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

Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds

 

The Best Scooters for 9 and 10 Year Olds


 

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

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

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

 The Best Scooter In Each Category

Type of ScooterPlus Points

Best Kick Scooter



JD Bug Street Scooter on amazon

Smooth ride

Lightweight, height adjustable & foldable

Respected brand.

Best Stunt Scooter



Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Replica on amazon
A perfectly sized scooter for this age group.

Great value price.

Solid construction with durable metal core wheels

Best 3 Wheel Scooter



Maxi MIcro on amazon
Robust and durable

Designed to last

Height adjustable handlebar

Lightweight

Best Off Road



Osprey Dirt Scooter on amazon
200mm pneumatic tyres
with aluminum cores.

Wheels have great grip
on uneven, rugged terrain.

Well tested.

Best Budget




Razor S Scooter on amazon
Razor - well known brand in US

Lightweight & foldable

Strong and durable

Which Type of Scooter?

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

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

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

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

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

 

Ethan age 9 using a razor pro scooter

Scooter Features Explained

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

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

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

The Best Kick Scooters for Ages 9 and 10

Check out some great options of kick scooters below.

Top Choice - JD Bug Original Street Scooter

 

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

They are robust and hardwearing and have lots of excellent features. The JD Bug Street scooter is great for the school run and for scooting along the streets. It's not designed for stunts.

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

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

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

Adjustable Handlebar​
​It has an adjustable handlebar measuring 630mm to 950mm. This will suit most 9 and 10 year olds and give growing room too.

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

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

Globber Flow 125 Scooter

The Globber Flow 125 scooter is nicely sized for 9 and 10 year olds, with 4 height adjustment settings so it should last them into their teenage years.

Handlebar - you can set the handlebar at 4 different heights between 82cm to 97cm, so you can find the best height for each rider as they grow.

Non-Foldable - one thing to note about the Globber Flow is that the handlebar isn't foldable. This makes it a stronger scooter as there is no weak point where they scooter folds. Ideal for kids who are rough with their scooters and will put it through its paces. However, if you want a scooter that will fold for storage and/or portability, check out the Globber Flow Foldable instead.

Light - at 3.1kg the scooter is light, which makes it easy to pick up if you need to

Wheels -the wheels are bigger than on the JD bug. At 125mm they will go that bit quicker, which some kids may appreciate. However, they aren't so big they are going to add a lot of weight to the scooter.

Deck - The strong triple deck structure has non-slip EVA foam grip tape giving riders maximum grip.

Control - Super wide handlebars give riders maximum control when scooting. Durable handgrips provide extra comfort. A long rear foot brake is not only great for braking but also prolonging the rear wheel’s longevity.

It comes in many colours at a competitive price point.

Razor Sports S Scooter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hudora Big Wheel (205mm) Scooter




The trouble with many of the small wheel scooters is that there isn't a lot of growing room, so will last kids a couple of years but if they have a growth spurt when they are approaching their teens it may get too small for them very quickly.

Large Handlebar Adjustment Range

The Hudora big wheel scooter has height adjustable handlebars from 79 to 104cm so the scooter can accommodate kids, teens and even adults. You don't have to worry about kids outgrowing the scooter.

Wheels

The bigger wheels will travel further distances more speedily and smoothly than scooters with smaller wheels. This makes it an awesome scooter for the school commute. Kids can get to their destination quickly.  The 87a durometer wheels are durable and give a smooth ride along paths and pavements.

Other Features

The scooter is foldable and has an adjustable shoulder strap for carrying. It's an excellent choice if you need to carry it up steps or up a hill. It features a rear friction brake and a kickstand.

Verdict

A great scooter for growing kids, especially on the school run. Some reviewers mention it's noisy, but if you can forgive this, it's an excellent option.

Bike Star Off Road Scooter

The Bike Star kick scooter is a cross between a scooter and a bike. It has large 12” (30cm) air filled tyres which are fantastic for going off road. Take it on canal paths, dirt tracks, grass, stoney paths and other kinds of rough terrain.

The tyres offer a more comfortable ride than scooters with hard wheels as they absorb the shocks front the pavement (much like you’d find on a bike). Additionally they offer better traction on pavements when it’s wet.

The other difference between the Bike Star and other scooters is the hand controlled brakes. The sturdy brakes are easy to control and help you come to a smooth stop.

The Bike star has an adjustable handle which moves from 76cm to 90cm. It’s designed for kids between 120cm and 150cm.

It is on the heavy side, weighing 7.2kg. Plus it doesn’t fold. If you want a portable scooter which you can carry and / or take on public transport - this isn’t the best choice.

The scooter comes 90% assembled with 10% left to do. There’s an assembly video on YouTube to help. If you do have trouble with assembly, you can take it to a local bike shop to help.

Overall this is an excellent, sturdy scooter. Perfect for scooting everywhere, not just on smooth pavements.

Micro Sprite

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Stunt Scooters

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

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

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

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

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

Top Choice - Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Replica Stunt Scooter

This is a beginner, entry scooter ideal for 9 and 10 year old kids. Fantastic for beginners to ride around and start learning tail whips and other tricks. It's smaller than a standard sized scooter which means it is lighter too. Younger riders aren't as strong as pro riders so a lighter scooter makes it easier to flip around and learn tricks. The gold deck is 4" wide and 19" long so it's shorter than on many stunt scooters but this can make it easier to learn tricks.

The steel bars measure 21.7" in height by 17.9" in width (45.72cm x 55.8cm) and are super durable with a double clamp, standard headset and strong steel forks. The total height of the scooter is 80cm.

Other notable features are the 110mm wheels which are light but strong with alloy cores. Alloy core wheels are a good choice for kids who are serious about doing jumps and tricks at the skatepark as they will withstand the impact needed from these kinds of moves. The scooter also features decent grips, which are comfortable when riding.

It's called the replica scooter because it's got the same colorways as Ryan Williams scooter. Young kids can emulate pro-riders but on a scooter that is appropriately sized for them.

Chilli Base Stunt Scooter


My 9 year old son Callum was gifted a Chilli Base scooter and we were both impressed. The Chilli scooter is a solid, light and perfectly sized scooter for beginner riders around 9 and 10 years old. It looks very nice too.

The height from the floor to the top of the handlebar is 79cm - this was a nice size for Callum who is 4' 4" (132cm) in height. It came up to around waist height. The handlebars are super wide at 58cm. This worked well for Callum, as the wider handlebars gave him extra control when going down the ramps.

110mm wheels gave a smooth and speedy ride both on the ramps and on the paths. It weighs 3.5kg, so it light enough for beginners to manoeuvre and control easily. The deck measures 19.6" by 4.5" (50cm by 11.5cm) so there is plenty of footspace.

If you're looking for a scooter for beginners at the skate park, it's an excellent choice. It's a high-quality scooter at a competitive price point.

You can read our full review here.

Blazer Pro Outrun Complete Scooter

 

The Blazer Pro Outrun is another good entry level scooter at a competitive price point.

The dimensions of the bars are 22 inches in height and 20 inches in width (56cm (h) x 51.5cm(w)) with a total scooter height of 79cm.

Its deck measures 19.7" by 4.5" in width. It's long and wide, so there's plenty of footspace for kids with growing feet.

The 100mm wheels are 5 spoke alloy core wheels. They are slightly smaller wheels than on the Nitro Circus Replica and Chilli Base scooters. Pros generally prefer bigger wheels as they are faster. However, most beginners won't notice the difference between 100mm and 110mm wheels.

The Blaze Outrun comes in different colorways, but the neo chrome is popular and looks amazing on the skate park.

 

Two Bare Feet - Budget Stunt Scooter

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

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

Wheels - the scooter features 100mm 88A alloy core wheels. If your child is serious about doing tricks, it's best to look for scooters with alloy core wheels. It has a fixed height of 76cm. As the height of kids varies so much it's worth measuring to see how high the top of the scooter reaches on your child. Ideally the scooter should be between hip and waist height, although many pro stunt scooter riders like their scooter to sit a little lower than this. However, if the handlebar height is between the hips and waist it gives kids a lot more control of the scooter when they're just starting out.

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

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

Razor Beast

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

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

Wheels
It has metalised core 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels. The metalised cores are not as good as alloy core wheels that you find on more expensive scooters but better than plastic cores.

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

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

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

Dominator Sniper Stunt Scooter

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

What you get is a strong scooter with very solid construction featuring HIC compression and a fully integrated headset at an outstanding price.  Whether it's being used at the skate park or on the street, this Sniper offers a smooth, enjoyable ride.

Handlebars and Deck
The handlebars are 22" tall & 20.1" wide.  The total scooter height is 78.7cm.  Soft rubber grips make it comfortable for your hands. The solid, aluminium, boxed deck is 4.5 inches wide and 19.6" long, plenty of foot space for growing feet.

​Wheels
The wheels on this scooter are excellent and made by District (a brand well-known brand for their quality). They are 110cm alloy core wheels, which are durable and will withstand all the punishment a 9 or 10 year old rider will throw at it.

Choose from four different colours. Assembly is easy, you'll be ready to go in seconds.

 

Dirt Scooters

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

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

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

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

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

LA Sports Three Wheel Tri Scooter

iScoot Pro is another great 3 wheeler perfect the older child. It has a top height setting of 90cm so will accommodate most 9 and 10 year olds.

Handlebar: the handlebars have 5 adjustable heights between 62cm and 90cm, meaning that there is a height to comfortably suit kids of most ages between 3 and 12. As the maximum weight limit is 80kg, some adults can even have a go on this!

Wheels - it's front powered with a front 120mm PU wheel and a 100mm rear wheel for an easy and smooth cruise. The LED flashing wheels are great for the winter months during dusk and dark evenings when scooting home from school.

The scooter can be folded for easy storage and transport.

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

 

Three Wheel Scooters

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

Maxi Micro

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Scooters

 

Electric scooters are fun and offer some super speed for kids.
Razor electric scooters are a popular brand in the UK.
The E90 is a good choice for 9 and 10 year olds. It has a maximum weight limit of 54kg.

Top speed
It can reach speeds of up to 10mph. A kick start is required to get the motor started and there is a push button acceleration.

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

Run time
The scooter can provide up to 80 minutes of continuous use on one battery charge.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Scooter

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

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

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

More Types of Scooter

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

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

AOODIL Swing Scooter


Ideally sized for 9 and 10 year olds, the swing scooter is reasonably priced and height adjustable from 95cm to 110cm. Like all of these types of scooter, it's guaranteed to give extra fun. Riders can make quick 180 degree turns, with a quick response brake for enhanced control. Drifting and carving is easy so kids can pull of crazy moves.  And the best thing about it is that there is a 100kg weight capacity so adults can have a go at the action too.

PU wheels mean a smooth, comfortable glide. For safety, the footplates have non slip designs, to keep feet steady while riding. And for peace of mind, the scooter has a 1 year warranty.

We have also reviewed the best Flicker scooters if you want more options to choose from.

 

 

Space Scooters

The space scooters deck is curved and the back is much higher than the deck at the front. To use it, hop on the deck, then shift your weight between your feet to get going. Essentially, you have to pump the platform up and down to move rather than kicking.

