Different Types of Scooter

Different Types of Scooters

Buying a scooter can be a nightmare, there are many different types of scooter to choose from and it can be confusing to hear lots of different terms to refer to the same type of scooter. You may also be confused as to what kind to buy. Is it worth paying the extra and getting a stunt scooter? Should I get a scissor scooter or a traditional push scooter? What is a dirt scooter or a flickr scooter? 

Read on to find out about all the different kinds of scooters in one short guide.

Kick Scooters (Also Known As Push Scooters, Crusing Scooters or Traditional Scooters or Just a Scooter)

A kick scooter is just a traditional form of scooter, where the user uses his foot to kick along and propel the scooter. So you use your foot to push you along. Check out Wikipedia for all the information you need to know.

Generally kick scooters are best to get from a to b. Users will just use them to cruise (hence the name cruising scooters). They tend to be built for travelling along smooth terrain (pavements, parks etc) but not along grass. They are not designed to do tricks, stunts or jumps on. 

Three Wheel Scooters

Three wheels scooter are what they say they are, they have three wheels. But it’s not quite a simple as that! You can get different types of scooters with 3 wheels. 

First of all, you can get three wheel kick scooters, so these are scooters which kids will use to travel along the pavements or a the park. They are quite often designed for young kids to use as they offer more stability and are safer. However, there are also lots of scooters with 3 wheels for older kids around now as well. 

You will also see other types of scooters with 3 wheels. Scissor scooters and flickr scooter are both designs which hve 3 wheels. 

Foldable Scooters

Foldable scooters are again what they say on the tin. They are scooters that fold. They are great for storing and transporting as you need less space to store them and they should easily fit in most cars. 

However, if you want to do tricks or stunts you should avoid a foldable scooter. This is because they are not strong enough to withstand the jumps and tricks used in the skatepark.