet these are very handy to store once you have used it! I can just see my grandson going wild over this! And look at all of those colors you can choose from. I can't hardly wait til Christmas to give it to him and unfortunately, because they live in another state, they are coming early in December to pick it up because I can't mail everything and they will save it til then.  
So, I won't be there to see his face, but they will send me plenty of pictures. I will share them with all of you when he actually gets to use and play with all of these items.  Gosh, you guys are gonna have alot of pictures to look at! Mmm, maybe I should do them in several batches instead of just one.
Here are a few safety tips from Rocky on how to teach your child to ride the Rockboard Scooter. There is more to the article so please go read the rest. I did not have enough room to post all of it. It will be on Rocky's Blog:
You will want to start off somewhere open and in an area that has fairly soft ground, this makes it a little less discouraging if your child does have a few spills. When they are ready to begin you must teach them exactly how a scooter works. This means demonstrating how, if dealing with a self propelled scooter, they must put both feet on the scooter.

The easiest way to teach them to ride is to figure out the best way to keep their selves balanced on a scooter they stand both feet on. These scooters are self propelled and require both feet on the scooter to ride and glide forward. Once they figure out the balance issue these scooters are a whole lot of fun and can be much faster than a normal kick scooter. These types of scooters can go as fast as you want them too, with a little more ease than a typical scooter, while still giving you the exercise and excitement you want.

The most important step to riding a scooter is to find balance. Some children will feel confident enough to try on their own, while some may need a little extra help to learn. The most important thing you can do at this point is to be there for them if they should need the extra help. This may take some time to learn, but with a little practice and a lot of patience, they will succeed and feel confident to balance his or her self. The next step after balance is to have your child practice weaving back and forth as well as turning in circles.

By being able to turn and weave they will be able to get around others and avoid any objects that may be in their path. When your child has mastered turns and weaving they may even want to try some tricks or even going up or down hills. Always be sure they are supervised and that whatever they are trying is safe. This will give them a little more confidence and make them feel a little less scared when going in a public place.
Connect with Rockboard Scooter several ways:

M.Y. Products, LLC
PO Box 616
Greenwood, Indiana 46142
Phone:   866.881.1799   Fax:   317.887.0758
Email:    sales@rockboard.com



Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

73 comments:

Wendi Watson said...

This would go to my son, but I will try it! Wendi watson

Michelle said...

My son will use it! mprimack at gmail dot com

Jan Lee said...

I would give it to my 12 year old niece :)

Leah McWhorter said...

I would love to have a scooter and then I'd share it with my son!...maybe!

debijackson said...

my nephew would ride it debbie jackson
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courtney erickson said...

it would be for my son but i would totally have to check it out! :) courtney erickson

fee roberts said...

I would give it to my nephew =D

leanne_mac said...

my daughter would

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sandy1955 said...

I would give to one of my older grandchildren
Sandy VanHoey

Paula L. said...

It would be a gift....I would hurt myself :p

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deb c said...

It would be for my granddaughter but I can guarantee I will be on it too.
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kyonac1 said...

I would give this to my son. he would absolutely love it.
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Catie said...

I'd love this to my nephew - he would LOVE it!

Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

I would give it to my son!

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jbmthill said...

I think my teenage boys would love it, I would have to give as a family gift or they would fight over it.
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Beth H

ibjenn said...

Jen Boehme
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It would be for all the grandkids at mee-maws, but I ---everyone will have to check it out!

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My son would be riding this,
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Gina Brickell said...

I think I would actually give it to my nephew for christmas. Gina Brickell

Dawn Ganey said...

It would be for my nephew for a christmas gift.

Andrea said...

This would be for my youngest son.

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Andrea said...

Commented on facebook as Andrea Williams

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Greene Linda said...

My grandson will ride it.
Linda Greene

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

This would be for my daughter. It's at the top of her Christmas list!

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freddie said...

This will be for my grandsons. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I commented on your facebook wall/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

adrienne warren said...

ohh this would be for me, I would love to use this to zip around town, run to the library, got to get a pink leather jacket.

sarah buki said...

i would use it!

Rochel S said...

This would be for my son!
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Francine said...

It would be for my daughter

momtoem said...

This would be for my daughter!
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Lena Naef

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Myra Rzepa said...

i will be giving it to my nephew but let me tell yeah! i will be trying that bad boy out! lol
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Cheryl said...

This would be a gift!

Thanks,
Cheryl

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mamasgoodies said...

my son would love this

Crista Hebel said...

Crista Hebel: It will be for my step-son, he loves things like this!

katychick said...

this would be for my son
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juli guthrie said...

This would be a gift for my 8 year old but I may try it out! rafflecopter info: juli guthrie email: ravebaby6669@yahoo.com Thanks!

ivy arrington said...

It would be for the kids but i would play with it while there at school. lol

Abbi said...

it would be for my daughter since her momma's a big ol chicken
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lola bruesch said...

if hubby can balance for him as he cant walk far and will let gkids use it lbruesch1950@msn.com

Tiffany Overton said...

This would be awesome to give to my kids! They would love it!!!

Krista Grandstaff said...

I think that I wouldn't be able to give it to just one of my 4 kids... lol..it would have to join the "family stuff" that everyone shares :)



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Krista Grandstaff said...

I commented on facebook :)

Krista Grandstaff

Jeanna Johnson said...

I would give this to my son, but not without testing it out first ;)!

carol clark said...

be for my son Carol Roberts ccntx@livedotcom

Stephanie said...

I would give it to both of my girls, but I'm betting my husband would play with it as well!

Abbi said...

commented on fb that i like blue...abbi wallarab

Lee Black said...

I would give this to my son! He would love it!

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Gail Williams said...

I would give this to my granddaughter! She wants one!

Shelly Macaluso said...

I would give this to my 14-year old daughter.

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Laura Lane said...

all of us

Robert hagan said...

Im way to big but I got 4 kids who would love this.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

It would be great for my son, but he is a little young for this now. Maybe I can ride it until then!
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

POsted on FB page that I would love red
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Eileen said...

This would be for my 5 year old grandson!

thanks!

Eileen

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Robin Quick said...

It would be for my teenage son.

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Robin Quick said...

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Anne N. said...

My daughter will love this!
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Kristen said...

This will be for my friend's son.

Alexandra said...

I would give this to one of my kids!

Gianna said...

My son.

Unknown said...

For sure my son..

Christine Jessamine said...

i would let my son ride this!

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Da Freebies said...

it would be for my son
howeeever i may take for aa few runs!

Sarah said...

I would give this to my nephew.


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Lindsey D. said...

This would be for my kids, but I'm sure Daddy would take it for a spin too!

Paul T / Pauline T said...

my middle daughter ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

maria A said...

I would be giving this to my daughter for Christmas.
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foodamongthefence said...

This would be for my younger cousins to share!
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Mom's Freebies said...

My youngest daughter

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aaltw_515 said...

this would be for my son it would be a great present

amy

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