The Ripstick G has a metal part to grind on.
Actually, getting a Ripstick is a lot safer than skateboarding. The initial trying it out and learning how to turn is hard, but nothing else. Skateboarding is much more dangerous.
yes a ripstick is better
Yes, he does! I saw a pic of him trying out a ripstick as the before and he was, like, falling of the ripstick and then there was an after and he was riding it perfectly. So practically, Yes!
To start moving on a ripstick you must stand on it. Then you start twisting your hips. If you do this correctly, the RipStick should start twisting and then, start moving forward.