Chilli Base Scooter Review

Chilli Pro Base Scooter Review

Chilli gave us the Chilli Base scooter in exchange for our review. My son and I had fun taking it to the skate park and testing it out.

The Chilli Pro Base scooter is designed for beginners at the skate park aged around 8 and above. My 9 year old son, Callum is a complete beginner, making him the perfect tester. I was impressed at how solid and high quality the scooter was out of the box, especially at the competitive price point. But how would Callum fare with this scooter on the ramps for the first time?

On the Ramps

Callum's competent on a two-wheel kick scooter but I was still apprehensive about letting him down the ramps. I needn't have worried. He took to it like a duck to water and I think the design of the scooter helped.

The bars are wide and this gave him lots of control. The scooter was perfectly sized for him, with the bars around waist height. The wheels rolled smoothly and quickly and the long and wide deck gave him plenty of foot space.

Scooter Size

Callum is 4'4" (132cm) in height and the scooter is the ideal height for him. The total scooter height is 79cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.

In terms of bar height the general rule says that they should sit somewhere between the waist and hip when the user is standing on the deck. Some stunt scooter riders prefer their bars to sit lower, as there is more freedom of movement around the scooter for tricks and jumps. Other riders prefer the bars to be around their waistline but it often comes down to rider preference. However, it's important the bars don't come up higher than waist height as it will make the scooter difficult to control.

The Chilli Base's bars came up to around waist height on Callum giving him optimum control. The waist size bars make it easy for him to use and manoeuvre and there is also plenty of growing room. As kids grow and improve, they may prefer their bars to sit lower - so this would work well as he gets taller. Stunt scooters like the Chilli Base are always a fixed height and are never foldable. This is because a foldable and height-adjustable scooter will have weak points which could snap under the impact of jumps and tricks.

It's also worth noting how light this scooter is. At 3.5kg it's very light, making it easier for kids to control and manipulate. As you can imagine, the heavier the stunt scooter, the more difficult it is to perform jumps and other tricks. And you want it to be light so they can easily lift it up to the top of the ramps!

Wheels and Flex Brake

Callum loved the blue colour of the wheels which look pretty cool. The wheels are 110mm, which is a nice size for beginners offering a smooth and speedy ride. Budget scooters often have wheels of 100mm but these bigger 110mm wheels are much better. They're going to last longer, there is more urethane so they will wear down less quickly. If you do need to replace the wheels, you can pick up replacements on the Chilli website.

The scooter also features a robust flex brake made of steel. Being under the 100kg weight limit, I jumped on and tried out the brake. I'm happy to report it worked very well.

Although I didn't try the scooter out on the ramps, I loved whizzing around on the paths and was impressed by how smoothly it rode. Two other kids came onto the skate park and their scooters rattled as they rode. You just don't get this at all with the Chilli Base scooter. It is a quiet, fast and smooth ride.

Deck

The deck measure 50cm by 11.5cm (19.6" by 4.5") which is comparable with other scooters aimed at the 8 plus age group. There's plenty of foot space for children. Most school-aged kids use their stunt scooter to get from a to b as well as on the ramps. The deck gives lots of space for resting feet when they are scooting along the paths which contributes to a comfortable ride.

The grip tape is high quality and durable and passed its first outing with me, my teenager and my 9 year old having a go.

Bars

The scooter bar is made from 4310 Chromoly steel which gives a light but super strong bar. What I really like about the Chill Base scooter is the bars are super wide. They measure 58cm in width and seem much more comfortable for Callum than narrower options. He had lots of control. Super-wide bars also mean you can whip them around faster, which is great for kids who are looking to improve their A game at the skate park.

Grips

Grips are an often overlooked but important part of a stunt scooter. The rubber grips on the Chilli Base are both durable and comfortable, giving kid's confidence and proper control of the scooter. We loved the blue colour which matched the wheels and makes the scooter look amazing.

Aesthetics

We all loved the blue and black colourway of the Chilli Base scooter but if you prefer the scooter also comes in neochrome, black and white and black and pink.

Overall Verdict

When we were approached to give the Chilli Pro Base a review, I didn't know what to expect. I'd heard of Chilli scooters but not had any experience of them. However, I was impressed. It's obviously a well designed, engineered and constructed stunt scooter. It's light and strong. The wheels are high quality, smooth and fast. The deck offers plenty of foot space but what really stands out for me are the wide handlebars. They offer control and comfort, which are two qualities riders want when they're just starting out on the ramps. If you're looking for a scooter for a beginner, I don't think you will be disappointed.

 

 

You can buy the Chilli Pro Base scooter and discover more scooters from Chilli at their website: chilli-scooters.co.uk

Best Gift Ideas for Stunt Scooter Riders

Best Gift Ideas for Stunt Scooter Riders

 

No clue what to give the stunt scooter rider in your life? Don't worry, we're going to help. Whether you're shopping for a birthday or Christmas present for a stunt scooter fanatic there is tons of choice!

Here are 20 top picks of gift ideas for stunt scooter rider.

 

 

Stickers

Stickers are the perfect stocking filler or small fun accessory that any stunt scooter rider will love.

There are tons of scooter decals and stickers to choose from. And the fantastic thing about stickers is that they can be a really inexpensive gift.

Some ideas include stickers for your helmet or what about stickers for your wheels to really transform your scooter?

Hollow core wheel stickers like the ones featured will allow you to revamp the decals on the outside of your wheels. Holographic stickers look amazing and shimmer in the light. Giving your scooter a mini transformation!

 

Set of Grips


Another super small gift and an awesome way to customise a stunt scooter is a new set of grips.  Revamp your ride without anybody having to break the bank.

There are tons of different colours which will really brighten up a scooter. Blend colours particularly look amazing.

 

 

 

Scooter Stand

A scooter stand is a really useful, practical gift. No longer will you have to balance your scooter along a wall or throw it on the floor. And it can be proudly stood on display.

An awesome scooter stand by vokul is simple to use and inexpensive. Pop your wheel in the gap and the scooter will immediately be freestanding. It's super light. Ideal if you are planning on doing some fixes on your scooter.

Imagine how easy it will be to lay your grip tape or do any other fixes on your ride with a stand.

Ramps

A mini ramp at home is a brilliant way of moving your game from the level ground to flying in the air.

Lots of fun practising scooter moves on the drive or in the back garden.

There are numerous types of ramps including mini launch ramps (like the ones featured), mini airboxes and funboxes.

Ramps can also be used with bikes, skateboards or even remote control cars.

Look for one that's durable and strong and can be left outdoors in all kinds of weathers without fear of damage

They should have some rubber grips on the bottom so that they won't shift around when you're using them.

Check out lots of ramps here.

 

Stunt Scooters

 

The ultimate gift for many stunt scooter riders will be a new scooter.

There are some great stunt scooter brands which offer awesome pro scooters that look fantastic and are an exciting ride.

Grip Tape

Another way to freshen up your ride is grip tape!

Grip tape is an essential part of any scooter but is often the part that gets worn the quickest. Stick new grip tape on your deck and immediately you have improved grip for your feet.

Grip tape can be bought pre-cut for an exising scooter or purchased in a strip so it can be cut down to size.

It's inexpensive but will give a scooter with worn out grip tape a new lease of life.

Scooter Gloves

Help prevent scraps and bumps to the hands with a pair of gloves. Gloves make fab gifts because are not something stunt scooter riders often invest in themselves even though they are really useful.

Not only do they offer exposed hands some protection, they are also ideal for keeping hands warm during the cold weather. No more ice cold fingers which are so cold they don't work!

But gloves are not just for the winter. In the summer they can absorb the sweat from the hands meaning your grips won't get sweaty preventing blisters and improving grip and control.

Some gloves are extremely lightweight. In the hot weather, look for a pair of gloves with maximum breathability to stop your hands and fingers overheating.

There are some awesome cool designs of skate gloves for stunt scooter riders, which will make you stand out at the park but also offer great protection too.

New Skate Shoes

 

Some trendy skate shoes are ideal for stunt scooter riders. They can take use them for their scooter tricks at the park or on the streets but they can also be worn casually at other times.

Look for a sole which is made of gum rubber for extra durability. And it goes without saying shoes should always be flat.

The material in the upper shoe area should be quite sturdy and also the connection areas should be double or triple stitched.

Check out lots of skates shoes for kids.

Scooter T-shirt

Madd Gear are a well known brand of scooter designer and they have clothing they make for stunt scooter riders such as this skull themed t-shirt.

Most scooter mad kids are going to want to wear this at the skate park.

They offer an  range of sizes and it’s made out of 100% cotton for easy washing and a comfortable fit. It’s 180gsm so it's high quality and allows for breathability.

Triple 8 Saver Series Pad Set

Most scooter riders don't want to be continually scraping and bruising their knees, elbows and wrists. Riders who are constantly pushing their boundaries with tricks will want some protection and this makes an ideal gift for those riders.

It’s a complete gift box for riders that includes kneepads, wrist guards and elbow pads, providing protection against hard impacts at the park on on the street.  There are different sizes to accommodate both kids and adults.

