Are your kids/grandkids telling you that they NEED to buy the best stunt scooter, but you’re not quite sure what this means?
Has your little one started to request trips to the skate park or is doing little tricks in the street on their current scooter?
Do you want to know the difference between a stunt scooter and a traditional scooter?
Hopefully, the following will help let you with:
precisely what a stunt scooter means
what stunt scooter is right for your child
what some of the jargon your little one is using means
WHAT IS A STUNT SCOOTER?
A stunt scooter is a specific term for a type of scooter that has primarily been designed for use in the skate parks, or freestyle stunt tricks.
In simple terms, the difference between a stunt scooter and a traditional scooter can be related to a BMX bike compared to a road bike.
A ‘traditional’ scooter has been designed to get you from A to B quickly and comfortably. It usually has an adjustable handlebar so you can place it at a height to suit you and a comfortable deck for going along the pavement/path. It can have different sized wheels depending on how quickly you want to go (the more significant the wheel, the faster the scooter can go).
A stunt scooter, on the other hand, is designed with tricks and skate parks in mind. The handlebar doesn’t adjust, as you need it to as rigid as possible when you go over ramps and jumps. It will usually have a steel alloy/aluminium deck which is lightweight but durable to withstand the extra pressure put on it (some high-end scooters will have an ultra-lightweight titanium deck, but then we are talking a lot of money). The wheels will vary in size depending on the level of the scooter but are generally smaller than traditional scooter wheels, designed for short bursts of speed.
IS A STUNT SCOOTER RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
Not all children want a stunt scooter to do stunts and tricks, a lot think they are more modern than other traditional scooters but want to ride the streets.
We would recommend a stunt scooter for children who:
Are five years of age or above.
Want to go to the skate park to do jumps and tricks.
Are doing small jumps on their scooter already (they shouldn’t be doing it on a traditional scooter as they are not built for this type of use).
Have pictures on their walls of scooter stars like Ryan Williams, Jon Reyes or Dakota Schuetz for examples, or are continually watching stunt videos on YouTube as ours do!
WHICH STUNT SCOOTER SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Our range of stunt scooters has been designed by some of the top pro riders in the world. They cover all rider ages and abilities.
For new stunt riders,
the MGP Kick range or the Blunt and Envy ONE Series 2 are fantastic choices.
They have been specifically designed for children aged 5-12 years old.
They tend to have a shorter handlebar and shorter deck perfect for smaller children’s height and feet (typically stunt scooters are designed with teenagers in mind)
They have all the quality you would expect from an MGP and Blunt and Envy scooters.
They come in a range of colours and styles and are priced between £70 to around £130.
For older children or intermediate riders, we would recommend:
A scooter with a slightly better technical specification and some uprated and customisable parts.
The Blunt and Envy Colt V4 and the MGP VX8 and VX9 range of stunt scooters have this specification.
They are suitable for slightly older children as the scooters tend to a bit taller and heavier.
WHICH STUNT SCOOTER SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR AN ADVANCED / EXPERT RIDER?
Suitable for children ages 10+ the Blunt and Envy Prodigy S7 and KOS ranges are substantial scooters with a superior specification and robust build quality. With 120mm hollow core wheels, Flexi brake, SCS compression system, alloy handlebars, more extended decks, these are scooters for the rider who knows what they want from their stunt scooter.
LEARN SOME OF THE TERMINOLOGY
What is the deck?
The base of the scooter, the bit the rider stands on.
What is grip tape?
Grip tape is the grip on the deck which stops the rider from slipping off.
What are handlebars?
Handlebars are the part you hold onto to steer the scooter.
What is the bar end?
A bar end is a plastic plug at the end of the handlebars, and it is there to try and prevent injury.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO READ INDEPENDENT REVIEWS ON THE MX STUNT RANGE CLICK HERE
We hope this has helped you choose which stunt scooter is suitable for your child.
Is your little one looking forward to a trip to the skatepark?
Why do they want a stunt scooter?
Did you have a stunt scooter as a child?
We would love to hear from you and would be grateful for your feedback.