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How to choose the right stunt scooter

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SCOOTING EXPERTS

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT STUNT SCOOTER



Beverley
Beverley is one of the members of our customer service team. A walking font of all knowledge she knows everything there is to know about scooters and accessories.


Have you been told that you NEED to buy the best stunt scooter for your kids, but you’re not quite sure what this really means?

Has your little one started to request trips to the skate park or is doing little bunny hops on their Mini or Maxi scooter? 

Do you want to know the difference between a stunt scooter and a traditional scooter? 

This post explains; 

  • exactly what a stunt scooter means 
  • what stunt scooter is right for your child
  • what some of the lingo your little one is using means

WHAT IS A STUNT SCOOTER? 

Stunt scooter is a specific term for a type of scooter that has essentially been designed for use in the skate parks, or for freestyle stunt tricks.

In simple terms, its a bit like a BMX bike compared to a road bike. A ‘traditional’ scooter has been designed to get you from A to B quickly and comfortably. 

It usually has an adjustable handlebar so you can place it at a height to suit you 

It has a comfortable deck (aluminium or wood/glass fibre which is even more springy) for going along the pavement / path

It has different sized wheels depending on how quickly you want to go (the larger the quicker you go)

A stunt scooter on the other hand is designed with tricks and skate parks in mind.

The handlebar doesn’t adjust, as you don’t want it to move as you land a jump 

It has a steel deck which is heavier and more robust than aluminium or wood/glass fibre so that it can withstand the extra pressure put on it

The wheels are smaller, designed for short bursts of speed

IS A STUNT SCOOTER RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?

Not all children want a stunt scooter to do stunts and tricks, a lot think they are cooler (they would probably say sic!) than other metal 2 wheeled scooters.

We would recommend a stunt scooter for children who: 

  • are five years or above 
  • want to go to the skate park to do jumps and tricks
  • are doing small jumps on their scooter already (they shouldn’t be doing it on a traditional scooter as they are not built for this type of use).
  • have pictures on their walls of scooter stars (BenJ Friant is a popular choice)
  • are watching stunt videos on You Tube

WHICH STUNT SCOOTER SHOULD YOU CHOOSE? 

Our Micro MX range of stunt scooters have been designed by some of the top pro riders in the world. They all have the Swiss Micro quality you have come to expect and trust, and therefore you can feel reassured that the scooter has been designed and engineered to the highest standards.

For new stunt riders the MX Trixx is a fantastic choice. 

  • It has been specifically designed for children aged 5-12 years old
  • It has a shorter handlebar and shorter deck perfect for smaller children’s height and feet (normally stunt scooters are designed with teenagers in mind)
  • It has all the quality you would expect from a Micro scooter
  • It comes in a range of colours and styles
  • It is priced at from £99.95

View the MX Trixx scooter here >>

For older children or intermediate/advanced riders we would recommend: 

  • A scooter with a technical specification that includes an
  • SCS clamp,
  • a one piece handlebar and compression system (N.B. a compression system is the system used to hold the scooter to the base – therefore very important).

The Micro Cross Neck or Free Ride stunt scooters have this specification.

They are suitable for slightly older children as the scooters are heavier. 

See the intermediate stunt scooter range here >> 

WHICH STUNT SCOOTER SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR AN ADVANCED / EXPERT RIDER? 

Suitable for children ages 7+ the MX Core XL is a substantial scooter with a superior specification and robust build quality. With 120mm metal core wheels, flexi brake, SCS compression system, steel handlebars, wide deck, 98cm handlebar and weighing 4.8kg this is a scooter for riders who think big.

See our stunt scooters for advanced riders here > 

SPEAK LIKE A STUNT SCOOTER RIDER

What is the deck?

The base of the scooter, the bit the rider stands on.

How to use in a sentence

“The deck on the MX stunt scooters have some serious strength – man”

What is grip tape? 

Grip tape is the grip on the deck which stops the rider from slipping off.

How to use in a sentence

“Wow sick grip tape man – I bet that keeps your ride solid”

What are handlebars?

Handlebars are the part you hold onto to steer the scooter.

How to use in a sentence

“One piece aluminium bars give me the control I need to land a barrel roll”

What is a bar end?

A bar end is a plastic plug in the end of the handlebars, it is there to try and prevent injury.

How to use in a sentence

“Solid ends are so underrated”

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