Win a Shred Sled — The Next Thing in Boarding


Do you have an active kid who is ready for the next big thing in boarding?

I invite you to check out the Shred Sled. The Shred Sled is a totally new caster-wheel construction, combining the best of snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing.

What makes the Shred Sled unique is that it’s self-propelled. The casters and the swivel connector enable the user to keep moving while keeping both feet on the board. It also maneuvers in ways that typical skateboards cannot, such as coasting uphill as well as downhill.

Instead of me trying to explain it, watch this short video to see exactly what makes the Shred Sled so different:

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Time to Play Toy Expo last month in New York City, where many of this season’s hottest toys were unveiled. There was an ultra-buff dude (company president Eric King) riding around on this board having so much fun that it kind of got me excited to hope on one myself! My 11-year-old daughter Amanda and I have been trying it out, and to be honest — it’s really tough.

It’s recommended for 8 and up, and I would heed that recommendation. This is NOT for young kids, but if you have a coordinated kid or even an older teen, I think that this new innovation is worth a look.

The Toy Guy Chris Byrne posted a video showing many kids (in the 8-ish range) trying it out, so obviously if you have a kid who is already completely comfortable on a skateboard, their learning curve would be much shorter.

Even though Amanda inherited my lack of coordination, neither of us were frustrated by the Shred Sled. I think it will take us a little longer to “get it,” but since we live in a hilly terrain that made using her skateboard equally challenging, I think that once we do get it, it will be a great way to stay active and get outside.

One of you can win a the Shred Sled, retail value $119.99 (U.S. residents only), and the company has generously donated one to an Under the Tree recipient as well.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  6. Entries are open from Monday November 9th through Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.
  7. Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)
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* We received The Shred Sled to review for this giveaway.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Jennifer Donovan who also blogs at Snapshot and manages 5 Minutes for Books


  1. says

    Okay…my little brother in law is 10 and he would SO love this!! I always have a difficult time deciding what to get him for Christmas – this would be a lifesaver!! It looks like so much fun!

  2. Sarah Pacilio says

    My daughter would LOVE this seeing as she says she is too big for her Razor Scooter…they grow up too fast. Please enter us to win :)

  3. Julie Smith says

    My daughter has a RipStick that her father bought for her, and my son really really wants one of his own. The Shred Sled looks even “more cool”! I think that he would totally enjoy it, although I might get even more gray hair worrying about him falling off of it all of the time!

  4. Nancy says

    I think these look like a lot of fun. I haven’t seen any yet at the skate park, but I am sure the kids would love it.

  5. sal williams says

    Oh boy! I’d like Santa to bring ME one of these! Great giveaway…thanks!
    I will check with our church for families that might qualify for Under the Tree. I think the Christmas Giveaway 2009 is a fabulous collection of great Christmas goodies. You guys are the best!

  6. Shalitha says


  7. says

    My 8 yr old son just recently got into skateboarding and has been begging for one of these but I’m a little hesitant. I’ll leave it up to fate to decide this one. 😉

  8. Heather! says

    How COOL!!!! I am sure my stepson would go nuts for it!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway prize!!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  9. katiea says

    My nephew would love this. I’m not sure he would be able to save his excitement until the weather gets a little nicer though. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Justine says

    I’d really love to be able to give this to my son for christmas, he wants to skateboard but it’s a little difficult for him. Maybe this would help him out!

  11. Jennifer C. says

    I tried for weeks to win one on twitter! I would love to win a Shred Sled! It would be the perfect Christmas gift for my nephew!

  12. Hazel says

    never seen this thing before, but I bet my kids could figure it out lickity split! Thanks for the great offer and keeping my fingers crossed.

  13. Eileen says

    My son would LOVE to have this…AND a lot of padded guards so mom doesnt have a heart attack watching him USE it!!!
    thanks for including us in giveaway!! THe Shred Sled looks pretty COOl!!

    ejrichter60 at gamil dot com

  14. Paula Harmon says

    This was on my boys Christmas list last year (didn’t get it) and they still want it, they are still asking for it.

  15. says

    I get your newsletter. hahahaha I’ve NEVER seen an “error” page that tells me I’m commenting too fast and telling me to slow down. I have been properly rebuked! :)

  16. Michelle Small says

    My oldest son has been wanting a rip-stick, I think he would love this sooo much more..Thank you for the great giveaways!


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