Similar to other caster boards, but built with four inline wheels for better control and a smoother ride, the Shred Sled is a killer piece of gear for any adventurous kid big enough to ride a skateboard. Founder Eric King first spied it in Asia, and knew he had to bring it home, convinced his own kids would love it. Here’s why: The Shred Sled’s dual-deck boards have a tough sandpaper grip to keep feet from slipping, and the flexible connector between the two decks allows both boards to rotate around the vertical and horizontal axes. Unlike a skateboard, the carving motion of the boards lets riders “bounce” and propel themselves without pushing off—even up hills. (Some fans say it moves like a snake, only faster!
If you’re looking for an older child’s gift guaranteed to earn rave reviews for years to come, this radical sports equipment is sure to fit the bill.— Linda