Space Scooter X540

The space scooter x540 works by pumping up and down on the deck to make it move. The 200mm wheels will get kids going quickly and speedily. It's aimed at kids from aged 8. There is a height adjustable handlebar, a kickstand and a handbrake for easy stopping. A clever safety feature that uses loud clicks to warn riders if too much force is being applied to the scooter deck when they push down.

Overall, the space scooter is fun. An extra option to get kids off their screens and having some exercise!

Best Budget Stunt Scooter

 

Best Budget Stunt Scooters

 

Stunt scooters can definitely be expensive.

​This is because they have to be built with strong but lightweight materials in order that they can withstand the punishment kids put them under when doing tricks, stunts and jumps.

However, it is often difficult to justify spending an awful lot of money on a stunt scooter when your child may decide doing tricks on a scooter isn't really for them a couple of months after spending pounds on an expensive scooter.

Therefore in this article there a range of cheaper stunt scooters with an explanation of what you are getting for your money.

Grit Atom  (££ - midrange)

This scooter is an excellent stunt scooter for the younger child from around 5 0r 6 and up. The unique feature of the Grit Atom is it has two handlebars. As your child grows, you can swap the smaller handlebar to a larger one.

It's a wonderful entry level scooter for smaller kids to try out first stunts and tricks. And if they decide stunts aren't for them, it can still be used from getting from a to b.

Its key features include:

  • Two handlebars- the smallest handlebar is 500mm and the taller handlebar is 550mm. This means the total scooter's height can be increased from 72 cm to 77cm as your child grows. Ideally, you want a scooter bar to be between waist and hip height on your child.
  • 100mm 85A PU Nycore Wheels  - the 100mm wheels are a good size for beginners. The nycore wheels (the inner part of the wheel) are sufficient for younger riders. As kids get older, scooter wheels should be alloy core to withstand the impact of tricks. However, younger kids should be fine with nycore.
  • 360 degree bar - the bar spins 360 degrees for tricks.
  • Scooter weight - 3.3kg. Light enough for young kids to easily maneouvre.

Summary - This is a a wonderful option for younger kids to scoot from a to b and to try out some tricks. Lightweight but strong enough to withstand those first tricks. A good budget buy.

✔️ Advice - Wheel cores. The core of the wheel is very important as they need to be able to withstand the excessive force from landings. On pro level scooters you will always see metal (alloy) core wheels and these are the best. Entry level stunt scooters will often have nylon core wheels (a strong type of plastic) or other plastic cores. Nylon cores are strong but generally better for cruising. Metal core wheels are generally much better than nylon or plastic core wheels as they are more durable and stronger to withstand the abuse of tricks. Nylon/plastic core wheels are cheaper and can be found on budget scooters. Alloy cores should definitely be sought out for teens and adults. Scooters for younger kids (age 6 or 7) often do have nylon cores and these are generally okay while kids are younger and lighter as there is not as much force on landings, although metal cores are still better.

Schwinn Trance Scooter (£ - Low Price)

 

The Schwinn Trace Scooter is aimed at kids aged 8 plus, although there are many reviews of younger kids using this scooter. Schwinn is a well-established company primarily known for its bikes. They have been around for many years, so you'd imagine they have a reputation to hold up and are less likely to produce a rubbish stunt scooter. With that being said, let's look at the scooter's key features.

  • Construction and Scooter Weight - The scooter has a heavy-duty construction with a steel 'y bar' handlebar set up. The scooter build is solid and ready to take some punishment. However, it is on the heavy side. At 4.9kg it weighs a lot for a beginner stunt scooter, especially for a small kid looking to do his first tricks.
  • Wheels - The 100mm wheels have plastic cores which may not last long if your child is jumping and putting some pressure on with his or her tricks. These wheels are absolutely fine for scooting from a to b. They may also okay for occasional skate park use for young and lighter kids. However, if your child is serious about using this scooter at the park, you want a scooter with better wheels.
  • Aesthetics - Kids will love the look of the scooter with a green one-eyed monster graphic. They will also love its rear CNC alloy stunt pegs. The handlebar turns 360 degrees if they want to practice some tail whips. Schwinn boasts the scooter features soft PU rubber grips which provide ample grip and comfort. There's a steel spring-style brake for reliable stopping power at the rear.
  • Bar Height - With a bar height of 76.2cm (3o"), Schwinn recommends the scooter for the 8 plus age group.

Verdict -  if you're looking for a scooter that is primarily a kick scooter with occasional skate park use this could work. The downside for doing first scooter tricks is that it's heavy. Therefore, if you want a scooter for heavy use at the skate park and you can stretch your budget, there are better options.

✔️ Who are you Buying for? - the rider you are buying for can determine how much you want to spend and what type of scooter to buy. A younger, smaller rider will have less impact on the scooter when doing jumps and tricks, so the scooter may not need t to be as strong as for an older kids or teen. If they are using the scooter for occasional stunt use, there are scooters that are designed for a lower level of stunt use as well. If they rider is going to be using it at the stunt park everyday and giving it some abuse, buy the strongest, most durable scooter you can afford.

Dominator Trooper - (££ - Midrange)

 

The Dominator Trooper is a beginner stunt scooter at the 6 plus age group. It has some excellent specifications at an affordable price. Perfectly sized for the smaller, younger rider.

  • Wheels - the trooper features 110mm wheels with 7 spoke alloy core wheels. The District wheels are a good buy for a scooter at this price point and the cores are strong to absorb the shocks from stunts.
  • Bars - the scooter features a one piece steel bar. The scooter height is 71.2cm but the bar itself measures 55cm (21.5 inches) by 20 inches wide. The bar is a good width for a scooter in the price range. Similar priced scooters tend to have narrower bars. In terms of height, it's important to get a stunt scooter that is lower than the belly button for safety and optimum control. However, too low and it can be uncomfortable to ride. The Trooper is appropriately sized for kids.
  • Deck - the deck is on the smaller side, measuring 17.1" by 4.5" which is a nice size for smaller feet. Standard decks tend to be 19 or 20 inches so it's appropriately sized for the younger rider.
  • Compression System - The Trooper also has a threadless compression system which you quite often only see on higher end scooters.
  • Weight - the scooter weighs a respectable 3.6kg

Verdict - all in all this is an excellent beginner scooter for kids at an excellent price point.

 

✔️ Scooter bar and height -  All stunt scooters have fixed handlebars rather than height adjustable ones. This is because the handlebar needs to be strong enough to withstand the impact at the skate park. A height adjustment mechanism adds weakness to the scooter bar and is more likely to break when being used for tricks and jumps. Obviously this can be dangerous. The scooter bar height is also very important when choosing the right stunt scooter. Most beginner riders do well on a stunt scooter bar that sits between waist and hip height. If the bar is too high, the scooter can be difficult to control.

Chilli Base Scooter (££ - Medium Price)

 

If you can stretch your budget, the Chilli base is really an excellent stunt scooter at an amazing price for the quality that you get. My 9 year old son had the opportunity to ride and review the Chilli base and you can read our in-depth review on the Chilli Base scooter here.

  • Perfect for beginners - It's an awesome beginner scooter that will withstand all the punishment young kids can throw at it. My son loved the look and feel of the scooter. What really worked for him were the wide handlebars which gave him great control when using the ramps for the first time.
  • Wheels - The wheels are perfect for young riders. They are 110mm wheels are slightly bigger than the 100mm scooters featured on some budget scooters. The bigger wheel gives a smooth and speedy ride. It is quiet and really is a dream to ride from a to b. The wheels feature spoked alloy cores so will also withstand the impact from jumps and tail whips. The great thing about this scooter is that it will last. The wheels can be replaced if they need to be.
  • Scooter Bar - The scooter bar is 79cm high and ideal for my 9 year old. It came up to around waist height (he is a little on the small side for his age). There is plenty of growing room as many kids like the scooter bars to sit lower when they get older .
  • Weight - It weighs 3.5kg, so is light - much lighter than the Schwinn scooter featured above.  A lighter scooter makes it easier for younger kids to control and learn their first tricks.
✔️ Threaded Forks vs Threadless Forks - most budget scooters will have a threaded fork whereas high end scooters will have a threadless fork. A threadless fork is stronger than a threaded fork so if you see it on a a cheaper scooter this can make it a better choice.

TBF Street Stunt (£ - Low Price Option)

 

This is the cheapest stunt scooter featured on this page. It has good reviews over on amazon. However it is unclear how many of those reviews are actually of kids doing stunts.

If you have a teenager or a child serious about doing tricks I would go for something a bit better. However if it's for a younger child who just wants to have a go at doing a few stunts and wants to use it as a stunt scooter as well it could be worth considering.

The features on this scooter include:

  • Handlebar / Deck /  Fork - Bar is 1 piece alloy T4 & T6 heat treated. The scooter has a heat treated strong robust deck and threaded reinforced fork.
  • Wheels - 100mm 88A PU super high rebound with plastic spoke cores. The wheels are perfect for street scooting. Ideally a stunt scooter should have metal cores as they are more durable. However if it's for a younger, lighter child who just wants to scoot around and do the odd trick or too at the skatepark, this scooter could be a good choice.
  • Scooter height - the overall height of the scooter is 83cm
  • Bar width - the bar is 44cm (17 inches). This is a good size for younger children, as children get taller and older they may prefer wider bars on their stunt scooter.
  • Weight - the weight is 3.5kg which is a good weight for a stunt scooter.

Summary - if you're buying for a younger child who just wants to try the odd trick or too this could be a good choice. Otherwise a scooter with alloy core wheels might be a better.

✔️ Wheel size - most budget scooters will have a wheel size of 100mm. This size is fine for doing tricks and stunts for kids. On some more expensive scooters you will see a wheel size of 110mm and on pro scooters 125mm wheels. Bigger wheels do offer a bit more speed and more durability as they have more urethane but for a beginner scooter 100mm will be fine.

Crisp Switch 2020 (£££ - Higher Price)

Spend a little bit more money for the Crisp Switch 2020 and get some really excellent features for the price. The Switch is a good looking scooter where you get a lot of bang for your buck. Great for around age 8 to the early teen years.

  • Deck - The footplate is 19.5" in length with a width of 4.5". A great size for growing feet.
  • Bars - The bars measure 22" in height by 20" in width. The scooter has a total height of 81cm.
  • Wheels - 100mm alloy core wheels are strong for skate park use (alloy core wheels are much more durable and able to withstand tricks than plastic wheels).
  • Weight  - 3.7kg which is quite lightweight for a bargain stunt scooter of this size

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

✔️ Weight - Stunt scooters need to be strong but lightweight. The more lightweight the scooter the better it is to do tricks. You may see stunt scooters between 3kg and 4.5kg. The more expensive stunt scooters are deisgned to be as lightweight as possible but with strong materials hence the extra cost. Sometimes lighter, cheaper scooters may have features such as plastic wheels that don't weigh as much but obviously aren't as strong.

MX Ramp (££ - Midrange)

Micro aren't very often associated with the word budget. But MX Ramp, their stunt scooter offering that is recommended for 5 to 12 year olds who are beginners is extremely competitive on price. Simply put, it offers excellent quality at a brilliant price point.  Micro suggest the minimum height for this scooter is 128cm (4' 2") so despite the recommended age range, it might be big for some 5 and 6 year olds.

