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What is the Razor RipSurf?
The RipSurf is basically a mix between a surfboard and a skateboard that is very easy to ride. The polypropylene construction is fixed on 2 caster wheels that can rotate 360 degrees. The really cool thing about this skateboard is that it looks exactly like a surfboard and it is controlled in a very similar way.
The deck is made out of industrial grade polymer and reinforced to support riders up to 220 lbs. To help anchor rider’s feet on the board, the back half is a special traction pad which provides additional grip and keeps the rider’s feet firmly planted on the board.
How to Ride the RipSurf?
Riding the RipSurf may seem a little intimidating at first but, it is extremely easy to ride a RipSurf. With just a little practice and a help from a friend maybe, you can become a master of the RipSurf in no time.
Always Remember Safety First
First off, remember to wear all of your safety gear including a helmet, knee and elbow pads and a nice pair of skate shoes. These are essential when starting to ride a new board.
Find a Place to Ride
As it was mentioned above, riding this board is pretty similar to surfing. You’re going to have the nose in the front and the tail at the back. Next thing you need in the learning steps is to find a slightly downhill or a smooth flat surface area. A basketball court can be perfect for this.
You can start off with a friend so that you can lean on them for stability. Just ask them to stand next to the board and put your arm on their shoulder as you start to move. You can even learn to ride without a friend, you can do exactly the same with a wall or a railing too so that you don’t tip over.
Put the board in front of you and then place your front foot right in the center of the front area. Rest a little weight on your front foot and once you’re comfortable with moving it, you’re going to have to push and place your back foot on the traction pad.
Start to Ride and Gain Speed!
Once you’re comfortable riding and can balance yourself on the board, you can learn how to gain speed. You have to basically carve to gain speed on the RipSurf, unlike on a skateboard where you have to push off the ground to do this. First, push off the back and start to ride, then start to carve and wiggle in S-shape by alternating the direction of the nose to gain speed.
How to Turn
The last thing you need to learn is turning. It’s exactly like you do while surfing. You just have to drop the rail and turn in the direction you want to go. Use your front foot to turn. Lean towards your toe side to carve towards your toe side and lean on your heel side to carve in that direction.
Difference between Razor RipSurf vs. RipStik
The Razor RipSurf is actually pretty similar to the wildly famous RipStik (our review here) – both products made by Razor. The weight limits, the materials used, caster wheels and etc. are quite the same in both products. However, the design is slightly different and that can have a major effect on the ride.
The major difference in design is the piece connecting the two major platforms. On the Razor RipStik, this piece is a torsional bar while on the RipSurf it is simply a thin strip of flexible plastic. They both function similarly to each other but the RipSurf provides a little more stability.
With regards to color choices, the RipStik clearly comes out ahead for now. It is available in multiple different colors while the Razor RipSurf is only available in white for now.
Both of the Razor’s products are amazing and easy to ride but they are focused on slightly different groups. If you’re more into surfing/skateboarding, RipSurf is the answer. If you’re into skateboarding/snowboarding, then the RipStik will suit you best.