Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Wishes - Rockboard Descender

If you are following the Christmas Wishes giveaways(which you really ought to be), then I am sure you were blown away by the Rockboard Original Scooter I just posted about. If that is the case, you are really going to flip for this.

The Descender is the new, all-terrain, skate board from Rockboard.
With winter weather ravaging many of the states, using a traditional skate board is not really possible. With the Descender, you don't have to wait for a sunny day or a smooth sidewalk.

This board is outfitted with heavy duty rollers or tough as nails treads.
These treads grip just about any downhill surface. Pavement, grass, wooded paths and even snowy hills are nothing the Descender can't conquer.

Here in Florida, we NEVER get snow, but the all-terrain aspect is still very important to me. Since there is no sidewalk near our home, and we live right off a busy main road, there is not much room for him to ride on the pavement. Riding a traditional board in the grass would be practically impossible, so I love that with the Descender he can ride it right in our own backyard(literally).

The width of these rollers makes the board easier to balance too. Since they can also pivot independently, bumps, lumps and dips are no cause for concern. One "wheel" could dip if need be while the others remain flat, so the board is harder to tip over.
I can certainly speak to haw steady it is. I have the worst balance ever, and am usually terrified to skateboard. I can barely stay on a normal board, but this one was great. I almost didn't look like a fool. I am actually kind of proud if myself, although I've been out skateboarded by 8 year olds.

My husband took this for a test ride too. He is not the best skateboarder either, but he did really well, and he said it was a lot of fun. The fact that two oldies like us can do it without getting hurt really helps us be confident in how safe it is for our son.

Another aspect that I really love about this board is that is comes fully assembled in the box. Nothing is worse than having tons of gifts under the tree then not being able to play with anything after you open them all because everything needs to be assembled first.

The Descender makes an awesome gift because it is so fun, and so safe, but it also helps get kids active, which keeps them healthier, so it really is an all around perfect gift. My son is a bit chubby, so I love finding fun ways to make him more active. This is exercise in disguise, and I love it.

If you have a little adventurer on your shopping list, then I highly recommend the Descender. If you're lucky, you won't even have to buy it, because the Descender is on our Christmas Wishes list, which means we are giving one away.

Actually, we are giving 2 away. You can enter to win this one below, and go HERE to the linky for all the giveaways. Another Descender giveaway will be added shortly. Double your chances to win and enter all the other fabulous giveaways while you're at it. Good luck.

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*
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54 comments :

  1. It's really unique! I've never seen anything like it before, and it definitely looks like it would be a ton of fun!

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  2. I love how wide the Descender is, I have horrible balance!

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  3. My 6 year old grandson, who is borderline autistic, has always wanted a skateboard, but he is pretty clumsy. I think that this would be great because he could be outside, doing the same thing that all the other kids are doing and grandma doesn't have to worry so much about any horrible injuries. :D

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  4. The best part of December is the excitement from the kids.

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  5. i like its wide my son has autisim and this seems to be perfect for helping him keep his balance

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  6. I like the tread & how they grip most things!

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  7. Wow! It's really neat and I like that it can go on grass and other terrains that other regular skateboards can't.

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  8. I love that its safe and helps kids stay healthy!

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  9. I like that it is an outdoor toy and it helps with balance and coordination.

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  10. I like that it would be a great outdoor toy for my boys.

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  11. I like the wider rollers for easier stablity

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  12. I like how it looks tough and durable! This would make a great gift for my son!

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  13. I love it is tough and still safe and durable.

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  14. I love that it looks like so much fun and its safe and will get my boys outside even more.

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  15. I love that it is safe for kids because kids like to play rough, and the fact that this is safe makes it so much better!

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  16. It looks so cool that i might have to try it out!

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  17. I love the neat design...definitely not the Norm...

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  18. I love that it's so unique! How cool. I feel like it would be safer than traditional skateboards!

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  19. I like that you can use it on all-terrains. My boys will like using it everywhere!

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  20. I like the heavy duty rollers.

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  21. I like that it is different from other toys

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  22. It seems to be very durable! It's probably perfect for kids just learning to ride skateboards or smilier type toys.

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  23. i like the wide rollers, it would make it easier for kids to balance on it

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  24. I like that it can grip to all sorts of surfaces like snow

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  25. I just love that their products are different!

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  26. It already comes fully assembled! That and it looks very durable, something I need for my boys!

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  27. That it is sturdy!!! LOL !!! And the look of this is awesome!

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  28. I have a 6 year old grandson that has balance issues and always getting hurt so we've been afraid to get him a scooter but this would work for him

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  29. like that it grips goin down hill so usefull

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  30. I love how safe this is, I think by next summer my son would be able to use it. He'd have a blast!

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  31. I like that you can use it in the grass

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  32. This would be cool to use in grass since we have no sidewalk in the rural area

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  33. I like that beginners can give it a go.
    Ann B.

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  34. I think it's super creative, and something new and different - definitely unique!

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  35. I like that the treads can grip any surface.

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  36. I like that it has be used anywhere

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  37. I like that it has multiple terratin uses!

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  38. that it is all terrain but that also scare me too. Ha

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  39. I like that it comes fully assembled.
    Jennifer Rote

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  40. I like that you can even use this in the grass if need be.

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  41. I like that it grips to any surface!

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  42. I like the fact it can be used in grass

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  43. it unique! ive never seen anything like it before

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I like that even my little boys could have fun with this and balance.

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  45. I like that the treads grip surfaces especially in snow.

    Beth W

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  46. I like that it is not just for little kids. Glad your husband tested it!

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  47. I like that it is all terrain. My son would love it.

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  48. Love that its all terrain since we live in the country

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  49. I like that it's all-terrain, there isn't a lot of pavement where I live.

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  50. I like that it is steady and good for people without good balance

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