It's marketed as a kid's first stunt scooter for doing occasional tricks. It's designed to make learning basic tricks easy, making it a good choice for younger riders who are starting out.

So what's to like about the scooter :

  • Wheels - 100mm metal core wheels. Metal core wheels are much better for stunt scooters to take the impact from the jumps and tricks.
  • Light - the scooter weighs 3.7kg. A light frame makes it easier to learn tricks.
  • Handlebar Height -  68cm fixed height handlebar. The ride height (which is the height between the deck and the handlebar) is 74cm. Ideally, you want the handlebar height to come between hip and waist height on a stunt scooter, and no higher than their belly button.
  • Footplate - the footplate is smaller than standard (33cm (l) by 10.5cm (w) which will make it easier for little feet to control.
  • Built to last - The scooter has replaceable parts. If the scooter is looked after, it can be kept out of landfill and passed down to siblings or sold on ebay once finished with.

Verdict - This scooter is ideal for occasional tricks and getting from a to b.

✔️ Reviews - reading reviews can be a good way to determine whether the scooter is a good fit. However, even though sometimes a scooter has lots of five star reviews it may still mean the scooter isn't the best one for the rider in question, whereas the scooter with 3 star reviews is perfect! Sometimes people leave five star reviews for stunt scooters, but the rider is just using the scooter as a kick scooter and hasn't tried it out at the skate park at all. So it might be an excellent kick scooter but a let down at the skate park. It's also worth looking at the number of reviews. Quite often a stunt scooter with hundreds of reviews but with 4 stars overall will be a better fit than a scooter with a handful of reviews which are all 5 star. So drum down and read the reviews to get a true picture.

Blazer Pro (££ Mid Price Range)

 

If you're looking for a stunt scooter the younger crowd (5 to 7 years), the Brazer Pro is an excellent scooter at a brilliant price point.  It's ideal for a young beginner / intermediate scooter rider.

  • Deck - at 17.7" the deck is shorter than standard, perfect for smaller feet. However, it's designed to still be quite wide at 4.5", this gives beginners a stable platform to learn their tricks.
  • Bars - the bars are 19.68" by 18.1"(50cm by 46cm) These are smaller bars than scooters aimed at the 8 plus age group. Shorter bars make it easier for younger kids to control their ride at the park.
  • Wheels - amazingly, at this price point, Blazer Pro has equipped their mini offering with 100mm alloy core wheels. Usually, you would see scooters within this price range with nylon or plastic cores.
  • Blazer Pro - Blazer Pro scooter are a well known and respected brand within the scooter community.

✔️ Replaceable Parts - If a child's scooter is likely to take a significant beating at the skatepark or during general use, it's a good economical decision to look for a scooter where the parts are replaceable. These scooters do tend to cost a little bit more at the beginning but in the long run, it is cheaper to replace a wheel or another part than have to fork out for a new scooter. Additionally if kids become very passionate about scooting, they may wish to updgrade the wheels or other parts on their scooter.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter (£££)

 

If you can stretch your budget, this makes a great first stunt scooter for the 8 to 11 year age group. It's a fab entry level scooter with great spec.

  • Bars - The bars are 22" in height and 18" in width with a total scooter height 0f 80cm
  • Wheels - 110mm with spoked alloy core wheels with ABEC-9 bearings. Again,  with this scooter you get the alloy core wheels which will withstand the impact at the skate park. 110mm size wheels are fine for beginners. Bigger wheels are generally preferred by the pros. They spin faster. And more urethane means they will wear out less quickly.
  • Weight - 3.4kg. Very light - this is perfect for beginners to start speedily learning tail whips and other tricks. Lighter is easier to control.
  • Deck - the deck is 19" by 4" which is appropriate for this size of scooter.
  • Look - Visually appealing gold and black dual colour scheme, it will look awesome at the park. You can get it in just black too.
  • Other features  - steel threadless fork and a 3 bolt flex brake.
✔️ Wheel Bearings - Wheel bearings are an important part of the scooter as they determine how fast the wheel spins. You will often see a ABEC rating generally between ABEC-5 and ABEC-9. In theory, the higher the number, the better the bearing as the wheels should spin more quickly, however the quality of the bearing itself isn't demonstrated by the ABEC number. For example, it's known that some ABEC-7 bearings will be much higher quality than some ABEC-9 bearings. Some well known scooter makes such as micro don't give the bearings rating but their wheel bearings are very high quality. So in short, take note of the ABEC number but don't let it be a deciding factor in choosing the best scooter.

Land Surfer Scooter (£ - Low Price)

 

The Land surfer stunt scooter is a good looking budget stunt scooter with a stylish y shaped bar that comes in a variety of colors. Possibly worth considering if your budget is tight for younger riders to try out a few jumps and tricks and use it as a kick scooter. Older kids and teens need something stronger. Might be worth stretching the budget if kids are serious about doing tricks.

  • Overall Build - the overall build seems strong and solid. It is worth checking and tightning the bolts. Many reviewers have highlighted thsi.
  • Bars - The total scooter height is 78cm and the bar width is 50cm, making it a good size or the 8 plus age group.
  • Wheels - 100mm PU wheels (plastic core). The wheels may be okay for some light tricks from younger kids. But avoid if you have a child who is going to give their stunt scooter some serious punishment. Unfortunately, the quality of the wheels seems to let this scooter down. There are quite a few reviews of the wheels falling off which obviously isn't ideal!
  • Weight - very lightweight at 3.2kg. The lightness of the scooter will make it easier for young kids to control.
  • Deck - the 360° swivel deck is 48cm by 10 cm. Kids can have a go at some tail whips with the deck, but again a heavier older child will need something with better wheels.

Overall verdict - the Land surfer is at the budget end of stunt scooters. It has good reviews over on amazon but many of these are kids using the scooter to get from at to b rather than at the skate park. Might be okay for occasional tricks for lighter kids but there are better options for heavy skate park use.

Land Surfer Pro Stunt Scooter (££ - Midrange)

The Land Surfer pro stunt scooter is a step up from the standard Land surfer scooter (above). It's a good option for cruising and use at the stunt park. Its features include:

  • Deck - Strong anodised aluminum deck with a quad clamp. The deck measures 50cm (l) by 11cm(w) so there's quite a lot of footspace.
  • Scooter height - the scooter measures 80cm from the floor to the top of the deck making it a good choice for the 8 and 9 plus age group
  • Wheels - The strong high rebound 100mm PU wheels feature alloy cores and ABEC-9 bearings. The alloy cores on the Land surfer scooter are designed to withstand the impact from tricks and jumps at the skate park.
  • Weight - 3.7kg - an average weight for a stunt scooter.
  • Bar Width - An oversized 21.5" (54.6cm)  bar. Wider bars give young beginners optimum control at the skatepark and are very comfortable when riding.
  • Reviews - there are some reviews of the scooter rattling and the scooter parts snapping which is a little worrying. Again it's another good candidate for a kick scooter with occasional stunt use. If you have a serious stunt scooter user, I would consider another pro scooter.

Slamm Tantrum (££ - Mid Range)

 

The Slamm tantrum is another awesome pick for the younger, smaller rider from around aged 4 or 5 plus.

  • Perfectly sized for young riders   - the reinforced steel t-bar is strong and the lower height makes the Tantrum an ideal size for the younger rider. The scooter measures 74cm in height.
  • Wheels - 100mm nylon core 88 A PU wheels are ideal for the smaller child who is learning their first tricks.
  • Deck - a smaller sized 19.5"(l) x 4.5"(w) deck is the same size as a standard sized scooter. Slamm have designed it to give plenty of foot space and stability for younger riders.
  • Fork / Compression - the Tantrum features a threadless fork and IHC compression system.
  • Weight - it weighs 3.6kg, there are lighter scooters but it's still pretty lightweight for doing first tricks.
  • Upgradeable - like with all Slamm scooters many parts can be customised and are interchangeable. Easily upgrade the wheels to 110mm if required or the bar to a bigger size.

 

Verdict - a perfect scooter for young beginners.

Scooter for 5 and 6 Year Olds

What are the Best Scooters for 5 and 6 Year Olds?

At age 5 and 6 years old, my son was capable of riding a 2 wheel scooter but there are some cool 3 wheel scooters for this age group too. This article details the best features to look for in scooters for 5 and 6 year olds based on experience with my son. There are suggestions of kick scooters we have tried and  well as suggestions of stunt scooters, electric scooters, dirt scooters and scissor scooters.

Best Two Wheel Scooter

JD bug are one of the leading brand of scooters in the UK. Their scooters are excellent quality. For 5 and 6 year olds there are 2 choices of JD bug scooters to consider. The first is the JD Bug Junior Street Scooter which is designed for 4 to 8 year olds and the second is the JD Original Street Scooter. The features of each are discussed below.

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

The JD Bug Junior Street scooter is a great first scooter for kids and is designed for young kids (around age 4) to around 8. It's a fab scooter for the school run and scooter rides around the park.

The 120 mm front wheel and rear 100mm give a fast, smooth ride. The bigger the wheel the faster you go with fewer kicks needed to pick up speed so the 120mm wheel (which is larger than standard 100mm wheels) is a great for scooter for cruising for younger school age children. The wheels are made of polyurethane with a hardness of 88A so are very durable.

The JD Bug Junior is foldable so you can carry it when riders have had enough and want to walk. It's super light to carry at 2.3kg.

​The handlebar is adjustable so grows  with your child. The minimum handlebar height is 63 cm and the maximum height is 84.5cm.

The smaller footplate (44 cm x 90 cm) makes it a good choice the smaller feet.

​This would be a great choice for a 5 year old - perhaps for a 5th birthday gift. It comes in many colours for boys and girls.
Additionally, it scores highly on value for money with excellent features at a competitive price point.

JD Bug Original Street Scooter

 

It's also worth considering the JD Bug original street scooter. It's a top choice for cruising on the school run. The 100mm/86A Clear Wheels wheels with ABEC 5 bearings are hard wearing and offer a smooth, comfortable ride. It's slightly more expensive than the JD Bug Junior but it's handlebar extends further meaning it could last your child until their tweens and beyond!

It's slightly heavier than the JD Bug Junior (featured above) at 2.7 kg, but it's still lightweight compared to other scooters and it folds. A built in shoulder strap makes it a breeze to carry over your shoulder.

The handlebar extends from 630mm to 950mm. It has a maximum weight of 100kg so even a small adult could hop on the original street scooter. The footplate is 51cm (l) x 10cm(w) so slightly larger than the Junior scooter above making it a better ride for slightly older school age children.

Not sure whether go for the JD Bug Original Street scooter of the JD Bug Junior Street scooter? Then check out a comparison of the junior vs the original JD Bug.

3 Wheel Scooters

3 wheel scooters are great for 5 and 6 year old kids who:

  • have never had a scooter before
  • are less confident when riding a scooter
  • just like three wheels

Maxi Micro Scooter


The Maxi Micro is designed for ages 5 to 12, so ideal for 5 and 6 year olds. The recommended height range is 110cm to 152cm.