New Scooter Helmet

Doing stunts on the scooter is fun but there is an element of risk to lots of the tricks and jumps. That is why a scooter helmet is essential - peace of mind you're not going to break your skull!

The Triple 8 helmet features is awesome for both comfort and protection and it's endorsed by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.

It features high impact absorbing EPS foam with thick dual density soft foam and plush sweatsaver fabric delivering the ultimate in comfort with dual certified protection.

Backpack

A backpack to take to the skate park can be really useful. Ideal for fitting in a water bottle, change of clothes, protective gear such as pads and gloves and lots more.

Backpacks can also be used for school or college as well.

 

Funny Mug

 

If he or she loves to be on a scooter - this is the mug for them!

A fun and inexpensive gift which is microwave and dishwasher safe. Perfect for his favourite hot beverage.

New Scooter Wheels

When you're constantly punishing your wheels at the skate park, it's not long before they start to wear out and get worn down. Upgrading wheels is also fab for refreshing your scooter's look.

Choosing the right wheel can be a minefield if you're not sure what exactly to look for. It's important to make sure the wheel is compatible with the scooter model. Also make sure they are the right size. Generally they will be either 100mm, 110mm or 120mm.

Hoodie

Any scooter mad kid or teen will love this hoodie. Great to wear when out scooterin' as well just for everyday wear.

Different colors and sizes will suit different tastes and ages.

It features a double fabric hood with self coloured draw cord. Conveniently there's also a front pouch pocket. It's 100% cotton facing for enhanced wear and wash. Finally, it's durable with set-in sleeves with twin needle stitching detail throughout.

 

Nitro Circus - Best of Scooter

Ever wanted to know how to do tailwhips? Or what it takes to be a pro freestyler? Find out as we take you inside the basics and around the world of Nitro Circus to show you the best of scooter! From techniques and tips to records and events, you'll get an insider's look at all this and more.

The book is perfect for kids who are scooter fanatics. It is really visual with lots of vivid pictures and photos. It's also written in their language which makes it engaging and fun to read!

Stunt Scooter - Wall Decals

Scooter mad kids and teens are going to love these wall decals to personalise their room.

They come in different sizes and colours. They're super easy to apply and most importantly no mess! They are also easy to remove.

Scooter T-shirt

Another perfect t-shirt which makes an ideal gift for any kids that while away their hours on their stunt scooter.

An 100% cotton t-Shirt with a loose fit.

 

Madd Gear Ninety9 Grind Rail

If you want to perfect your grinds, the Madd Gear Ninety9 Grind Rail is perfect to have at home. It's super quick to assemble and you can be up and ready to grind within 5 minutes.

Perfect your skills and techniques at home and then go to the skatepark to show off your new tricks! The MGP Grind Rail is great for stunt scooters and helps riders improve and learn new tricks comfortably.

It is super easy to transport and can be assembled and disassembled within 5 minutes. Height can be easily adjusted (from 17 to 23cm) for when you feel you need to move it up a step.

Scooter Bars

 

Want a different sized bar for the skate park? Something that sits lower or perhaps a bar which needs to be bigger to accommodate a growing teen.

You don't need to go to the expense of replacing the whole stunt scooter for many models. You can just replace the bar.

Make sure you choose a bar which will be compatible with the model of scooter that you have. It will need a compatible compression system.

Core Skate Helmet


Safety is of paramount importance when riding at the park or on the street. Taking a helmet can be a pain, but is made less so with the Core Helmet backpack.

The CORE Helmet Backpack has a secret zip pocket at the bottom of the bag which contains a net that clips to the front of your backpack. This net holds your backpack safe and sound and stops your helmet flying all over the place whilst your travelling to the next stop.

Perfect for hitting up the skatepark or taking to school, this backpack is all you need when riding for the day. Space for your laptop/tablet and pads and some riding shoes, it’s not too big, not too small, just right in size.

As well as the helmet there is a laptop holder which fits up to a 15 inch laptop and  a USB port for easy device connection whilst travelling.

Make no mistake this bag has everything you need. It's super strong, a large main compartment, small f ront pocket for accessories
front zip pouch with covered zip, angled zip pocket for your quick to reach items, a water bottle holder on each side, a carry handle, pen holders – because everyone needs a pen, side straps to keep your bag tight, padded back and straps for extra comfort and a 25L capacity.

Who wouldn't want to receive this bag? What a useful gift for any stunt scooter rider!

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Best Stunt Scooter Gloves


Why Get the Best Stunt Scooter Gloves?

A high percentage of scooter injuries affect the hands. Wearing gloves can help protect the hands from many scraps and bruises while riding a stunt scooter. Some gloves are also cushioned for further protection against injury.

Gloves are also great for keeping your fingers warm during cold weather. But they are also ideal in the summer. They ensure your grips don't get sweaty, so you still have a comfortable grip.

In the hot weather, look for a pair of gloves with maximum breathability to keep your hands and fingers cool. Many are made using breathable fabric and some have vent holes on the fingers too.

Many gloves are also screen friendly, so you can text or use your phones without having to remove them.

If you are at the skate park a lot, getting a pair of stunt scooter gloves is well worth the investment. Check out some awesome options of gloves for pro / stunt scooter riding whether that be at the park, the street or the trail.

REKD Status Protective Gloves

Worried about your hands getting too sweaty while wearing gloves? Looking for a lightweight pair of gloves for the park?

Than these gloves could be good option. They are made using ultra-lightweight materials with a breathable palm material, vent holes on each finger to help your hands stay cool but protected.

Moreover, there's also a sweat absorbing micro-fibre cloth area. Conveniently, the micro fibre thumb, fingers and palm are touch screen friendly.

When you wear them, the super flexible ergonomic fit and the neoprene wristband that keeps the glove in place ensure these gloves - well fit like a glove! They are super comfortable.

Triple 8 Exo Skin Gloves

Triple 8 are a well known brand in the skate park world and part of their range includes the Exo Skin Gloves.

Another comfortable, lightweight skate / scooter glove with excellent grip when hitting the street, trail or park.

The lightweight construction with ventilated mesh upper keep your hands dry and the sweat off your grips.

It's easy to get these gloves on and off with a comfortable slip-on design with pull-on wrist tab.

The palm is reinforced for extra durability and as a bonus there is a sweatsaver brow-wipe on the thumb.

There are lots of different sizing options suitable for kids, teens and adults to ensure optimum comfort and fit.

TOFENR Unisex Gloves

Want a cool design that will stand out. The cool skeleton design on the Tofenr gloves certainly make an impact!

But they don't just look awesome, they're made of premium microfiber material which makes them breathable, comfortable, antibacterial, scratch resistant and skin-friendly.

And they do the job! The thickened pads and breathable material on the palms provide the perfect shock absorption, slip resistance and powerful grips for stunt scooter use.

In addition, the anti-slip fingertip design is convenient to grip the handlebar and brings you the perfect scooting experience

Find a perfect fit with the Velcro wrist which is easy to adjust the tension to meet your personal requirements.

Core Protection Gloves

CORE Protection is another top brand. Their gloves are specifically designed for both scooter and bike use, so perfect for stunt scooter adventurers.

What's really great about core protection gloves is the skin fit design. Make sure you choose the right size and you'll forget you have gloves on. The design allows for maximum feel and responsiveness whilst riding - no bulky glove.

The gloves are touch screen friendly so you can ride your scooter and check social media without removing your gloves.

For durability there's a reinforced thumb area (where most gloves rip) made from 50% synthetic leather and 50% polyester. Like other gloves featured, the material is breathable and comfortable, reducing sweat but still keeping your hands warm.

Lastly, they design looks amazing, you won't look out of place on the skate park wearing core protection!

Fist Demon Cleaner Protective Gloves


When you choose Fist's minimalist. lightweight designed gloves you are also choosing to keep that strong connection between you and your bars.

The fist gloves score highly on fit, with numerous sizes to choose from. The gloves certainly have a close with your hand due to the 4-way stretch twill spandex upper paired with a single layer Clarino palm .

And, as an added bonus you can still take your pics and write your texts with the touch screen conduction indes finger and thumb.

Fuse Protection Chroma Sticker Bomb Protective Gloves

Fuse Protection make gloves and other protective gear for bmx riders but their gloves work well for scooter gloves as well. Their designs certainly are vibrant and look awesome. The gloves are made out of a wide range of materials. They palm material is hard wearing synthetic leather and has ventilation holes. The upper material is a combination of polyester + PU for optimum comfort and flexibility. These gloves are durable, there's reinforcement on the index and thumb. The adjustable velcro wrist strap will ensure they stay in place.

Fox Ranger Gloves

The Fox Ranger gloves are designed for mountain biking but work across a variety of disciplines including at the skate park.

They fit well with a compression molded cuff with hook and loop closure for secure fit and features an bsorbent micro-suede thumb.

You don't need to worry about landing on your palsm while wearing these gloves, with the TruGel strategically placed gel palm protection

And it doesn't skim on touch screen compatibility either with conductive threads at index finger and thumb.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Stunt Scooter Gloves For You!

To make it super easy when picking out the best stunt scooter gloves here is a list of what to look for:

Secure and comfortable fit - this is the most important element of picking the right glove. Make sure you take your measurments correctly and choose the right sized glove.

