Razor A5 Vs A6 – Compare Razor Big Wheel Scooters

Razor A5 vs A6 - Which Is the Best Scooter for You?

The Razor range of big wheel scooters are great for older kids, teens and adults. But it can be confusing as to what the exact differences between each scooter is and which is best. This article answers these questions and compares 3 scooters the Razor A5 Lux, the Razor A5 air and the Razor A6.

Comparison Table

FeatureRazor A5 LuxRazor A5 AirRazor A6
Scooter Pic
PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
Handlebars (height adjustment)75 - 97 cmAdjustableUp to 106.7cm
Wheels200mm
polyurethane
200m
pneumatic
254mm
polyurethane
Deck Size32cm x10.5cm34cm(l)34cm (l)
Scooter Weight4.2kg5.6kg5kg
Max Rider Weight90kg
14.1stone
100kg
17.5 stone
100kg
17.5 stone
FoldableYesYesYes
BrakeRear Fender BrakeRear Fender BrakeRear Fender Brake
BearingsABEC-5ABEC-5ABEC-5
Deck Height
(from ground)
6cm6cm
Other FeaturesKickstandKickstandKickstand

 

The Razor A6 is the latest model of the scooter. But the A5 is still a good big wheel scooter if you prefer something lighter and smaller. And the A5 Air is a good option if you want air filled tyres.

Wheels

Pehaps the biggest differences between the three scooters are the wheels.

The A6 has the largest wheels at 254mm compared to the 200mm wheels on the A5 scooters. The bigger wheels are great for commuters and for scooting longer distances as they will get you up to speed more quickly. They will also get you further and faster while expending less effort. Of course, the downside of bigger wheels is that they add weight to the scooter and it makes it more bulkly when folded but we'll come onto this later.

The A5 air wheels offer another difference. They are air filled. The advantage of air filled/pneumatic wheels is that offer a more comfortable ride absorbing the bumps and shocks as you go along the pavement, making them a good choice if you're planning to scoot on more uneven terrain. They also offer more traction when it's raining or wet. The downsides are that they may need some maintenance such as making sure they are inflated correctly and dealing with punctures. They also add weight to the scooter.

Handlebar Height

The A5 scooters are smaller than the A6 scooter. The maximum height on the A5 handlebars is 97cm compared to 106.7cm on the Razor A6. This means that the Razor A6 is a much better choice for taller teens and adults as it has one of the tallest handlebars on a kick scooter.

Weight of Scooter

The A5 Lux scooter is the lightest of the scooters coming in at 4.2kg. This makes it easier to carry if you need to. Consider you may need or want to carry it more if you use public transport with the scooter or you will be using your scooter uphill.

The Razor A6 weighs 5kg , but the air tyres on the Razor A5 Lux make it the heaviest of all at 5.6kg

Anti - Rattle Technology

One of the criticisms of the A5 Lux is that it can sound noisy and rattly. Therefore Razor updated the a5 Air and A6 have with anti-rattle technology. The A5 Air and A6 feature patent-pending, anti-rattle handlebars and an anti-rattle folding mechanism which means there is a reduction of rattling when riding the scooter as compared to the A5 Luux. This can be a major consideration when choosing the scooter.

Other Considerations

The maximum rider weight on the A5 Lux is 90kg whereas it goes up to 100kg on both the A5 Air and A6.

All 3 scooter are foldable.

All 3 scooters have a kickstand so no worries there.

The Razor A6 tends to be the most expensive of all three scooters, with the A5 air coming in second and the A5 being the cheapest.

Razor A5 Lux Scooter

Pros
Great for older kids and teens
200mm big wheels give a quick, smooth ride. Much faster than scooter with smaller wheels.
On the lighter side for a big wheel scooter making it a good choice if you have to carry on short commutes

Cons

Can be a bit noisy / rattling when scooting

Razor A5 Air Scooter

Pros

Air filled tyres are good for bumpy terrain and absorbing shocks on surfaces such as cobbled streets
The tyres offer better traction on slippy or wet surfaces.
The extra long 34cm deck offers more foot room for riders with larger feet.
Features anti-rattle handlebars and folding system.

