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
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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 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.

✔️ Portability - how portable will you need the scooter to be. Will it need to be carried on a bus, train or transported in the boot of the car? Will they have to carry the scooter up a hill or into school? If so, it might be worth considering how heavy the scooter is. Is it light enough to carry? Can it be folded down compactly so it can be stored at home or school or transported in the car? Kick scooters range from extremely lightweight (under 3kg) up to around 5kg.

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.

iScoot Ultimate X50

The iscoot scooter is an affordable kick scooter and with it's suspension, large wheels and low to ground deck it's super comfortable to ride. It's an awesome choice when you are on a budget and is height adjustable handlebar means that kids, teens and adults can all ride it (max weight is 100kg).

Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar has 3 height settings. 89cm for use by children 120cm and taller, 97cm for people 162cm and taller and 105cm for people who are 190cm 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.

Wheels - It features big 200mm by 24mm PU wheels, the bigger wheels will offer a smoother ride over bumps and cracks in the pavement.

Easy to Fold - the iscoot features a one button easy folding system. The folded dimensions are 83cm x 13.5cm x 32cm.

Deck - the low to the ground deck is 46.5cm x 13.5cm. A deck which is low the ground tends

Front and rear suspension - the suspension absorbs all rattles, shocks and shakes leading a smooth and comfortable ride.

Scooter weight - it weighs 4.7kg. The downside of the suspension is that it does add some weight to the scooter. However, it's a still a similar weight to other similar sized kick scooter.

Other awesome features -  the iscoot includes a mud / rain guard to ensure your trousers are clean when you get to your destination. A removable carry strap makes it easier to carry when you need to do so.

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.

✔️ Size of Stunt Scooter - an important consideration is that the scooter is the right size. There are certain measurements that will help find the right scooter. Firstly the height of the bars. Many scooters for this age group have bars around 58cm to 62cm and this is generally a good size for the average 11 and 12 year old.  If they are on the small side look for lower bars and if they are taller higher bars.

Also, bear in mind the size of the wheel. 100mm wheels are the smallest wheel size you can get, but may scooters have 110mm or 120mm wheels which will add a bit more to the height of the scooter.

Some scooter specs give the measurement of the entire height of the scooter, which is useful. For beginners, ideally, you want the bars to sit between hit and waist height for better control. As kids, get older and more experienced they may prefer bars which sit lower as many pro stunt riders prefer. Bars which are too high can cause more of a problem as the arm is at an uncomfortable position when riding and it's easier to knock the bars into your face on the ramps.

Bargain Beginner 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.

✔️ Budget Stunt Scooters Vs Pro Stunt Scooters - there is a huge disparity in price when it comes to buying a stunt scooter. Budget stunt scooters have their place. They are good for lighter kids who are just trying out a few tricks and stunts. However, if your child is serious about the skate park, it's worth spending a bit more money. Pro scooters are generally designed to be strong but lightweight. The lighter the scooter, the easier it is to control and do stunts but it needs to be strong to withstand the impacts of continuous landings.

Budget scooters may compromise on some of the features. Their wheels may have plastic rather than the alloy cores found on pro scooters. Wheels tend to be smaller so won't be as smooth or fast or durable. They may be strong but heavier so more difficult to control. Pro scooters are more likely to be made of strong but light material such as Chromoly steel. It should also be easier to upgrade parts on pro scooters meaning your scooter should last longer.

The key is to weigh each scooter on its merits and price and the requirements for your child.

Bargain Beginner Stunt Scooter (number 2) - ​Two Bare Feet - Cipher Model


The Two Bare Feet Cipher model is dirt cheap. It's a good size for this age group, but you will be compromising on some features such as smaller wheels with plastic cores and some weaker parts. However, again for trying out a few beginner jumps and tricks, it's a good version to try before graduating onto something stronger and lighter. Also super for smooth scooting along the pavements and if your kid is a little rough with their kick scooter.

