Best Scooter Helmets For Kids

Best Scooter and Bike Helmets For Kids

Safety is always the number one priority when kids are riding a scooter (or anything else speedy with wheels such as balance bikes). A helmet provides protection for the kids and peace of mind for the parents. But buy the wrong one and you will encounter a whole host of problems. Firstly it won't offer the right protection and secondly it's likely your child will refuse to wear it.

It's therefore very important to make the right choice? But, do not fear!  Find below a comprehensive guide on picking the right helmet for your child as well as lots of helmet suggestions to suit all budgets.

What to consider when buying a child's helmet?

1.) Choosing the right size - this is important for obvious reasons. A helmet which is too tight will be uncomfortable but if it too loose it will move around and not offer the protection needed.

Generally helmets will give a head circumference measurement in cm to help you choose the right size. When measuring you child's head take the following step use a fabric measuring tape and measure around your child's head about 1 inch above the eyebrows. Wrap around the head and keep it level to get the full measurement. If you don't have a fabric measuring tape, you can use some string, mark it and then measure it against a ruler.

This measurement is a good starting point, but to ensure the helmet fits correctly it should have about a gap of an inch between the eyebrow and the helmet. If the helmet is too big, it will move around too much. If it is too small too much of the forehead may be visible.

2.) Dial adjustments, straps and pads - most helmets come with straps and pads so you can adjust the helmet according to the size of a child's head and as they grow.

Lots of helmets also have dial adjustments at the back of the helmet which can be much easier to use and give an excellent fit.

Some helmets come with a range of inner pads which are interchangeable to help achieve the best fit for a child.

The adjust straps should form a tight v under a child's earlobes. The strap should be securely fit underneath a child's chin (snug but not too tight). They should still comfortably be able to open their mouth with it secured.

Foam pads and / or a dial at the back can also adjust to the size of your child's head. They may need adjusting to fit and as they grow.

3.) Ventilation and sweat lining - many helmets have holes for ventilation, so a child's head won't get too hot and sweaty which will ultimately lead them to want to take it off. Sweat saver lining may be fitted into the helmet to absorb any sweat. Some sweat saver lining are treated with anti bacterial properties. Others are removable and can be fully washed.

4.) Safety - what safety standards does it meet? Helmets in the UK should meet European Safety Standards of EN1078.

5.) Comfort - many helmets have foam linings so the head fits well and is comfortable. It's also worth checking how heavy the helmet is. Lighter helmets will be much more comfortable to wear.

6.) Does it appeal to your child?  A good idea to ensure your child will wear the helmet is to get them involved in choosing it. What style would they like. Younger kids may be attracted to gimmicky helmets where older kids will want something more grown up. If you are buying in a store, take them along to get them to try some on so they can pick the one which is most comfortable.

Terms You Might See

EPS foam - the interior of a helmet may contain EPS foam or an EPS shell. EPS refers to expanded polystyrene.

In-mould design / construction -  a popular helmet construction. The in mould helmet has a hard plastic outer shell bounded together with an inner shell with EPS foam to absorb impact. They design offers high levels of protection while cutting back on weight.

MIPS technology - MIPS stand for multi-directional impact protection system. The people behind MIPS realise that when people fall from bikes they tend to hit their head from an angle. So, whereas traditional helmets are designed to protect against a direct impact, MIPS technology is designed to produce better protection from angled falls and the rotational force that results from it.  It is the latest technology and does tend to cost more. There are arguments for and against MIPS. Some people believe it is a marketing gimmick but others are firm proponents that it offers increased protection from brain injuries.

Polycarbonate - polycarbonate is a type of plastic and is often a material used to make the outer shell of a helmet. It's very tough and therefore very hard to break!

XJD Helmets - Size suitable from toddlers to up age 13

The XJD helmet comes in different sizes and colours to suit boys and girls of all ages.

It's design with multiple vents and breathable foam helps keeps heads cool.

The inner shell has high density EPS inner shell and soft liner, which could absorb external pressure.

The durable ABS outer shell is impact resistant and durable.

It features an adjustable buckle and straps to achieve a better fit.

It also complies with EN safety standards.

Micro Scooters Helmets

As you'd expect from a big, well respected brand like Micro, these helmets are top notch quality.

It's sized for kids with a head circumference of between 48 to 52cm. There is a rear adjustment wheel to ensure a snug fit as well as adjustable straps and a quick release buckle.

The helmet has a lightweight inner shell. Theres extra padding for comfort and a snug fit. Added air vents keep the head cool.

It conforms to safety standard EN1078 safety standard. Perfect for scooting or biking.

3Style Scooters Safety Max Helmet (Awesome Designs to Choose From)

Looking for something funky at an affordable price? The 3 style scooter could be the perfect choice.

It has a circumference of 49cm to 53cm and is designed for kids aged approximately 4 to 9 years (although it's important to go by the head size rather than the age recommendation).

It's constructed of a foam interior with a rigid EPS outer shell and coated in durable plastic. It's tested to EN1078

There are 8 vents for ventilation.

For a snug fit, it has an adjustment wheels, adjustable straps and a buckle for fine tune fitting.

Raleigh Mystery Helmet


If you're looking for an affordable helmet from a well respected brand, Raleigh mystery helmets are one to check out.

The eyecatching spiderman and pink floral helmets will appeal to superhero fans and kids who love pink!

Not only do they look cool, they keep heads cool as well with 12 vents and air flow ventilation.

They have a flat back, which is ideal for kids sitting in child seats.

Achieve the perfect fit! They come in two different sizes and are fully adjustable with LED dial fit adjustment, cam lock side strap adjusters and a nexus chin buckle.

They have sealed inner pads for comfort. And the integrated visor will help keep the sun off their little faces. The helmet with full in-mould construction weighs 225g.

 

Giro Children's Tremor Helmet


Giro is a well respected brand for making both adult and child's helmets, and is of exceptional high quality. So what excels with the tremor?

Firstly the fit. It has a very easy to adjust dial system. It's large dial with a rubber grip makes it easy to use, especially when it's on a child's head. As the dial adjustment system is so good, the side straps on the helmet won't need adjusting. One less thing to do on a fidgeting child! It features a standard buckle to connect underneath the chin.

It's lined with high end sealed pads made of high quality performance material to absorb any sweat. The 18 vents will keep heads cool in warm weather.

It has a visor which extends out quite far (much more than most helmets) so will protect children's face from the sun.

The helmet is an in-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner.

Finally it comes in lots of different colours to choose from.

Grit Scamp - A Top Choice For Toddlers

Looking for a perfect fit for a toddler or small child? The Giro Scamp is an ideal choice.

It has two sizes, an extra small (43-49cm) and a small (49-53cm)

What really sets this helmet apart from it's competitors is the easy to use adjustment system. It features an easily adjustable dial at the back. The side straps also adjust for an optimal fit. The under chin buckle can be securely fastened to keep it in place. Perfect when trying to fit the helmet on a toddler who won't keep still!

The in mould construction with polycarbonate outer shell and EPS lining is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The helmet has a narrower profile at the back and is well suited to trailer or bike seat use too.

Bell Sidetrack with MIPS Protection


If you're looking for a helmet with MIPS protection, the Bell sidetrack is a well respected brand and an excellent choice.

It features a mountain bike shape and boasts excellent head coverage with lower coverage of the back of the head.

There is a removeable head visor and ventilation is covered with 15 vent holes!

Construction is an in-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner on the helmet which fits a head circumference of 50 - 57cm

Easily adjustment with a sleek dial system for one handed adjustments. It's a smaller dial system than the tremor and no rubber grip, but it does the job! The sliders on the side straps can be adjusted to fit better  and the buckle clips underneath the chin.

 

Prowell K800 Cycle Helmet

 

Prowell are a designer and manufacturer of cycle helmets in the UK. They make helmets for adults and children using their own S.M.A.R.T technology and pride themselves on producing lightweight helmets which have fantastic ventilation.

The helmets are designed to protect riders in accidents where they may have an initial impact and then slide into a road or a kerb.

The helmet fits a head circumference of 52cm to 58cm (an age recommendation of approximately 5 to 11 years old.)

Prowell helmets use EPU material inside their helmets. EPU is Expanded polyurethane which is the same material used by some German car manufacturers in their car bumpers. They have designed a unique "dual-density" structure which means the outer shell of the helmet has a harder density to resist and distribute any impact to a wider area. The soft inner density then absorbs the shock energy.

The K800 has a small, built-in visor and rounded shape to protect against impact from the rear.  Large vents and C-rib structure provide top-class ventilation. This makes the K-800 not only a helmet of solid quality and rock safety, but also light and cool.

LA Sports Junior Kids Helmet

LA sports have an affordable budget helmet option. It's sized at 49.55 to 55cm for kids around ages 3 to 8 (as a rough gudie)

It's constructed with an ABS outer shell and EPS inner liner to aborb impact. There is an adjustment dial at the back which is accompanied by an adjustable chin strap to achieve the right fit.

11 air vents keep the rider's head cool and comes in lots of different colours.

LA Sport Dinosaur Helmet

If you're having trouble convincing a young child to wear a helmet, the dinosaur helmet from LA Sport may be the answer to your problems.

The design is very appealing to young children. It fits a head circumference of 49cm t0 55cm (for kids around 3 to 10 years of age).  Adjustable black straps and with buckle and separators ensure it

The rear adjustment wheel, adjustable blacks with buckle and separators can give a precise fit. The outer layer is plastic and the inner layer is EPS foam.

There's 7 air vents to help keep the head cool.

A fab choice for young dinosaur fans in particular.

How To Get My Child To Wear a Helmet

Many children are reluctant to wear a helmet. They resist and try to take it off. There are ways to help encourage them to keep a helmet on their hands:

1.) Lead by example. If you are riding a scooter or a bike, make sure you wear a helmet as well. Likewise, make big brothers and sisters wear their helmets too. Kids are more likely to wear a helmet if everybody around them is wearing one.

2.) Involve them in choosing the helmet. Encourage kids to look online or come with you to the shops to pick the design and colours they like.

3.) Talk to them. If they are hold enough, make sure they understand the reasons behind wearing a helmet and why it is important.

4.) Play hardball and be consistent. Let them know that it's their decision but they can't ride their scooters or bikes unless they wear a helmet. This can make it really simple as no arguments are actually needed. Just keep following the one rule.

5.) Reward them. If you prefer the carrrot rather than the stick, offer them a small reward for wearing their helmet.

6.) Make sure it's comfortable and it fits. This may be the reason behind why a child is reluctant to wear a helmet. It's not going to be something they want to do if it's uncomfortable to wear and doesn't fit correctly. Poor ventaliation can be another reason why children remove their helmet. Their head simply gets too hot and sweaty, so wearing it becomes uncomfortable.

iScoot Pro V2 Scooter – Review

IScoot Pro V2 Scooter Review

The iScoot Pro V2 is a 3 wheeled scooter aimed at kids between aged 3 and 12. It's an excellent choice for young kids and older children who prefer a 3 wheel scooter to a 2 wheel. Find out everything you need to know about the iscoot below (from it's specs, pros, cons and all the answers to the questions you can think of!)

Callum, Age 7 On His iScoot Pro

Specifications

 

FeatureiScoot Pro v2
PriceCheck Price
Manufacturer
Age Recommendation
3 to 10 years
HandlebarsAdjustable 69cm to 94cm
Wheels120mm wheels
PU Tyres
Abec 5 bearings

Weight of scooter2.5kg
Max rider weight50kg
FoldableYes
BrakeRear brake
SteeringLean to steer

What's To Like About the iScoot Pro V2?

A lot! The strengths of this scooter is that it offers a very smooth, effortless and speedy ride. It's height adjustable so it can be adjusted to the optimal height for each child. It's foldable so can fold down for storage or for a carrying. It's light so easy for children to handle and also for adults to pick up. It's an awesome scooter for tearing up the school run or for weekend blasts at the park.

