The Trick to Freestyle Scooters
Knowing what to look for within the Freestyle scooter range can be tricky. We've created a video that tells you what you need to know in choosing the perfect freestyle scooter. Go ahead and push play or read below!
Helpful hint: A scooter that is used for the school run should not be used in the skate park
The skate park can be a great place to take your scooters, no matter your skill level. But it's good to know the difference when buying a scooter as to whether it's an appropriate model, making sure that when you buy a scooter for use in the skate park it is built for that purpose.
This checklist will act as an easy guide for getting the right scooter and to land those tricks easily and safely.
Freestyle scooter for the skate park checklist:
- Stunt scooters should have a rigid, welded fork. This means that any scooter with a folding mechanism is not built for the skate park. A single fixed area gives it strength, which reassures you that it won't collapse during jumps, tricks or flips.
- The wheels should be made with a solid metal core for added strength and durability. They should also be made from a harder polyurethane rubber.
- It is important that the handlebars are at a fixed height for added strength in the T-bar and so that the handles won't fall down unexpectedly.
- The scooter deck should be made from steel, and not aluminum. A steel deck is much stronger and is built to take more punishment during tricks. However, because of this, the decks can be heavy so ensure that for younger riders the deck is hollow and has gaps in the steel to remove some of the weight.
- Finally, the scooter should come with pegs for additional tricks, or at least be able to have pegs fixed easily.
Once you've got your new freestyle mX scooter, it's time to learn some tricks! To get you started, we created our freestyle trick guide so you can tear it up at the skatepark!