You want your hands to be able to move freely and not be restricted but too loose a fit may mean they become irritable.

Many gloves also feature a wrist band on the top to keep the glove in place.

Summer or winter gloves - sometimes it makes sense to have a thicker pair of gloves in the winter and a more lightweight pair in the summer, although this may come down to rider preference. Obviously a thicker glove will keep your hand warmer but will make it sweaty in hot weather.

Material - Many gloves are very lightweight, are made of breathable fabric and have vent holes which can make them a better choice in the summer.

Many riders prefer material which is thin enough to give them good connection with the bars while still offering injury protection.

Gloves with micro fibre material can be effective at wicking away the sweat from your hands during warmer weather.

Some gloves feature spandex for stretchy skin like feel.

Durability - which areas or reinforced. If you are breaking your falls a lot with your hand, it's important to look for a glove with a reinforced palm as this is area which can take the most impact.

Read reviews - if you buy online, it can be quite good to read a few reviews before you buy to get an idea of how durable they are.

Best Scooter Knee Pads Reviews

10 Best Scooter Knee Pads Reviews

Scooter knee pads are essential for protection from injury.

You may be a newbie or experienced at the skate park or a young kid looking for knee protection on a kick scooter, but knee pads will stop you from scraping your knees, getting big bruises or even worse!

What kinds of scootering you do will very much dictate what kind of knee pads you get.

If you're on a kick scooter or just staring out with tricks like grind rails at the skate park a basic level knee pad should be fine.

Stunt scooter riders attempting more complicated tricks on the ramps will want more durable protection to withstand the force of any hard impacts.

The article features knee pads to accommodate every level of the sport from basic level knee pads for kids, to pads for skate park beginners to the most durable, cushioned knee pads for extreme stunt scooter riders.

 

 

Kids Knee Pads for Kick Scooters

The Osprey Kids Skate Pad Set is a great value set with knee pads, elbow pads and wrist protection for kids. It's a good option for kids who want extra protection when they are using their kick scooter along the street and want peace of mind that they won't scrap their if they fall off.

If you want knee pads for the skate park, it is probably worth looking at something more durable.

The set comes in three sizes small for 3 to 4 year olds, medium for 5 to 7 year olds and large for 8 to 12 year olds. Lightweight plastic moulded caps offer strong protection without weighing you down or limiting manoeuvrability

It's easy to find a comfortable and secure fit by adjusting the velcro straps.

The set includes two elbow pads, two knee pads and two wrist guards for full, all-round protection

 

JBM Knee Pads and Elbow Pads with Wrist Guards


The JBM knee pads are extremely competitve on price, but don't be fooled - these are great knee pads for beginners at the skate park. They are basic but do a good job and are excellent value for money. So a top choice for beginner who are just starting out.

They're made of tough and durable PP, PE materials with breathable polyester sleeves for maximum impact resistancy. The adjustable straps can be used to ensure a secure fit.

Some reviews suggest it may be worth buying a bigger size than you think to ensure the knee pads aren't too small.

 

 

Rekd Ramp Knee Protection

The REKD ramp heavy duty knee protection are ideal for kids and adults who want to go all out on the ramps.

They are designed to absorb impact energy and help you to slide out rather than abruptly stop. The high-density impact caps are ramp-friendly with countersunk ring rivets.

Double strapping gives you a secure fit around your legs, while the lining sock and extra 3mm padding behind the caps provide optimum comfort.

The size guide has been taken from the REKD website

Measure around 2-3cm above knee:

XS - To fit users up to 27-32cm around the knee
S - To fit users up to 30-36cm around the knee
M - To fit users up to 34-41cm around the knee
L - To fit users up to 38-45cm around the knee
XL - To fit users up to 43-45cm around the knee

Rekd Pro Ramp Knee Pads


A step up from the REKD ramp knee pads are the pro version. Designed for professional riders in mind yet suitable for all abilities.

The pro version is designed to give you extra protection as well as extra comfort.

The ergonomic knee recesses make these pads fit perfectly to the shape of your knee, comfortable with extra support and helping to keep the pads locked in place.

The hard-outer high-density pro impact ramp caps will help protect pro riders from hard slams.

The dual Neoprene butterfly closure on the rear of the pad makes putting them on and off a breeze, especially over clothing.

The size guide has been taken from the REKD website

Measure around 2-3cm above knee:

S - To fit users 35-39cm around the knee
M - To fit users 37-43cm around the knee
L - To fit users 38-46cm around the knee
XL - To fit users 39-51cm around the knee

Pro-Tec Street Knee Pads

The knee pad has neoprene that goes around your leg, so you will need to take your shoes off to put them on. The neoprene is stretchy and comfortable to wear.

There are velcro straps across the top and the bottom to hold it in place. They stay in place pretty well when on the skate park. You don't have to worry about them slipping off.

The lightweight design, anatomical fit and quality foam interior takes the impacts and keeps the pads comfortable for all-day use.

They can be worn over or under clothes.
 

Here is the sizing info for Pro - Tec:

 

Killer Fly Knee Pads

The 187 Killer knee pads are an ideal choice for intermediate skaters who want a slim, lightweight and versatile pad which offers great protection.

It's a closed neck pad so you can slip it over your foot to put it on.

It's contoured form-fitting design cradles the knee while the superior foam system absorbs hard impacts.

The streamline shape and design increases mobility. There's a seamless interior finish which provides ultimate comfort

The ballistic nylon with industrial-weight stitching ensures durability.

Triple 8 KP 22 Knee Pad

If you're looking for something with a bit of extra padding but competitively priced, the Triple 8 knee pads might be a good fit for you.

The pads feature heavy duty EVA memory foam and the high-density impact-resistant knee cap has a flat cap design with reinforced rivets for longevity and stability.

The pads are sleeveless and are secured with reinforced webbed elastic straps on the top and the bottom. There's adjustable hook and loop closures for a secure and comfortable fit.

The trade off with the extra padding is that they are more bulky than some of their counterparts. But maximum padding is great for extra peace of mind and comfort.

They come in five sizes to fit kids, youth, and adults: Junior fits 11–12.5 in (28–32 cm), Small fits 12.5–14.5 in (32–36 cm), Medium fits 14.5–16 in (36–40 cm), Large fits 16–17 in (40–44 cm), and X-Large fits 17–19.5 in (44–50 cm).

To determine proper size, measure the circumference of the knee whilst extended.

Pads for Pro and Intermediate Stunt Scooter Users

Pro, advanced and intermediate stunt scooter users who will be at the skate park at lot will most likely want a knee pad that is extremely durable and long lasting.

The more hard slams and impact your knee pads are getting, the less time they will last for if they aren't the best quality. If you find you are going through knee pads every couple of months, it's time to get a heavy duty pair.

Yes, the initial outlay will be more expensive. However you will save money in the long run as you won't go through so many pairs.

The only thing to bear in mind is that more cushioned knee pads tend to be bulky. So if you hate bulky knee pads you might just have to go through a few more pairs of slimline ones.

Look for knee pads with replaceable caps. Then you won't have to replace the whole knee pad just the cap.

187 Killer Pro Knee Pads

 

The pro knee pads are for advanced stunt sooter users. They are thicker, heavy duty pads which will last - they are extremely durable.

The pro knee has an open back with a top and bottom strap. The advantage of this is that you don't have to take your shoes off to get it on and off.

The padding is excellent, they have a longer profile and very comfortable. The hefty closed cell padding that covers the the knee and surrounding areas.

The pads are also made from top of the line materials, and are built to stay cool on your knees. They have removable caps that can be replaced as they become used.

TSG Force 3 Knee Pads

Reviews suggest the TSG Force 3 knee pads are very comfortable with a lot of padding on the inside for protection of your knee and around it.

You just strap the knee pads around your knee - no need to remove your shoe!

They are very secure, once the straps have been put on, these knee pads are not moving.

The knee cap is replaceable.

If you land on your knees, it's going to feel like a cushion. You don't have to worry.

The downside is that they are very thick so may not be as versatile as a slimmer knee pad but they do offer amazing protection.

Knee Gaskets

Another piece of kit stunt scooter users should consider are knee gaskets. Knee pads have a hard protective plate and knee gaskets are fully flexible and lightweight but feature a tough material outer cover.

Knee gaskets can be worn alone. However they won't offer as much protection as a knee pad. Many people wear knee gaskets under knee pads for extra protection from bruises.

REKD Impact Knee Gaskets

The REKD knee gaskets are useful for those riders who don’t want to wear a hard shell pad. They are perfect for wearing under or over clothing.

They feature an elasticated top and bottom v-cuts on backing for added comfort. The knee brace is made of neoprene. The padded knee protector is constructed from heavy-duty impact foam and coated with Kevlar. They pads should resist abrasion and some bruising but for use on the ramps , knee pads with plastic caps will give much more protection.

The neoprene sock has airflow holes so your knees won't get too hot!

There are dual elasticated Velcro straps so you can ensure a secure fit.

