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Replacement Stik

Well wouldn’t you know it. Target let me exchange the broken Ripstik for a new one. I didn’t think they would because the thing had stickers that said DO NOT RETURN TO THE STORE underneath it. I spoke to Sandra from church, who works at Target, and she said that they would exchange it and sho nuff, they did.

All they had was red though.

For a few hours I thought about trying to exchange it for a Silver or Blue at another Target, but after lunch I took it out of its box and Ripped around the clinic I work at and then Ripped back around when I got out.

So I am happy about that. I was just outside riding before this blog.

Ripstik

I can’t remember when it was, but I know it was one night that a lot of us from Church ended up at Wallbangers. I believe it was the night we found out Juan was Superman. Anyway, after Wallbangers we went over to Academy and that is when I first saw a Casterboard. It was laying in the aisle on its two wheels and then some employee got on and took off. I thought it was so cool. Many Many months later, after Christmas, I saw them again at Academy in Brownsville. Really started wanting one since then.

Well, after a gift card, a Target employee discount, and a $2.22 loan I finally got me one.

Took me a good while to finally be able to ride and then and even longer time to get the hang of turning. Call it a midlife crisis if you want, but it is a lot fun and I really like it. Below is a small, short video of me and Rob on the Ripstik.

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And of course, with this type of thing, and with my lack of appropiate balance and skill it is only natural that I take a spill. Here are the results of that spill.