Skaters have a hard time finding areas that are both welcoming to their wheels when it comes to terrain, and welcoming in terms of being allowed to skate there. Skate parks are few and far between in many areas, if they exist at all.
Now a company called Rockboard is releasing a version of a skateboard that has tank like tracks instead of regular wheels, so you can “off road” and go on grassy hills, and more. The tread grips the downhill terrain, so you don’t go out of control.
The Rockboard Descender Skateboard has dimensions that are 31 by 10 by 5 inches. It can hold skaters up to 200 pounds. Each of the four rubber traction wheel sets has three groups of wheels in it, and there are 36 total wheels in all.
You can tilt the track to the front and back, so that it appears to be doing wheelies. This unique design is one reason Parenting Magazine voted it one of its Best in Play Toys.
Some stunt skaters are going to prefer the out-of-control speed that you get taking a regular skateboard onto the grass, but the Descender gives you more control over the situation.
Rockboard has other toys in its line that are fun for kids of all ages. The Rockboard Original is a foldable scooter that is both a shredding scooter and kick scooter all in one. Now you don’t have to buy two separate scooters – you just transform it.
There’s also the Rockboard Mini, which is half the size of the original Rockboard and is built for smaller kids. You can ride the scooter for hours without even using your feet to propel it.
The company also makes a Rockboard Radiate Skateboard. This has LED wiring so that your skateboard lights up when you ride it. Of course, it comes with an on and off switch in case you want to go unnoticed.