Here is the size guide:

Measured 3-5cm above the knee

S - To fit users 32-38cm around the knee

M - To fit users 36-40cm around the knee

L - To fit users 39-43cm around the knee

How To Measure Your Size for Knee Pads or Guards

Different manufacturers may ask you to take measurements at different places for your knee pads/ guards

One of the most common is around the centre of your calf. But other manufacturers will want you to measure 2, 3 4, 6 or even 8 inches from your knee cap. To determine where exactly you should be measuring, start in the centre of your knee cap and measure the number of inches you need. So if they ask you to take a measurement 3 inches about the knee, measure 3 inches from the centre of the kneecap and then wrap your tape measure around that place.

To get the correct measurement, simply take your tape, pull it around and get it decently snug but not too tight.

If you don't have a tape measure, do it with a piece of string in exactly the same way as a tape measure. Then lay the string alongside a ruler and get the measurement that way.

 

How do you choose the right knee pad for you?

Profile
Many stunt scooter riders may prefer a pad with a slimmer profile. They sit close to the knee and are more versatile than thicker pads. Many pads will slimmer profiles will offer excellent protection with EVA foam underneath for minimising the impact of knocks.

However, they may wear out more quickly if you are always falling down and are at the skate park a lot which many stunt scooter riders are. They will also offer less cushioning so the impact may be felt more than if you were wearing thicker pads. It very much comes down to personal preference. If you want a less bulky pad, go for one with a slimmer protection.

Socks vs Straps

You will find that many knee pads especially less expensive ones will require you to take your shoes off to get them on and off, as they are designed to be like a sock going around your knee. This is fine and generally offers a secure fit. However, it can be a pain to take them on and off.

Knee pads at the higher end of a range, generally have a top and a bottom strap which will hold the pad in place very securely. However, you won't have the hassle of having to take your shoes off to get them on and off.

Straps

Most knee pads will feature velcro straps to secure the knee pad and keep it in place. When choosing the knee pads for you there are a few things to consider.

When the straps are pulled over is there enough velcro to ensure all the excess strap can be stuck down. The last thing you want are bits of excess strap which will rub against your leg or just flap around.

Are the straps removable?  - removable straps will ensure that you can clean them if needed.

 

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Best Scooter Shoes For Kids

Do your kids scooter adventures ruin their shoes?

Are they getting scuffed? Worn down? Or even worse, have holes?

Yes, I hear you cry.  Then your child needs a pair of shoes designed for scooter riding.

What Type of Shoes Should You Get? 

They need to be hardwearing to withstand the scuffs from riding along the street and / or the impact from jumps and tricks at the skate park.

Whatever scooter adventures they parktake in all scooter shoes should always be flat. The upper shoe area should be made of sturdy and hardwearing material. The areas between the different parts of the shoe should be at least double stitched  (or even triple stitched).

Having said this there is not a one size fits all approach. The best shoes for their scooter trips may vary between when and where they use their scooter.  Skate park shoes will vary differently for shoes used for scooters on muddy or wet surfaces. The later will definitely need to be waterproof and many shoes for the skatepark are not.

It should go without saying but the shoes also need to be comfy!

Another consideration is the shoe style. No tween or teen is going to want to be seen in something that isn't fashionable. But function is of course just as important.

Luckily there are numerous shoes designed for kids which are perfect for scooter riding on all kinds of terrain and surfaces.

We have 10 ideas below which have been divided into 3 categories

1.) Shoes for the Skate Park
(these should also be good for kick scooting)

2.) Shoes for the School Run
(shoes they can wear also wear at school)

3.) Shoes for Muddy Terrain
(great for dirt scooters)


Scooter Shoes for the Skate Park

If your scooter enthusiast spends all of their time at the skate park, check out some shoes below. All of the shoes are designed for skate park use and generally come under the category skate shoes but they are perfect for stunt scooter use as well.

Vans Atwood Canvas Skate Shoe

 

It's difficult to go wrong with Vans Atwood low top snaker / trainer. They are super competitive on price, super comfortable and look amazing. The sole is made of gum rubber so is perfect for skate park use and the diamond waffle pattern on the sole gives added grip on a scooter.

The shoes are strong with a vulcanized construction with a lace up closure. The outer material is canvas so the shoe moves well with the foot and the inner material is textile which is comfortable to wear.

As it's canvas, the Vans aren't the best shoes to wear in very wet weather but for summer scooting they're awesome!

Vans Boys' PALOMAR Trainers

 

Another option of Vans are the the palomar. These are inspired by modern skate silhouettes and feature Vans iconic side stripe branding.

One of the overiding features of the Palomar is they are designed with comfort in mind. The padded collar and heel area are two features which offer increased comfort and fit for a kids who loves to scoot.

They are strong and durable for skate park with a vulcanized construction, Van's original waffle tread design and legendary gum rubber compound.

 

Nike Unisex Kids’ Stefan Janoski (Gs) Skateboarding Shoes

 

A longwinded name for this shoe! It features a low top and a low profile with little padding but this ensures maximum freedom of movement and a soft flex right out of the box.

It's made of a leather upper and cushioned midsole for a comfortable fit and excellent sensitivity when scooting.

Scooter riders will love the Nike Zoom Air unit in the insole for responsive cushioning. There's a vulcanised style rubber outsole with classic gum rubber and a soft flex right out of the box.

The full rubber outsole has a special pattern for better traction.

The finishing is also excellent with 4 metal outlets and  double reinforced style stitching.

This is one cool skate shoe!

Adidas Unisex Kids Gazelle


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The Adidas Gazelle shoe has been around for a while. And you can see why. How awesome do these shoes look? The burgundy is a fantastic unisex color. They look amazing for skate park wear and everyday casual wear too.

They have an outer materialof leather and a gum rubber sole for durability. Super comfortable for daily wear and durable for the skate park too.

Perfect for kids, tweens or teenagers.

This is one cool skate shoe!

Etnies Unisex Kids Marana Skateboarding Shoes

 

The Etnies is one of the most durable skateboard shoes but not it's now even more durable - 3 times more durable to be precise!
Etnies has teamed up with the top rubber maker michelin and made a new Marana outsole. The shoe has a rubber toe cap and a hidden lace-up pocket to protect the laces.

The Marana has a lined tongue, a lined shoe collar and one per foam 1 insole for more comfort. Thanks to michelin, the shoe has a durable cup sole made from chicheling rubber.

Cupsoles are better for kids who do a lot of aerial jumps. Cupsoles have more cushioning and a thicker sole, designed for skaters who jump from higher distances. Kids who do more grinds and Ollies will probably prefer the flexbility of a scooter with a vulcanised construction as opposed to cupsoles.

DC Shoes (DCSHI) Boys’ Court Graffik-Shoes

 

Perfect for boy from aged 8 to 16.

Like the Etnies shoe, these have cup construction which makes them more suitable for withstanding landings from aerial tricks.

The features include: leather upper, large DC heel logo, foam padded collar and tongue for comfort, vent holes for breathability and a lightweight mesh tongue.

DC Kids' Pure High-top Ev Skate Shoe


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Since 1994, DC shoes has represented a balance of skate meets street casual.

The pure high top skate shoe look cool and are comfortable.

They feature hook and loop strap and elastic laces. A foam padded tongue and collar give added comfort. DC's trademarked pill pattern tread offers grip on the scooter.

Designed to withstand the test of child and skateboard! So perfect for scooter use!

Adidas Unisex Skateboaring Shoes

The Kids Seeley J from adidas combines a leather & synthetic upper with a durable rubber sole. Comfortable and durable for both the skate park and for scooter commutes.

The trainers feature lace up  fastening, cushioned insole and textile lining.

And finished with adidas branding. Cool styling for tweens and teens.

Scooter Shoes for the School Run

There are hardwearing shoes that are perfect for the school run as kids can wear them to scoot to and from school but also throughout the school day.

 

Vans Boys' Atwood Leather Low-Top Sneakers


If you're looking for a black shoe that could be for scooting on the school run and for school itself, check out the Atwood black sneakers.

They are lightweight and most probably better for the summer term. The outer black material and metal eyelets gives them the "school shoe look". They feature a double-stitching for extra durability.

The signature rubber waffle outsole make them durable and comfortable for scooting. The padded tongue and collar, along with vulcanized construction, offer increased comfort for general wear.

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Running Shoes



Another trainer type shoe which is also suitable for school so perfect for the scooter school run is the adidas unisex running shoe.

They are ultra-light running shoes and ensure a comfortable and safe fit thanks to the soft cushioning technology.

The breathable upper made of mixed materials and the cage on the arch support provide extra support.

They have a synthetic fabric upper material and a manmade inner material. The rubber sole make this great for kick scooting along the road.

Scooter Shoes for Muddy Terrain

If your child, likes to ride a dirt scooter or take their scooter along uneven terrain, trail shoes may be the way to go. They aren't lightweight so wouldn't be a good choice for the skate park but if you want a shoe fora muddy / wet surface trail shoes could be the way to go.

 

Adidas Unisex Kids’ Terrex Ax2r K Trail Running Shoe

The adidas unisex kids trail / running shoe is an example of the type of shoe that would be great when using dirt scooters.

Created for young hiking enthusiasts, these kids shoes are a versatile model suitable for all types of outdoor activities.

