Introduction: How to Ride a Ripstik

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

go out and buy a ripstik if you havent bought one
already

Step 2: Make Sure It Works

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

step on your ripstik with your front foot

Step 4: Push Off With Your Back Foot

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

Step 5: WEAVE BOY/GIRL WEAVE!!!!

move you feet back and forth like you are hula hooping

Step 6: Turning

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

Step 7: Safety

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

Step 8: Ta-Da

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

Comments

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carlsands made it!(author)2012-07-31

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

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aidanjarosgrilli made it!(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.

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josh1324 made it!(author)2011-08-25

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

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aidanjarosgrilli made it!(author)2011-10-19

?

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josh1324 made it!(author)2011-10-21

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

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aidanjarosgrilli made it!(author)2011-10-23

I meant at go-lo . I was lazy.

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josh1324 made it!(author)2011-10-24

oh ok

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maddyluvsparramatta made it!(author)2010-09-23

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

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venom1539 made it!(author)2011-05-16

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

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bylerfamily made it!(author)2009-03-25

How much do ripstiks cost?

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snowpenguin made it!(author)2009-04-11

I think 65 bucks...

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bylerfamily made it!(author)2009-05-10

Ah well,I bought one off eBay...

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rockadio101 made it!(author)2011-02-09

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

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bylerfamily made it!(author)2009-04-12

Oh.

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dolla12 made it!(author)2009-04-14

99 dollas 4 a good one

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max.fridman1 made it!(author)2009-05-21

Which foot is the front foot?

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therockingone2204 made it!(author)2009-05-24

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

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slippdiddy made it!(author)2010-02-21

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)

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LilPurpleCow made it!(author)2009-06-16

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.

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Jake+Morton made it!(author)2009-03-14

how do you go uphill

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Nexnaught made it!(author)2009-04-19

You don't.

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Zaphod+Beeblebrox made it!(author)2010-02-16

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

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Wild_Angel made it!(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.

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zack+attack made it!(author)2009-12-26

can i c the vid?

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NinJa_RaiZer made it!(author)2008-10-19

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

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bylerfamily made it!(author)2009-08-08

I have seen people jumping traffic cones on these.

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MRecord made it!(author)2009-07-16

there is no vid!!

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therockingone2204 made it!(author)2009-05-24

wheres the video??

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sprout_less made it!(author)2009-06-16

yah really!!!!!!!!!

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gomas211 made it!(author)2009-03-26

no vid but its cool

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GnomeMaster made it!(author)2009-01-25

no vid...

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Rye2121 made it!(author)2008-08-17

there is no vid...

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sparkfurr made it!(author)2009-01-14

Nice video! Never seen anything like it!

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dragonblue80 made it!(author)2009-01-03

I got a ripstik skateboard/broken leg!

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lanawolf101 made it!(author)2008-12-14

yeah...um...where's the vid...

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PocketSized made it!(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.

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JuCo made it!(author)2008-07-04

those snakeboards were crazy!

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Browncoat made it!(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!)

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GorillazMiko made it!(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.

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threecheersfornick made it!(author)2008-03-12

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

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SteamKit made it!(author)2008-03-13

Seriously! I see him everywhere too!

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-03-12

I just comment... a lot.

Like, a lot.

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