Here are some of the stand out features:

A Super Smooth Comfortable Ride -  the 120mm PU wheels rollover surfaces seamlessly. The 120mm wheels are slightly bigger than standard 100mm and this has a lot of advantages. They will give a slightly speedier ride with less kicks. Bigger wheels absorb the shocks from bumps in the pavement more easily so it's a smoother ride as well. Bigger wheels also wear out less quickly. The high quality wheels is one of the biggest plus points of this scooter.

Longevity - the scooter has a height adjustable handlebar which adjusts from 69cm up to 84cm.  It can be set at any height within this range using the allen keys. This means that the scooter can be adjusted as children get taller and the scooter can accommodate them through all their growth spurts.

Lean to Steer - it's worth noting that the scooter is lean to steer. This means the kids lean to go left and right rather than turning the handlebar to change direction which his what you would do with traditional steering. Most kids have no problem with the lean to steer  steering (it's very intuitive) unless they have used the traditional steering method previously but even if they have there is just a short learning curve to get used to the lean to steer method.

Footplate - you will be able to see from the video of the iscoot (above) that the footplate is very low to the ground. This makes it a simple and comfortable to ride. A lower footplate is always a plus as it means the rider doesn't have as far for their kicking foot to reach the ground. The video also shows the footplate is able to accommodate two of the riders feet. The handlebar is set a little too high for the rider in the video, but he still manages the scooter well!

Foldable - the scooter folds, which is always a plus point. Fold it when you need to carry, transport or store it to take up less space.

Stable - it is a 3 wheel scooter but the wheel at the back is actually 2 wheels joined together so it could be considered a 4 wheel. This really gives kids a stability while riding.

Affordable - it is an affordable option of lean to steer scooter, when comparing against the big names. There may be some comprises on the quality and engineering of the scooter but overall it is an excellent scooter which does the job!

Questions and Answers

Why Is It So Much Cheaper Than the Maxi Micro? How Does It Compare?

There are many differences between the iscoot and the maxi micro. There is no doubt about it, the maxi micro is of exceptional quality. It's a well designed, well built and durable scooter. It is more expensive because it's the crème de la crème of scooters and does score highly than the iscoot in many areas. This doesn't mean the iscoot is a bad scooter, it definitely is not but it isn't the same quality of the micro and here's why:

The Maxi micro is built to last. Each of the parts on the scooter can be repaired or replaced, keeping it out of landfill for a lifetime if it is properly looked after. If it is in good condition it can be given away or sold on second hadn't

It is made of high quality materials. For example the deck on the maxi micro is made of reinforced fibreglass material which is super strong but also really lightweight. The micro scooters are extremely well made, precision engineered with suburb attention to detail. You can notice this if you compare the scooters side by side. For example, the iscoot adjusts and folds but it just isn't quite as effortless and seamless as the same features on a micro scooter.

Another main difference is that the iscoot is heavier than the micro. The iscoot is about 3.8kg whereas the maxi micro is about 2.5kg.  So the iscoot is not as easy to carry and transport as the maxi micro. For older kids, a heavier scooter isn't as much as a disadvantage as it is for toddlers as they will be able to handle the extra weight but it does make a difference with portability.

Having said this, my son has ridden by a micro and an iscoot and they both give an unbelievably smooth ride. I have found it hard to tell the difference in terms of quality of the scooter ride itself. And the iscoot does the job!

However, the question is, does your budget allow for the extra quality and is it worth paying over double the price for the maxi micro? I think if your budget allows the go for the micro, the quality is just unbeatable. It's likely to last longer and you may not have to buy another scooter. But otherwise an iscoot offers a super smooth ride and really does the main job of having a quality scooter with comfortable ride - kids probably won't notice the difference on the road.

Is It Suitable For Adults?

In a word, no. The maximum weight is 50kg so the majority of adults will exceed the load capacity.

Can it Be Adjusted to Different Heights?

Yes, the lowest height setting is 69cm and the highest height setting is 84cm. The handlebar will click into place for the lowest and highest heights but you will need to use an allen key to adjust to all the heights in between. It is quick and easy to do. Here are step by step instructions:

1.) Loosen the handlebar clamp latch

2.) Raise the scooter to the desired height

3.) Use an allen key to tighten the clamp. Keep the clamp latch open while tightening.

4.) Finish by closing the handlebar clamp latch. It should be a little difficult to do if you have tightened the clamp properly.

Is It Suitable for an 8 Year Old?

Yes, the handlebar can be adjusted to a height which is suitable for taller kids.

Is It Suitable for a 3 Year Old?

Yes, you can adjust the handlebar height down to the lowest which is 69cm which will be fine for most 3 year olds. It's ideal for a scooter to be around waist height for it to be of optimal comfort to ride for a child.

What are the alternative to the iscoot Pro V2?

There are lots of 3 wheel scooter alternatives that are worth considering. They include:

Mini micro deluxe - a top of the range 3 wheel option for 3 to 5 year olds

Maxi micro deluxe - top of the range 3 wheel option for 5 to 12 year olds

3style scooter - a midrange 3 wheel scooter aimed at kids from 3 to 6 year olds.

3style scooter - a midrange 3 wheel scooter aimed at kids from 5 plus

La Sports V2 - similar priced scooter for kids aged 6 plus

Check out other 3 wheel scooters for older children and for 3 wheel scooters for young children.

Top 7 Best JD Bug Scooters – Street, Stunt and Pro Scooter Reviews

Top 7 JD Bug Scooters - Kick, Stunt and Commuter Models

JD Bug have been a popular scooter brand with kids and adults in the UK for many years.

JD Bug produce some of the most well designed, durable and well though out scooters available on the market today. Their kick scooters in particular are a grade above the rest. They tend to be very lightweight, speedy, easily foldable and strong but available at very competitive, affordable prices. There is little to compare them with in the same price range.

There are quite a few JD Bug scooters available with models availabe for kids, teens and adults. They include kick scooters, stunt scooters and commuter models.

Check out the top JD Bug scooters below.

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

The Junior street scooter is a smaller kick scooter which has been thoughtfully designed for kids aged between 4 and 8. It's the most affordable stunt scooter that JD Bug do so is an excellent choice for the youngest child. Here are some of plus points:

✔️ Super lightweight - at just 2.3kg, this is one of the lightest 2 wheels scooters on the market. As it's so light, it makes it a breeze for younger children to learn to scoot on a 2 wheeler and is easy for them to control and manoeuvre. As it's so small and light, it's no problem to put in the boot of a car and take it with you wherever you want to go. Even take it on holiday. It's very light for parents to carry when needed too.

✔️ Small Footplate for smaller feet - the footplate is smaller than a standard scooter footplate at just 44cm in length by 9cm in width. A smaller footplate is again a lot easier for little kids to control.

✔️ Wheels - there is a 120mm wheel on the front which gives the scooter some extra power up front, making it easier for little kids to get places. The 86 A durometer PU wheels offer a smooth ride and are speedy too.

✔️ Height adjustable - the handlebar can be adjusted between 63cm to 84.5cm which is quite a range. The scooter really does grow with your child and will last them a few years if you buy it when they are young.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds when you need to store it somewhere compact or for carrying.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter

A step up from the Junior scooter is the original street scooter. This scooter is aimed at 6 plus years but the height adjustable handlebar goes right up to 94cm which means there is no reason that younger teens shouldn't be able to use this scooter.

✔️ Built in Shoulder Strap - the shoulder strap is quite unique to JD bug scooters but super useful. As the scooter is very light, it makes it easy to carry when needed. You could even take it onto public transport very quickly and easily without obstructing anybody.

✔️ Light - like all JD bug street scooters, this original is very light. It weighs just 2.8kg making it one of the lightest scooters for school age kids and teens out there. This makes the scooter ideal for travel.

✔️ Height adjustable - this scooter has an impressive height range with a miniumum height of 63cm and a maximum height of 95cm. The height range will suit kids of all ages so it really can last years.

✔️ Foldable - like most kick scooters, the scooter is quick and easy to fold.  The folded dimensions are 65cm by 19cm by 11cm so this scooter could fit in a bag or luggage of the appropriate size if needed. It could also fit under a school desk.

✔️ Wheels - the high quality 100mm 86a PU wheels give a super smooth ride.

JD Bug MS 120 Street Scooter

The MS120 Street scooter is similar to the orginal street scooter with two main differences:

✔️ Wheels - The wheels are slightly bigger at 120mm. Bigger wheels can be advantageous as they will go faster and get you where you need to be more quickly. The downside is that bigger wheels can add more weight to a scooter. However, they MS120 compensates for this by having a handlebar which doesn't adjust quite so high, so the weight of this scooter is actually slightly lighter than the original but the handlebar doesn't adjust as high.

✔️ Handlebar - The handlebar adjust from a miniumum of 64cm to a maximum of 87cm, so there is not quite as much growing room on this one as on the original street scooter.

 

JD Bug Street Pro Scooter


This is an excellent recreational kick scooter which has excellent build quality and is super value at an excellent price point. If you are buying a kick scooter for a child or teen, this should definitely be in your list of ones to consider. Like all JD Bugs it has some brilliant features:

✔️ Wheels - the scooter features 100mm / 90A  wheels with black strengthened hubs. The 90A measurement refers to the durometer (or hardness) of the wheels. The durometer measurement on scooter wheels is always a number followed by an A. On scooter wheels you will normally see a number between 84A and 90A. The higher the number the more hardwearing the wheels are. The lower the number the softer the wheels. Harder wheels are more durable and generally faster, whereas the softer wheels absorb some more of the shocks from the road. So, the 90A durometer wheels on this scooter are extremely durable and will last. They will also give a speedy ride.  Reviewers report the wheels give a quiet and smooth ride

✔️ Light - approximately 3kg, easy to carry and transport.

✔️ Height Adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm all the way up to 97cm. This is quite tall - even adults can adjust the scooter for their own use. So there is tons of growing room and this is a great choice of kick scooter for teens (unless they would prefer a model with bigger wheels)

✔️ Strong - everything about this scooter has been designed to be strong, durable and to last. The scooter has been upgraded from previous models to include  black double collar clamps and a reinforced fork (JD Bug pro series fixed fork). It's been constructed from aircraft grade aluminium so it's frame is strong but light.

✔️ Other Features - it's foldable, fully foldable handlebars and a removable carry strap - so it's super portable. It also features a spring loaded brake. The scooter has also been awarded several safety awards, it's simply one of the safest folding scooters in Europe.

✔️ Verdict - this is an excellent kick scooter with no much else that compares with it in it's price range. The only reason to get something different is if you would prefer a scooter with bigger wheels or need a stunt scooter as the scooter is not designed for use at the skate park.

 

JD Bug Novato Pro Stunt Scooter

JD Bug have a lot of stunt scooters perfect for beginners and entry level riders. The Novato Pro Stunt scooter is one of their excellent entry level range. It's the ideal option for kids who want to try out a few tricks on the street or at the skate park.

✔️ Bars - one piece t bar measuring 79cm in height by 46cm in width.

✔️ Wheels - the wheels are 100mm with a resin core. This resin core is okay for an entry level scooter but intermediate riders would want a stunt scooter with an alloy core.

✔️ Weighs - just 3.2kg which is very light for a stunt scooter, perfect for younger kids to manoeuvre.

✔️ Deck - a lightweight alloy deck measuring 48.5cm by 10cm which is a nice size for beginners. A fully printed anti-slip grip tape covers the deck.

✔️ Fork - a threaded steel fork for maximum strength.

Verdict - a nice strong but light scooter perfect for younger kids doing entry level stunts.

JD Bug Pro Stunt Scooter

 

The JD Bug Pro xtreme t is a good entry level / beginner scooter aimed at the 8 plus age group.

✔️ Design - it has an aircraft grade aluminium frame, meaning that it's strong but lightweight and it has a threaded steel fork for maximum strength. This is a strong scooter for beginner level stunts at the skate  park.