Featuring a low-cut ankle profile and a fabric upper with protective lining. The soft EVA midsole ensures lightness and cushioning, while the traxion sole provides superior grip on rocky surfaces.

Guide To Buying Skate Shoes for Stunt Scooter Use

Here are answers to all your questions when getting stunt scooter shoes for the skate park as well as lots of information about what to look for in skate shoe construction.

Do I really need skate shoes for using my stunt scooter?

Not really. Most flat pumps will be fine for stunt scooter use at the skate park. However, if you are using your stunt scooter a lot, ordinary pumps / sneakers will wear out quite quickly due to the extra impact they will be put under. Therefore skate shoes tend to be more durable for stunt scooter use.

Vulcanized Construction Vs Cup Sole Construction

There are two main types of skate shoe vulcanized construction and cup sole construction. The best ones for you will very much depend on the type of stunt scooter tricks and use.

Vulcanized shoes
Vulcanized shoes are thinner, lighter and more flexible. They are better for tricks like grinds as they are better with a flexible shoe so you can have greater control over the board. Vulcanized shoes don't have as much cushioning as cup soles but they offer more mobility.

Cupsoles

Cupsoles are better for performing aerial tricks, where the impact from landing is hard. Cupsoles offer more cushioning and a thicker sole.

What Material Is Best for the Skate Shoe Sole?

The sole of a skate shoe is very important as it is the main point of contact between the scooter deck and the shoe. The sole should be flat. The best material is gum rubber. Gum rubber offers a lot of grip and is durable.

What about Comfort?

There are many factors which make a skate shoe more comfortable.

You will find that skate shoes have different levels of cushioning that can give added comfort when stunt scooter riding.

Most skate shoes have a midsole which is made from lightweight EVA foam that can help with impact when your foot or board hits the concrete. However, midsoles made from PU foam may last longer.

Some skate shoes have dual heel cushioning. Vulcanized shoes often have this extra layer of cushioning at the heel to make up for their thin soles.

Many skate shoes have a padded heel collar for added stability around the heel which will prevent the shoe from slipping off during a stunt scooter session.

A padded collar and heel area will also offer an increased fit for kids who loves to scoot.

You may also see a padded tongue which also adds to the comfort level.

Explain Profile (low – mid – high)

This is essentially how high the shoes comes up against your ankle. It really comes down to personal preference.

A low top shoe will offer more mobility and flexibility. Mids offer a bit more support but they aren't quite as flexible as a low top but not as supportive as a high top. Finally high tops will give you more support around your ankle but can also feel restrictive and bulky.

The best advice is to try out different types of shoes and see which one feels the best for you.

 

Best Crisp Stunt Scooter Series – Reviews

7 Best Crisp Stunt Scooters - Reviews


The Crisp stunt scooter 2019 series is packed full of premium features with stylish looks to match.
Crisp have very much outdone themselves this year, with an option to suit every age and ability of stunt scooter enthusiast.

What we love about Crisp scooters is that they are all solid with outstanding high rebound wheels. They also look amazing with awesome colour ranges, nice looking bars and stylish finishing touches such as neochrome clamps and forks.

We've separated the scooters into 3 categories:

1.) Beginner Scooters

2.) Intermediate Level

3.) Intermediate / Advanced Level

Find out which Crisp stunt scooter is the optimum choice for you.

 

Crisp Models For Beginners / Younger Riders

Crisp make various models for beginners from the smallest and youngest of riders to older kids. Check out several beginner scooters:

Crisp Mini Blaster

The entry to the series is the Crisp mini blaster. It's an entry level for the younger, smaller rider to get into scooting but is packed with superior components.

The smallest stunt scooter Crisp make accommodates riders from age 4 or 5 upwards. It's ideal for young beginners who prefer a lighter ride with slimmer bars.

The 110mm super high rebound alloy core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings are solid and smooth.

The bars are nicely sized for the younger rider measuring 17.8" to 20", with a total height of 71.5cm. The 17" (l) by 4.5" (w) deck offers plenty of space for the younger rider to master technique while being small enough for them to manage.

The scooter also features a metal springless brake, weighs 3.4kg, has a double clamp and a hi tensile steel fork. The scooter featured is blue but other colors are available too.

Crisp Blaster

The big brother to the mini blaster is the Blaster! Slightly older beginners (from aged 6 or 7 upwards) will love the Crisp Blaster, perfectly designed for the young aspiring scooter rider.

The Blaster features superb 100mm super high rebound alloy core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings.

The chromoly steel bar measures 22"(h) by 19.7"(w),  and the scooter has  a complete scooter height of 30" (76.2cm).

The aluminium deck measures 19"(l) by 4.5" (w). It features a springless flex fender brake for sharp stops. Light enough for smaller riders at 3.8kg but with all the features you would expect on a pro-level scooter.

Crisp Switch


The Crisp Switch complete scooter is another starter model for youngsters or shorter riders. Cheaper than the blaster but with smaller bars.

The Switch has a clean stylish look with nifty neochrome details on the clamp and fork.

This bad boy has a bar height of 21.25 inches by 19.7 inches and 100mm super high rebound alloy core wheels.

The long concave triple channel deck with double D downtube, flat bottom and sides is awesome for tricks and grinding. Great for both park and street!

The threadless compression is far superior to other scooters at a similar price level.

If the sizing is right, it'll be difficult to find a pro scooter which competes at this price range.

 

Crisp Surge


Going up another step is the Surge 2019, an entry / intermediate scooter for the rider who wants to hone their skills. It's similar to the Crisp blaster but has slightly bigger wheels.

The ultra-strong hi-tensile raised taper bars are 22 by 20 inches, the deck is 4.5 by 19 inches. The decks have a really nice range of colour chrome finishes.

Featuring great specs including a double clamp and an ultra strong threadless hi-tensile steel fork

Like all the Crisp scooter wheels, the 110mm super high rebound alloy core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings are high quality and hardwearing. They are also extremely fast and smooth rolling.

Light and easy to do tricks, a springless flex spring brake makes stops easy when needed.

Crisp Scooters for Intermediate Riders

The next level of riders will appreciate the intermediate level scooters from Crisp with 110mm to 120mm wheels, bigger bars and longer decks.

Crisp Inception


The Crisp Inception is aimed at the intermediate level stunt scooter rider with the specs to match. An amazing scooter for kids wanting to add flair to their bag of tricks.

The hi-tensile bars are taller and wider than previous scooters in this article measuring  23" height by 22" width. The overall height comes in at 82.5cm.

There is a 19.5" by 4.5" deck which gives you space to play with and hone your technique. It comes with a double clamp and a high tensile curved fork.

Intermediate riders will appreciate the 110mm clear, urethane, high rebound alloy core wheels for quick and smooth tricks.

Crisp Ultima 5



 

Stepping it up once more, the Ultima 5 pro stunt scooter is extra large, great for the intermediate rider who wants to go bigger.

A tall hive alloy bar measure 24" in height by 23" in width (taller and wider!).

The bigger squared profile deck allows for better grind tricks. It's 20.5"(l) by 5"(w).

Bigger 120mm wheels with high rebound alloy cores and ABEC 9 bearings will offer faster spins for better tricks.

Also features a strong hybrid alloy core fork and a springless flex break with a very nice finish.

Crisp Scooters for Intermediate / Advanced Riders

Taking it to the top of the Crisp range is the Evolution - perfect for the experienced scooter enthusiast.

Crisp Evolution



Last but by no means least is the Crisp series is the Evolution 2019 edition, a top of the range model for intermediate to advanced level scooters. Designed for bigger, taller riders.

It has some amazing components.

The bars are the tallest and widest yet but still ridiculously light. The Chromo t-bar measure 26.4"(h) by 24" (w). Perfect for taller riders looking for a fresh set up.

The integrated deck with squared dropouts with a stylish concave downtube. The end joined infinity down tube ensures more foot space.  It also features the super strong Crisp forged threadless fork.

The Crisp stock standard high rebound alloy core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings are extra large and measure 120mm by 28mm. So extra thick, extra grippy and extra smoooth. Brilliant for guys who want to go extra fast and cruise across the park quickly.

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.

 

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 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 will the scooter 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 growth spurt in the near future, can the scooter accommodate this?

Coolness 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 scooters for this age group

Top Tip -  If an 11 or 12 year old wants a scooter to do tricks on, it is vital to get a stunt scooter with a fixed (non-adjustable) handlebar which can withstand the punishment of doing tricks.  Check out some stunt scooters here.

Top Kick Scooter - JD Bug Street Scooter

The JD Bug is an excellent scooter for cruising along the streets, great from getting from a to b, fab for the school run. It’s not the right 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 scooting along, so this will accommodate most 11 and 12 year olds and even offer growing room.

Light, Foldable and Portable
It weighs just 2.78kg. If the rider ever needs to transport it for any reason, it’s light for them to pick up.
It’s also foldable which is useful for storing, for taking on public transport or for putting in the boot of a car. And as a bonus, it has a built-in shoulder strap, making it a breeze to carry.

✔️ 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) are lighter, more compact when folded and easier to carry. Larger wheels (120mm and higher) will be speedier and cover longer distances in a shorter time. They also 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 ideal for older kids, teens and adults alike. Its big wheels are excellent for cruising along the streets.