Bars - The bars measure 83cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars. They are 43cm in width which is on the narrow side (compared to some pro stunt scooters).
Deck - a 4 inch wide (10cm) deck. It's narrower than some other stunt scooters but still okay for beginners.

Weight - It's lightweight at just 3.5kg. A lighter scooter is easier to learn to do tricks and stunts on.

Wheels - The wheels are 88A, 100mm PU and offer a smooth ride along the pavements.

Slamm Urban 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. The bar height is 57cm which is the smallest bar featured in this article and the total height of the scooter is 75.5cm making it a good choice for the smaller rider.

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 - 18.8″ X 4.5″ (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.

Madd Gear ​MGP VX9 Team Stunt Scooter

Madd Gear Pro (MGP) is another well-known brand of scooters and their new stunt scooter range for 2019 includes the mgp vx9 pro stunt scooter. They have excelled themselves with this scooter as they have worked hard to make it super strong and durable but also extremely lightweight. Compared to last year's model, it's almost 10% lighter

Summary - an excellent choice of stunt scooter for the beginner and intermediate rider who wants to develop their skills especially if they're serious about scootering.

Wheels -  120mm corrupt core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings. The wheels are speedy, durable and smooth.

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 amazingly light. To make the 2019 version even lighter than previous models, Madd Gear has made cutouts on the deck. Its total weight is just 3.41kg. Despite its low weight, this scooter will cope with all of the punishment that is thrown at it.
Bars - a standard size one-piece t-bar made from Chromoly which is 23" wide by 25" high (58cm by 63cm). The total height of the team is 86.3cm (27.75")

Grips - the grips are soft and comfortable and feature nylon bar ends.

Design - comes in tons of different colours.

Blunt Envy Prodigy S7

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 bending. The bars are 62cm in height by 57cm in width (24.5" by 22.5"). 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 49.5 cm long by 11.9cm in width (4.75 inches wide vs 19.5 inches). It comes with plastic ends in the back of the dropout to protect ankles and other body parts from any sharp ends.

Fork - thinned out fork, cool looking fork.

Hand grips - soft comfortable, cool colors, 160mm long.

Grit Fluxx

The Grit Fluxx is another awesome stunt scooter for smaller riders who are serious about stunts at the skate park or for kids who like their bars to sit a bit lower.

Wheels - 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.

Bars - The handlebar is 51cm wide x 55cm high, so the lowest featured on this page. It features soft feel grips for extra comfort while riding.

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

Grit Invader


The Grit Invader is the next step up in size to the Grit Flux. The designs of both scooters are similar but the Invader features bigger wheels and bars for the taller and intermediate rider.  It's a high-end, pro scooter, the choice for kids who are serious about their scooter tricks.

Wheels - The alloy core 88A PU 120mm wheels are super wide, smooth and go pretty fast.

Bars - The cool multi-coloured bars measure 68cm in height by 61cm across (26.5" by 24"). These are the tallest bars featured on this page.

Grips - The grips are Grit's own and are soft feel grips for extra comfort while riding. They are silicone and lock on to the bars, so no movement when using the scooter.

Brake - a Grit flex brake

Deck - is a strong, super-wide deck, 4.8" wide by 20" long (12.1cm by 50.8cm)

Clamp - the double clamp and IHC compression keep everything tight.

Fork - slick designed HIC for with compression strong fork.

Headset - the Neco headset spins very smoothly.

Weight - Lightweight at just 3.6kg,

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.

Scooter Essentials Explained

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

Bar - Always make sure the bar is a one piece.

Wheels - 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 between waist and hip height.  Beginners should aim to start with scooter bars about waist height. As kids start to perform tricks they may develop a preference for lower bars or prefer a higher set up. It can depend on their style and what feels comfortable for them.

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.

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.

Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter

 

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for an 11 or 12 year old, the Maxi micro scooter is worth considering.