Cons
The air filled tyres can make it a lot slower than the urethane tyres on the A5 and A6
It's the heaviest of all 3 scooters making it harder to carry when you need to.

Razor A6 Scooter

Pros

The handlebars extend to a whopping 106cm making this an awesome option for taller riders. Fantastic if you're offer 6 foot.
The 230mm wheels are fantastic for commuting, offering the quickest ride of all 3 scooters with the least effort. It is extra zippy so perfect for getting to places quickly.
The anti rattle handlebar and folding mechansim means it offers a quieter ride than the A5 Lux scooter.
The extra long 34cm deck make it a good choice for longer feet.

Cons

It's heavier than other scooters as the bigger wheels add weight.
The rear brake isn't the best for stopping on a wet surface.

Excellent Video Comparison of Razor A5 Lux Vs A6

Micro Cruiser Vs Micro Sprite

Micro Cruiser Vs Micro Sprite - Which One Is Best for Your Child?

The cruiser and the sprite are both aimed at kids aged five plus. To look at, there are very obvious differences. The main ones being the wheels and the scooter sizes but there are several other factors to consider too. Which scooter is best for your child will depend on how old and tall they are and what they and you want from a scooter.

This article looks at all the differences between the two scooters and highlights what they mean for your child's scooting experience. Are the Cruiser's bigger wheels better for your child? Or should you go for the standard features of the Sprite?

 

Comparison Table

FeatureMicro Cruiser ScooterMicro Sprite Scooter
Age Recommendation5 to 105 to 12
Handlebars (height adjustment)74cm to 88cm64cm-93cm
Wheels200mm wheels120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel
BearingsABEC 5 ABEC 5
Weight of scooter4.5kg3.28kg
Max rider weight100kg100kg
FoldableYesYes
AccessoriesKickstandKickstand
BrakeRear FootbrakeRear footbrake
Footplate length38cm48cm

Micro Cruiser

The Cruiser is a big wheel scooter which is quickly becoming one of Micro's most popular scooters for children in the UK. And it's not hard to see why, it looks stylish and sturdy. The big wheels give a smoother ride which goes faster and further will less effort. Perfect for the school run and for weekend outings.

Wheels - the 200mm PU wheels give a smooth comfortable ride. The advantage of the Cruiser's bigger wheels compared to the Sprite's smaller ones is that bigger wheels will better absorb the shocks in the road from bumps and cracks in tbe pavement. The bigger wheels will also go faster and further will less kicks so less effort - meaning that younger kids don't get tired so easily and older ones can go more quickly and longer distances. Less effort is needed to pick up the pace!

Some younger children also find the bigger wheels more stable which gives them increased confidence when learning to ride on a 2 wheel scooter.

If you live in an area with lots of bumps and cracks in the pavements, the cruiser's wheels will do much better on these kind of surfaces than smaller wheels. Kids can feel the bumps with the smaller wheels more and bigger wheels won't get stuck on small cracks or bumps.

Age and Height Recommendation - the scooter is recommended for ages 5 to 10 with a height between 110cm and 146cm. If you compare the sprite and the cruiser side by side, the sprite's handlebar extends much further meaning it can accomodate taller kids whereas some children will outgrow the cruiser before age 10 if they are on the tall side.

Handlebar - the handlebar is adjustable from 74cm to 88cm so will grow with your child.  The handlebars are wider than on the sprite and a chopper style. Not only do they look cool, the wider handlebars give riders enhanced control.

Footplate - the footplate measures 38cm in length which is a smaller length - again great for younger children in the age range. The footplate has a ground clearance of 6cm which is low to the ground for a big wheel scooter giving riders more stability. It also means a more comfortable ride as the kicking leg is less distance to go to reach the ground and push along.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable which makes it easier to carry and store. As the wheels are bigger it's won't fold down as compactly as the sprite.

Scooter Weight - the weight of this scooter is 4.5kg. This is heavier than many other two wheel scooters and is simply down to the extra weight of the bigger 200mm wheels. The heavier scooter may be a consideration if you want to carry it long distances. However, if you are just moving it in and out of a car boot or something similar, it should be fine for most people to handle no problem!

