All kids love to get outdoors, be adventurous, and try new things. One of those things most kids try at some point during their childhood, is skateboarding. I remember when I was growing up, Tony Hawk was the name to know in skateboarding on his way to becoming the legend he is today. So naturally, I wanted to be like him. Sadly for me, I was too uncoordinated to be good at skateboarding, but the Wipeout Dry Erase Skateboard by iWipeout is a nice little skateboard for beginners to intermediates and even has a fun aspect where you can draw on it and make it truly one of a kind.
Dry Erase Skateboard Product Review
When I received this dry-erase skateboard my first impression was that I loved the look of it. The bright colors were perfect to attract kids’ attention and the skateboard came with everything you need: the skateboard, markers, and stencils. Well, almost everything, but we will get to that a little later.
These come directly from the Wipeout website.
- Maple Cruiser Deck with Kicktail (22.5″ x 6″)
- Cast Aluminum Alloy Trucks
- 58mm/78A Urethane Wheels
- ABEC 5 Carbon Steel Bearings
- Max Rider Weight 175lbs
The bright colors of the board and wheels combined with the graphic design on the bottom make this skateboard stunning. When you add the fact that your child can draw their own custom designs on the bottom to personalize it, this board looks amazing. It does come in 3 different color and deisng options on their website, we chose the lightning bolt!
Dry Erase Bottom
I tend to be a skeptical person, so when I heard the bottom was a dry-erase bottom I was very curious to get my hands on it to see how well it worked. My skateboard came with 5 markers: green, blue, orange, silver, and pink. All looked amazing, but I think the silver was my favorite. You can see a closeup of the dry-erase markers below and examples of how they look when they are on the skateboard. The drawings on my skateboard were all done using the provided stencils. The stencils have so many fun shapes! The three I chose to try out were the star, peace sign, and rocketship with afterburner!
The dry-erase bottom was amazing! It met and exceeded any expectations I had. The markers go on and dry within seconds (at least it did for me when I was doing it in the sun), and have vibrant colors as you see above.
If your child messes up or wants to start again with their art, the marker comes out easily with a cloth, or even your finger. Like most children, I used my hand to erase mistakes which left my hands covered in colorful marker, but have no fear, it washes clean with water!
Assembly is the worst part of most kid’s toys, but the skateboard has no assembly required! Just take the tags off and your kid is ready to draw on it or take it for a ride!
This is the section where I mention the one thing the skateboard does not include, but I definitely recommend it. I would even say it should be required by any parent: safety equipment. All parents want to protect their children and reduce the risk of serious injury, so with that, you should check out Wipeout’s matching line of safety equipment to get your dry-erase helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wristguards. These will help keep your child safe and give them even more items to draw on for even more hours of fun.
I was not sent these, so I cannot speak to the quality of them. But if the quality of these is anything like that of the skateboard, I would not hesitate to buy them. Safety first!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recommended age?
The Wipeout website recommends ages 5 and up.
Are skateboards safe?
Anything that requires balance has some sort of risk involved. This is why I highly recommend safety equipment like a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads.
Disclaimer: We received this product free of charge to review. The review expressed here is our reviewer’s personal opinion from actually using the product.
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