Age and Height Recommendation
It’s recommended for kids aged 5 to 12 years old. It aims to accomodate children up to 152cm, so if you're child is nearing this height, it may be worth considering a 3 wheel scooter for adult such as the micro kickboard scooter. 

Height adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be adjusted from 67cm to 93cm, so you can make sure it’s the right height for your child. The handlebars can be removed from the base for storage and transportation.

Steering
It uses a lean to steer steering mechanism.
Wheels
The PU front wheels 125mm and the back ones are 100mm.
Weight
It is superlightweight at just 2.5kg, so easy to carry up steps, up steep hills, in and out of the home or car or whenever needed. . 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 E200


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 12mph. There are variable speeds 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.

Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters – Buying Guide

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Top 6 Best Dirt Scooters - Buying Guide

Dirt scooters are an awesome addition to a scooter collection. They are different to kick or stunt scooters in that they are designed to be ridden off road on all kinds of different terrain. They can cover all kinds mud tracks, drops, grass and other terrain which would be inaccessble on a traditional scooter. This access to new terrain adds another fun factor to the scooting experience. Dirt scooters need to cope with the uneven terrain such as mud. Therefore they do tend to be heavier, stronger, with bigger wheels and tyres to absorb the off road shocks.

Older kids, teens and adults may also be keen to use dirt scooters on bmx trails and dirt tracks where they can try out jumps and high impact manoeuvres. They are amazing for adventurous kids who want to try out something fun, exciting and a bit different away from the skate park. It's important to choose the right scooter which is strong but lightweight to cope with the extra force required in landings.

Skip the buying guide and go straight to the top dirt scooter picks.

What to consider when buying an dirt scooter.

Like all scooters, there is much to consider when buying a dirt scooter. Some questions will be can the rider cope with the extra weight of a dirt scooter?

Age

If you are buying for a child, than the age, height and weight of the child you are buying for will be need to be taken into consideration. It is important the scooter is strong enough to withstand off road riding, however if it is too heavy, it may be difficult for younger and smaller kids to control. In this case you will need to look for a dirt scooter which is specifically made for the younger rider. They will be lighter and easier for them to use. Some dirt scooters will have a recommended age range.

Weight of the Scooter

Some dirt scooters can be very heavy. This is fine if you are an older, stronger rider. However, ulitmately you want the lightest dirt scooter that your budget can accommodate as lighter dirt scooters tend to be easier to control and nicer to ride. More expensive scooters tend to be made with stronger materials but are designed in such a way that they are more lightweight.

Wheels

The main difference between traditional scooters and all terrain scooters are the wheels. The wheels are bigger and will feature high pressure, all terrain tyres so they can cope with the rougher ground. Like car tyres, they will have different treads and patterns. The type of tread may offer increased traction when riding so is something to consider.  Look for a nobbly tyres which will offer increased traction.

Wheel size

The wheel size may be a factor you want to consider when choosing your scooter. Larger wheels offer smoother ride on some of the toughest terrains which is why generally dirt scooters all have a large sized wheels. If you want a little more control perhaps to do a few off road jumps and stunts (perhaps on a bmx trail), you may want to consider slightly smaller wheels.

Wheel Hubs

If you're looking to use a dirt scooter to do jumps, tricks and stunts along dirt and bmx trails it is important to look for a wheel that has a metal core to withstand the extra external force demanded when landing

Split Core Hubs

Split core hubs on dirt scooter wheels are something to look out for as it makes it easy to change the tyres. However, they do tend to be on more expensive models and are not a necessity.

Maximum Weight of Rider

Like all scooters there will be a maximum weight that the scooter can accommodate. This is important to note as you want to make sure a dirt scooter will last for a growing child. You also want to make sure that it will accommodate a teen or adult if that is what you want from the scooter. If possible get the lightest scooter that will accommodate your weight.

If you or your child is not very heavy, a scooter with a high maximum weight will normally be more expensive, heavier to ride and you won't need it, so look for something lighter. As well as the maximum rider weight you may also see a maximum rider weight for agressive riding which will be lower.