Brake - the brake on the cruiser is a big flex brake.

Verdict - this scooter is an excellent choice for the first time scooter rider from aged 5 plus.

 

Micro Sprite

The Sprite is a 2 wheel scooter designed and engineered by the Micro brand. It's been a favourite of many kids and their families for many years now and has stood the test of time. What the sprite boasts is a lightweight scooter which is portable and adjustable meaning it can last kids for many years.

Wheels - the scooter has a front 120mm PU wheel and a rear 100mm PU wheel. The front wheel is slightly bigger than on many 2 wheel scooters giving the rider a front powered ride. The bigger front wheel will help give the scooter a smooth ride. Obviously the wheels aren't as big as on the cruiser but wheels add weight to the scooter so it means that the Sprite is much more lightweight.

The wheels are made of 87o ShoreA polyurethane which means the wheels are extremely solid. The higher the o number the more resistance the wheels have to indentation and wear.

Age and Height Recommendation - it's recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years who have a height of between 110cm to 152cm.

Weight - the scooter weighs just 2.7kg. This makes it easier to carry for longer distances. Younger kids may also find the lighter scooter easier to control. For example if they need to pick it up to go down a kerb, it will be easier for them to do so.

Footplate - the footplate is 48cm (10cm more than the cruiser) meaning it can easily accomodate the size of an older chid's feet.

Handlebar - the handlebar is  height adjustable between 63cm and 95cm. It adjusts a lot higher than the handlebar on the cruiser meaning that it will be fine for kids up to age 12. In fact, even some adults  and teens can have a go at riding this scooter provided they are below the maximum weight limit of 100kg.

Foldable - the Sprite can be quickly and easily folded. It's a simple fold and a streamlined shape making it a great choice to take on public transport, put in the car or fold down wherever you need. The folded dimensions are L66cm x H25cm x W10cm.

Other Considerations - you can purchase a carry strap separately to go with the sprite making it easier to carry when you need to.

Verdict - if you're looking for a lightweight scooter that easily folds this could be a great choice. It's a good choice for older, growing kids, lasting up to at least 12 years old. It's lighter weight and the addition of a carry strap make it an awesome choice if you need to use public transport.

What Else is There to Consider

Micro scooters are a well known brand. It's quality, design and engineering make them a favourite scooter with many families who progress from the 3 wheel scooters onto 2 wheels and again onto commuter or stunt scooters for their kids.

Micro design all their scooters so that the parts can be easily replaced or repaired. This means it keeps scooters out of landfills for longer. Once each child has finised with the scooter, if they are looked after they can be passed on to siblings, cousins or friends.

Comparison Video

See the sprite and cruiser in direct comparison.

MGP VX9 Scooter Series Review – Pro, Team, Nitro, Pendulum & Extreme Stunt Scooters

Madd Gear Pro VX9 Scooter Series Reviews


Madd Gear Pro is a well-known stunt scooter maker and their brand is well known and respected in the stunt scooter world.

In 2019, Madd Gear brought out the VX9 series of scooters. The scooters are designed with different bar heights and deck sizes, so you can pick the right one for your height and style. It's almost like having a custom scooter ready-made for your scooter needs.

One thing that MGP has done is to make these scooters ridiculously lightweight. This means a scooter which is easy to control, super light beneath the feet, perfect for use at the skatepark.

There are five different scooters in the series are

Pro - for around kids 6 plus

Team - for around kids 8 plus, it comes in 2 editions. The Team has a 4.5" wide deck and the Team Fuel has a 4.8" wide deck.

Pendulum - made for the streets. Aimed at kids from aged 10 plus. This comes in 2 deck sizes with a choice of 19.5" in length and 21.5 inches in length.

Extreme - Aimed at the 12 plus age group, another light stunt scooter perfect for the skate park. This comes in two deck sizes (the 4.5" wide and the nitrous which is 4.8" wide)

Nitro - Also aimed at the 12 plus age group with a slightly larger deck than the extreme.

The article below looks at each scooter in the VX9 range to help you pick the right one for you.

