Step 2: How to Play Ripstik Basketball
The rules of the game are simple. You must have a basketball, a basketball hoop, and a ripstik and the ability to ride it like I said earlier. You must be Ripstiking the entire time and dribbling the ball at the same time. You are allowed to steal the ball and the same fouls in basketball apply to Ripstik Basketball, no pushing, charging, smacking, hitting, etc. If you fall off of your Ripstik you must also stop dribbling the ball and let it go and you can quickly get back on and try to grab it back or the other person can take it. Like in Basketball, you can't hold the ball and move so you can't hold the ball and Ripstik, but, also in basketball you can take two steps, so in Ripstik basketball you are allowed to hold the ball for two seconds then either shoot or pass. So far the game seems like you can only take lay-ups, but you can also take jumpers. If you are too far from the hoop and can't make a lay-up you can try to jump off of your Ripstik and shoot. If you hit the ground before you shoot it is an up-and-down fowl. If one of the players hits the other with their Ripstik, it is considered a charging (or shooting fowl, you can decide) and the person who got fowled gets the ball. Games can as long as you want them too be or you can pick a specific number to reach to win, it doesn't matter.