✔️ Wheels - it features 120mm wheels with a resin core, which is a good entry level scooter wheel. The 120mm wheels are bigger than the standard 100mm wheels. Many stunt scooter riders prefer bigger wheels as they are faster but it comes down to a rider preference. Bigger wheels also get you from a to b more speedily, so fab for a kick scooter as well.

✔️ Scooter Dimensions - the scooter is 80cm high by with a bar width of 46cm. Ideally stunt scooters sit a bit lower than a kick scooter would with the handlbars ideally coming to around hip height.
 

JD Bug Series 200 Commuter Scooter

This is an impressive commuer scooter, great for the school run or commutes to and from work. Quick, speedy, comfortable to ride and easy to fold up to take on public transport. All this at an affordable price. There are not many comparable commuter scooters in this price bracket.

✔️ Wheels - the big 200mm 85a PU wheels with ABEC 9 rated bearings will give you a super quick, smooth and effortless roll from a to b. Bigger wheels are advantageous on commuter scooters as they will always give you the fastest ride from a to b with fewer kicks. Therefore the rider doesn't have to expend as much energy on their commute.

✔️ Comfortable To Ride - the scooter has a low footplate which is one of the most important features on a commuter scooter because it makes it more comfortable to ride.

✔️ Height Adjustable Handlebar - the handelbar adjusts from 74cm to 106cm so it can be adjusted to the ideal height for adults of all sizes as long as they are under the maximum weight limit of 100kg.

✔️Folds quickly and easily - there is a single lever that folds the scooter, making folding a breeze. Very convenient for taking on and off public transport.

✔️ Weight - it weighs just over 4.5kg which is very comparable to similar commuter scooters. Light enough to carry when needed such on and off the bus or train.

Verdict - this an solid, durable and well designed commuter scooter for teens and adults.

 

The Top 11 Flikr Scooters : A Guide and Reviews

Fliker Scooters - Are They Any Good?

What is a Fliker Scooter?

Fliker scooters (also known as tri, wiggle or carver scooters and sometimes spelt as Flicker) have been around for a few years now. They have two footplates instead of one.  Each foot goes on a separate footplate. The rider then shifts their weight from side to side or moves their hips to propel the scooter along.  Sometimes this looks like they are wiggling (hence the term wiggle scooter). The rider can also ride the scooter in a traditional way (pushing the scooter along with just one foot while keeping the other on the footplate). Or you can even do tricks on them by flicking them up on two wheels.

Why Get a Fliker Scooter?

Reason number 1 - they are fun! In an age where kids aren't getting outside enough for fresh air and exercise, the Flicker scooter is a novel way to encouraging kids to move and enjoy their time outdoors.

Reason number 2 - it's good exercise. It gets kids moving in a different way. They're friend will be desperate to have a go too.

What Age for a Fliker Scooter?

There are Fliker scooters for kids from around the age of five, although some five year olds may struggle to get used to the idea. It will really depend on the child, but most should be fine for age 6 or 7.

Y Flikers by Yvolution - the Original Fliker brand

Fliker scooters haven't been around for very long! This innovative scooter design came about from the well respected scooter maker and brand Yvolution. Yvolution created something that was very different from the other kids scooters you see on the playground. And the fun factor of the Fliker design made the incredibly popular with chidren in a very short space of time.

Yvolution make various types of Fliker scooter. Beginners on the Flikr scooter will enjoy the Air series Y Flikers which are lighweight, sleek, sturdy, durable, great to learn on but also offer different challenges as their skills progress. Once kids have mastered drifting, they can move onto mastering tricks.

Yvolution A1 Air Y Fliker Kids Scooter

The A1 air scooter is the smallest of the fliker scooters, designed for kids aged 5 and up. It's an ideal first fliker for beginners and younger riders as it's easy to ride and very safe.


What's To Like About This Scooter? 

With a smaller, lighter frame for smaller children this is a great sized Flikr for kids who measure 113cm and taller. The perfect frame height and width for 5 to  7 year olds. It won't be long before they are drifting with awesome control.  The A1's features have been designed with safety in mind but this doesn't take away from the fun factor! It's features include:

A quick response handbrake - easy to use for younger riders.

Rugged anti grip footplates - offer superior grip and control

Performance rated PU wheels - Industrial designed super-grip caster wheels offer a smooth, comfortable and easy glide journey.

Twist and stow folding system - Simply twist and pull the folding knob and fold the handlebars to the ground. Suitable for neat storage in garages, storage rooms, or even for travelling in the car.

It's the smallest in yvolution air range of scooters. Frame size is 85 cm in height and 46cm in width.

At 6kg this is a lightweight frame for a Fliker scooter making it easier for younger ones to control and parents to pick up, fold and carry when needed.

Yvolution A3 Air Y Fliker Kids Scooter

The A3 Air Y Fliker scooter is from the makers of the original fliker scooters. It's aimed for kids aged 7 and up and provides reinforced frame, high grip footplates, quick response brake and a foldable handlebar.

What's To Like About This Scooter? 

With a bigger frame for children aged 7 plus with a minimum height of 128cm, it's big, smooth and super strong. It's a good size for children to learn to do their first flikr tricks. Riders report a scooter which easily glides and is a pleasure to ride. It features include:

The twist and stow folding system - it's ready to fold and go where you want to take it.

Biggest in yvolution air range of fliker scooters. Frame size is 96 cm in height and 54cm in width

Quick response ABD handbrake, easy grip handlebars and anti slip footplate for safety and peace of mind

Maximum rider weight is 80kg

Performance rated PU wheels ensure smooth drifting capabilities

The scooter weighs 8kg

The Homcom Tri Scooters

The Homcom brand of scooters are branded and sold by a company called MHStar based in the UK. They are mainly sold via amazon and ebay and you can read lots of reviews of the scooters on these sites. The standout feature from the Homcom brand is the price. They provide a scooter an afforable option of tri scooter which has good reviews at a competitive price.

HOMCOM Kids 3 Wheels Tri Slider Scooter (Smaller  Version)

The Homcom tri scooter is affordable with some impressive features. It's foldable, aimed at kids aged five plus. A fine option to go for when you just want to have a go and try this kind of scooter out.


What's To Like About This Scooter? 

This is an affordable option of tri scooter for the younger rider. It's frame size is a good option for 5 to 7 year olds age range.

It can be folded down - convenient if you want to put it in the boot of the car and for storage.

Front handbrake makes it easy to control and slow down

Heavy duty steel frame. Frame size is 91cm in height and 60cm in width. (Slightly smaller than the Yvolution A3 and bigger than the Yvolution A1)

With 125mm PU wheels, the scooter is designed for easy acceleration, drifting and turning.

HOMCOM Kids 3 Wheels Tri Scooter Larger Version

If you're looking for an affordable bigger and faster scooter for kids aged 8 and up, the Homcom ticks all those boxes. The larger frame and bigger wheels make this an excellent choice for older kids especially if budget is an important consideration.

What's To Like About This Scooter? 

This has some excellent features for the kids aged 8 plus (including a height adjustable handlebar) without the huge price tag.

It can be folded down - convenient if you want to put it in the boot of the car and for storage.

The anti skid and wear resistant footplates are a larger size at 33cm (l) x 10cm (w). Very useful for bigger feet!

The front handbrake makes it easy to control and slow down.

Heavy duty steel frame. Frame size is 103cm in height and 63cm in width. Bigger than the Yvolution A3 scooter.

The handlebar is height adjustable which means you can get the ideal height for your child. It adjusts from 76cm t0 100cm.

The bigger 145mm PU wheels provide a faster, smoother glide. Bigger wheels are always better for taking you further faster and tend to roll over cracks in the pavement smoothly absorbing more of the impact making from nastier bumps.

The max user weight is 60kg which will rule many adults out of having a go but is enough load capacity for older children.

The Kidzmotion Tri Scooters

The Kidzmotion tri scooters are branded and sold by a UK company. These can be bought on amazon or direct from their website. Again amazon have many reviews of their scooters.

It's notable that Kidzmotion offer tri scooters designed for and aimed at the older child and teenagers.

 

Kidzmotion Wriggler 3 wheel Swing Scooter

The Kidzmotion Wrigger is a mid range scooter, with sizing and design perfect for the 5 to 9 age group. It's another top pick for a beginner with height adjustable handlebars and it's foldable too.

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

An excellent option for beginners to learn drifting, master sliding and try wheelying.

A height adjustable handlebar for 78 to 87cm  ensures the scooter is set at the best height for each child. The width of the frame is 60cm.

The large 125mm PU rear wheels are designed to swing freely and ride smoothly

Wriggler is foldable for easy storage and features a cable front brake and twin rear brakes make it easy for young children to slow down stop.

The maximum rider weight 85kg so the load capcity will easily fit the age group required.

 

Kidzmotion Swagger 3 wheel Swing Scooter

The Kidzmotion Swagger is a mid range priced scooter, with larger sizing and perfect design for the 10 to 13 age group. It's another top pick for a beginner with height adjustable handlebars. And it's foldable too!

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

There's not many flikr style scooters with the ideal sizing for the 10 plus age group, which makes the Swagger the obvious choice for the older child. It's geared up to be a comfortable, awesome ride for kids who are a little big bigger and can handle more speed.

The handlebars on the swagger can be adjusted between 96cm to 110cm so reach incredibly high to adapt to the height of  the tallest of children. The width of the frame is 60cm.

The 145mm PU rear wheels are bigger and will get kids a longer way in a shorter time.

The Swagger is foldable for easy storage and features a cable front brake and twin rear brakes make it easy for quick braking and emergency stops.

The maximum rider weight 100kg so even adults will be able to have a go on this thing.

 

Kidzmotion Shway 3 wheel Swing Scooter

Do you want an even bigger frame for a teenager? The Kidzmotion Shway is the choice for you.  It's extra large frame and extra large  wheels provide teens with a fast, fun blast of a ride.

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

This is the only self propelled Flikr style scooter designed with the teenager in mind. It's unique in that it has 200mm wheels which are the largest found on this type of scooter. Bigger wheels will glide more smoothly, so the Shway will be quick and rollover those bumps and cracks effortlessly.

The handlebars on the Shway can be adjusted from 110cm up to a whopping 117cm so teens will be able to find a comfortable handlebar height regardless of how tall they are.

The 200mm PU rear wheels will glide at a super speed giving teens the adrenaline they crave.

Like all other Kidzmotion self moving tri scooters the Shay is foldable and features a handbrake for ultimate control when stopping.

The maximum rider weight 100kg. There's nothing to stop adults within the weight limit joining in the Flikr fun with this socooter.

 

Yvolution Carver Series

The Yvolution Carver scooter are designed to take kids of all ages to the next tier of Flikr scooter. It works in the small way as the other Flikr scooters, shifting your weight to self propel along. But once you have used these scooters to get up to speed on basic drifting you can up your skills to the next level.

The scooters feature FLEX technology so you can open up even more options for carving, including 360-degree spins (while in motion) and powerful carves with maximum control.

The carver scooters are the perfect option for kids with a daredevil streak who like a bit of added adrenaline with their ride and are open to having a go at a few tricks.

The are 3 versions of the scooter, the C1 designed for kids age 5 plus, the C2 aimed at 7 plus and the C3 aimed a 9 plus. Check them out below.

Yvolution Flikr C1 Carver Scooter

The C1 is sized for the smaller, younger child with a daredevil streak. It's recommended for kids from age 5 and from 113cm tall.

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

This scooter is a good option for younger children who are beginning with a Fliker but want the option to progress to the next level of Fliker tricks.

The frame is sized at 85.5cm high and 54.5cm wide.

It's designed with safety in mind with a quick response brake for those urgent stops and rugged grips on the footplates, giving parents peace of mind when their young kids ride this.

It weighs 7.5kg and has a max rider weight of 80kg.

Awesome for tearing up the school run.

 

Yvolution Flikr C3 Carver Scooter

Aimed at age 7 plus, the C3  is super fun and perfect for trying out wheelies. Pick up some speed, then lean back and pull on the handlebars to lift the front wheel.

