Introduction: How to Ride a Ripstik

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In this instructable i will teach you how to ride a ripstik

I havent added the video yet but i will

Step 1: Get a Ripstik

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go out and buy a ripstik if you havent bought one

Step 2: Make Sure It Works

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move the wheels around a little bit to break it in and make sure that the torsion bar works to do this move the two parts back and forth

Step 3: Get on It

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step on your ripstik with your front foot

Step 4: Push Off With Your Back Foot

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now push off with your back foot and put it on the back of your board



move you feet back and forth like you are hula hooping

Step 6: Turning

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To turn move one foot to the front and one foot to the back

Step 7: Safety

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wear a helmet and elbow and knee pads if your going to get serious

Step 8: Ta-Da

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Now i know i havent taught you everything but i did teach you the basics

by the way this was my first instructable

Step 9: Video

heres a vid of me riding


carlsands (author)2012-07-31

how do you turn with a homemade one with a solid deck

aidanjarosgrilli (author)2011-06-26

@ GO-LO you sit on the back put your feet on the front and get someone to push as hard as they can. It is easy because the ground is smooth and the bearings and wheels are new. It goes fast. No helmet is more fun.

it's called a reply button, it's alot easier.


you put @ GO-LO instead of clicking "reply"

I meant at go-lo . I was lazy.

oh ok

maddyluvsparramatta (author)2010-09-23

um...i dont know what you mean!!?? i jump???? cause i keep falling off!! :( pleease helP!!!!

I think nanor11395 means to twist your front foot to the way you want to turn and the back foot in the opposite direction.

bylerfamily (author)2009-03-25

How much do ripstiks cost?

snowpenguin (author)bylerfamily2009-04-11

I think 65 bucks...

bylerfamily (author)snowpenguin2009-05-10

Ah well,I bought one off eBay...

rockadio101 (author)bylerfamily2011-02-09

nice :) i got myn from old crapy wally world aka wal mart >:D

bylerfamily (author)snowpenguin2009-04-12


dolla12 (author)bylerfamily2009-04-14

99 dollas 4 a good one

max.fridman1 (author)2009-05-21

Which foot is the front foot?

Depends if you're right-handed your front foot is the left foot and viceversa

no.... just depends on the person....yes you r right.... but im right handed and my right foot goes in front(only on rip stick and skate board... on snow board my right foot first)

That's not necessarily right... try a scooter. Whichever is your front foot is the same for skateboards and Ripsticks. Or try sliding on slippery floors in socks. Same thing.

Jake Morton (author)2009-03-14

how do you go uphill

Nexnaught (author)Jake Morton2009-04-19

You don't.

ya u do  i go up huge hills all the time its easy!

Wild_Angel (author)2009-09-01

even without the video.. i learned how to ride and my friends did 2.. my friends skated off a 3 story house trying to do something crazy.. i recorded everyting.. it was awesome.. all my friends wanted to thank you for taking us step by step on how to ride.. so Thanks.

zack attack (author)Wild_Angel2009-12-26

can i c the vid?

NinJa_RaiZer (author)2008-10-19

these are so dang heavy that when you ollie, you get but 2 inches off the ground, if that!

bylerfamily (author)NinJa_RaiZer2009-08-08

I have seen people jumping traffic cones on these.

MRecord (author)2009-07-16

there is no vid!!

therockingone2204 (author)2009-05-24

wheres the video??

yah really!!!!!!!!!

gomas211 (author)2009-03-26

no vid but its cool

GnomeMaster (author)2009-01-25

no vid...

Rye2121 (author)2008-08-17

there is no vid...

sparkfurr (author)Rye21212009-01-14

Nice video! Never seen anything like it!

dragonblue80 (author)2009-01-03

I got a ripstik skateboard/broken leg!

lanawolf101 (author)2008-12-14's the vid...

PocketSized (author)2008-03-13

I walked past a kid on one of these yesterday, it was the first time I'd ever seen it before.
It reminded me of the SnakeBoard. Only a little more rigid.

It would be good with some real photos, as GorillazMiko suggests.

JuCo (author)PocketSized2008-07-04

those snakeboards were crazy!

Browncoat (author)2008-03-17

A DVD for how to ride came with my son's RipStik. (I tried it & fell before I could realize I was falling!)

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-12

Could have real pictures, but eh, I kind of get it. My friend has one of these, he's actually really good on it. Nice job.

Do you comment on every instructable ever,or do I manage to only look at instructables you've reviewed? This is getting creepy...

Seriously! I see him everywhere too!

I just comment... a lot.

Like, a lot.

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