What's the Buzz on Tech Decks?
When I saw my son pay $10 for a tiny little skateboard I had to find out more. It's fortunate that he always knows everything, so he gave me the skinny on Tech Decks!
Who plays with Tech Decks?
Boys love them at all primary school levels.
What are Tech Decks?
Tech decks are models of mini skateboards that are
about 9.5 cm long. They have literally everything that a skateboard has.
They come in different designs and colours and have many different
wheels with them. It’s an easy take-apart job to change the wheels and
disconnect all of it. You can collect tech deck dudes with them.
What do Tech Decks do?
They act like normal skateboards but you can’t stand on them.
When do you play with them?
They are the big thing at most schools at the moment and at lunchtime they play with them on the bars and hand rails.
How do you play with a Tech Deck?
You either have a tech deck dude with magnets that click onto your tech deck or you use your fingers to move it around and do tricks like the kick flip. Check out www.techdeck.com
Why do the kids like Tech Deck?
They are really cool to collect and everyone likes to
practice the tricks.
You mentioned that boys like them. Why don’t girls like Tech Decks?
I don’t know why girls don’t like them because they are too boy-ee or they just won’t admit they like them! (editors note: We have investigated this bold statement and have found it to be incorrect. Girls also enjoy tech decks!)
What Tech Decks should parents buy their kids?
I wouldn’t buy ones that are from cheap places and
are less then about $8 because if they’re cheaper then that they are
cheap rip-offs. They should have the Tech Deck logo on them.
Any warnings for parents out there?
Avoid buying ones with loose wheels, chipped edges and falling apart. Some bits may come loose and you may lose washers and bolts. They are hard to replace.
So there you have it! Actually they are pretty cool to look at and the tricks seem quite difficult to do. Some kids even create little skate parks with rumps and rails!
Tech Decks are mini skateboards with all the features (and accessories) of the full sized boards.
Each one has a popular graphic on the back ranging from famous boarders to World Industries type logos.
Measuring around 9.5cm they fit into the kids hands and they use their fingers to execute tricks that boarders normally do with their feet.
They are available at most toy stores and make popular birthday and Christmas presents.
Hint: Use our Catalogues Online page to see if any toys retailers have Tech Decks on sale!