Madd Gear VX9 Pro Scooter

 

The MGP VX9 Pro scooter is perfectly sized for kids, ideal for both beginner and intermediate riders. The awesome thing about this scooter is it's super light under your feet, perfect for learning and performing tricks. It's probablyone of the best entry level scooters you can get. I

Age recommendation - MGP recommends the pro for ages 6 and up with a height range of between 4'3" to 5" (the 6 to 11 age group).

Bars - This is the smallest of the VX9 range aimed at younger riders with chromoly low rise bars at 58cm high and 53cm across. (23" by 25")

Grips - soft mixed grips. They look cool with a two-tone colour scheme which matches the design on the rest of the scooter.

Deck - heat-treated and fluted - 4 inches across - 19.5inches long. There are inserts on the deck which helps makes the deck a lot lighter than previous models (about 20% lighter than before). Grip tape is high quality

Weight - the scooter's weight is 3.16kg so really is light.

Wheels - the two-tone wheels look exceptionally cool. They are 110mm hollow corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings

Brake and clamp - a nylon brake and a standard double clamp.

Madd Gear VX9 Team

A step up from the Pro scooter is the VX9 Team scooter. It's recommended for riders from aged 8 and up or with a height of 4 feet and above. Like the Pro scooter, the Team is amazingly light (nearly 10% lighter than it's predecessor). There's' 8 different colours to choose from so a look to suit everyone.

Weight - 3.41kg - a light scooter for a much speedier ride which offers more control.

Bars - steel Chromoly bars which measure 25" tall and 23" across. (63cm by 58cm) They are strong and light.

Deck - 4.5" across and 19.5" in length. Slightly wider than standard which offers more stability.

Wheels - durable 120mm corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings, giving a fast, smooth ride.

Summary - this is an awesome scooter which is suitable for kids aged 8 and up who are serious about improving their skills at the skatepark.

 

MGP VX9 Team Edition Neo X Stunt Scooter

If you want to stand out from the crowd, than the two tone design of the Team Neo scooter could be the choice for you.

MGP VX9 Pendulum


The Pendulum is a new edition to the MGP VX9 range in 2019 which has been designed for the street rider. It's recommended for kids aged 10 and up or for riders over 4 feet and 6 inches tall.

It's an MFX inspired scooter for the streets and the specifications reflect this.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 4.29kg which is slighly heavier than the other scooters in the VX9 range but street scooters tend to be slightly heavier and stronger.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across.

✔️ Deck - the deck is strong. It's 21.5 inches long and 5 inches wide. The scooters's deck is sized for the streets. Scooters for the street have slightly wider decks than scooters aimed for the skate park. This is because, it's more comfortable to ride a wider deck on the streets, whereas lighter and smaller decks are better for doing whips and other tricks at the park.

The strong deck is heat treated and fluted with a box size which again is perfect for the streets.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

MGP VX9 Extreme Scooter


Aimed at the skate park rider from ages 12 and up, the extreme is super lightweight making it perfect for all serious skate park riders.

✔️ Bars - Standard MGP Chromoly handlebars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. They have soft TPR swirl grind grips which match the look, design and colours of the scooter.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm alloy core, ABEC 11 high speed bearings.

✔️ Weighs - 9.3% lighter than last year making your arial trips, whips and tricks even easier.

✔️ Deck - Fluted and heat treated. 19.5 inches by 4.5 inches. The MGP team have also produced a version of the extreme with a slightly larger deck at 4.8" wide and 20 inches long to accomodate for the preference of different riders.

MGP VX9 Nitro



The Nitro is a stunt scooter perfect for the skate park aimed at kids aged 12 and up.

✔️ Wheels - 120mm neo cartel alloy core wheels with alloy cores.

✔️ Light - the weight comes in at 3.55kg making it one of lightest nitro scooter every produced by MGP.

✔️ Handlebar- A standard sized MGP Chromoly t-bars measuring 26 inches high and 23 inches across. The bar style is straight across rather than the y shaped bars of the extreme scooter.

✔️ Deck - the deck is 20" long by 4.8"across.

✔️ Verdict - If you're looking for a strong scooter which can meet the demands on the street this is the one for you.