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

The quick response brake gives riders maximum control, quickly change direction and try out some impromtu spins.

Simple lean on the handlebars to pull off 360 degree spins and mega drifts.

The performance rated industrial caster wheels can really pick up some speed for more thrills and action. Ideal for racing and having fun.

It features refinforced steel tubing for an extra safe and reliable ride.

Like all carvers it's foldable for extra portability.

 

Yvolution Flikr C5 Carver Scooter

The C5 is for serious fun at the skatepark for the age 9 plus crowd from 134cm (all the way up to adults) It's an extreme ride where you can power carve, make 360 degree turns, manoeuvre quickly round obstacles

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

The C5 is offers a multidirectional riding experience. The Flex technology allows you to accelerate quickly while maintaining balance. Have fun riding at speeds of up to 25 km/h or perfecting spins, fast carving and long sweeping drifts

The height of the scooter is 104cm so older kids, teens and the maximum rider weight of 100kg means that adults can also have fun riding this.

Like all the other Yvolution Flikers, this scooter has very responsive hand brakes for ultimate control and performance rated PU wheels for speed.

 

Yvolution Flikr Lift Scooter

The name of this scooter say it all! It's set up with a revolutionary patentented lift system, which lets you pull of wheelies including sideways wheelies. The lightweight frame is geared up for insane stunts, spins and cool tricks.

Currently you can pick up this scooter at ebay.co.uk

What's To Like About This Scooter. 

This is the ultimate Flikr for kids aged 7 plus (from 128cm) to learn incredible tricks and have maximum fun.

Front and side wheelies, 360 degree spins, powerful carving and drifts are all catered for.

The patented lift technology means that kids can lean back and pull wheelies without going back to far.

It has performance super grip wheels for speed and a quick response brake for coming to an emergency stop

It can also fold quickly and easily with the twist and fold storage system.

 

More Flickr, Wiggle, Tri Scooter Questions

Where Can You Ride these Types of Scooters?

The scooters work best on flat and smooth surfaces. They don’t work well uphill or on uneven terrain. They are mainly used for fun than commuting.

Can 4 Year Olds Ride a Flikr Scooter? 

Some 4 year olds can ride a flikr scooter, although others will struggle. It very much depends on the child, so it’s not possible to give a yes or no answer. The main thing is if you buy a flikr scooter for a 4 year old, go for the smallest frame size possible and choose a tri scooter designed for a younger rider . On this page that is the Yvolution A1 Air Flikr Scooter.

Razor S Sports Scooter Review

Razor S Sports Scooter Review

Scooter Specifications

FeatureRazor S Sports Scooter
PriceCheck Price
Age Recommendation6 plus
HandlebarsFixed height
82.55cm
Wheels100mm wheels
Urethane wheels
Weight of scooter2.76kg
Max rider weight100kg
FoldableYes
BrakePatented Rear Fender Footbrake
Dimensions60.96 cm x 29.21cm x 82.55cm
Other featuresFoam Handlebar grips

Plus Points

✔️ - Lightweight - the scooter only weighs 2.7kg, which is really lightweight for a kick scooter for older children. This makes it easy for parents to carry when needed as well as easy for young kids to control and manoeuvre. It also makes it a good scooter for travel. It will easily fit in the boot of your car and it's super lightweight to carry on public transport.

✔️ Easy to fold and carry - it's quick and easy to fold and when closed down, it's easy to carry too - thanks to it being so lightweight. It folds down to a compact size and can fit in a bag when folded. This again can make it easier to carry.

✔️ Weight limit is 100kg - this means that it can last children many years as they grown

✔️ Handlebar height - the handlebar height is fixed at around 82cm. This will mean that the scooter is a nice height for kids for kids aged around  6 to 10 years. The handlebar height isn't adjustable which may be seen as a downside for some. However a height adjustable handlebar adds weight to the scooter. One of the reasons the Razor S Sports is lightweight is because it doesn't have a height adjustable handlebar. Also some height adjusting mechanisms are prone to rattling.

✔️ Assembly - minimal assembly is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do stunts on the Razor S Sports?

No. The scooter is not strong enough to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. One reason is because it has a folding mechanism. Stunt scooters will never have a folding mechansim as this is a weak point which might break when doing tricks.

Is this Scooter Suitable For An Adult?

Not really. The stunt scooter's handlebar doesn't really adjust high enough for an adult, although the weight limit for a rider is 100kg.

So, it may be okay for adults around 160cm or less and under 100kg.  However it is recommended for the 6 to 10 age group so adults would really be better looking for another scooter. Having said this, there would be nothing to stop an adult under 100kg from having a go on this scooter to try it out.

If you're buying for an adult, check out our top 14 scooter picks for adults. 

Is this Scooter Suitable for a 4 or 5 Year Old?

The scooter is aimed at kids aged 6 years and older. If they were as tall as the average 6 year old and they were confident on a 2 wheel scooter, it may be an option but it would vary from child to child.

Is this Scooter Suitable for an 11 or 12 Year Old?

The maximum handlebar height is around 82.5cm and ideally you want the handlebar height to come around waist height on a kick scooter. So it will probably be okay for most 11 or 12 year olds. However as it doesn't have a lot of growing room for them, so you might be better looking at other options as well. Check out this guide on scooters for 11 and 12 year olds.

Does This Scooter Turn 360 degrees?

Yes, it does

Are The Wheels Rubber Or Plastic?

The wheels are made out of urethane which is a common material for manufacturers to make scooter wheels out of. Urethane is a great material for scooter wheels because it's soft enough to give a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the pavment but it also offers toughness and durability.

Does The Scooter Stand Upright Without Support

No, there is no kickstand so it doesn't stand upright without any support.

What Alternatives Are There to The Razor S Sports?

Razor is a mid range price scooter. There are cheaper scooters but they will most likely not be as well constructed as the Razor. The Razor is solid, durable and very portable which are great features in it's price range.

However there are alternative to consider. For example, there are more expensive scooters like the Micro Sprite. Micro Scooters are well known for their precision engineering, excellent quality and fact they are built to last but you will pay over twice the price for it.

If you can increase your budget just a little bit more,  there is the JD Bug Street Scooter which is a great kick scooter (there is little to rival it in the price range). Plus you get a height adjustable handlebar, carry strap, it's still super lightweight (2.78kg) and foldable too.

About Razor

Razor is the company that make the S sports scooter. It's always worth looking at the company that make the scooter to help decide if you want to buy their product. This is because some companies only make or sell one brand of scooter wheras others make many more and have a brand reputation to keep.

Razor makes many different scooters so have lots of experience in that area. They are a US company and have been establised since 2000. Their kick scooters have been on sale for many years so have stood the test of time. They are also well known scooters for their high quality. Razor have a reputation to keep up so their scooters are generally well made and durable.

Razor offers a full line of award-winning products, not just scooters that are sold around the worl. They also have products for other popular action sports including motocross and BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing.

Best Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

 

The Best Scooters for 11 and 12 Year Olds

If buying a scooter for 11 or 12 year old the best scooter will depend on the following:
What the scooter will be used for? Stunts, cruising along pavements, off road use or all three? 
Bang for your buck - the best features for your money.
Height of your child - the scooter should be the right size for your child to use. If you anticipate that they will have a grow spurt in the near future, can the scooter accommodate this.
Cooless factor - is this important to the child?Read on for some suggestions of some excellent 1.) kick scooters 2.) stunt scooters 3.) three wheel scooters 4.)dirt scooters 5.) electric scootersfor this age group
Top Tip -  If an 11 or 12 year old wants a scooter to do tricks on it is important to get a stunt scooter what fixed (non adjustable) handlebar which can withstand the punishment of doing tricks.  Check out some stunt scooters here.

Top Kick Scooter - JD Bug Pro street Scooter Version 3

This is a great scooter for cruising along the streets, great from getting from a to b, fab for the school run. It’s not a good scooter for doing tricks if he wants to take it to the skate park look for a dedicated stunt scooter instead.

JD Bug is one of the most popular brands of scooter in the UK so it’s difficult to go wrong.

Height Adjustable Handlebar
The minimum height  is 630 mm and the max height is 950 mm

A handlebar is comfortable around waist height when using for scooting along so this should accommodate most 11 and 12 year olds and even offer some growing room.

Lightweight and Foldable
It weighs just 3kg. If the rider ever needs to carry or transport it for any reason, it’s light for them to carry.
It’s also foldable which is good for storing, for taking on public transport or for putting in the boot of a car

✔️ Large or small wheels - you will see kick scooters with small and large wheels for 11 and 12 year olds. Small wheeled scooters (100mm and 110mm wheels) tend to be lighter, more compact when folded and easier to carry. Larger wheels (120mm and higher) will be speedier and cover longer distances in shorter time. They also tend to offer a smoother and more comfortable ride as they cover over cracks and bumps in the pavement more easily.

Hudora Big Wheel Scooter


The Hudora Big Wheel scooter is a scooter that can be used by older kids, teens and adults alike. It's big wheels make it great from cruising along the streets to get from a  to b instead of walking.

Handlebar and Weight Limit

The handlebar can be adjusted from 79 t0 104cm which is great for 11 and 12  year olds and will definitely accommodate them into their teen years. Even adults can use this scooter for commuting. The weight limit accommodates riders up to 100kg so no worries there either.

The handlebar is also foldable so it is easy to store and carry when needed. It weighs 4.7kg so it isn't the lightest scooter available to carry but will be fine to carry short distances when required too.  There is also an adjustable shoulder strap which makes it easy to carry when walking and taking on and off public transport.

Wheels

The scooter features extra big high-rebound 87 A PU wheels. 87a means they are solid wheels which will be resistant to wear (the higher the number the more solid the wheel). The wheels are 205mm which offer a safe but quick ride over distances. The wheels help make it a good commuter scooter too, perfect for getting kids to school on time. The bigger the wheels the quicker the ride and the less vibrations over bumps and cracks in the pavement. There is a rear friction brake on the back wheel for slowing down.

More Features

The scooter features a stand to keep it upright when not in use.

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

This is a top-notch scooter for older kids and teens. It's made by Razor which is a well respected US brand of scooters. It's a great size for 11 and 12 year olds. With the bigger wheels, the scooter stands taller than other scooters. It's height adjustable handlebar allows them to have the scooter at the best possible height for them. The big wheels also ensure a smooth and comfortable ride for the older child.

Wheels

The bigger urethane 200mm wheels with RZR pro bearings give a smooth, comfortable ride. Bigger wheels go faster, further which is appreciated by the older kids. They can get to their friend's house in record time and leave later to scoot to school!

Deck

One of the excellent features of the Razor big wheel scooter is that they have low to the ground decks. This is especially advantageous with a kick scooter as you don't have to bend your kicking leg as far to get to the ground when pushing along. This leads to a much more comfortable and more efficient ride. The Razor A5 Lux is only 6cm off the ground so it really is an excellent choice for an enjoyable ride.

The deck length is 32cm by 10cm so a very nice size for 11 and 12 year olds.

Handlebar

The handlebar is height adjustable between 75cm to 97cm, so again a good choice for this age range.

Portability

The Razor A5 can be folded down and carried when needed. It weighs 4.2kg (so is very lightweight for a big wheel scooter). It's folded dimensions are 78ccm x 12cm x 31cm so it can be folded down easily to fit in a boot of a car, use on public transport and even put in a large locker if needed.

Other Features

The Razor has a rear fender brake for slowing down (although it's worth noting that in wet weather like with other kick scooters the brake is not as effective). It also has a kickstand for easy storage.

Verdict - overall this is a mid range kick scooter with a quality build and design. It's sizing makes the perfect big wheel scooter for 11 and 12 year olds to whizz around with on the streets.

✔️ Height Adjustable Handlebars - adjusting the height on the scooter handlebar can be important on a kick scooter as ideally the most comfortable handlebar position is about waist height. If you think about riding a scooter, too low a handlebar will mean it's uncomforable to bend down to reach the handlebars and too high handlebars will lead to a lack of control.