It's extremely well designed and made with high quality, durable materials. The ride is smooth, quiet and quick. .

It's super light at 2.5kg. This makes it easy to carry if children get tired or if the terrain gets too rough for the scooter.

The handlebar has a huge height adjustment. You can set the height at any point between 67cm and 92cm. This ensures the scooter is the correct height for your child. It's also easy to adjust on the go if a sibling or friends wants a quick blast.

The grippy silicone deck adds to the stability of the scooter - no worries about slipping!

All parts on the Micro are replaceable and repairable so with some tlc you can keep this scooter on the road indefinitely.

There are various versions of the Maxi Micro deluxe scooter including a foldable version and a version with light up wheels. The Maxi Micro featured above is the classic version. It doesn't fold but you can take the stem out of the base for easy storage.

Foldable Maxi Micro Scooter

Read an indepth analysis of the maxi micro on our 3 wheel scooters for older children page.

Also, check out a comparison of the maxi micro and micro sprite 

3Style

Another 3 wheel scooter designed for older children is the 3style scooter. It has excellent features which include spin and flash PU wheels and an adjustable and foldable handlebar.

The 3 style scooter has 4 different height adjustments starting at 58.5cm and moving to 78.5cm, 82.5cm & 86.5cm

It is a lot cheaper than the maxi micro but there are a few compromises on the features. It's heavier than the micro at 3.3kg. The handlebar doesn't adjust as high (86.5cm compared to 92cm) so it won't last your child quite as long.

You can buy replacement parts on the 3style website which include the wheels. However, not every part can be replaced like on the micro so it's not going to last forever.

Read more about the 3style featured on the 3 wheel scooters for older children page.

Big Wheel Scooter - Micro Cruiser

The Micro Cruiser is a big wheel scooter aimed at kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The minimum height recommendation for the Micro Cruiser is 110cm. Big wheel scooters can be better for cruising. You can scoot faster and further with less effort. Bigger wheels are often preferred by younger kids as they offer a more stable feel.

This scooter also comes in black, purple red  aqua and blue (all colours link to amazon.co.uk)

Like all micro scooters, the Cruiser is well designed and excellent quality. All  parts are designed to be repairable and replaceable if they wear out so this scooter can last for years and for more than one child! It saves the scooter from landfill.

Here are some of the cruiser's features:

Adjustable handlebar : the handlebar can be adjusted as your child grows from 74cm to 88cm. It is recommended for kids between 110cm and 146cm (ages 5 to 10).

Stability - this scooter has lots of features to give it a stable feel. The deck is low to the ground. A deck which is low to the ground is advantageous as little feet don't have to reach far to push along. The big wheels and wider handlebars give great control.

Wheels - the  200mm wheels are bigger than standard. This will allow them to absorb shocks from bumps in the road more efficiently leading to a smoother ride. Bigger wheels mean that kids can go faster and further with less effort needed to pick up the pace.

Steering - the steering is controlled via the handlebar like you would find on a bike.

Foldable - the scooter is foldable.

Weight - as this scooter has bigger wheels it does add to its weight, which is 4.5kg. So if you're looking for a lighter scooter, there are better options.

Popular in 2022 - Unicorn Scooter


If you're looking for inexpensive fun scooter, the Ozbozz unicorn scooter with light up wheels could be what you're looking for.

It's handy features include 3 adjustable height settings and a convenient fold and lock mechanism.

The flashing wheels are a hit with young kids.

One downside of this Ozbozz scooter is the quality is not going to rival a JD Bug or Micro scooter. The handlebar doesn't have the same range of adjustment as these scooters and the quality of the wheels and build isn't  as good.

However, if you're looking for a pink budget scooter with some cool, flashy features, this is a good choice.

Stunt Scooters

Some 5 year and 6 year olds are keen to do tricks and jumps on their scooter. If this is the case, it's important to get them a dedicated stunt scooter rather than a cruise or kick scooter. Many stunt scooters are recommended for kids aged 8 years and up. However, you can find stunt scooters designed and nicely sized for younger children from age 5.

Stunt scooters are designed to be sturdy and withstand the abuse from tricks and jumps. They can be more expensive than kick scooters as the materials used are stronger but still need to be lightweight for easier control.

 Stunt scooters all have a one piece handlebar. They can't fold or be adjusted in height as this would mean weak points in the bar which could snap under the impacts of jumps. Read our stunt scooter buying guide.  to see what you should be looking for. We also have a page with stunt scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. Also find a good suggestion for a beginner stunt scooter below.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW

The Nitro Circus Ryan William scooters has been especially designed for younger, smaller riders who want to enter in to the world of stunt scooters. It’s aimed at kids from aged 5 to 8 years old.

It has a super light deck which is smaller than standard (17” by 4” or 43.1cm by 10.6cm) so little kids will find it easier to control when attempting their first tricks. Learn tail whips and other stunts super quickly with the scooter.

The handlebar is also shorter than standard for younger riders measuring 75cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.

The scooter is the lightest of the range but with steel forks and a steel bar which are going to last forever.  It weighs in at just 3kg so super light for small kids to manoeuvre.

Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal Stunt Scooter

 

The Madd Gear Mini Pro rascal is designed from the youngest of stunt scooter riders, the kids with a little dare devil inside them! This scooter has been very much sized down so it's a good choice for a small 5 year old. It has smaller bars to accommodate younger and smaller kids with a recommended height range of 76cm to 112cm. It is perfectly sized, designed and balanced for younger riders to control. Here are some measurements and specs.

Bar height and width - the bars are short at 48cm (18") in height so easier for little kids to manage at the skate park.  The bar width is 40cm (16")

Total height of scooter - the total height of the scooter is 68 cm

Deck - the deck measures 43cm (17") by 10cm (4"). It's much shorter than a standard deck making it easy to manage.

Total weight - at just 2.94kg the light weight of this scooter will make it easier for small, light kids to do jumps and tricks.

Wheels - the wheels measure 100mm and have composite cores with high speed PU.

Scissor scooters are fun! They have two footplates and you place a foot on each one. You can either move the scooter by moving your legs in and out. Or you can move your hips to get the scooter to move. They are best on flat, smooth surfaces.  They're a great way to keep youngsters fit and active.

Scissor Scooters

Scissor scooters are popular and lots of kids use them. I haven't been on one myself although my niece and nephew have both got one which they enjoy. They are good for building the muscles in your legs. It's unlikely they will replace traditional scooters in getting from a to b, but are good as a fun scooter to take to the park or to play with friends outside.

There are quite a few models to choose from but if you're looking for a younger child from 5 to 6,  make sure you get one that isn't too big. There are scissor scooters aimed at kids from around 3 to 6 or at age 5 plus and then other scissor scooters aged for older kids from 7 plus or 9 plus.

 Scooter with Air Filled Tyres


Scooters with air filled/ pneumatic tyres have many pros and cons.

Air tyres are much better for providing traction on wet surfaces. They are brilliant for scootering through muddy puddles or when it's been raining.

Additionally, they offer a cushioned ride over uneven terrain making them ideal for surfaces such as gravel and cobbles. They are more comfortable to ride on pavements as the tyres absorb the impact from bumps and cracks along the way.

On the downside these types of scooters are heavier, so can be a  harder for young kids to control and manoeuvre. They also tend to be more expensive.

The Bike Star scooter is designed for kids from age 5 years. It's a super strong scooter with a steel framework and an impact resistant glittering metallic paint finish, all contributing to the scooter's durable life span.

The 10" air filled wheels on quality rims guarantee a comfortable and smooth ride.

There is a height adjustable handlebar with a minimum height of 67cm and a maximum of 74cm, perfect for kids from 105cm tall.  The skid-proof footplate measures 29cm by 12cm which is smaller in length than a standard scooter so perfect for smaller feet to control.

Steel bearings make the scooter easy for little ones to steer.  There is both a hand brake and a rear foot brake so a choice of ways to come to a halt.

Another bonus is that the scooter comes 90% assembled with a simple final assembly required. Not too much work before you're on the road! It also a side kickstand.

It weighs 6.2kg so it is heavier than other scooters for this age group. This is to be expected due to the extra weight of the large pneumatic tyres and the steel frame.

More 2 Wheel Scooters

Whether you have a 5 or 6 year old that's never ridden a scooter with 2 wheels or a child that is completely confident on one, there are many more great 2 wheel scooters on the market. Many 2 wheel scooters for this age have additional fun features such as lights. There are also scooters which feature characters from their favourite TV shows or movies.

Electric Scooters

Razor Power Core E90

 

Electric scooters are speedy and fun.

To get an electric scooter it's advisable that the child is already confident on a kick scooter. A 5 year old may be too young, but a confident 6 year old will most likely love it.

The E90 Power Core scooter featured can reach up to 10mph.

Ride the scooter for up to 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge.

Kick start the E90 to begin the motor. Then zoom away.

The E90 features a high-torque hub motor, push-button throttle, hand-operated front fender brake, urethane front wheel, and retractable kickstand.

The motor is maintenance free.

Top Of The Range Choice

The Micro Sprite scooters are 2 wheel scooters from the same company that makes the maxi and micro mini scooters.  The Sprite is aimed at kids from aged 5 to 12 years with a height range between 110cm and 152cm. It's more expensive than other 2 wheel kick scooters but is an investment. It can last for years and be passed on to younger siblings.

The stand out feature on the Micro Sprite is it's smooth, quiet and quick ride. The high quality 100mm 88A nylon core high rebound PU wheels are hardwearing and ideal for cruising along the streets.

The handlebar has a huge height adjustment range and can be set at any height between 66 cm to 96 cm.  The scooter folds for easy carrying and storage.

It weighs 2.7kg. so is super light for young kids to control and parents to carry. The steering on this scooter is excellent. It steers like a bike with 360 degree turning.

Another plus point is the kick stand which most scooters don't have. It can stand up when you store or park it. ​No lying it on the ground at the park, which helps prevent scratches to the paintwork.

Is the micro sprite worth the money? See a comparison between the JD Bug Original Scooter and the Micro Sprite to help you make up your mind.

Bopster Scooter

The Bopster is currently one of the bestselling scooters online.

Here is an overview of the scooter's features:

Lightweight - it weighs just 2.8kg, making it easy to transport and for young kids to control.

120mm PU wheels - the larger than standard wheels offer a smooth ride and less kicking is required for little feet to go faster and further.

Adjustable - There are 4 settings on the height adjustable handlebar. Set it at either 62cm, 74cm, 79cm and 84cm.

Other features - it features a rear brake for easy stopping.  The max weight load of 100kg  means that some adults can have a go on this scooter.

The scooter is competitive on price. It won't last as long as some of the more expensive scooters. It doesn't adjust as high as the JD Bug Original Street scooter or the Micro Sprite and there aren't Bopster replacement parts to repair the scooter if a part wears out.

Read more about the Bopster scooter. ​

Fun Themed Scooters


If you're after a fun, cheap scooter, there are lots of themed scooters available.

Character scooters tend to be cheaper than other scooters.
They are fun to ride but normally the quality isn't as good. Additionally, they may not last too long. However, kids love their fun factor.

The scooter featured is a dinosaur folding scooter which also has light up wheels.