 

Unicorn Scooters and Accessories

Awesome Unicorn Scooters and Accessories


Unicorns are extremely popular with children at the moment. There is even a unicorn day. (It was the 9th April 2019 - in case you were wondering).

Kids who love unicorns will most likely enjoy tearing up the paths and pavements on a unicorn themed scooter or with a unicorn themed accessory added to their scooter.

Getting a unicorn scooter or accessory is all about the fun factor. Seeing young children riding around on a scooter that they love is what it's all about.

Ozbozz Unicorn Scooter with 2 Light up Wheels

The Ozbozz Unicorn scooter is affordable and adorned with unicorn pictures (as you may expect). It's a basic 2 wheel kick scooter designed from crusing from a to b.

The scooter is visually appealing for unicorn fans. It also featured LED light up wheels which automatically light up when ridden and stop when the scooter wheels stop rolling.

The scooter can be height adjusted to 3 different heights with the highest setting being 81cm. It is recommended for kids aged 5 plus.  There is a folding mechanism so it's easier to carry and store when not in use. It weighs 2.35kg so is fairly light to carry too.

The scooter also features an anti-slip footplate and easy grip handlebars.

You can also get this scooter with a plush unicorn toy too.

 

 

Scootaheadz Unicorn

 

If the unicorn fan in your life already has a scooter, why not get a scootaheads in the shape of the unicorn to complete her scooter look.

It's a great alternative to ride around on, when getting a real unicorn is just not an option.

Scootaheadz fit scooter models from Razor and Globber to most Micro Scooter models and may others

It is essentially a plastic "head" which slots onto the handlebar of the scooter.

Super Rainbow Corn Helmet

A great way to encourage your child to wear a helmet is by getting one which they will love to wear. A unicorn themed helmet is super cute and will protect their head while scooting.

The helmet featured is 5o to 54cm and is recommended for kids aged  5 plus. Ideally, it's best not to go on the age recommendation but the size of your child's head. To get the correct measurement 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. Read more about choosing the best scooter helmet.

It features shock absorbing EPS inner shell for protection Comes with adjustable nylon straps for a great fit

Unicorn Bag

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This bag is designed to attach to micro scooters.

It's an extremely useful bag with lots of practical uses.

It's insulated inside so it's perfect to use as a lunchbag.

It has a 2.3 litre capacity to keep drinks and food cool and a zip close to keep contents safe.

The bag is easily wiped cleaned with a damp cloth and easily attaches to all Micro Scooters.

The lunchbag also doubles as a rucksack and has adjustable straps to ensure it fits correctly.

3 Wheel Unicorn Scooter

 

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This 3 wheels scooter has a picture of a pink unicorn on the deck.

The scooter itself is made of plastic with a white plastic deck and pink wheels. The front wheels light up and it's lean and steer, so kids lean to go left and right.

The handlebar is adjustable to 3 different heights 59cm, 64cm and 69cm. The scooter features a rear brake and the back.

 

Unicorn Scooter Case

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Is it a scooter? Is it a suitcase? Actually it's both.

The scooter can be folded up into the back of the suitcase and locked in place. The handle can be adjusted down so it becomes a suitcase you can just pull along. Or ride the scooter/suitcase instead of carrying it.

It has a 26 litre capacity so will fit plenty of stuff.

If you intend to take it on as cabin luggage, make sure you check the size of the suitcases that are allowed in the cabin as it may be a little big for some airlines but okay for some.

It's name is Chloe the Unicorn, so it's perfect for unicorn lovers.

 

 

Best Stunt Scooter Ramps

Stunt Scooter Ramps For Kids

 

Crazy about learning and practising new stunts, jumps, hops and tricks? Then having a scooter / skateboard ramp is a must. Check out our top picks of scooter ramps for kids, enabling beginners to increase their confidence when they are hitting the ramps at the skate park.

Factors To Consider When Buying a Scooter Ramp

1.) Size - make sure that it can fit in your garden or anywhere else you wish to use it with enough space around it for use. The bigger the ramp, the more landing space you may require. You may also need to think about where you are going to store the ramps.

