Looking for a scooter for a little shredder? There’s plenty of kids scooters available to choose from that are ready to hit the skatepark.
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A simple rule of thumb is that if it folds, it’s not designed for the skatepark, or any tricks for that matter. So if you’re looking to take them out to the local skatepark to ride, you’ll need to invest in a freestyle or pro scooter. Pro Scooters are designed with strength and durability in mind. The ones designed for the little shredders are essentially miniature versions of the ones the bigger kids ride.
Selecting the right scooter for the age
Scooters come in various sizes, and so do kids. So first off, there’s no exact science here, that’d be impossible. However the manufacturers of kids scooters provide basic recommendations relating to age groups. This is based around the average height and weight of children in each age group. If your child is a lot taller or shorter than others in their age group, you may want to consider using that as your guide and go up or down a size.
If you’re looking to do some calculations, the recommended ride height for beginners is in-between your hips and navel (belly button) when standing on the scooter. With the more experienced this comes down to personal preference. But for beginners you definitely want to avoid anything lower than the groin, and anything higher than your solar plexus. This can create all sorts of issues when riding and none of them have good outcomes.
Finding the right size will result in a comfortable stable ride and tricks will flow easier. If you’re in doubt, visit your local pro scooter shop if there’s one nearby. The staff will be more than happy to assist. If you don’t have one nearby, grab the measuring tape, your kids, and line the measurements up against the heights of the scooters using the specs online.