Handlebar and Weight Limit

The handlebar is adjustable and the ideal size for 11 and 12 year olds. With a range of between 79cm and 104cm, it will accommodate them into their teen years. The maximum rider weight is 100kg, so even adults can use this scooter for commuting.

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 but will be light enough to carry short distances.  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 that are resistant to wear (the higher the number, the more solid the wheel). The wheels are 205mm and 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 fewer 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 car boot? 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 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. Its 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). Its 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.

Globber Flow 125


Another ideal kick scooter for 11 and 12 year olds, the Globber Flow is appropriately sized for growing kids with 4 different height adjustments from 82cm to 97cm.  If you want a strong, sturdy kick scooter this could be just what you're looking for.

The 125mm wheels are slightly bigger than standard scooters, giving a quicker smoother ride but ensuring that the scooter is still light. It weighs just 3.1kg so can be easily picked up when needed .

However, the Globber Flow 125 isn't foldable. Globber's goal with the Flow 125 is a non-folding scooter which is more resistant and durable than kick scooters with a folding mechanism. It hasn't got the weak point that scooters with folding mechanisms do. So if you have a kid who is heavy handed with their scooters, a one piece non folding t bar is a plus point. However, if you're looking for something that will fold you can check out the folding version (the Globber Flow Foldable #amazonlink) which is a little more pricey but just as good.

Another excellent feature for heavy handed kids is the triple deck structure. The aluminium supported and bi-injection composite deck with EVA soft foam grip tape offers both maximum sturdiness and comfort.

The non slip deck, long rear foot brake and durable handlebar grips ensure the rider is fully in control.

Finally, this lightweight but durable scooter is competitively priced.

Micro Sprite Deluxe Scooter


The Micro Sprite Scooter is the ultimate high-quality scooter designed by the Micro company, a well-known Swiss brand, renowned for its precise engineering and durable scooters for all age ranges.

Age Recommendation

This Micro Sprite Deluxe scooter has an age recommendation of 5 to 12 years. The handlebar height reaches 98cm so would be great for the average 11 year old with some growing room. The height recommendation is between 110cm and 152cm. The maximum user weight is 100kg. Micro designed the Sprite to last for years. Each part is repairable or replaceable, keeping the scooter out of landfill. They hold their resale value well on sites such as eBay. Or pass it onto younger siblings or friends.

Handlebar

You can easily adjust the handlebar to at any point between the height ranges of 73 and 98cm to ensure 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 3.3kg. This makes it easy to carry and easy for kids to control too.

Micro gave a Sprite Deluxe to my son Callum to try out! Read our indepth review here.

Micro Speed Scooter

Micro's step up from the Sprite, is the Micro Speed. It's aimed at kids from age 10 plus. It has bigger 145mm wheels, an extendable handlebar which goes up to 98cm (5cm higher than the Sprite).  It's well built with sturdy construction. It weighs only 3.75kg, which is light for a scooter with bigger than standard wheels.

Who's It For? 

This scooter has an age recommendation of 10 years up to adult (it will take up to 100kg) perfectly sized for 11 and 12 year olds. The handlebar adjusts at any height from 68cm to 98cm, so there is a lot of growing room and will last kids into their teen years and beyond. As it's light, you can easily carry it onto a bus or other public transport. You can also attach a strap (sold separately) to make it easy to sling over your shoulder. It is a good scooter for the school run and for short commutes.

A comfortable, enjoyable ride

The bigger 145mm wheels will go further, faster - taking a few minutes of the ride to school. A shock dampening system on the wheels lessens the impact from bumps in the road as you scoot along. Lightweight foam handles are comfortable on the hands. Rubber ends on the end of the handlebars means there is less impact on your hands and on the scooter if the scooter falls over. The aluminium deck is fairly wide for foot space when scooting. Grip tape on the deck stops feet slipping around.

Convenient Features

The Speed has several useful features, including a handy kickstand, so you don't have to leave it lying on the floor. The handlebars fold down easily and quickly for easy transportation and carrying. The handles also fold down, which makes it easy to store in a slimline space. Finally, the brake doubles up as a mudguard to keep dirt away from your trousers when scooting.

Verdict

The Speed costs more than the Sprite, but you get a scooter that will last longer with bigger wheels for a quicker ride. As will all Micro scooters, the parts are replaceable and repairable so this scooter does not have to end up in landfill but can last for years.

 

 

Micro Rocket Scooter

For older kids, teens and adults the Rocket scooter is a kick scooter with a difference, the "fattie" wheels. Why fattie wheels? The larger footprint on the wheels offer greater grip and control. Better for uneven surfaces such as cobbled stones. Ideal for going on the school run or around the streets.

The Rocket also looks cool giving older kids some street cred when riding. Also perfect for giving that extra bit of stability to their ride.

Like most kick scooters, the Rocket has a height adjustable handlebar. It adjusts from 66cm to 96cm and folds like a dream. There's a rear brake for comfortable stops and a clever kickstand allowing the scooter to stand upright when you need to hop off.

The Rocket isn't cheap but like all micro scooters it's an investment. The scooter is durable and built to last. All parts can all be replaced meaning it's kept out of the landfill and on the streets for as long as you want.

All in all an excellent scooter for hop on / hop off journeys. A good choice for older kids on the school run.

We Skate Scooter

The Weskate scooter is designed for older kids, teens and adults with 3 height settings to suit people from 120cm to 185cm tall so is an ideal sized kick scooter for the 11 to 12 age group. It's one of the most affordable kick scooters for older kids and adults in the same price range as the Hudora scooter (featured above).

Handlebars
The handlebar adjusts to three different height settings at 90cm for kids with a height of 120cm, 95cm for kids/teens/adults above 160cm and up to 100cm for teens/adults up to 185cm.

Wheels
It has 200mm wheels, the bigger wheels are quicker for the school commute and getting to the park and friend's houses than smaller sizes.

Suspension
The scooter also has a dual suspension system to accommodate a smooth ride.

Easy Folding
There's a 3 second easy-folding-carrying mechanism for quick storage and transportation.

Weight of scooter

Perhaps one downside of the Weskate scooter is it weighs more than similar scooters at 6.12kg. It should be fine if you will not carry it or take it on public transport a lot. However, if the rider is going to have to pick it up and carry it, there are probably lighter options to consider.

Other Features
There's a kickstand and a large aluminum reinforced brake pedal which is easy to use for quick and firm stopping.

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 21.5 inches to 24 inches  (55cm to 61cm) 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 hip 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.

Most 11 and 12 year olds will be between the height of approx 140cm to 160cm and will be looking for a scooter with a total height of between 75cm and 85cm. We've featured a range of scooters with varying sizes to accomodate the various heights within this age range and preferences for higher and lower set ups. The most important thing to note is the bar shouldn't sit higher than the belly button when riding the scooter. But don't go too low as you might get some back ache!

Fuzion Pro X-5  Stunt Scooter


If you're looking for an entry level stunt scooter at a competitive price, the Fuzion Pro X-3 scooter could be the choice for you. It features some excellent features that only seen on pro scooters. It's strong and durable but also light (just over 3.1kg). A lighter scooter makes it much easier to learn and perform tricks.    

The overall height is just over 81cm. Obviously 11 and 12 year olds vary in size, so it's a good idea to measure how high the scooter will be when they're riding it. Ideally, beginner riders do best with scooters between waist and hip height. Having said this, many skate park pros do like their bars to sit lower (like the rider in the picture) so it comes down to personal preference.  It's important to note if you're expecting the bars to come up to waist height it is probably better to go with another scooter.

 

The premium  PU wheels feature an ABS composite (plastic) core to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks. Most pro scooters for stunts have alloy core wheels rather than ABS composite core wheels. Alloy core wheels are stronger and will resist the impact from tricks at the skate park for longer. However, the wheels on the Fuzion Pro X-3 will probably be okay for younger children who are just having a go at a few tricks. If they heavy skate park users, you probably want to get a higher-end scooter.

The Fuzion Pro X-3 comes with 100mm wheels but it can fit 110mm wheels if your child wants to upgrade at any point. Bigger wheels are generally preferred on a stunt scooter as they last longer and they are faster and smoother too. So you can upgrade the 110mm wheels with alloy cores as your child's skills progress.

Overall, a robust beginner scooter with the option to upgrade the wheels if needed.

✔️ 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  - ​Two Bare Feet - Cipher Model


The Two Bare Feet Cipher model is dirt cheap. 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. You will be compromising on some features such as smaller wheels with plastic cores and some weaker parts.

However, for trying out a few beginner jumps and tricks, it's a good version to try before graduating onto something stronger. It does have good reviews, but it seems that most of the reviews are for people who use the scooter as a kick scooter rather than at the skate park.

It's super for smooth scooting along the pavements and / or if your kid is a little rough with their kick scooter. If an 11 or 12 year old wants to use the scooter mainly at the skate park it's probably best to get a stunt scooter with alloy core wheels which is a little more robust.

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. The wheels aren't the strongest for skate park use.