It features a foam grip handles, a height adjustable handlebar and folds down for storage.

Razor S Scooter

 

Razor is a popular brand of scooter. It's a well known US brand which specialises in scooters, electric scooters, hoverboards and more.

The Razor S scooter comes in three fabulous colours (blue, pink or red).

It is foldable and weighs 2.4kg so is light to carry. It features 98mm urethane wheels, which have ABEC 5 bearings. The wheels offer a smooth ride.
There is a rear brake for safety.

It's designed for kids from aged 6 plus. Read more about the Razor S Scooter.

What To Consider When Buying a Scooter for 5 and 6 Year Olds

Foldable / Lightweight Scooter - at ages 5 and 6, there were times when my son had enough of using his scooter and he'd ask me to carry it. This is why a scooter that folds is extremely useful. A folded or light scooter is easier to carry. However, if they want a scooter to do tricks on they will need one without a folding mechanism. A scooter with a folding mechanism is not strong enough to withstand the impact from jumps, stunts and tricks.

A scooter that offers a smooth and fast ride - at ages 5 and 6, children want to be able to cruise quickly. Some 3 wheel scooters can be built so safely that they are slow and difficult to manoeuvre. Light 3 wheel scooters are normally faster than sturdier and heavier counterparts.
If you see an ABEC rating for the bearings, a higher rating generally means a faster and smoother ride. The best scooters usually have an ABEC rating of about 5.
Wheels made of high quality polyurethane (also seen as PU) generally offer a smoother and quicker ride too.

A safe scooter - safety is should be a top factor for anybody buying a scooter for a child. However, if safety is a major concern there are extra features to look out for. Look for a footplate which is close to the ground making it easier to get on and off and there's less room to fall. Make sure that the scooter is the right size. The handlebars should come up to about waist height, this means that it is easier to control. A smaller footplate is another feature which makes it easy for a small child to control the ride. Look for a foot brake that is easy to use and make sure they know how to use it. Don't forget helmets, knee and elbow pads. Little ones can wear bright clothes and reflective jackets so they can be easily seen by cars and other pedestrians.

Price and Longevity - you can buy scooters that will last your child for years. These are normally more expensive but will last and you can sell them if you decide to buy a different scooter. You may decide that getting a cheaper scooter which will last one or two years is a better decision. If your child is likely to grow lots, move from a 3 wheel scooter to a 2 wheel scooter or perhaps grow a lot in the next few years, it may be worth getting a less expensive scooter and buying a new one in a couple of years time.

Choosing The Best Stunt Scooter For Kids

What to look for when buying a stunt scooter.

If your child has requested a stunt scooter for performing tricks and jumps, you need a different type of scooter than one used for cruising. There are some important considerations to be aware of:

A One-Piece Fixed Bar (not height adjustable scooters / folding mechanisms)

All stunt scooters have one piece fixed bar. They never have a height-adjustable handlebar or folding mechanism. This is because the bar must be strong enough to withstand the impact of jumps and landings. Height adjustable handlebars and folding mechanisms weaken the scooter bar so it can't withstand these impacts on a regular basis.

Decks


Standard sized decks normally measure 50cm in length and 10cm in width. Most stunt scooters aimed at kids from aged 8 plus will feature a standard sized deck. Younger children may benefit from a slightly smaller deck as it is easier to control with a smaller height and feet. When choosing a scooter and looking at the decks it will be worth considering the child in question. You can find many scooters with smaller decks in the stunt scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds article.

There are many cases of younger children under 8 using the stunt scooters for over 8. This will depend on the child, how tall they are and how big their feet are. My 8 year old has size 3 ½ feet so a standard size deck is fine for him which we bought at age 7. How long do you want the scooter to last for? Obviously shorter decks will decrease the lifespan of the scooter for your child.

What are decks made of?

Stunt scooter decks tend to be made of aluminum which is strong but lightweight material. Some aluminum decks have been heat treated to add extra strength and durability. In general, the more the scooter costs the better the quality of the deck. Pro scooters have very strong decks which are lightweight.

What size handlebars should I get on a stunt scooter?


Sometimes it's difficult to answer this question as people have different preferences as to how high and wide they like the bars on their scooters, but generally, the handlebars should be around hip to waist height as this height offers better control. Some pro riders like their bars to sit low, but for the beginner between waist and hip height is optimal.

If you can get a measurement of the total height of the scooter you wish to buy, you can then measure how high it will come up on your child.

Handlebar Width

Bar width tends to run between 46cm to 56cm (18" - 22"). Scooters for younger children tend to have bars which are narrower. However, a wide bar for a young child isn't a bad thing, a wider bar can give them optimum control on the scooter.

As kids/teens get older a good suggestion when looking for bar width is to go by their shoulder width. So if they have 21" shoulder width, a bar of about 20"-21" shoulders will be an adequate size.

Rider Height and Size of Handlebars

The size of the person riding the scooter will have a huge bearing on the size of the bars to get. Smaller kids will want smaller bars than teenagers and adults.

For smaller and younger kids - There are some great scooters designed for smaller kids. Smaller scooters have heights which range from as low as 67cm for kids as young as 4  years old. With some of the taller scooters for the under 8s having heights around 75cm. Check out some option in this article on stunt scooters for 5, 6 and 7 years olds

From aged 8 - Age 8 plus is the recommended age for many first full sized pro stunt scooter. Scooters aimed at the age plus age group tend to be around 77cm to 83cm in height. The preference will depend on how high they want the bars (if they prefer hip or waist height). Check out some first stunt scooters for kids.

For teenagers - Some teenagers will have a preference for the bar size they prefer. Many will want their bar to sit low. It's worth asking them exactly what they would prefer, if they haven't told you. The best bar size for them will depend on how tall they are but to give an example of a stunt scooter aimed at teenagers, the MGP extreme scooter has an overall height of 85.5cm and the Blunt Prodigy S8 complete stunt scooter measures 84cm. Find more kick and stunt scooter suggestions for teenagers.

Wheels

Wheel Cores

Most pro stunt scooters will have metal cores in their wheels and not plastic ones that you may find on a normal kick scooter. Again, this is because metal cores are stronger to withstand the extra punishment riders give their scooter at the skate park. Scooters for smaller and younger children (the 4 to 8 year old age range) sometimes have nylon core wheels. These aren't as strong as alloy core wheels but because younger kids are lighter they are normally strong enough to withstand the impact at the skate park for these children. On stunt scooters for older children it's best to avoid plastic core wheels of any type.

Wheel Durometer

You will need a scooter with harder wheels (around ) again to withstand the impact of the tricks. You will see the hardness of wheels given as a durometer (followed by an A).  With scooter wheels you tend to get durometers ranging from 74A to 88A. Stunt scooters tend to have wheels around the 84A to 88A mark. They are a little bit more hardwearing than wheels of other scooters.

Wheel Size

Wheels on cheaper stunt scooters tend to be 1oomm. It's best to go for slightly bigger wheels (110 to 120mm) if your budget allows for it. The bigger wheels have more urethane on them so they last longer. Beginners will do well with 110mm wheels . Many pro riders prefer 120mm wheels because they are faster.

Additionally, the bigger the wheel the smoother the ride as they absorb the impact from uneven bumps better.

Grip tape

Grip tape is tape used on the deck of the scooter to ensure the rider doesn't slip. Grip tape on higher end scooters lasts longer. You can easily replace the grip tape as it wears down or to give the scooter a different look.

Clamps

The clamp needs to be strong as this connects the deck, the forks and the handlebars together and it needs to be strong to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks.  Most stunt scooters have a double, triple or quad clamp.

Weight

As the construction of a stunt scooter has to be stronger, stunt scooters are heavier than kick scooters. This means they are not great for carrying around if your child has had enough scooting. Most stunt scooters weigh between 3.4 and 4.5kg. Pro riders prefer lighter stunt scooters as they are easier to control and manipulate. Likewise the lighter the stunt scooters the easier it will be for younger kids to control and use. However, lighter but strong stunt scooters are more expensive.

Higher End Scooters

As scooters get better specs (bigger wheels, stronger decks and bars), scooters can get heavier. A lot of what goes into designing higher end scooters is to provide stronger scooters but also keeping them lightweight to get the best performance when doing tricks. This is often what you are paying the higher prices for on the pro scooters. Very strong scooter with bigger 120mm wheels but just as light

Brakes

You will see two different types of brakes when buying a stunt scooter. A spring brake and a flex brake. A flex brake is superior as spring brakes may get rattly with lots of use (due to springs loosing their tension over time). Having said this, a spring brake may be fine for a younger child who isn't going to put lots of pressure on it when they use it.

Forks

Threaded vs Threadless Forks

Forks connect the wheels to the frame of the scooter. You will often see forks described as threaded forks or threadless forks. A threaded fork uses a thread cut into the top of the scooter fork to add compression to the headset and keep it all in place, which means they have a weaker point that can snap under lots of pressure. ​A threadless fork is stronger and is found on more expensive scooters. Threadless forks are better and are what the professionals use as they last for longer but what you get will depend on the budget.

Headset

The headset is the part that enables the fork tube to rotate within the head tube is the headset. The top pro scooters often come with a sealed headset which needs a threadless fork and a compression system. This helps the scooter run smoothly.

Compression Systems

Many pro scooters have a compression system which is basically how the bars, forks and deck are all mechanically attached on your scooter. So, if the scooter has a threadless fork it will also have a compression system to hold the fork in place. There are three main types of compression systems: HIC (hidden compression system), SCS (standard compression system) and ICS (internal compression system). They all have their advantages and disadvantages but if you are buying a scooter with a threadless headset, you will need a compression system.

SCS compression  - is the strongest compression system. It stays tightest the longest, you don't have to mess with it too often. It doesn't wiggle loose as some of the other might. The downside to SCS compression is that it's the most expensive. It's also the heaviest. It doesn't add that much weight but younger, smaller riders might be better with one of other compression systems. If you're a bigger rider and breaking parts - the durability of the SCS will probably be better for you.

HIC compression - if you prefer the look of a double clamp, HIC compression is for you. It's one of the most inexpensive compression systems. You have to run oversized bars with HIC compression. It's weaker than SCS compression but should be fine for most riders but if you're snapping parts go for a SCS compression.

IHC compression - is the lightest compression system out there. You can run oversize and standard bars. It's easy to maintain and tighten the compression. It's very affordable too. It's the weakest compression out of all three. But if you're a smaller rider not throwing the biggest tricks it can be a good choice.

Cost

As stunt scooters are built out of stronger material they cost more too. However, they also last longer, so over time they may actually work out as a better investment. You should also be able to replace parts on many stunt scooters so that even when wheels and other parts have worn out you can still use the scooter for years to come if you replace just certain parts.

Top 15 Best Scooters for 7 and 8 Year Olds

 

What To Look for When Buying the Best Scooter for a 7 or 8 Year Old?


We bought a scooter for my son for his 7th birthday. The top priorities for my 7 year old boy are a quiet, smooth and fast ride and one that could withstand a few tricks.

Whether you're looking for a kick, electric scooter or stunt scooter for your son, daughter or any child of 7 or 8 years old, there are many factors to consider. Check out our buying guide for more information.

