All of our Oxeloboards have been lab tested. These tests validate their compliance with the European standards for skateboards, longboards, waveboards, etc., as well as their resistance to wear. These laboratory tests are complemented by field tests, some measured, others relying on user perception, to put the product through the most stringent tests. The result: a tried-and-tested product.
I got this for various reasons - improving ankle and hip flexibility and generally having a bit of fun. If you are new to these types of sports I recommend watching the videos available (on you know where) on safety and first use either typing in the product name or "ripstick tutotrial" as these helped me to learn how to get on safely and have prevented any falls so far. I think its maybe me or the surfaces around where I live but I can't go very far on it I just practice in a basketball court as it has smooth surface. Hopefully in better weather I'll venture out a bit more on it - it is good fun and I'm also using it as a preparation tool for surfing in the future.