Overall, this is a good, solid kick scooter. It will withstand a few tricks from younger and smaller riders. Bear in mind that heavier and taller riders are going to put a lot of pressure on the scooter for skate park use, and the scooter isn't really strong enough to withstand a huge amount of impact.

Chilli Base Scooter - Top Pick

 

The Chilli base scooter is a good looking, durable and strong scooter that is perfect for the beginner / intermediate stunt scooter riders of the 11 and 12 year old age group. Chilli Pro scooters are high-end scooters and parts but without the price tag to go with it. The Chilli Base features excellent high quality features at a very competitive price.

The scooter is 79cm in height - which will be perfect for many 11 and 12 year olds. As already stated, ideally you want the bar to come up between hip and waist height on your child. The wide handlebar gives kids optimum control. It's also light for kids to start trying their first tailwhips, jumps and tricks on the ramp.

Another area where the Chilli base scooter excels is the 110mm wheels. Normally on scooters at this price point, you'll find smaller 100mm wheels which are fine. However, 110mm wheels will last longer because there is more urethane. They also give a faster and smoother ride.

My son was given a Chilli base scooter to try out. You can read our indepth review of this scooter here. Currently, you pick up this scooter at both amazon and micro scooters.

My son Callum on the Chilli Base scooter

Chilli Pro Reaper Scooter


The Chilli Pro Reaper is a step up from the Chilli Base and is Chilli's offering for ambitious beginners and intermediate riders. It has a slightly higher bar with an overall height of 84cm so will suit 11 and 12 year olds on the taller side. This affordable all round scooter is great for both park and street.

One noticeable feature of the Reaper is the super wide 23" T bar (58.4cm), which allows the rider to whip the bars round quickly. The bar measures 23" in height.

The 110mm wheels offer a smooth ride and allow riders to gain a lot of speed at the skatepark.

The deck measures 19.6" by 4.5" so plenty of foot space and the scooter weighs 3.8kg

The Reaper also features a solid, triple clamp, integrated headset and HIC compression.

Another fantastic all-round stunt scooter at a great price.

Dominator Airbourne Scooter




The Dominator brand of scooters are highly regarded with high-quality, pro features, yet they remain competitive on price.

The Airbourne is the top of their line but  nicely sized for 11 and 12 year olds with bars which are 22.75" high and 21.5" wide. The full scooter height from top to bottom is 78.64cm.
One thing about this scooter is its strong throughout. Riders will love their oversized, strong steel bars.

The box-sized, flat bottom deck is wide giving plenty of foot space for riders. The deck measures 19.6" by 4.7".

It's a good choice of scooter to start out with. It looks and rides great, plus riders can slowly upgrade each point as they get more serious, like change the deck if they want or need to.

District style grips make the scooter extra comfortable on the hands. District are a well known, high quality brand for their scooters and parts. The Airbourne also showcases 110mm PU wheels by District run with a mini HIC compression, including a threadless alloy fork.

Perhaps one downside of the scooter is it's slightly heavier than others with a weight of approx 3.9k.

Overall, if you're looking for a quality and strong stunt scooter for a beginner or advancing rider at a competitive price, this is an excellent choice.

Madd Gear ​MGP Origin Team Stunt Scooter


Madd Gear Pro (MGP) is another well-known brand of stunt scooters that excel in scooter design. The Origin team scooter is super strong, looks amazing, is durable with plenty of foot space. Perfect for beginners to learn tail whips and intermediates to hone their skills and learn a few new tricks.

Go for this stunt scooter if you are a beginner or intermediate rider who wants to develop their skills and is serious about scootering. Or if budget isn't a consideration, it makes a lovely, solid scooter for kids who subject their scooter to a lot of punishment when cruising along the streets.

Wheels -  120mm 88a corrupt aluminium core wheels. Most stunt scooters offer wheels sized either at 100m, 110mm or 120mm. Bigger wheels that are sized at 120mm are faster at the skate park and offer a smooth ride when cruising the streets (cruising more easily over bumps and cracks). They also last longer as they have more urethane.

Deck: The deck is a nice size for this age group measuring 20" by 4.8" (approx  50.8cm by 12.1cm) The wide deck is great for extra stability and balance. The 20" length ensures riders have the mobility they need. A slightly longer deck also offers a lot of foot space to ride comfortably. Cut outs on the top and bottom of the deck not only look cool but ensures the scooter deck is light and easy to manage (but is still super strong).
Weight - the scooter weighs 3.67kg.
Bars - a standard size one-piece T-bar made from Japanese Chromoly which is 23" wide by 25" high (58.42cm by 63.5cm).

Grips - the comfortable and durable swirl grips feature nylon bar ends.

Overall a solid but light scooter, excellent quality, perfectly constructed with a nice deck.

Crisp Switch


The Crisp Switch 2020 is a fantastic budget option that is great for beginner riders. It's well worth checking out.

This is another scooter that is nicely sized for this age group. The bars measure 22" in height by 20" in width. The scooter has a total height of 81cm.

The footplate is 19.5" in length with a width of 4.5".

This really is an excellent scooter for the price with top quality components. The 100mm alloy core wheels are smaller than some other scooters featured but are strong for skate park use.

The overall weight is 3.7kg, great for trying out new tricks.

At the price point, it's a real bargain and you can still expect good looks, IHC compression and an excellent solid build.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter

This excellent scooter is designed and made by Nitro Circus and pro scooter rider Ryan Williams.

It's appropriately sized for the younger rider, approximately aged from 8 to 12 (for beginners and smaller riders).

The handlebars are 22" by 18". The total height is 80cm.

A super light deck 19" by 4". The deck is on the smaller side compared with most of the other scooters featured. So if you have a kid with larger feet, it may be better to go with another scooter with a larger deck.

Super light scooter at 3.4kg. For beginners, you are going to learn tail whips and learn tricks really fast on this scooter as it's so light therefore easy to manoeuvre.

Overall,  this is a great scooter for beginner riders or riders who want a low and light set up at a competitive price.

Blunt Envy Prodigy S8


The Blunt Envy S8 Prodigy is a super light scooter and looks amazing with an outstanding range of colours to choose from. The Blunt S8 series are well known and respected stunt scooters within the pro community. This scooter screams exceptional design, style and high quality throughout.

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

Design - cool colour choices which all aesthetically look great.

Deck - There is a cut out in the bottom of the deck with lips which have been moulded onto the underside of the scooter. This is your grinding surface and will mean less scratches and wear and tear to the bottom of the deck.

Bars - the aluminium reaper style bars effectively mean lightweight but high density - they are strong. No issues with snapping or bending. The bars are  (24.5" in height by 21.25" in width). The total scooter height is 88cm (which is the tallest scooter featured on this page). This is going to suit taller 12 year olds or riders who want a higher set up. The bar shouldn't sit higher than the belly button when standing on the scooter.

Brake - a really nice nylon brake, offers plenty of stopping power and is nice and quiet.

Wheels - comes with 120mm by 24mm, gap core wheels with ABEC 9 bearings.  Bigger wheels are better for a smooth ride and faster spin.  The wheels can be upgraded up to 125mm if you want even bigger wheels in the future.

Weight - at 3.4kg this scooter is light, especially for it's size, making it easier to control and perform.

Compression - IHC compression.

Double clamp - nice clean look

Deck - a lovely elongated deck which measures 19.5" by 4.72" (49.5 cm long by 12cm in width). The deck has nylon inserts on the back and front to protect ankles and other body parts from any sharp ends.

Fork - the exposed fork with a major cut out in the headtube is not only weight saving but also looks super cool.

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

This is an ideal choice for any kid serious about working on their skills and spends their time at the skate park doing just that.

Slamm Strobe V3 Lazer Stunt Scooter

If there was an award for the best looking scooter, the Slamm Strobe V3 would be a contender. However, not only does it look amazing, it is also jam-packed full of premium components. This works well for kids of all abilities. One thing is for certain, you will stand out on the skate park with the fantastic looking scooter.

It's one of Slamm's top end scooters and it excels in many areas.

One area where the Strobe stands out is its larger deck. The heat treated aluminium boxed channel measures 20"by 4.8", so there is plenty of room for your feet. This is great for a comfortable ride when on the street or at the skate park.

If your kid also wants to use this as a kick scooter, the 110mm alloy core wheels offer a smooth, graceful ride. But more than that the wheels are strong and fast with ABEC 9 bearings for tricks and stunts on the skate park.

The reinforced steel riser t-bars is nicely sized for taller 11 and 12 year olds. The dimensions measure  H 24.5"x  W 23" (622mm x 585mm). The overall height of the scooter is 86.5cm and the ride height is 80.5cm (the ride height is the measurement between the top of the deck and the top of the bar grips).

It weighs 3.9gk, which is on the heavier side compared to some other scooters featured but with a larger deck and handlebar, it's going to be at this price point.

Overall the quality is excellent. The Slamm Strobe V3 is built to last. And it's finished with team grips with impact resistant bar ends and both front and rear deck blocks.

 

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 accommodate children up to 152cm, so if your child is nearing this height, it may be worth considering a 3 wheel scooter for adults 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 super lightweight 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 - Micro Sparrow XL

 

The Micro Sparrow XL is an electric scooter, which Micro recommends for kids aged 12 years and up.