Outcamer  Scooter

The outcamer scooter is an affordable kick scooter, particularly for older kids and teens when budget is a top priority. Adults can also use this scooter as well, so there's nothing stopping Mum and Dad from jumping on.

Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar has 3 height settings. 89cm which the manufacturer advices for use by children 120cm and taller, 94cm for people 160cm and taller and 100cm for people who are 185cm and taller. As you can see, this has a height setting for 11 and 12 year olds and will have growing room for them if they have a big growth spurt in the next couple of years.

It features big 200mm PU wheels, the bigger wheels will offer a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Other cool features include a kickstand and shoulder strap for easy portability and is foldable too.

The maximum rider weight is 100kg.

Micro Sprite Scooter

 


The Micro Sprite Scooter is the ultimate high quality scooter designed by the well known brand of Swiss Engineers renowned for their precise engineering and long lasting scooters for all age ranges.

Age Recommendation

This scooter has an age recommendation of 5 to 12 years. It's recommended for a maximum height of 152cm so may not be the best choice of a tall child but will be great for the average 11 year old with some growing room. The maximum user weight is 100kg.  It can also be height adjusted so can be passed down to younger siblings. These scooters are designed to last for years. Each part is repairable or replaceable and they also hold their resale value well on sites such as ebay.

Handlebar

The handlebar is height adjustable and can be very easily adjusted at any point between the height ranges of 64cm to 93cm ensuring the perfect handlebar height. The handlebar can be folded quickly and easily.

Wheels

The wheels of the Micro Sprite scooter are made from 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear. The Micro Sprite scooter wheels use ABEC 5 bearings, measure 120mm at the front and 100mm at the rear.

Lightweight and Convenient

The sprite is super lightweight at just 5.9lbs (2.9kg). This makes it easy to carry when you need to and it's easy for kids to manage too.

Stunt Scooters

Many 11 and 12 year olds will want a stunt scooter which enables them to do tricks, stunts and jumps at the skate park. Stunt scooters are more expensive especially than street / commuter scooters like the JD Bug above ​ as kids get older and bigger as they need to be built the scooter to withstand the weight of the child and the impact it takes when doing jumps and tricks.

Bargain Begnner Stunt scooter - ​Costway Stunt Scooter


If you're looking for a beginner stunt scooter on a budget, the Costway scooter could be a good choice.
It scores highly on price. For a stunt scooter it's a bargain! However, it's important to be realistic, a stunt scooter at this price point isn't going to be as durable and as well designed as a higher end pro scooter. Having said this, it might be the perfect option for a kid who wants to start out just learning a few tricks and jumps without having to commit to spending huge amounts on a first stunt scooter.  If they like it, they can invest in  a more expensive option later on. Of course, it's great for cruising the streets as well.
Bars - The bars measure 86cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.
It's lightweight at just 3kg. A lighter scooter is easier to learn to do tricks and stunts on.
The wheels are 100mm PU offer a smoooth ride along the pavements.

What To Look for When buying a Stunt Scooter

How much you spend and the features you look for when buying a stunt scooter will very much depend on the what the kid wants to use it for and how much they are into scootering and doing tricks and jumps.

Beginner / Low stunt level use
If they are a beginner and just want to start doing a few tricks. Or perhaps they mainly use their scooter as to get from a to b but may do a few jumps or bash it about a bit on the street than one of the beginner style stunt scooters from Madd gear, Slamm or Grit will be a good choice.

Intermediate Riders

If they are a regular at the skate park and are using their scooters a lot, it's worth spending a bit more to make sure the scooter lasts. Again the Madd gear, Slamm and Grit brands are some good choices. Other brands may include Lucky, District, Envy and Blunt.

Advanced Riders

An advanced scooter rider will probably have a clear idea of exactly what they want so it's worth consulting them.  Some scooters will start at around £200 plus but they will be designed to be lightweight with extra reinforcement. The detail on the design of the scooters will be find on the wheels and bars.

Slamm Urban Scooter



Key features of this stunt scooter. Summary - an excellent entry level stunt scooter. Offers a smooth ride for kids who like to cruise the streets as well as do some tricks.

Wheels - 110mm wheels with an alloy core.  Most stunt scooters will have 100mm or 110mm wheels. The slightly larger 110mm wheels offer a smooth ride as the larger the wheel the less they are affected by uneven pavement surfaces. They are 88a PU cast wheels so are hardwearing and the metal cores mean they are durable for doing tricks.
Deck - 4.5″ X 18.8″ (approx 11.4cm by 48cm)  boxed channel deck. ​The wider deck provides a stable platform for riders.
Fork - Threadless aluminium one-piece fork
IHC Compression - it's fitted with an internal compression system. IHC compression is a lighter version of HIC compression.
Bars - the Slamm offers reinforced steel dipped Y-Bars with impact resistant bar ends, 20.5” X 22.5" (52cm by 57cm)
Flex brake
Scooter weight -
approx 3.7kg which is on the light side for a stunt scooter. This is good for doing tricks.

Ethan - Age 11 on The Slamm Urban VII

The Slamm Urban VII was the scooter we chose for our son on his 11th birthday. He's not very serious about doing tricks and stunts. He mainly uses his scooter to cruise around. However he does do a few jumps and gives his scooter some punishment moving around on it. Therefore I wanted to get him a scooter that was sturdy, durable and could take some roughness. The Slamm Urban VII seemed to fit the bill and he really does love it. Also if he decides he wants to take his scooter to the skate park he has the option to do it with this scooter.


Gritt Fluxx

The Grit Fluxx is an awesome stunt scooter for 11 to 13 year olds who are serous about stunts at the skate park

The wheels are top notch for withstanding excessive force from landing. They are alloy core 88A PU 110mm wheels, the preferred size for many pros.

The handlebar is  510mm wide x 550mm high to suit teenagers and kids alike. It features soft feel grips for extra comfort while riding.

Scooter Essentials Explained

LIghtweight at just 3.45kg, but super strong featuring a high tensile steel fork and alloy double clamp.

There are lots of things to know and look for when buying a stunt scooter. Here are some essentials explained:

  • Always make sure the bar is a one piece
  • Metal solid (alloy) core wheels are better than plastic core wheels. They will last longer. Alloy cores tend to be standard on all mid range stunt scooters.  The higher end metal end cores will weigh less, so it will depend on how much  you want to spend.  Also look for high quality PU wheels.
  • Bar height - the bar height on stunt scooters generally sit at or just below the hips.
  • Decks - decks come in all different lengths and sizes. Wider decks are better for street riding. So if he / she likes to ride his scooter along the streets as well as do tricks a wider deck is worth looking out for.
  • Compression -  scooters for beginner riders will use a threaded compression system, which clamps the bars onto a threaded fork.  More advanced scooters will have different types of compression. Look out for HIC ( Hidden Internal Compression), ICS (Inverted Compression System) and SCS (Standard Compression System). All of these compression systems are different but offer more resiliance, robustness and performance when compared to threaded fork systems.

You can read more about what the different specifications on scooters mean in our guide to stunt scooters.

Madd Gear ​MGP VX8 Pro Stunt Scooter




Madd Gear is another well known brand of scooters and there new stunt scooter range for 2018 includes the mgp vx8 pro stunt scooter.

Summary - an excellent choice of stunt scooter for the beginner and intermediate rider who wants to develop their skills. If there serious about scootering features can easily be upgraded as their riding does.

Wheels -  110mm 88a solid corrupt core wheels with MGP's new polyurethane. Again a great wheel for a smooth ride over any bumps and durable too.

Deck: 4.5" (W) x 19.5" (L)  (approx 11.4cm by 49.5cm) A wide deck which is great for extra stability. A slightly longer deck than the slamm urban VII. 
Lightweight -
the scooter has been a lightweight as possible compared to previous models.  The downtube cutout and the cut outs on the double clamp help this. It weighs approx 3.67kg
Bars - a one piece t-bar made from Japanese chromoly which is21" wide by 23" high (53.3cm by 58.4cm).
Threadless fork
HIC Compression System
Brake - 110mm MGP Composite Blitz brake
Design - comes in tons of different colours and designs.

Blunt Envy Prodigy S6

Summary - A really cool looking scooter for beginner / intermediate riders who want to progress with their skills. The scooter is easy to upgrade with higher end parts if you want to.

Design - great color choice. A color choice on all the wheels too (different colors / gold lettering on some of the wheels etc). All aesthetically look great. Cool color. The  hand grips feature really cool colours too.

Bars - 4130 chromoly steel. It features gussets to make sure the bar stays strong.  No issues with snapping or bendingThey are 24.5 high by 22.5 inches wide. Great height and width for all from beginners to intermediate

Brake - a nylon, offers plenty of stopping power and is nice and quiet.
Wheels - comes with 120mm wheels.  Bigger wheels are better for a smooth ride.  The wheels can be upgraded up to 125mm if you want even bigger wheels in the future.
Compression - IHC compression.
Double clamp - nice clean look
Deck - is 4.75 inches wide vs 19.5 inches long. comes with plastic ends in the back of the dropout to protect ankles and other body parts from any sharp ends.  They help with sliding
Fork - thinned out fork, cool looking fork.
Hand grips - soft comfortable, cool colors, 160mm long.

3 Wheel Scooter

There are many 3 wheel scooters available to suit older kids and adults who prefer them. The one featured below has an extendable handlebar height of 97cm making it a good choice for the older child / teen. But you can check out more 3 wheel scooters for older kids here.

Max Street Board

 

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for an 11 or 12 year old, the Max Street Board scooter is well worth considering.

Age Recommendation
It’s recommended for kids aged 6 plus to adult with a maximum weight limit of 100kg

Height adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be adjusted from 70cm to 97cm, so you can make sure it’s the right height for your child. The handlebars fold down so it's great for storage and transportation.

Steering
It uses a lean to steer steering mechanism, so that's worth bearing in mind in case  your child would prefer handlebar steering.
Wheels
The front wheel is 125mm and the back ones are 100mm.
Weight
It is quite a heavy scooter at 5.5kg, so if you are likely to carry it a lot, it may be worth  looking at another brand like the maxi micro scooter. Check these and other ones out on the 3 wheel scooter for older kids page.

✔️ Scooters with Pneumatic Tyres - some kick and all dirt scooters will features air filled tyres. Pneumatic (air filled tyres) have both advantages and disadvantages. Pneumatic tyres tend to give a slower ride on a kick scooter and they take more effort to push off and kick along. However, they have much better grip on the road which is invaluable when it's raining or slippy on the road surface as they offer more traction and better stopping power. Pneumatic tyres will also give a much more comfortable ride, giving cushioning over bumps and cracks in the pavement much like a bicycle does.

Dirt Scooters



Dirt scooters add an extra dimension of fun to a scooter. They allow kids to scoot off terrain, on grass, dirt tracks not just on the pavement.

The Osprey dirt scooter is an excellent choice with really good reviews.

Tyres
It features 200 mm off road tyres for grip on any surface

Strong
The chromoly handle bars with large rubber grips help give a comfortable ride. The tough aluminium deck withstands the punishment from stones and gravel on dirt tracks.  The stainless steel rear brake gives durable and reliable stopping power.
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Electric scooter - Razor E300


The E300 electric scooter is  a great electric scooter for 11 and 12 year olds with a high fun facto
Max speed
It can reach speeds of up to 15mph. There is one speed and you control the acceleration by a twist throttle on the handelbar
Ride Time
It offers up to 40 continuous minutes of rider time per charge.
Wheels
It features pnuematic tyres on the front and back wheels so offers a very smooth ride over bumps in the paths.

Handlebars and kickstand

It also features a retractable kickstand and comfortable hand grips. The brake is also operated from the handlebar.

Weight
The maximum weight is 100kg so there's nothing to stop adults under this weight limit having a go too.

Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds




Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds



There are more and more stunt scooters appearing on the market for younger children aged 5, 6 and 7.  However, it is important to note that although many scooters are labelled stunt scooters, they are quite often not designed to be strong enough to take repeated abuse at the skate park. Some "stunt" scooters may be fine for occasional stunt use, but for repeated use at the skate park it is important to choose a strong, durable scooter that can withstand the force from impact and jumps.

Stunt scooters tend to be more expensive than kick scooters as they have reinforced and more durable parts to withstand the abuse from the stunts but materials have to be light as well.  However, kids aged 5, 6 and 7 are lighter and smaller so the impact they make on the scooter with the jumps and tricks isn't as harsh as older, heavier kids and teens. Therefore,  stunt scooters for this age group are generally less expensive than for stunt scooters for aged 8 plus.

Find lots of options of stunt scooters for the younger child further on in the article.

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The a few things to consider when buying a stunt scooter for a younger child:

1)  You want to look for is a scooter with a handlebar which will come up about waist height or lower on a younger child. If he handlebar is too high the scooter may be difficult to control.

2.) The scooter needs to be as lightweight as possible. Stunt scooters need to be strong and durable so they tend to have heavier parts, but a stunt scooter which is too heavy will be too difficult for a youngster to do tricks on.

3.) The deck length should ideally be shorter than a standard deck so that it's easier for young kids to manage.

4.) If you're buying for a young child some (not all) scooter bars can be cut down after purchase so this is another option to consider.

5.) PU wheels with alloy cores and fast spinning bearings are the best. Some scooters for younger kids do have nylon or plastic cores and these should withstand the impact required for this age group but alloy or metal cores are the superior quality.

It's also worth checking out the guide to stunt scooters for kids to find out what all the specification and technical terms mean.

Top Choice For Younger Riders

Find below 5 excellent stunt scooter choices for kids aged from 5 to 7 years. At the end there is a chart comparing the features and prices of all the scooters featured.

Grit Mini flux



This scooter is aimed at the 4 to 8 year old crowd so is an excellent choice from a leading scooter brand.

The bars are 50cm height by 46cm wide (19.6" by 18"). The deck is also smaller than standard  at 10.2cm wide by 43cm long (4" by 17"). The smaller bar and deck sizes make it much easier for younger kids to manage.

The wheels have a metal core which means that it will withstand the impact of tricks and jumps (avoid plastic cores at all costs on a stunt scooter). The 110mm size means they soak up all the bumps while riding offering a smooth ride.

It is lightweight at just 3.3kg.

Grit Extremist




The Grit Extremist is a good entry level scooter which is worth considering for the younger rider. It is lightweight for a stunt scooter at 3.4kg which is lighter than other stunt scooters for younger users to control.

It has a smaller handlebar height than other stunt scooters (from the deck to the top it measures approximately 71cm which is a smaller size than standard.

The wheels are good. It features 88A PU wheels with an alloy core.

Slamm Tantrum VI Scooter



The Slamm Tantrum V​I scooter is designed for the younger rider with a lower handlebar. This makes it easier for younger kids to be able to control.

The features include 100mm wheels with a nylon core, ABEC 7 bearings and the quad clamp for extra strength to withstand the impact from a younger rider's tricks.

The handlebar height is 19.5 inches.

The scooters are hand built by Slamm. A strong scooter which looks cool too.

The maximum rider weight is 75kg.

Madd Gear MGP VX7 Mini Pro Scooter



The Madd Gear MGP VX7 Mini Pro scooter is designed for younger kids and is smaller than a standard scooter but it still has high end specifications such as only normally seen on expensive high end models. So the strength and quality of scooter you get for the price you pay is really good.

The deck is 2.5” shorter and the bars are proportioned for younger riders at 22” height x 18” width.

Some good design features of the scooter include 100mm MGP 88a alloy core with high rebound PU & anodized cores which like the other scooters featured should be perfect to withstand the tricks of a younger child as well as cruising the streets.

It's fairly lightweight for a stunt scooter at 3.55kg. This makes it a lot easier for younger kids to control and use for tricks.

Grit Atom



The Grit Atom is another good choice for the younger, smaller scooter stunt rider from around 5 or 6 years old. It is slightly less expensive than the Grit Extemist from above but forgoes some features such as the alloy core wheels

The bar measure 18" inches wide by 19.6 " high (46cm by 50cm). From the bottom to the floor it measure approx 70cm.

The weight of the scooter is around 3.3kg.

The wheels are 100mm 85A PU Nycore Wheels

Brake is a super coil spring brake.

It features a threaded fork,​

 

Micro Mx Ramp Beginner Scooter

 

Micro are well known for their high quality, durable scooters. They are a well respected and well known brand, so you know if you buy one of their scooters it will be well made and well designed. The Micro Mx Ramp Beginner scooter seems to be no exception. It's a great scooter for kids to start learning tricks, hops and jumps - perfect for young beginner riders. It makes learning tricks easy.

It's been designed for kick scooting and occasional use at the skate park. If they want a scooter which will be solely used at the skatepark, it's probably best to go for another option.

The age recommendation is 5 to 12 years. It features a wide handlebar for great control. The deck measures 10.5cm by 33cm so is slightly smaller in width than other options. The handlebar height measures 74cm from the deck to the top of the handlebar and 81.5cm from the floor to the top of the handlebar.

The scooter weighs 3.7kg and has a maximum rider weight of 100kg.

MICRO MX TRIX STUNT SCOOTER



The Mx Trixx scooter is the next step up in the stunt scooters from the Mx ramp (featured above) for young children in the micro range. It's designed as an beginners / intermediate level scooter for kids aged 5 to 12 so that they can do  tricks, jumps and stunts.

It has a one piece aluminium deck and a triple clamp so is strong to withstand the impact of tricks.

The PU wheels are 87A in durometer and have a 5 spoke metal core so are also strong to withstand the abuse from jumps. They have ABEC 7 bearings and are a very high quality bearing so they spin fast which is ideal for use on the skatepark.

The total weight is 3.8kg which is on the lighter end for stunt scooters making it perfect for the younger rider. ​

If you are on a budget this is an excellent starter stunt scooter. The handlebars measure approximately 68.5cm from the deck to the top which is a good size for a younger rider. Also, the deck is slightly shorter which makes it easier for 5, 6 and 7 year olds to control.

It should last for quite a few years and be suitable to be passed onto siblings so worth considering as an investment.

Comparison Chart

ScooterBar Height / WidthDeckWheelsWeight
Grit Atom50cm / 46cm48.3 - 10cm100mm
85A durometer
PU nycore wheels
3.3kg
Grit Extremist51cm / 53cm48.3 - 10cm100mm
88A durometer
PU alloy core wheels
3.5kg
Slamm Tantrum49.5cm / 50cm47.8 - 10.7cm100mm
88A durometer
PU nylon core wheels
3.3kg
MGP VX7 Mini Pro46cm / 56cm43.1 - 10.2cm100mm
88A durometer
PU wheels
3.55kg
MX Trixx53cm / 45cm48 - 10cm100mm
87a shore wheels
3.8kg
Gritt Mini Flux50cm / 46cm43 - 10.2cm110mm
88a durometer
PU wheels
3.3kg



A boy on a stunt scooter at age 9 and age 10

Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds

 

The Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds


 

So you're looking for a best kid's scooter for a 9 or 10 year old? It can be confusing to pick the perfect one when there are so many different types to choose from. A stunt scooter, kick scooter, electric or an off road scooter? What about 2 or 3 wheel scooter for an older child?

Looking at scooter descriptions can add to the confusion. What are PU wheels? Do I need a fixed handebar or adjustable one? Why can't I get a stunt scooter with a folding mechanism?

If you have questions like these and more, worry no longer. Read on for our ultimate guide to help you decide which is best scooter for a 9 or 10 year old.

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 The Best Scooter In Each Category

CategoryType of ScooterPlus Points
Best Kick Scooter
JD Bug Street Scooter

Smooth ride

Lightweight, height adjustable & foldable

Respected brand.
Best Stunt Scooter
Slamm Urban VII
Excellent price point
for high end features.

Good size for age

Durable alloy cast wheels.
Best 3 Wheel Scooter
Maxi MIcro
Robust and durable

Designed to last

Height adjustable handlebar

Lightweight
Best Off Road
Osprey Scooter
200mm pneumatic tyres
with aluminum cores.

Wheels have great grip
on uneven, rugged terrain.

Well tested.
Best Budget

Razor S Scooter
Razor - well known brand in US

Lightweight & foldable

Strong and durable

Which Type of Scooter?

The first question you will need to answer when choosing the best scooter is the which type of scooter your child needs. Here is a rundown of your options.

Kick Scooters  are used for cruising along paths and pavements and getting kids from a to b. They're great for the school run and park.  Kick scooters are often foldable with adjustable handlebars. They aren't ideal for doing stunts on as they aren't designed to withstand the impact of stunts and tricks but they do tend to be cheaper than stunt scooters.  If your child is interested in doing stunts, go for stunt scooter.

Stunt Scooter - are made of strong but lightweight materials so they are sturdy enough to withstand the impact of tricks but light enough to do them. Stunt scooters can also be used like a kick scooter to get from a to b. If your child is interested in doing any kinds of tricks at all, go for a stunt scooter. You won't find adjustable handlebars or folding mechanisms on stunt scooters as these become weak points and are more likely to come under stress from jumps and stunts.

Three Wheel Scooters -  most 9 and 10 year olds are very confident on 2 wheel scooters but some prefer 3 wheels. There are many cool 3 wheel scooters for older kids including the maxi micro and the iscoot. 3 wheels scooters are also great for kids who have dyspraxia and physical disabilities.

Off Road Scooters - are scooters with pneumatic tyres which are designed to be used on uneven terrains such as in woodland and on bmx trails. Some kids also like to use offroad scooters to do stunts and tricks, much like the ones you see kids doing on a bmx.

 

Ethan age 9 using a razor pro scooter

Scooter Features Explained

Handlebar - on kick scooters height adjustable handlebars are great to grow with your child. Ideally a handlebar should come up to around waist height on a child, this makes it more comfortable to ride. However stunt scooters never have adjustable handlebars, they are always fixed. A fixed handlebar is important on a stunt scooter as they are stronger to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. Often a stunt scooter's handlbar will sit a little lower than on a kick scooter (between waist and hip height).

Wheels - most kick and stunt scooters have PU wheels which offer a smooth ride. Standard kick scooters have 100mm wheels which is the perfect size for 9 or 10 year olds to scoot along.The best stunt scooters have alloy wheel cores rather than plastic cores making them stronger to withstand the impact of tricks.

Foldable - folding mechanisms are popular on kick scooters and are great for transporting and storing scooters.
Stunt scooters never have folding mechanisms as they create a weak point which is more likely to break when doing stunts.

The Best Kick Scooters for Ages 9 and 10

Check out some great options of kick scooters below.

Top Choice - JD Bug Original Street Scooter

The JD Bug Street Scooters are one of the most popular brands of scooter at the moment in the UK.

They are robust and hardwearing and have lots of features. This one is great for the school run and for scooting along the streets in general. Its not designed for stunts though, so bear this in mind.

Wheels
The 100m wheels are hardwearing with ABEC 5 bearings and a durometer of 86A (the measurement 86A refers to the hardness rating of the wheel. 86A is quite a hardwearing wheel but still soft enough to give a smooth ride - softer wheels tend to absorb the shocks from the pavement better).

Check out the scooter buying guide for kids to find more out what it all this means.

Foldable
The scooter come in different colours and you can fold them. As it's foldable it's not recommended for tricks and stunts but to cruise along the street as the name suggests.

Adjustable Handlebar​
​It has an adjustable handlebar measuring 630mm to 950mm. This will suit pretty much all 9 and 10 year olds regardless of their height and will give them growing room too.

Long lasting
There are reviews of older teenagers using this scooter so it should last a few years.
The scooter is actually recommended for kids from 7 years to adult and has a weight capacity of 100kg. So most adults will be able to have a go as well.