JD Bug Original - Great for the School Run

One of the best picks for 7 year old boys or girls is the JD bug street scooter featured. It's a good choice for cruising along the streets.

Features include:

✔️  Easy to carry and store - it's folds with a single action folding/ unfolding mechanism and has a carrying strap which isn't a feature on many other scooters. It weighs 2.8kg so is one of the lightest scooters out there which will make a difference if you have to carry it a lot.

✔️ Wheels - it has 100mm 86a clear wheels. The 86a refers to the durometer (hardness) of the wheel. The durometer scale goes from 0-100a. The higher the number the harder the wheel. Most scooter wheels are 85a. Softer wheels tend to absorb more of vibrations but have a good grip, great for skate parks but wear out quickly. Harder wheels are more durable and faster. So 86a is a good number for a kick scooter.

✔️ Suitable for kids of all ages - the handlebar is adjustable from 63 cm. The maximum height is 95 cm so it can be adjusted to accommodate children of different sizes and will grow with your child. It's very easy to adjust. It has a maximum user weight of 100kg, so some adults can have a go.

✔️Construction - the scooter is well made and constructed from aircraft grade aluminium.

It's an excellent scooter and not much else really compares in this price range.

✔️ Top Tip
A quick, smooth, quiet and fast ride -  Look for wheels made of high quality urethane with ABEC bearings rated 5 or more for a smooth and fast ride.
The standard size of wheels on many kid's kick scooters is around 100mm and this is fine for most children. However, larger wheels (110mm or more) go over cracks / bumps in the pavement more easily and equate to an even smoother ride. Large wheels also pick up speed better than small ones. The downside of large wheels is they add weight to the scooter making it heavier to carry. Scooters with large wheels are more expensive but because they have more urethane they last longer.

A Great 2 Wheel Kick Scooter - Micro Sprite


 

I am a fan of the Micro Sprite scooters. Like all scooters in the micro family, the quality is outstanding. The Sprite features a front 120mm wheel and a rear 100mm wheel with ABEC 5 bearings. It has a strong aluminium frame. At just 2.7kg, it's super lightweight which makes it easy for kids to control and easy for parents to carry.

Foldable - Simple to fold, it's a breeze for transporting in the car, storing or carrying.

Cruising - It's perfect for cruising. The big front 120mm PU wheels absorb shocks from the pavement and give a fast, effortless smooth scoot.

Brake - a responsive rear wheel brake ensures the scooter comes to a quick, smooth halt.

Handlebar  - ​It features an easily adjustable handlebar that can be set at any height between 63 and 94cm . You can set it to the perfect height for your child. Plus it can adjust with them as they grow.

Other Features - It has a kickstand so the scooter can be stored standing up. No more scooters laying around the drive or garage! It comes in lots of different colours. Each part is repairable and replaceable so the Micro Sprite can stay on the road for a lifetime rather than ending up in landfill.

Not sure whether to go for the JD Bug original street scooter or the Micro sprite? Compare the JD Bug vs Micro Sprite to help you make up your mind.

Razor S Sports Scooter



The Razor S Sports scooter is another good scooter which is study, durable and will not break the bank.

It's easy to fold and lightweight at just 2.4kg. This makes it easy to carry and portable.

It has a maximum rider weight of 100kg so older siblings and even adults can have a go.

It features 98mm urethane wheels, which offer a smooth ride.

It has a fixed handlebar height of 83cm.

Ozbozz Unicorn Scooter (with Flashing Lights)


Looking for something affordable and fun on a budget? This Ozbozz unicorn scooter is sure to please any unicorn fan with light up wheels that activate when the scooter rolls, (no batteries required!)

This is a great option if you want something that doesn't cost the Earth. It's height adjustable to 3 different heights and has a maximum weight capacity of 5okg so it should be fine for most 7 and 8 year olds. However, some reviews state it's on the small side for their kids so it may not have a lot of growing room.

The scooter is foldable and can lock in place. It's easy to carry and store.

If you have a child who's a unicorn fan, check out more unicorn scooters and accessories.

My eldest son had an ozbozz scooter from aged 4 (read my review here.) It was fine for a couple of years' heavy use (almost every day) but the ride got quite rattly and bumpy, especially towards the end of the scooter's life. Higher quality scooters with better wheels and build will give more years of use (if they are looked after correctly) and a smoother and more comfortable ride. Your choice will depend on budget and how important longevity and the quality of the ride is. But for a fun scooter, the unicorn scooter is worth considering.

Bopster 2 Wheeled Folding Children's Kick Scooter

 

The Bopster is one of the best selling scooters on amazon at the moment with some good reviews. It has pros and cons.

It's a good choice for the younger rider, perfect for 7 year olds as it's lightweight weighing just 2.8kg so easy to control. It has an adjustable handlebar with four different height adjustments at 62cm, 74cm,79cm and 84cm. It will grow with your child, although it can't be adjusted to any height like on the JD Bug scooter. It's foldable and easy to carry. The PU wheels are 120mm so offer a smooth, fast ride.

A downside to this scooter is the parts aren't replaceable so it will be difficult to mend the scooter when parts wear out, break or don't work together correctly.

It comes in different colours to suit different personalities.

Read a full review of the Bopster scooter.

Globber Flow 125

The Globber 125 scooter is a strong kick scooter built for intensive use with an ultra-reinforced frame. It's good for kids who put their scooter through a lot of punishment.

The handlebars are height adjustable and can be set at 4 different settings between 82cm to 97cm. It's aimed at kids from age 6 plus so will be a perfect size for most 7 and 8 year olds. The top height of 97cm allows a lot of growing room with this scooter.

The 120mm PU wheels offer a smooth, comfortable and quick ride from a to b. This is an excellent choice for the daily school run.

There is a high density non-slip EVA on the deck to give a sure footing, so kids stay safe as they ride.

The scooter weighs 3.1kg. It's light enough to carry although it doesn't fold.

Micro Cruiser Big Wheel Scooter

 

A big wheel scooter is another type of scooter to consider when purchasing a kick scooter for a 7 or 8 year old. Big wheel scooters have some advantages over scooters with smaller wheels. They go further and faster with less effort. The bigger wheels absorb more bumps and shocks from the road than a small wheel scooter resulting in a smooth, comfortable ride.

On the downside, a scooter with bigger wheels is heavier so it won’t be as easy to carry.

This Micro Cruiser big wheel scooter has 200mm wheels and is designed for kids between 5 and 10 years old with a height range of 110cm to 146cm.

The scooter is height adjustable and foldable.

Some children may also prefer a big wheel scooter as they find it more stable to ride and so feel more confident.

The scooter weighs 4.5kg, so it is heavier than scooters with smaller wheels.

It comes in many colours including pink, blue, black and purple.

3Style Scooters - 3 Wheel Kick Scooter

If you're looking for a 3 wheel scooter for a 7 or 8 year old, the 3style offers a scooter for kids up to the age of 10 years with an adjustable handlebar to grow with your child.

There are 4 adjustable height settings to suit a range of ages, starting at 58cm and moving to 86cm.

It's lightweight (at 3kg)and foldable handlebars make the RGS-2 easy to carry and convenient to store when not in use.

The steering is learn to steer. The wheels flash when they spin which is an extra attraction for kids at this age.

If you're looking for a 3 wheels scooter, also check out more 3 wheel scooters for older children.

Stunt Scooters

Most stunt scooters are designed for kids age 8 plus, so if you're buying for an 8 year old you have a lot of choice. If you are buying for a 7 year old or a smaller child, also check out this article on scooters for 5, 6 and 7 year olds which has a couple of options of stunt scooters for younger children.

Micro Mx Ramp Beginner Stunt Scooter

The Micro Ramp beginner stunt scooter is the newest addition to the micro family of scooters. Micro is a giant in the word of scooter manufacturers for children. All their scooters are of exceptional quality.

The Micro Ramp is designed for children from aged 5 to 12 who want to learn a few tricks on their kick scooter. It's an entry level stunt scooter which has been designed to make learning basic tricks easy.

Like all stunt scooters, the Micro Ramp features a fixed height handlebar. The bar isn't adjustable and doesn't fold. Stunt scooters should all have a fixed height handlebar. This is so it can withstand the impact of jumps, tricks and ramps.  Foldable scooters should not be used for tricks because the bar is more likely to snap or buckle under the pressure from stunts.

The Micro Ramp has a wide handlebar for better control. The scooter is light (3.7kg) so younger kids can easily handle it while practising their new hops and jumps.

The minimum height of the user is 128cm (4ft 2 inches). The height from the handlebar to the deck is 74cm

It's a fantastic everyday scooter which can be used to get from at to be as well as occasional stunts and trips to the skate park.

✔️ Question
Why Are Stunt Scooters More Expensive that Kick Scooters?
Stunt scooters have to be stronger to withstand the extra abuse they get from jumps and tricks but they also need to be lighter so the riders can manoeuvre the scooter in the right way. For this reason, the materials stunt scooters are made of tend are more expensive. On the plus side, they tend to last longer. The extra investment pays off in the long run.



Micro Trixx Stunt Scooter

The Micro Trixx Stunt scooter is another scooter from the Micro family aimed at the 5 to 12 age group. Whereas the Micro Ramp stunt scooter (featured above) has been designed for occasional stunt use, the Micro Trixx stunt scooter has been purposely designed for a lot more skate park use.

Handlebars - The height of the handlebars from the floor to the top of the handlebars is 76cm and it measures 68.5cm from the deck to the top. These measurements should give you an idea of how high the handlebar will come up on your child. Ideally the handlebar should be around waist height. Although it's not an exact science. Some kids prefer them slightly lower and others slightly higher. However, too low and kids will be hunched over and too high makes the scooter difficult to control.

Micro recommend the scooter for riders who measure under 140cm.

Footplate - the footplate is smaller than normal, designed to give smaller feet more control when performing hops, jumps and tricks a the skatepark. It measures 47cm by 10cm (18.5" by 3.9")

Wheels - The 100mm PU wheels with a 5 spoke metal core are hard wearing to withstand the impact of tricks.

Overall this is a great scooter for 7 and 8 year olds under the height limit of 140cm who are beginner to intermediate riders at the skate park. It's smaller handlebar and footplate makes it a fantastic option for learning tricks.

The other great thing about Micro scooters is that their parts can be repaired and replaced. You can keep the Trixx out of landfill, a great option for protecting the planet.

This scooter is also an excellent choice for cruising along the pavements to school or the park. Bear in mind that because it's a stunt scooter it doesn't fold.

Check out more stunt scooters on a a budget. 

Dominator Trooper



The Dominator Trooper stunt scooter is a brilliant choice for any small, young scooter rider who wants to perform tricks.

It's designed for kids and young riders at beginner skill level who are looking to develop their technique further.

Handlebar - The bars are sized 47cm high by 50.8cm wide (18.5" by 20"). The overall height is 71.2cm. It's on the small side but the scooter is good for smaller kids! If you're looking for a taller 8 year old consider taking a step up to the Dominator Sniper or Airbourne.

What's superb about the scooter are the 100mm wheels with metal cores. The wheels are plenty strong for the skate park use withstanding all the excessive force of landings.  The wheels can be switched out for 110mm wheels if and when kids prefer.