2.) Portability - if you require the ramp to be portable, than ensure it's light enough to carry and transport. If you wish to take it in the car to transport if, make sure it can fit in easily too.

3.) Stunt scooter ability - beginners will probably prefer mini ramps which are smaller and more portable as well as easier for beginner riders to get to grips with and increase confidence. Intermediate and advanced scooter riders may prefer a large ramp.

4.) Level of use - ensure that it's designed for the level of use that you require. Mini ramps made of lighweight moulded plastic are great for beginners and smaller riders but for an intermediate, taller rider you may require something stronger. Larger ramps are able to withstand impact from greater weights.

Brands

Most of the ramps featured in this article are from Rampage. Rampage is the biggest selling ramp brand in Europe and has quite a few different types of ramps to choose from.

There are other manufacturers of ramps suitable for stunt scooter use that are featured towards the end of the article.

Rampage Single Mini Launch Ramp

This small ramp is perfect for scooter riders who are beginners at stunts. Ideal for building confidence before trips to the skatepark.

It measures 56cm (1) by 39cm (w) and 15.5cm in (h).

At 1.3kg, it's lightweight and easy to carry wherever you need to, from the garden to the front of the house to play with friends or to the park.

It's made from high impact polyurethane and is designed to withstand impacts with a maximum weight load of up to 90kg.

It can be left outside without any worries of being damaged as it's resistant to hold and cold temperatures.

Ready to use with no assembly required.

 

Rampage Unisex Double Mini Ramp

 

A double ramp has two opposing ramps so kids can scoot up one side and then scoot down the other.

The double ramp features has the following dimensions 81cm (l), 39.4cm (w), 15cm (h).

Like the single ramp it is designed to portable, so perfect for use in the garden or on flat ground anywhere safe.

Rampage Mini Airbox Launch Ramp Set

Box jumps are two ramps with a flat surface in between them, and the offers a lots of opportunities for different kinds of stunts and tricks.

The rampage airbox, is a mini styled box jump which is perfect for use outdoors in the garden.

It's easy to put together, takes just a few minutes to assemble without any tool.s

It's fairly compact, measuring 135cm (l), 39cm (w) and 16cm (h), and lightweight so can fit in most people's gardens or use for anywhere else wth a flat surface. Easy to transport from the back garden to use with friend's in the local partk.

 

JumpStar Large Skate Stunt Ramp

Looking for a single stunt launch ramp that is a little bit bigger than a mini ramp but just as affordable?

Then check out the Jumpstar.  It's a large launch ramp measuring 99cm (l), 71cm (w), 31cm (h) and has 135º transition to easily launch and land stunts

It's bigger so weighs a lot more than the mini ramps at 10kg but it's still portable so can be taken from the garden to the driveway or wherever you can transport it.

It's made of high impact pp (polypropylene plastic). It has anti-slip grip strips to adhere to multiple surfaces to prevent ramp sliding around.

The maximum user weight is 100kg and it's suitable for ages 8 and up.

Rampage Mini Four-Way Fun Box Launch Ramp Set

A mini sized ramp with lots of opportunities for action.

The Rampage mini four way box ramp measures 151 cm (l) x 119 cm (w) x 16 cm (h).

Like all the rampage ramps, it's high impact injection moulded and made from polyethylene (a type of plastic). It can withstand weight loads up to 90kg.

It's ready to use, only two minutes tool free assembly to put it together.

Icebreaker Ramps

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Another manufacturer of ramps made of high impact plastic is the Icebreaker range.

They make a number of different sized and types of mini ramps including single launch ramps, double ramps, 2 and 4 way box jumps with varying dimensions.

 

Stunted Mini Scooter Ramp

Another option of mini scooter ramp is the stunted ramp. Its easily portable and comes with anti-skid pads. It's robust and hard wearing and made with high impact PP material.

Easily portable, it features anti-skid plates for easy and secure positioning. It's single-moulded and there are no parts to assemble or attach.

The dimensions measure 56.5cm x 39.5cm x 15.5cm.

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!

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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 Scooter – Street, Stunt and Pro Scooter Reviews

Top 7 JD Bug Scooters - Kick, Stunt and Commuter Model Reviews

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 length 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.