Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Wishes - Rockboard Original Scooter

If you want to ROCK this Christmas for your child(ren), than you're in luck. I have just the thing to get you rolling(pun intended). The Rockboard Original Scooter is sure to make any child's Christmas one to remember.
The biggest asset of this scooter for me, as a parent, is that it folds up to a fairly compact size, making it easy to travel with and store.
Of course when trying to find gift that will blow your child away, the last thing you really consider is how it stores, so, of course, my real priority is whether my son would love it.

For those that are not familiar, my son is 6 years old, and he has autism. His autism makes it much harder for me to chose gifts for him. Most of his favorite things are electronic based(computers, tablets, video games, etc.). So whenever possible, I try to find him gifts that will be fun for him, but also promote him being active.

It is very challenging though, because I also worry about his safety. Even though he never plays outside without me right there, I still worry that he may fall or something on things like scooters. I figured he was old enough now though, and I am prepared. If he has a small fall, he will live. I used to fall all the time, and I finally realized that it is ok for kids(even my kids) to get little bumps and bruises along the way.

What I really love about the Rockboard though, is that although it can be used as a super awesome rock-board(where you rock to propel it), it can also be set as a regular scooter. That is really important to me. That way, my son can learn how to balance and steer without being overwhelmed with the rocking aspect right out of the gate.

Basically, this will be a gift that "grows" with him. Hot only can the height of the handlebars be adjusted, so it really can grow as he does, but as he masters the original scooter aspect, he can transition to a whole new experience with the Rock-board setting.

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I love that it has a hand brake, unlike most scooters.
That is also significant in reducing my concerns for his safety. Now I know he can stop himself without hurting his feet or legs. Such piece of mind from such a (seemingly) small feature. It also has a back break, which prevents it from rolling backwards, which is a huge plus.

Another small, but significant feature is the full grip. The entire standing surface is coarse sandpaper material, allowing for a flawless grip. I never have to worry about him slipping.
A good grip is really important, especially when you are rocking. Rocking can propel this scooter to up to 10 MPH. That is fast for a "toy".

This scooter really does move fast, but it glides so smoothly. Hubby and I tried it out, and it is amazing. If it performs that well with each of us grown adults on it, I can only imagine how nice the ride will be for my son. I know he is going to love it.

He is going to feel so grown up to get such  nice, "big boy" gift. And thanks to the handy dandy kick stand, it will remain a nice gift for months and years to come.
The kick stand glides into place easily and is very sturdy.

The whole scooter is very sturdy. It is made with an ultra strong steel box frame and front fork and a die cast aluminum deck. It can accommodate up to 200lbs, so this is even perfect for adults.

If you have a big kid(or a kid at heart) on your list this year, a Rockboard Original Scooter is sure to please. That is why we are including it in the Christmas Wishes Special and giving you all the chance to win one.

You can enter this giveaway below. You can also enter to win the Rockboard Original from some of the other bloggers in this event. You can enter at Momma Told Me, Keenly Kristen and Blessed Elements Create.

Be sure to go HERE to check out all the other giveaways and view the look book of prizes, There are so many amazing things to be won.

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

61 comments :

  1. I like that it is steady and durable

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  2. loves that it is so easy to fold up and take with you!

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  3. I like that you can fold it up, making it easy to transport.

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  4. I've not heard of them before but it looks great.

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  5. I love that it comes in pink, so the girls can have some fun too!

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  6. I like that the kick stand is easy to put down. Some scooters, the kick stand sticks making it a pain to put down.

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  7. I love, love, love that the Rockboard has a handle brake!

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  8. My six year old grandson lives with me and I was just told that he is borderline autistic. He loves his scooter and has been asking for one of these. I think it would be great exercise for him and he would also have to use different motor skills to make sure that he could get it to go. :D

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  9. I love that it has a kickstand and comes in different colors!

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  10. I like the kickstand what a great idea the scooter my grandson has now falls if he does not lean it against the wall

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  11. I too love that it can be folded into a compact space.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  12. I like that it has 2 in 1 function as a regular scooter and a rockboard and that it can go fast if the child wants to

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  13. I love that it helps kids have fun while exerting energy!

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  14. I like that this is for either boys or girls and is sturdily built!

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

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  15. I like that it is a fun way for my boys to get exercise.

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  16. I like that it has a hand brake, unlike most scooters especially good if it can go up to 10 MPH

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  17. I love that it can be folded up to save space. By doing this it makes it easier to take it anywhere

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  18. The fold up feature is the best one. I like that it seems to be very easy to ride.

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  19. Love how it folds up for storage and is still sturdy and safe for kids

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  20. I like that it folds up for storage

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  21. I like that the Rockboard rock-board can be used 2 ways and that it can be used as a regular scooter, plus it has handbrakes!

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  22. I love that you can take it with you

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  23. The fact that it folds up is great or easy storage!

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  24. I love that it's sturdy and durable. My boys are always destroying everything.

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  25. I love that I can play on it too lol and that it needs no assembly! Andddd that it looks like it will burn up lots of energy! Not that I have energy to spare but the kids sure do!

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  26. I like that whole concept! Rocking to propel is cool.

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  27. i like u can fold it up to travel with it

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  28. I like that it folds and that it can hold so much weight- my husband and I would probably need to play with it. lol

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  29. I like that it folds up and it looks like a lot of fun!

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  30. I like the hand brake for breaking instead of just putting your foot down.

    Beth W

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  31. I like the compact way it folds

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  32. I like how it folds up and will not be to bulky to carry around

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  33. I love the way it looks safe for kids, it stores easily also! not a lot of space!

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  34. I really like that you can switch between RockBoard and regular mode.

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  35. I like that you can fold it and put it away.

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  36. I love that it is a unisex products that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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  37. I like that it folds for storage.
    Jennifer Rote

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  38. I like that it holds up to 200 lbs which means lots of people in our family can use it. I also like that it folds for easy storage. Thanks!

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  39. I like the foldability of the Rockboard

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  40. its fun and exercise at the same time

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I like the fact that it can be folded for storage and travel.

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  42. I like the fact it can hold up to 200 lbs- so my husband can play with it too!

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  43. I like the telescoping downpipe because my son would be able to use it for years. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  44. I think these scooters are for teens. They are a bit advanced compared with traditional scooters for children. I have a teen already and he bought one at Sick-Scooters. He is pretty impressed.

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