This is the maximum weight for a rider who may be riding the scooter down drops or jumping over earth mounds and the like. This is because the impact on the scooter will be greater when used for these kinds of activities.

Type of Terrain

Most dirt scooters can be ridden not only on uneven terrain but on pavement and smooth surfaces as well. However, they may take a little more effort to ride on smoother surfaces and won't be as quick. Some dirt scooters are designed to be super strong so that they are perfect for heavier rides who want to do jumps on BMX trails and the like.

If you have this in mind, make sure that the scooter will take your maximum weight when riding aggressively. Also look for a dirt scooter with a fully welded aluminium construction which is light enough to do tricks but strong enought to take the impact. It would be possible to get a scooter that could for the school run in the week and off road fun on the weekend. If this is the case look for one that is easy to ride on smoother surfaces like pavements as well as off road.

Handlebars

The handlebars should be at a comfortable height so it's easy to control the scooter. This tends to be around mid hip to waist height although some people do prefer them to sit lower. The handlebar will be fixed, not adustable. This is because the scooter needs to be strong, a foldable or adustable handlebar creates weak points.

Wider bars are generally preferred for any stunts and tricks you may want to do. Most handlebars will feature soft grips for comfort when bumping over the ground. All handlebars should feature Hidden Internal Compression.

You will see a y style handlebar or a straight handlebar. Either is fine and is a matter of preference.

Kick Stand

Not all dirt scooters features a kick stand and it shouldn't really be a deciding features but a kick stand is nice to have so you don't have to store it lying down.

Deck

The decks should offer superior grip. They will vary in length and width. Like all scooters a shorter deck is better for smaller riders. Choose the deck which is more comfortable for you. Ideally it should be strong and lightweight.

Brakes

Most scooters will features a spring brake so you can slow down. Look for one which is easy to change if you expect to use this scooter a lot.

Cost

Higher end scooters will tend to feature stronger and more durable parts and should in theory last longer. They may also feature stronger parts but be lighter which is always an advantage. The amount you pay will very much depend on how much you will use the scooter, your budget and what specifications are important to you.

Which Brand Should I Get?

Depsite being such a new innovation, there are now quite a few scooter manufacturers which make dirt scooters. Perhaps one of the most well known brands is Razor who makes the RDS (Razor Dirt Scooter). But there a variety of other brands including JD Bug, Osprey and Grit that also make them. The one to buy will depend on what specifications are important to you. Check out an option below.

​Osprey All Terrain Off Road Dirt Scooter

The Osprey all terrain scooter is perfect for tackling dirt tracks and downhill runs.

Wheels and Tyres
The large (200mm) off road tyres are perfect for scrambling around off road. The nobbly tyres offer excellent traction. The wheels feature three piece CNC aluminium metal hubs which are strong to withstand high impact manoeuvres.

Handlebars and Deck
The chrome handlebars feature large rubber grips to keep you holding on and comfortable when riding. The hardwearing aluminium deck is designed to take the punishment of any flying rocks and gravel on dirt tracks.

Stopping Power and Terrain
The stainless steel rear brake is built to offer you durable and reliable stopping power whatever the terrain. ​If you're looking for something which is solely for off road use, might like to try out a few dirt tracks or bmx trails and maybe do a few jumps and tricks - this is an excellent choice.

Maximum Weight and Age Recommendation
The maximum user weight is 100kg and it's recommended for older kids through to adult.

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Brakes, Mudguard and Air Tyres

The Bikestar scooter is a good solid and study scooter choice for younger children (around 7 plus years) who want to go off road over grass, muddy paths and uneven terran. It's not a great choice for BMX trails and couldn't be used to do jumps, tricks or at the skate park because it's too heavy. But it's a good choice for an off road and on road kick scooter for kids age 7 plus.

Wheels, Weight, Brake and Steering

It features 12 inch (approx 300mm) wheels with pnematic tyres great for handling grass and rougher terrain. It weighs 7.2kg so is heavy so it's not a scooter you want to have to carry for long distances or do tricks or jumps with on dirt trails.