Lightweight
It weighs about 2.8kg so is fairly lightweight for a scooter for older kids. It also features a built In black shoulder strap so is designed to be easy to carry when not in use.

Razor Sports S Scooter



Strong but lightweight
This scooter features a robust steel t tube and aluminium deck which is designed to withstand frequent use, and be durable so that it lasts.  It weighs 2.76kg, so makes it easy to carry when needed.​

Foldable
It's foldable so is great for storing and carrying.

Wheels
The wheels are urethane and have smooth rolling bearings.
There is also a rear fender break to help with safety and control.

Handlebars
The handlebars are fixed and aren't height adjustable so this may factor in your decision whether to buy. From the floor to the top of the handlebars, the handlebar measures 82.5cm.

Age Recommendation
This can be used for kids and adults. The maximum weight limit is 100kg so there's nothing to stop older siblings, teens and adults have a go as well.

They come in cool bright colours including pink and green and it's reasonably priced too.

Micro Sprite

The Micro scooters brand are a  known for their excellent quality, well designed and built to last scooters. The Micro sprite is no exception. It's a two wheel scooter aimed at older children between the ages of 5 to 12. Here are some of it's main features.

Lightweight, strong and smooth ride
This scooter has been designed lightweight as possible while retaining extra features such as a kickstand and all the strength and durability required when being handled by children. It weighs 3.28kg (not as light as the jdbug but the sprite does have the kickstand so it can stand upright on it's own which will be one thing adding some extra weight)

Foldable and height adjustable
The sprite can be folded quickly and easily. The handlbar is also height adjustable from 63cm to 92cm

Wheels
The wheels of the Micro Sprite scooter are made from 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear. But they are still soft enough to give a smooth ride.  The micro sprite scooter wheels use ABEC 5 bearings, measures 120mm at the front and 100mm at the rear.

Age Recommendation
The age recommendation is from aged 5 to 12 years. The maximum weight is 100kg so as long as you are under that teens and adults can have a go as well.

 

The Best Stunt Scooters

Age -  9 or 10 is a great age to get the first stunt scooter as most stunt scooter are designed with kids aged 8 plus in mind so, you don't have to worry about the stunt scooter being too big for them.

Strong - They tend to be heavier scooters with reinforced parts to withstand the impact from tricks and jumps.

Cost- Because they are made of heavy duty materials they tend to be more expensive than a traditional scooter.

Longevity and Use - Stunt scooters are likely to last a lot longer, potentially for years if you buy the right scooter. You can use stunt scooter for cruising the streets as well as doing tricks but you can't use traditional scooters for doing tricks as they are not designed to withstand this kind of punishment.

There are tons to great stunt scooters out there that are perfect for 9 and 10 year olds who are beginners to an intermediate level on a scooter. Some of the names to look for include Razor, Grit, Madd Gear and Slamm.

Grit Flux Pro

 

If you're looking for a stunt scooter for a 9 year old child and want to get something really good, the Grit Flux is just that. Don't worry, if you want something a little less grand, there are tons more options below. But this is a good option for 9 and 10 year olds that are serious about a stunt scooter. Its great both for beginners and intermediate riders.

Pro
It comes with features you will often see on much more expensive scooters. including 110mm alloy core wheels.

It is designed to last the abuse that kids will put it through when attempting tricks and learning new stunts at the skate park.

Wheels
It features wheels with a 100mm x 24mm 88A PU alloy core wheels with ABEC9 bearings. Alloy core wheels are a good choice for kids who are serious about doing jumps and tricks at the skatepark as they will withstand the impact needed from these kinds of moves. The wheels are strong and fantastic for doing tricks.

Strong and easy to control
​The scooter has been designed to be as lightweight (3.5kg) as possible but extrememly strong. Lighter stunt scooters are obviously easier for kids to control when doing stunts and tricks.

Deck and Fork
​The deck is made of  6061 heat treated alloy. It measures 102mm (4") wide x 483mm (19") long.  The scooter also has a hi tensile steel HIC fork and alloy double clamp.

Bar height
The bars measure 21.6" inches / 55cm. The scooter is designed at kids age 8 and above. Ideally bars should sit around the bottom to the middle of a child's hips.

If you're not sure what the specifications mean check out the stunt scooters buying guide.

Two Bare Feet - Budget Stunt Scooter

 

Stunt scooters can be expensive as they need to have high quailty materials to last and stand the abuse riders put on them.

However, perhaps the child you are buying for just wants to try out a few tricks and it may be a something they only do for a little while before moving onto a new hobby. If so, the two bare feet budget scooter is a choice worth considering.

Wheels - the scooter features 1100mm 88A  high rebound PU wheels. They downside with the wheels is that they do have plastic cores which aren't the best for withstanding the impact of lots of tricks at the skatepark. If your child is serious about doing tricks, it's best to look for scooters with alloy core wheels. There are some scooters like the Fuzion X-3 and the Razor Beast (featured below) which do have composite or metalized wheels which are obviously better than plastic but not quite as good as the alloy core wheels on higher end stunt scooters.

Other features:
It has some fantastic features including a heavy duty quad clamp and a strong deck.

Handlebar height
The handlebar height from the ground to the top is 31 inches (approx 79cm).

Verdict
- This is a great budget scooter to buy when you don't want to fork out lots of money on a hobby that may only last a short while. ​ It's probably best for the child who wants to scoot from a to b and just have a go at doing the odd trick or two.

Fuzion X-3 Stunt Scooter

 

The Fuzion X-3 is currently a best selling stunt scooter over on amazon. It has some good feature and probably a good choice for kids who will do a few stunts on it and use it for scooting around as well. It's a good entry level scooter for kids who just want to try a few tricks out.

Wheels - the metalised abs core PU wheels are 100mm, which are better than plastic core wheels. However, if they are going to use the scooter a lot at the skatepark, the grit flux (above) or slamm urban VII below are probably better choices as they have alloy core wheels, so will withstand more hardcore use on the skatepark.  ​

Other features - it has a threadless headset which is normally see on higher end pro stunt scooters and a IHC compression system. There is a nylon / steel custom flex brake and soft pro handbrakes. If you want to the 100mm wheels can be swapped for 110mm wheels which are often preferred by some stunt scooter rider.

 

Razor Beast



 The Razor beast is another entry level stunt scooter . Razor is a well known brand name that is particularly popular in the US but also in the UK as well.

Handlebars
It features fixed pro style riser handlebars with a height of 21.5” (54cm) and a width of 17.75” (45cm). The handlebar on stunt scooters tends to come to just between hip and waist height, although many riders like the handlebars to come up to just below their waist as this can be easier to control when doing stunts.

Wheels
It has metalised core 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels. The metalised cores are not as good as alloy core wheels that you find on more  expensive scooters but better than plastic cores. For a beginner stunt scooter the metalised cores should be fine.

Deck
It also has a rather cool pro-style deck, with full deck grip tape and featuring stylised a beast logo.

Weight
The scooter weighs 3.1kg so it's quite lightweight for a beginner scooter rider

It also features a triple stacked clamp for optimum clamping performance.

Top Choice - Slam Urban VII

An excellent choice for the entry level / intermediate stunt scooter rider. It's a scooter which features some really high end specs and is great for developing trick and stunt skills.

Handlebars
The handlebar height is 22.4" tall & 20.5" wide.  The handlebar height from the floor to the top of the handlebars is 30.5" (75.5cm). It's deck is 4.5 inches wide and 18.8" long.

​Wheels
It features 110cm 88a PU cast alloy core wheels, which are durable and will withstand all the punishment a 9 or 10 year old rider will through at it.

The great thing about this scooter is that as it's slightly larger than the other scooters feautres it should last for years to come, until they are a teenager. You can always replace wheels and other parts if needed. ​

Dirt Scooters

Dirt scooters are designed for rougher ground, off road. They are great for scooting over grass, gravel or on dirt tracks. Many kids like to try them out on bmx trails. They can also be used for off road tricks, stunt runs and manoeuvres. They are also strong and made of heavy duty parts to withstand the impact of different terrain. The wheels are also bigger for the same reason. ​​ Perfect for introducing 9 and 10 year olds to an action sport and getting them out experiencing different environments.

The Osprey offroad dirt scooter is a solid and well constructed scooter designed to take the punishment on rougher terrain.

Handlebars
It has chrome handle bars with large rubber grips for superior traction and a hardy aluminium deck.

​Wheels
It has 200 x 50mm front and rear, pneumatic rubber tyres, supported on hardy aluminium core wheels (3 piece hubs) which offer great grip on all surfaces and will allow you to perform high impact manoevres.

The stainless steel rear brake gives extra stopping power - even on dirt!
The scooter has been well tested and is at an excellent price point too.
If you're interested in a dirt scooter, consider checking out our dirt scooter buying guide. 

Three Wheel Scooters

3 wheel scooter are becoming increasingly popular with older children. The Maxi Micro and iScoot Pro are both excellent 3 wheel scooters for both 9 and 10 year olds.

Maxi Micro

There are some great 3 wheel scooter available for 9 and 10 year olds at the moment. The top of the range choice is the maxi micro deluxe scooter.

Age and Height Recommendation
It is recommended for kids between ages 5 and 12 or who are between 110 and 152cm tall. The maximum weight limit is 11stones 1lb or 70kg.

Handlebar
It has an adjustable handlebar with a height range of 67cm to 92cm. The handlebar stem is anodised aluminium to prevent corrostion. It is also foldable

Super smooth ride
The scooter has high quality PU wheels and bearings which offer a super smooth ride. No worries about a rattling scooter here.

Easy to carry and store
It's super lightweight at just 2.5kg. This makes the scooter easy to carry when needed and as it can be folded down it's easy to store too.Read a full review of the maxi micro scooter (with classic and deluxe versions included).

iScoot Pro

 

iScoot Pro is another great 3 wheeler perfect the older child.

Handlebar: the handlebars have 3 adjustable heights between 69cm and 94cm.

Wheels - is has 120mm PU wheels for an easy and smooth cruise.

The scooter can be folded for easy storage and transport.

It weighs just 2.4kg so is easy to carry too.

 

Also check out some more 3 wheel scooters for older children.

Electric Scooters

Electric scooters are fun and offer some super speed for kids.
Razor electric scooters are a popular brand in the UK.
The E100 is a good choice for 9 and 10 year olds.

Top speed
It can reach speeds of up to 10mph. A kick start is requried to get the motor started.

Brake
The brake is hand operated at the front and there's twist-grip acceleration control.

Run time
The scooter provides up to 40 minutes continuous use on one battery charge.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Scooter

Coolness factor - at this age kids may be concerned that they need to have a scooter that looks cool. So its worth checking in with them about the kinds of styles they like and prefer. Plus reading reviews from other purchasers to see if their kids liked the scooters. Stunt scooters are probably considered to be cooler at this age and they can be used for cruising too so this may effect your decision.

Sturdy - my almost 10 year old primarily uses his scooter for getting for a to b. However he naturally tries little jumps on his scooter so he definitely needs something robust to withstand the abuse he gives it. ​

​An older child might be covering longer distances on their scooter when crusing so they may benefit from a scooter with larger wheels. Scooters with larger wheels are great for going quickly and covering longer distances. So, are worth considering if the commute to school is a longer distance or they may be travelling further distances as they get older (perhaps to high school).

More Types of Scooter

Space Scooters
The space scooters deck is curved and the back is much higher than the deck at the front. To use it hop on the deci, then shift your weight between your feet to get going. Essentially you have to pump the platform up and down. However, the space scooter can also be used like a traditional kick scooter, giving two scooter experiences in one.

Scissor Scooters
A scooter that has become more popular in recent years is the scissor scooter. This type of scooter has two footplates, one for each foot so you don't propel the scooter with a foot like you do with a traditional push scooter. Instead, you either move your legs in and out, move from side to side or wiggle your hips to move the scooter.

