RHS Version - $29.90 max weight 80kg
Bunnings Version - The small round one is $ 27 max weight $180kg
EDIT: 31/5/2015 - Do not use the pre-made Bunnings ones, the bolts holding the wheels on come undone very quickly. You can make your own instead, how to article coming soon.
Scooter boards are not just for Scooter Hockey and P.M.P. Here's some activities to challenge students from Grade 3 right up to Year 8!
- Never let a scooter roll by itself - they can hurt when they roll into people. A part of your body must always be on the scooter.
- When a scooter is not in use, turn is upside down. This prevents people stepping on them and slipping over.
- When you are finished with the scooter, pick it up and carry it back to the next person.
- These activities can get very tiring very quickly. Be careful of asking students to do it for extended periods of time.
Ideally all these activities are performed on a wooden floor. Carpet floors and gymnastics sprung floors significantly increase the difficulty as the wheels of the board sink into the carpet.
Basic Front Support Walk
Feet go in the middle of the scooter board, whilst holding a front support shape student uses their hands to 'walk' to the specified finishing point.
Using two or three scooter boards side by side, students race to the finishing point. This could also be done as a shuttle relay.
Try to push it backwards, instead of dragging it along.
Front Support Variations
Instead of using a basic front support shape, try doing it in either a Stride Front Support (pictured), Straddled Front Support, or a Tucked Front Support. For the Stride and Straddle, the toes of one foot go in the middle of the board, for the tuck both feet go in the middle. Note: We are balancing on our toes for all the variations.
Same as the Basic Front Support Walk above.
Back Support Walk
As above, but try doing it with a back support shape instead. Note: Be careful with wrists with this one. If someone kicks the board the wrong way whilst the student is supporting themselves in this way, they could cause some damage to their wrists.
Front Support Train
Add a carriage to the front support. Another student connects to the scooter board in front. A great whole body workout for both students.
For a super strong student, extend the train and try it with two 'carriages' instead of just one.
Push And Pull
Two students share the scooter board, facing opposite directions. They must work together to get from point A to point B.
A good replacement for rope climb for weaker students, or if you don't have ropes for the students to climb. Securely tie one end of the rope to the wall. The rope runs along the floor to the scooter board. Student sits on the scooter board, picks up the rope and pulls themselves to the wall that the rope is fastened to.