The scooter also has a threadless headset and fork.

Great Budget Option - Both this scooter, (the Dominator Troooper) and the Dominator Sniper (featured below) are both excellent value for money. It will be hard to find a cheaper scooter with the same level of features such as metal core wheels.

The 17.1 inch deck is sized for smaller feet and great for tailwhips.

It's lightweight at just 3.6kg but is designed to be super strong to withstand high impact jumps and tricks.  A lighter stunt scooter will make it easy for younger children to manoeuvre and control. Finally, there are many colours for riders to choose from.

Dominator Sniper

A step up from the Dominator Trooper is the Dominator Sniper. It may be a better choice for taller kids as there is more growing room.

The biggest difference between the two scooters is the taller bars which are 55cm (21.6") in width and 57  (22.4") high. The overall height of the scooter is 78.7cm (31")

The Sniper has a large box-sized, solid construction deck 50cm by 11.5cm (19.6" by 4.5").

Like the Trooper, the Sniper features 110mm durable, alloy core wheels.

The Sniper also features a HIC compression system which is stronger than on the Trooper. It also has a stronger and better looking fork.

Another plus is the sealed integrated headset so you can upgrade the scooter with other parts.

Overall it's a stronger, bigger scooter. It's a superb choice for the skatepark.

MGP Kick Pro Scooter

This MGP Kick Pro scooter is a light, nicely sized stunt scooter which caters for the younger rider. The total height of the scooter is 78.7cm. It's recommended for riders from aged 6 plus.

It comes in some cool colours and will look amazing at the skate park.

The deck measures 50cm by 10cm (19" by 4") which is small enough for young kids to work with but also provides plenty of space for their feet.

The chromoly bars measure  56cm height by 46cm width  (22" height x 18" width). The bar ends have soft swirl grind grips with bright colours which look cool.

Another brilliant feature of the scooter are the wheels. The 110mm holographic core wheels are strong to withstand the impact of the punishment it's given at the skate park. They are also smooth and quick with high-speed polyurethane and ABEC 7 high-speed chrome bearings.

Amazingly, the scooter only weighs 3.05kg. At such a light weight, junior riders will have no problems using the scooter to learn tail whips and other tricks.

Ideal for beginners and kids serious about scooting at the skate park. It's difficult to find a better stunt scooter for this age group at such a competitive price.

Razor Beast Scooter

The Razor Beast is a great first option of stunt scooter for young kids. It's a good choice for a kid who want to transition between scootering along the street to doing some tricks.

It features handlebars which are slightly lower than other scooters measuring 55cm (21.6") in height and 44cm (17.3") in width.

It features metalised 14-spoke 98mm urethane wheels to withstand the punishment form tricks and stunts.

The brake is a stamped steel rear fender brake

​​The good thing about this scooter is that it's strong and solid but it's fairly lightweight at 3.5kg. It's a sturdy, budget choice scooter for 7 and 8 year olds who want to attempt their first tricks at the skate park.

 

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Junior Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter


 

This is a competitively priced scooter which is excellent value for money. It's a reduced size for the younger rider but it's as high quality as any of the full sized scooters pro scooters.

The 100mm wheels are alloy core. A lot of scooters at this price point would be plastic core, so this is well worth considering.

The deck measures 43cm by 10cm (17" by 4") which is a smaller deck than average. The deck's small size is ideal for a junior rider, making it easier for small riders to control the scooter when learning stunts. The bars are also reduced in size and measure 49.4cm high by 44.5cm wide (19 3/8" by 17.5").

The deck is in a beautiful gold or satin black with R Willy (the Australian scooter rider) grip tape.

Is this scooter right for your child? 

It's a good size for many kids aged 5 and is ideal for small 7 year olds who want a beginner scooter. The overall height of the scooter is 75cm. Some taller 8 year olds may prefer a bigger sized scooter with some growing room like the Replica featured below.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter



A step up from the Junior Replica is the Replica!  It's a beginner scooter - perfect for 7 and 8 year olds.

As you would expect it has taller bars than the junior which are 55.8cm high by 45.7cm wide (22" by 18") with a total height of 80cm. Despite the taller bars, the scooter still only weighs 3.4kg so is very light for young kids to handle.

If you can't decide between the junior replica or the replica and can stretch an extra few pounds, this scooter is probably the better choice and one reason is due to the larger 110mm wheels. Bigger wheels are generally preferred by stunt scooter riders, they last longer and are faster.

The light deck measures 48cm by 10cm  (19" by 4") so is on the larger sized compared to the junior replica.

The scooter is for beginners and for riders who like their scooters amazingly light.

 

Stunt Scooter Or A Scooter For Cruising?

Many kids this age ask for a trick / stunt scooter. My son was one of them. Should you get a stunt scooter or not? Here are some questions that will help you decide.

Has your child expressed a desire to do tricks? 

Ultimately the decision as to whether to get a stunt scooter will depend on whether your child wants to do tricks on the scooter. If they do, you will need to get a scooter designed to do tricks as a general push scooter may not be able to withstand the impacts of jumps and tricks. If they just want to use it to get from a to b, go with a normal scooter

What is your budget? 

Stunt scooters are more expensive as they require more heavy duty materials to construct. However, it also means they stand up to more abuse and last longer.

Will you need to carry the scooter a lot?

Stunt scooters are heavier than other scooters. If you suspect you may be carrying this scooter a lot for your child on the school run, you may prefer a scooter just used for cruising.

Age range

Most stunt scooters are aimed at kids aged 8 plus. However, we bought a stunt scooter for my son aged 7. He is on the tall side but he has managed with his stunt scooter very well. The main thing when looking at the scooter is the handlebar height. The handlebar should come up to around waist height for the best control and safety. If it does on your 7 year old, they should manage well with the scooter.

How long do you intend to have the scooter for?

If you intend that they have the scooter for the next few years, it's worth getting them a stunt scooter. They can use to cruise on at the moment but have the ability to do tricks when they wish. However, if you think you may buy another scooter within the next few years you could get them a cheaper or traditional kick scooter that you will replace with a stunt scooter when they are ready.

Electric Scooter


7 and 8 year olds are at the perfect age to get an electric scooter.

Electric scooters are super fun.

The Ripsar 24V featured reaches speeds of up to 10mph, and the battery lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes on one charge. The speed and battery life on an electric scooter varies depending on how heavy the rider is, the gradient and the terrain you're riding on. The battery lasts longer with a lighter rider on a smooth path than with a heavier rider going uphill.

The front wheel is an air-filled tyre, which is going to give a more cushioned ride than a urethane wheel.

Riders kick off to start the scooter's motor. When the motor kicks in there is twist-grip acceleration control. The scooter features a chain driven motor, so it makes a little noise when riding but not too much!

There are 3 height settings on the handlebar (85cm, 90cm and 95cm) which means this is going to grow with your child. The heavy-duty deck measures 51cm (l) x 18cm (w) which is plenty of foot space for kids of this age.

A handy kickstand means you don't have to lay the Ripstar down on the ground, keeping it clean and in the best condition.

Overall, this is a sturdy, robust electric scooter that has some excellent reviews over on amazon.

Flikr / Swing / Wiggle / Scissor Scooter

Another type of scooter which has gained popularity with kids from this age group over the last few years are Flikr scooters, otherwise known as swing, scissor or wiggle scooters. Riders move these scooters by placing their feet on the footplates and moving their hips from side to side (much like a skiing movement). They are primarily designed to have fun. They can be used for getting from a to b but they are also great for doing tricks such as spins and wheelies (if you have the right type of scissor scooter). Read more and find lots more options in this article on Flikr scooters.

Kidzmotion 3 Wheel Wriggler Swing Scooter

The Kidzmotion Wriggler is designed and sized for kids aged 5 to 9 plus, so is perfect for 7 year olds. The larger than standard 125mm PU wheels are outstanding for speed, fun and extreme smooth riding along the pavements.

The handlebar is height adjustable from 78cm to 87cm so you can find the best height for each rider. The maximum weight capacity is 85kg.

It can fold for ultimate convenience. Ideal for when you need to store or carry the scooter.

A cable front brake and twin rear brakes will aid kids to come to a safe stop.

These scooters are awesome, give kids a great workout and are brilliant for use on smooth flat ground such as pavements and paths.

Bikestar Kick Scooter with Air Tyres


The Bikestar is one of the few scooters which has air filled tyres and is aimed at the 7 and 8 year old age range (plus).

The advantage of the air filled tyres is kids can take their scooter on different types of terrain. It can be ridden over grass and gravely paths and even taken into woodland.  The tyres also offer superior traction over wet surfaces so no worries about slipping around in the rain. Another plus is air filled tyres make the scooter ride more comfortable. The tyres provide more cushioning against bumps and cracks in the road.

The handlebars can be adjusted from 76cm t0 90cm.  There is a front handbrake and a rear footbrake so kids can easily stop quickly. Other awesome features include a side stand and a skid proof footplate.

Best Stunt Scooters for Kids and Teens

 
 

The Best Stunt Scooters for Kids and Teens


Looking for the best stunt scooters for kids or a teenager? Look no further. On this page we have featured 15 of the best stunt scooters out there in 2020. For convenience we have sorted them into 3 categories.

Best Stunt Scooters for Beginners
Best Stunt Scooters for Intermediate Riders
Best Stunt Scooters for Advanced / Pro Riders

Best First Stunt Scooters for Beginners

This collection of the best first stunt scooters for beginners has options to suit kids of different ages from aged 4 to 12.

A beginner scooter should be light enough for young kids to be able to do their first tricks and stunts but also strong enough to withstand the impact of landings.

Most beginner scooters have wheels between 100mm and 110mm - which is a nice size to start off.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Junior Scooter - Perfect for Younger Riders

 

The beautifully built Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Junior Pro Complete stunt scooter is ideal for young thrill-seekers from ages 5 to 8. The small size of this scooter gives extra control and confidence at the skate park.

The 100m spoked alloy core wheels are hardwearing and a good size for youngsters to learn stunts on the ramps .

The reinforced steel dipped t-bar is shorter for junior riders bar for extra control (measuring  44.9cm tall by 44.5cm wide). The total overall height of the scooter is 75cm.

It's the perfect scooter for learning the ropes. The square boxed shaped deck is smaller than standard giving extra control to young riders who are learning the basics.  Soft feel bar grips are comfortable for small hands giving even more control.

Weighing  just 3.1kg, this scooter is light making it easy for junior riders to perform jumps and tricks.

Micro Mx Ramp Beginner Scooter

The Micro Mx Ramp Beginner is brilliant for for young kids with a minimum height of 128cm  or more to build their confidence. Ideal for kids aged between 5 and 12 who are looking for  their first set of stunt wheels.  Perfectly designed for beginners who want a kick scooter with an option of performance for occasional tricks.

Down to the specifics: The 100mm wheels faciliate occasional stunt use. The strong and rigid, non-foldable bar is a fixed height of 74cm. It's wide handlebars offer greater control for younger riders and could mean the difference between a bunny hop or a bunny flop!

It features a standard foot plate size measuring 10.5cm cm (w) by 33cm (l) and a rear brake for safe stops. The scooter weighs 3.7kg meaning it's light making it easier to control.