These scooters are fun and they are great for building leg muscle and improving co-ordination. I'm not sure they will replace the traditional kick scooter but are perfect for taking down the park for some fun. ​

Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite

 

Razor S Sport or Micro Sprite Scooter - A Comparison

Razor and Micro scooters are both popular manufacturers of scooter throughout the world.  This article compares the features and specifications of the Razor S Sport scooter with the Micro Sprite.

The main consideration people have is the price. The Razor S sport scooter is much cheaper than the Micro sprite. So is the micro sprite much better or will spending a bit less and going with the Razor be sufficient?

Comparison at a glance

Feature
Razor S Sport Scooter
Micro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation
6 plus
5 to 12
Price
Handlebar Height
83cm​
64cm to 93cm
Wheels
98mm urethane wheels
87a PU wheels (120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel)
 Bearings
ABEC 5​
ABEC 5​
Weight of scooter
2.76 kg
3.28kg
Maximum rider weight
100kg
100kg
Foldable
Yes
Yes
Kickstand
No
Yes
Brake
Rear Foot brake
Rear foot brake

Razor S Sports Scooter



If you're looking for a well built, solid, no nonsense kick scooter at an affordable price for a child aged 6 plus, then the Razor S sports scooter could be the best choice for you.

Easy to fold - it's quick and easy to fold the scooter. Razor makes a selling point out of the fact that it can be easily folded down to fit in a bag. It's extremely portable.

Lightweight  - the fact that the scooter is so lightweight adds to it's portability. It only weighs 2.76kg which is a lot less than the micro sprite.

Handlebar - the handlebar is one size. It is 83cm. Ideally the handelbar height on a scooter should measure up to hip to waist height on a child. 83cm is probably a good height for most 6, 7 and 8 year olds. However, the fact that it’s not adjustable means that the razor will have a shorter life span than the micro sprite which has large adjustable height range.

Wheels - the wheels are 98mm and made out of urethane which is a good material for scooter wheels.

Frame - the frame and deck are made out aluminium which is a strong yet lightweight material

Longevity - the razor s sport is built to be durable and sturdy. It is a good scooter that should withstand the abuse kids put it through as long as it is used for it’s recommended use (which is a kick scooter rather than a stunt scooter).
However, the lack of adjustable handlebar might be a negative for some people as it means that other scooters may accommodate children of different heights and it will last longer. Kids will get to a point where the handlebar will be too short for them to use and little kids will prefer a smaller handlebar.

Verdict - This scooter gives great bank for your buck. It's a good buy for the 6 to 10 year age group.

Micro Sprite Scooter

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The Micro Sprite scooter is a quality build that has been designed to last. This scooter can acommodate kids from age 5 up to an adult so you may be spening more money initially but if it’s the only kick scooter you buy your kids, it will save you money in the long run.

Easy to fold - Like the razor scooter, the micro is quick and easy to fold.

Weight -It’s not as lightweight as the Razor scooter but it does have an additional height adjustment mechanism which will add to the weight which the Razor doesn't feature. Even though it’s not as lightweight as the Razor, it’s still pretty lightweight at 3.2kg. Therefore, it can still be folded down and is light enough to carry.

Handlebar - The main advantage that the sprite has over the razor is that the handlebar is height adjustable. The handlebars can be adjusted from 64cm to 93cm. This obviously means that the handlebar can be adjusted to the perfect height for your child. It also means the micro sprite can accommodate a much wider are range. It states from 5 to 12 but actually the highest handlebar height is so high that it will be able to accommodate many teens and many adults as long as they are under the weight limit of 100kg. I wouldn't recommend the sprite as an adult scooter but adults may like to have go. Older siblings and teens might like to have a go too.

Wheels - the micro sprite has ABEC bearings and two 87A polyurethane wheels, which means the wheels are durable, solid and give a smooth, comfortable ride.. The front wheel is 120mm and the rear wheel is 100m which means that the scooter can power from the front over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Designed to last - Another huge advantage of the sprite is that it has been engineered and designed to last.  Each key part can easily be repaired or replaced. Therefore that the scooter should have a long lifetime. It can be passed down to friends or siblings or be resold secondhand once finished with.
This means that the scooter is much more eco friendly than other scooters which are more likely to end up in the landfill more quickly and another scooter bought in its place.

Kickstand - the scooter has a kickstand so it can be stood up wherever you want to store it. This can also help scratching the paintwork against walls.

Verdict - the micro sprite scooter is an excellent choice for children of all ages. It’s foldable, lightweight and has an adjustable handlebar which can be set at the perfect height required.It gives a smooth, comfortable ride. It will set you back a bit but it’s can last for years if looked after. What’s not to like?

Razor or the Sprite - which to get? 

If budget is a big consideration, the razor may be the only option. And you do get a lot for your money. A sturdy, well designed scooter that is strong but lightweight and able to stand up to the abuse that kids often put things through. However, if money is no object or you can afford to splurge out a little bit, the sprite is an excellent choice. It’s difficult to go wrong with a micro scooter as one thing you can be sure of is a quality build (there’ll be no rattling with their scooters). The scooter will also last a childhood and potentially longer if taken care of properly.

Best Electric Scooter for Kids Aged 6 Years to Teens




Best Electric Scooter for Kids (by Age)



If you are buying an electric scooter for a child, than the age you are buying for will be very important. Younger kids will want a scooter with lower speeds to make sure that they are safe. Older kids, teens and adults will want more powerful scooters.

Do you know about twist grip acceleration, expected battery life, the best deck size and the top speeds you should be aiming for? As well as recommendations of electric scooters by age there are also top tips on what to consider when buying an electric scooter.

Age:  3 - 5 year olds

There are electric scooters for kids as young as 3 but the speeds they reach will be as little as 2mph. Otherwise you are looking at scooters with the lowest speeds of 8mph.  If you're buying for a very young child, it's a good idea to buy a 3 wheel electric scooter like the iscoot featured below:

Iscoot Electric Scooter



These 3 wheel electric scooters make a perfect first motorised scooter for little kids.
The top speed is 3.5 km / h so you don't have to worry about them going too fast.
There is  one button push control and there is a run time of 40 minutes on one charge. The scooter takes about 8 hours to charge.

✔️ Tyres - Electric scooters will have either polyurethane or pnuematic tyres. Polyurethane are fine for lighter use and for younger children but older kids and adults will definitely require pnuematic tyres to give them more tread when riding and to take the extra weight. However, pnuematic tyres will cost more. 
Polyurethane wheels will only be suitable for use on smooth surfaces and it is more likely to wear quite quickly but they won't puncture. If you intend to use the scooter for long commutes or for use off road you will when to choose a scooter with pneumatic tyres. 

Razor E90: Recommended Age: 8 Years Old



This Razor Scooter is aimed for kids age 8 plus. However, ther are 6 and 7 year olds that can used this scooter.

It goes up to speeds of 10mph. If they ride a bike, they may very well go faster than this electric scooter when riding a bike so that gives you a benchmark as to how fast the scooter is and whether it would be suitable for your child.

The scooter has a kick start and also a push button throttle.
It has a puncture proof urethane front wheel.

​It gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. It takes about 12 hours to charge.
There's a hand operated front brake. ​
Verdict - a good first scooter for younger children.
✔️  Battery Life and Ride Time. Most scooters have a ride of around 40 to 50 minutes of continuous use on one battery charge. However, the more powerful scooters will require a larger battery to give the same amount of ride time. 

Razor E100 - From 8 Years Old



The E100 is also aimed at kids from aged 8 and goes up to 10mph.

It does differ somewhat in comparison to the Razor Power Core E90. The frame height and width is slightly bigger. It has a twist throttle on the handlebar rather than a push button throttle. It has a slightly higher maximum weight ride at 54kg.

It can have 40 minutes continuous ride time. The initial battery charge takes 12 hours but users report that it is quicker to charge when charged after this.

It features a 8 inch pneumatic front tyre and a urethane rear.​

Not sure whether to go for the Razor Power Core E90 or the Razor E100 electric scooter. Check out a comparison here.  ​

✔️  Speed - The speed of the most common and popular electric scooters tends to range from 10 to 15mph. There are some scooters which have 8mph as their lowest speed and  there are electric scooters that can reach speeds of up to 20mph. If you choose an electric scooter with a seat the speeds reach around 25mph depending on the weight of the rider.

Razor E200

This is another great electric scooter option with a recommended age of 13 years and above. However, there are reviews of much younger children using this scooter. It has a bigger frame than the E100 but smaller than the E300, it's a good size for older children.

It's features include a rechargeable 24V battery which allows the scooter to go up to speeds of up to 12mph / 19km/h.

It's easy to operate with a twist-grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake. The scooter has one speed, and no variable acceleration.

The E200 has two 8 inch pneumatic tyres (as opposed to just the front wheel on the E100) so offers a smooth and comfortable ride. It has an all steel frame and fork and a high torque chain driven motor

✔️   Push button vs Twist Grip Acceleration - Some scooters features a button which will start and stop the electric scooter. However, for finer control over the speed the scooter goes look for twist grip acceleration. A push button may be easier for younger kids to control and get used to whereas older children may prefer the functionality of twist grip acceleration. Many electric scooters for kids only offer one speed. However,
some electric scooters offer variable twist grip acceleration. These tend to be higher end models.

Razor E300 Scooter - Recommended for age 13 plus



The two 12 volt batteries combined with a 200 Watt motor  makes this scooter powerful enough to travel up to 15mph.

It has rear brake controlled by the lever on the handlebars . It has solid air filled tyres which are inflated to around 40psi. The pneumatic tyres offer a comfortable ride,  It has plenty of tread for urban environments. It comfortably goes over about bumps and lumps on the pavement.

​You can fold the handlebars down so it’s easier to transport or store.

The throttle is a twist throttle, it's either on or off. There is no variation in the speed.
It features a chain driven motor. The scooter requires a kick start. It can be used by adults and teenagers.
Not sure if the E300 is right for your child? Check out a comparison of the E100 vs E300 scooter to help you decide.

✔️   Foldable - Some electric scooters have the capacity to fold. This makes them easier to transport and store. It can also make it easier for commuting. For example, you can use a foldable electric scooter to go to the train or bus station and fold it down on public transport. 

Other Features To Consider

A Retractable Kickstand

A retractable kickstand is extremely useful. This will allow you to stand the scooter up when not in use.

Kick Start

Many scooters require a kick start of around 3mph before the electric motor starts. Some require less and some scooters don’t require any kick start for the motor to work. Kids should have and trouble getting a scooter up to 3mph but it may be something you want to consider when purchasing.

Type of Terrain

If you are likely to use a scooter off road you will want a dirt scooter with pneumatic tyres designed to withstand rougher terrain.

Maximum Weight

Pay careful consideration to the maximum weight of the rider. Some scooters have a faily low weight limit so will only be suitable for children. The weight limit of the scooter may also affect the length of time your child will be able to use the scooter too.

Brakes

Scooters should either have a hand brake or a foot brake to slow down

Purpose

Why you are buying the scooter will very much affect the one you choose. If you are buying for a child, factors such as fun, safety and battery life will be most important. However, many people now use electric scooters for the commute to and from work or via a train station. Therefore considerations will relate to top speeds, battery life, the weight of the scooter (will you have to carry it on public transport?) or whether or not to have a seated scooter will affect the decisions of which ones to buy.

Built In Light

If you are choosing a scooter for the commute another feature you may want to consider is a built in light so you can see where you are going in the dark evenings. Some have just a front light. Others feature a rear one too

How long does it take to charge?

Another consideration is how long the scooter battery will take to fully charge. Again this can be important if you intend to use the scooter daily. A fast recharge time is definitely a bonus. ​

Seat or No Seat

Some electric scooters designed for commuting also feature a seat for extra comfort. Others have the option of removing the seat.

Cost

Obviously the amount you pay will have to be weighed up into consideration to the features the scooter has. When looking at the price of the scooter make sure you have the best features for the money you are paying