It can reach speeds of up to 11mph and has a 5mph range per charge. However, kids don't need to worry if the battery on the scooter runs out as they can also use it as a smooth kick scooter. In fact, the Sparrow is so smooth when riding as a kick scooter it would still be excellent without the electric function.

The hybrid function makes this a superb choice in current times when the use of electric scooters is still illegal on public paths. You can use the electric scooter function on private land and the kick scooter function everywhere else.

There's a thumb throttle to control the speed.

For an electric scooter, it's light weighing just 5.5kg. This makes it easy to store or transport if you need to.

The fixed handlebar height is 87cm which makes it an ideal choice for older kids and young teens.

A handy kickstand is good to stand the scooter up instead of laying it on the ground. Comfortable handgrips are another bonus.

The Sparrow XL also has its own app. The app's dashboard allows you to track speed, battery life, gives a hardware diagnosis, maintenance tips and more.

Like all Micro scooters, the XL Sparrow is of an excellent build and quality.

Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds




Stunt Scooters for 5, 6 and 7 Year Olds



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Choice For Younger Riders

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

Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal

This is an outstanding lightweight scooter aimed at kids as young as four, designed by scooter giants Madd Gear. It's the ultimate entry-level scooter for the younger rider. The recommended rider height for the scooter is between 76cm and 111cm (2'6" to 3'8").

It is the lightest of all the stunt scooters featured in this article, at just 2.94kg. Being super lightweight means that it will be easier for lighter and smoother kids to have total control. They will find it easier to manoeuvre the scooter when learning basic tricks and jumps and for their first time on the ramps.

The wheels are 100mm wheels with nylon cores and high-speed PU.

The bars are of a lower height of 18" (45.7cm) and smaller width 16" (40.6cm). Overall, the height of the scooter measures 68cm. The smaller bars give optimum control to smaller kids.

The deck measures  17" (43cm) by 4" (10cm) which is shorter than a standard deck again, making it easy for smaller kids to manage at the skate park.

 

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Junior Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter

Ryan Williams is one of the world's best scooter riders and he has recently launched his own scooter range.

As part of this, Ryan and his team have designed the Ryan Williams Junior Replica pro stunt scooter. It's an ideal first complete scooter for the smallest and youngest of riders.

The 100mm wheels have a spoked alloy core, which means they will withstand the impact of tricks and jumps (avoid plastic cores at all costs on a stunt scooter).

What makes this ideal for a beginner or young scooter rider? Firstly, it's super light weighing just 3kg. The lighter the scooter, the easier it will be for younger riders to use and manoeuvre. Awesome for your first tail whips and to start learning tricks. Yet, despite being so light, the junior replica is strong and durable with its steel threaded fork, steel Y bar and 3 point brake.

The steel handlebar measures 49.4cm (19 3/8") in height by 44.5cm (17.5"). The overall height of the scooter is 75cm. The super light deck measures 43.2cm (17") cm (l) by 10.2cm (4") (w). It's nicely sized for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. The smaller bar and deck sizes make it much easier for younger kids to manage. Soft feel bar grips make this comfortable for smaller hands to control.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Replica Scooter

The Nitro Circus Replica is the next step up from the Junior Replica but it is still on the small side for a stunt scooter, so it also worth considering especially if your child is on the taller side for their age.

The bar height is 22 inches and 18 inches (55.8cm by 45.7cm) with a total height of 80cm.

It's still very light at 3.4kg, making it easier for small kids to handle. 110mm alloy core wheels ensure this is a top performer on the ramps.

The deck is slightly bigger than on the junior (19" long by 4" wide). Smaller decks are going to be easier for young kids to learn their first tricks. However, a slightly bigger deck is going to give more foot room and more growing room.

All in all, the sleek design, sturdy construction and smaller bars make this another fantastic first complete scooter for junior riders.

Dominator Trooper




The Dominator Trooper is a good beginner scooter that is nicely sized for the younger rider.

It has a smaller handlebar height than other stunt scooters (from the deck to the top it measures approximately 71.2cm which is a much smaller size than standard). The bar height is 18.5"(47cm) high by 20"(51cm) wide.

The deck is 17.1" long by 4" wide (48.3cm by 10cm). The deck size is smaller, making it a superb choice for younger kids' feet.

The 100mm wheels are made by the leading scooter brand District, so their quality is assured. The 100mm wheels feature an alloy core. As kids get taller and bigger, a wheel with an alloy core is essential on a stunt scooter to withstand the impact of bigger, taller kids doing tricks and jumps.

Blazer Pro Shift Mini Scooter

The Blazer Pro Mini Stunt scooter is another top-notch mini scooter at an impressive price point appropriately sized for the smaller scooter rider. It is a lovely colour and will look awesome at the skate park.

The deck is just over 17.7" by 4.5" (45cm by 11.5cm), so shorter but still quite wide. Blazer has kept the deck wide in order to give younger riders maximum stability for learning.

The bars are just over 19.68" by 18.1" (50cm by 46cm), which is a suitable length for younger, shorter riders. The total height of the scooter is 67cm.

Another excellent feature of the scooter is that at 3.27kg this is super light. This is going to make it much easier for kids to learn their tricks, jumps and hops.

100mm wheels with alloy core are great for taking punishment at the park.

Slamm Tantrum VII Scooter

The Slamm Tantrum V​II scooter is designed for the younger rider with a lower handlebar. This makes it easier for younger kids to control. It's designed for kids aged 4 years plus.

The features include 100mm 88A PU cast wheels with a nylon core, ABEC 7 bearings and the quad clamp for extra strength to withstand the impact from a younger rider's tricks.

The scooter bars are 19.75" tall x 19.5" wide (H:50cm x W:49.5cm).

The ride height on the scooter (the measurement between the top of the deck and the top of the bar grips) is 68cm. And the total height of the scooter is 74cm.

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

The maximum rider weight is 75kg.

Grit Atom

The Grit Atom is a wonderful choice for the younger, smaller scooter stunt rider from around 5 or 6 years old. It is slightly less expensive than the other scooters in this list but forgoes some features such as the alloy core wheels.

What's unique about the new 2021 addition to this scooter is it comes with 2 bars, one at 500mm and the other bar is 550mm. This means you can switch from the smaller bar (total height = 72cm) to the higher bar (total height = 77cm) as your child grows. This means the scooter is an excellent choice for small kids who love going to the skate park.

The wheels are 100mm 85A PU Nycore Wheels. Nycore wheels aren't as strong as alloy core wheels. This type of wheel should be fine for small beginners who are starting with a few tricks. However, if they are going to the skate park a lot, it's probably worth investing in a scooter with alloy core wheels as they will last longer.

The scooter is light at 3.3kg, making it easy for young children to practice their tricks, jumps and moves.

The scooter features a threaded fork and a super coil spring brake.

Micro Mx Ramp Beginner Scooter

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

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

The age recommendation is 5 to 12 years (who are of a minimum height of 128cm / 4ft 2in). It features a wide handlebar for optimum control. The deck measures 10.5cm by 33cm so is slightly smaller in width than other options. The handlebar height measures 74cm from the deck to the top of the handlebar and 81.5cm from the floor to the top of the handlebar.

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

Crisp Mini Blaster

The mini blaster is a perfect scooter for mini dare devils who want to do tricks at the skate park.
One stand out feature is the 110mm wheels with crisp super high rebound alloy cores, which will withstand any high impact jumps and stunts small kids can throw at them.

At 50cm (19.7") in height and 46cm(18.1) in width, it's ideally sized for smaller riders. The total height of the scooter is 70.5cm, so you can measure the height on your child and ensure it comes to around hip to waist height, so they will have the control they need when riding.

Other notable features for younger kids include a smaller sized than standard deck at 43.1cm by 11.4cm.

The stylish scooter will definitely look amazing on the skate park. Weighing just 3.4kg, it's also light enough for smaller kids to develop their technique.

Micro MX Trix Stunt Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comparison Chart

ScooterBar Height / WidthDeckWheelsWeight
Madd Gear Mini
Pro Rascal Scooter
45.7cm/40.5cm44.5cm - 10.1cm100mm
High speed PU
Nylon Cores
2.94kg
Nitro Circus RW Junior Replica49.4 / 44.5cm43.2 - 10.2cm100mm
PU alloy core wheels
3kg
Nitro Circus RW Replica55.8cm / 45.7cm48.3 - 10.2cm110mm PU alloy core wheels3.4kg
Dominator Trooper47cm / 51cm48.3 - 11.5cm100mm
PU alloy core wheels
3.6kg
Blazer Pro Shift Mini50cm/64cm45-11.5cm100mm
Alloy core
PU wheels
3.2kg
Slamm Tantrum VII50cm / 49.5cm48.25 - 11.5cm100mm
88A durometer
PU nylon core wheels
3.63kg
MX Trixx53cm / 45cm48 - 10cm100mm
87a shore wheels
3.8kg
Gritt Atom50cm / 46cm
55cm / 46cm
48.3 - 10cm100mm
PU Nycore wheels
3.3kg
Crisp Mini Blaster50cm/46cm43.1 - 11.4cm110mm
Alloy cores
3.4kg