Blazer Pro Outrun FX Stunt Scooter


The Blazer Outrun Pro FX scooter is a good looking and good value option for the beginner rider who wants to start out at the skate park!

With an overall height of 79cm, the scooter is recommended for the 7 to 13 year old age group. Kids will love the gorgeous neoprene handlebar.

100mm 5 Spoke aluminium core wheels feature an alloy core and are designed to withstand all the beginner jumps at the ramp.

Weighing 3.9kg, it's not the lightest beginner stunt scooter out there but light enough to start out on your skate park adventures.

The boxed, square deck measures 50 cm (l) by 11.5cm(w) which is slightly wider than other entry level scooters, giving young riders extra footspace and stability

Additionally, it features a flex fender brake for sharp stopping power.

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams RW Replica Complete Pro Stunt Scooter

One of the top selling stunt scooters on Amazon, the Nitro Circus Complete pro stunt scooter has been designed by pro scooter rider Ryan Williams

It's a good pick for the 7 or 8 plus crowd who are beginning or honing their skills on the ramps.  The total height of the scooter is 80cm (with a bar measurement of 55.8cm (h) by 45.7cm (w). Ideally, you don't want the scooter bars to be too high when you are learning new tricks. The best size for the handlebars is around belly button height for ultimate control.

The 110mm wheels are a nice size to help improve performance on the ramps. Bigger wheels are faster and generally a more popular choice at the skate park.

It's superlight at just 3.4kg. Lighter scooters help young daredevils build their skills on the ramps.

 

Micro MX Trix Stunt Scooter

The MIcro Mx Trixx is fab for younger riders enabling them to manoeuvre with ease. Designed for ages 5 to 12 for riders who like and trust the micro brand.

The 100mm wheels with 5 spoke metal cores are strong enough to practise jumps and tricks, but swift enough for the school run too. The solid one piece bar measures is fixed and 77cm in height (shorter than other pro scooters so youngsters can have maximum control when doing stunts or jumps). The bar width is 45cm for added control.

The lightweight aluminium, shorter footplate measures 48cm cm (l) by 10cm (w). It features a rear brake for safe stops. The scooter weighs 3.7kg. Another light scooter. A set of stunt pegs is included.

Chilli Base Scooter


This is a great scooter for beginners aged 8 or 9 plus. It's a solid and well designed scooter which has some great specs for beginners which will see them through to intermediate use as well.

The overall height of the scooter is 79cm. The handlebars are fairly wide at 58cm. Wider handlebars gives kids optimum control when starting out on the ramps.

The 110mm wheels roll smoothly and quickly on the ramps and the blue color looks cool too (other colours are available). A robust rear flex brake ensure kids come to a quick stop when they need to.

The deck measures 50cm by 11.5cm so there is a plenty of footspace for growing feet.

You can read an indepth review of the Chilli scooter and see how a 9 year old fairs with it at the skate park.

Best Stunt Scooters for Intermediate Riders

As riders get more competent at the skate park, they will want to upgrade their scooter with sleeker designs and improved components.

Most intermediate scooters will have 110mm wheels or bigger. Bigger wheels are faster and more durable as they have more urethane. Most intermediate scooters will have alloy core wheels and you won't see the nylon core wheels featured on many beginner stunt scooters.

Decks will be more generous in size, with added footspace for more control when doing tricks.

However, despite the bigger features, the weight of these scooters will still be as light as possible. This is what often makes them more expensive. Better components, super strong to withstand the impacts of the skatepark or street, but still super lightweight so they are easy to use on the ramps.

Chilli Pro Reaper Scooter


The Chilli Pro Reaper Scooter is great for both beginner and intermediate riders and has also been tried, tested and put through it's paces by Chilli's pro riders. It's an affordable all round scooter which is great for park and for street.

The super wide t-bars allow you to whip it round fast with great control. It has an overall height of 84cm

The long and wide deck (60cm by 11.5cm) has plenty of footspace for growing feet.

The reaper features 110mm wheels which allows you to gain a lot of speed when you need to.

It comes in various colors to suit a rider's taste. The Gold reaper is featured above.

Crisp Ultima 5 Pro Stunt Scooter

 

 

The Crisp Ultima 5 pro stunt scooter is a sweet spot for the intermediate who really wants to progress their skills but also wants to dabble in the streets with those 5.0 grinds.

The 120mm high rebound wheels feature an alloy core with ABEC 9 bearings. The hive alloy bar bar measures 24"(height) to 23"(weight). A squared profile deck allows for better grind tricks and measures 20.5 cm (l) by 5 inch (w). The Ultima also features a hybrid alloy core fork with IHC compression.

It features a 2 bolt stainless steel flexfender brake. Super light at 3.3kg! Perfect for those wanting to increase their bag of tricks

Chilli Pro Rider: Archie Cole


The Chilli Pro Rider: Archie Cole is a nice scooter for the intermediate rider who is taller than 171cm.

It's design is based on the Chilli reaper scooter and has been developed further by pro rider Archie Cole. The bar is taller than the other intermediate scooters with an overall height of 86.5cm. Despite being taller scooters, it's very lightweight, weighing just 3.44kg. A lighter scooter will make it much easier to hone your skills at the skate park.

The 110mm wheels are a nice size for smooth riding and to work on new tricks.  The deck measures 50cm (l) by 11.5cm (w) and the scooter features a HIC compression which is compatible with other compressions systems and is easy to maintain.

 

 

Lucky Crew


The Lucy Crew stunt scooter is serious scooter for when kids are ready to step up their game for ages 8 and up, allowing younger riders to throw the biggest tricks possible.

The 110mm 86A black PU wheels feature Lucky rebound technology and are quick and super responsive on the ramps

The overall height of the scooter is 82.5cm.

On this year's model Lucky the deck is a little longer but slightly narrower than other Lucky scooter models. The measurements are19.5" (l) by 4.25" (w).

With a lightweight aluminium bar, this scooter only weighs 3.1kg, which is exceptionally light. A light scooter allows kids to get higher in the air and develop their skills more easily.

Best Stunt Scooters For Pro / Advanced Riders

Serious riders will want the creme de la creme for their skate park and street adventures.

They will be looking for bigger, wider wheels - generally at 120mm

Many advanced riders will be teenagers or adults so the bars are generally taller and go up to as high as 26". However,  as some pro riders prefer their bars to sit low, some pro scooters such as the Nitro Circus (featured below) are shorter to accommodate this preference.

Decks are often bigger to give taller riders more footspace. But despite the taller bars and bigger decks, the scooters are built to be light as well as strong, so that the same level of control can be acheived on the ramps.

The pro scooters can seem very expensive but that is due to the design and stronger and lighter materials needed for these scooters.

Blunt Envy Prodigy Series 8


The best selling Blunt Envy Prodigy S8 is stylish and super light for the discerning park rider.

Lightweight (3.48kg) but strong making it easy to whip around the bars and take the scooter into big air tricks .

The gap core, 120mm x 24mm, 86a durometer wheels are soft enough to handle outdoor scooting while strong enough to handle the action on the ramps. Bigger 120mm wheels are popular with pro riders as they are faster but also last longer with more urethane.

The aluminium, strong but lightweight bar measures 25.6" (l) to 22.8"(w) and features a slight curvature at the top.

Measuring 19.5 cm (l) by 4.7 (w), the deck has nylon fluted ends, with a huge cut out on the bottom taking out a lot of the weight which makes it easier to throw around while doing tricks.

Sacrifice Flyte 120 V2 Stunt Scooter

The Sacrifice Flyte 120 is excellent for park riders who demand the best. Designed for advanced riders who require a slightly wider deck and lighter set up.

Featuring fresh 120mm wheels, aluminium bars measuring a nice 24 inches in length by a wide 23 inches, a flex brake and a cyborg threadless fork on IHC compression. This scooter looks the part - stunning in different color options including a shiny gold, classic black and a unique lollipop colour.

The boxed edge deck is suited to riders who want something wider and longer measuring 53cm cm (l) by 12cm (w).

Despite the bigger deck, the Flyte weighs just 3.2kg so there is no compromise on weight. Sacrifice have designed a clamp with two cut outs for weight reduction and have taken out the top bracket on the bar - which has reduced the weight but looks amazing .

MGP MGX Extreme Scooter



 

MGP is the one of the number 1 scooter brands in the world and their MGX extreme range showcases the best of their design. Looking at this scooter,  it's not hard to see why the MGP scooters are so popular.

This Extreme scooter is a beast, it's strong but super light so that pro riders can show their stuff on the ramps. Additionally, it looks amazing. The two tone colorways on every version of the scooter stand out and the unique cut outs on the scooter look great too.

The deck offers plenty of foot space measuring 52.7cm by 12.7 (20.5" by 5"). Despite being a good size, the deck is super light, ideal for the trickiest of manoeuvres.

The 120mm wheels 88A are large, smooth and fast making sure this scooter flies.

Like all MGP scooters, the MGX extreme is light weighing just 3.44kg making ariel tricks and bri flips a little smoother and crisper.

 

Nitro Circus Ryan Williams Signature 540 Complete Scooter



The Nitro Circus 540 complete scooter is popular with all riders in mind whether you ride ramps, street or park. A larger footplate and wider bars are brilliant for better control and performing jumps.

The 120mm by 30mm wide wheels are smooth .

The high tech alloy y bar 22.8 inches by 22.8 inches, is a nice size for riders who prefer their bars to sit low.

The generous sized deck (54cm by 13 cm) with new cut out headtube details and improved bars allows you to take this scooter to the limit with lots of footspace.

 

District Titan Complete Stunt Scooter



The District Titan is popular with intermediate to advanced riders aged 13 plus. The Titan derives it's name from Greek mythology meaning power, size and strength

The 120mm by 24mm wide wheels keep the rider rolling smoothly. Soft and durable District rope grips ensure ultimate comfort when riding. No issues throwing bri flips

The steel bar measure 23" high and 22" wide (58.5cm by 56cm), with an overall height of 85cm.

The deck measures 20.5 inches (52cm) (l) by 5.3 inches (13.5cm) (w), allows plenty of footspace for both street riding and skate park manoeuvres. A Titan graphic spreads across the bottom of the deck and looks really cool. The district grip tape on the top of the deck will ensure you're not slipping around while performing tricks.

The scooter also features lightweight HIC compression.  The overall weight of the scooter is 4kg, so there are lighter options out there but it comes in at a great price for all the amazing features.

Important features of a stunt scooter

What are the essential features you should look for when buying a first stunt scooter:

Bar - a one piece bar (not a foldable bar) to withstand the impact of tricks. The handlebars should ideally reach no higher than waist height or sit just about hip height/ below waist height.

Wheels -avoid plastic core wheels. Metal core wheels are designed withstand jumps. Most beginner scooters will have wheels either 100mm or 110mm. 120 to 125mm are normally seen on more expensive pro scooters.

Brake - flex brake is better than a spring brake

Weight - the lighter the better for doing stunts. Smaller, younger children in particular need lighter scooters to control.

Threadless vs Threaded Forks - Threadless forks are stronger and therefore a better choice than threaded forks.