There's big and strong rear and front wheel handbrake. The steering bearings make sure the scooter is easy to steer

Two Bare Feet Dirt Scooter

The two bare feet dirt scooter is a mid range priced scooter which is a possible choice for the kid who wants to have a go at navigating a few dirt trails. If you are serious about the dirt tracks and doing tricks, go for a higher end scooter which will have metal wheel cores and other features to withstand jumps and trick. This scooter is a good choice for younger children and those who are just out beginning and want an introduction to off road scooting.

Wheels The wheels have 190mm x 40mm pneumatic off road tyres. The wheels aren't a knobbly as some other dirt scooters but they do offer grip and traction on a variety of surfaces.

Weight - It weighs 5.5kg so it's should be fine smaller kids to manoeuvre and control on off road terrain.

Age Recomendation - it's suitable for ages 7 plus and has a weight recommendation of 100kg. You can also buy this scooter on ebay.

Lucky Warthog Dirt Scooter

If budget isn't a problem, the Lucky dirt scooter is top of the range, extremely well designed and durable. This is an expensive dirt scooter, so what are you getting for your money? Well it's extremely strong while still being lightweight. If the kid you are buying for is serious about doing tricks and jumps on the bmx trails and dirt tracks, this will be an excellent scooter. And as a bonus it's a stylish too.

Construction - the bar is made of 4130 chromoly and TID welded so at 5.1kgs is extremely lightweight for a dirt scooter but super strong too.  It features a 5” wide x 25" long deck made from aircraft grade aluminum and robotic welded. The scooter has a total height of 97.5cm and the bars measure 58cm high and have a width of 58cm.The scooter features an SCS compression system which is the strongest compression system out there.

Brake - the brake uses 18 gauge spring steel. It's the perfect angle and comes with an anti-vibration pad which is brilliant if want a top of the range dirt scooter.

Grips - the scooter uses Lucky Vice Grips. They have been designed to be "super grippy" but are also super comfortable and durable. Fab when flying around over the mud.

Wheels - Lucky partnered with Kenda to add dirt-gripping 200mm wheels with strong aluminium cores which will have you flying down the dirt tracks.

Ascent Dirt Scooter


This is an excellent solid mid range budget dirt scooter perfect for kids scooting offroad. If you are serious about tricks, the Lucky dirt scooter or Osprey are probably better choices. But this is great for younger kids who want to try out some off road scooting, along grass and uneven terrain.

Wheels - Heavy duty nylon 2 piece wheel hubs, (not metal hubs so not the strongest for withstanding aggressive impact) The wheels are fitted with 200 x 50mm pneumatic tyres

Scooter Weight is approximately 5.8kg, not the lightest but should be fine for scooting along off road.

Full scooter height - it measures 83.8cm from top to bottom. It's recommended for kids (aged 7 and above) through to adults. Ideally the handlebar should come up to  between hip and waist height for better control.

Razor Pro RDS Stunt Scooter

Another great dirt scooter for kids, the Razor Pro RDS Stunt scooter is a strong dirt scooter (on the lighter side) which has wheels and tyres perfectly designed for tackling the dirt.

Wheels The scooter features 200mm pneumatic tyres with an aggressive tread pattern which are perfect dirt tracks. The wheels feature molded Nylon 6 (PA 6) hubs with 60 psi to help withstand the impact from jumps and bumps on dirt tracks.

Handlebars The handlebars are fixed riser Y-style handlebar, measuring 510mm (20") tall, 495mm (19.5") wide. They features soft rubber grips. Age Recommendation It's recommended for ages 10 plus to adults and has a maximum weight of  100kg (15.7 stone)

Frame and Weight It has a strong but lightweight frame made of aluminium. The scooter weights 5.2kg so is on the lighter side for a dirt scooter. The lighter weight and it's build and design make it good for use on BMX dirt trails (see the video below)