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When school’s out, we parents are always looking for safe, enjoyable ways for our kids to burn off some energy. A really fun way to do this, is by giving your kiddo a scooter. Kids as young as two can bee seen cruising around the playground under their parent’s watchful eyes but as they get older and more experienced, scooters allow kids to have a greater sense of freedom and gain confidence as they become better riders. Here’s 9 great scooter ideas to get your kids started in this fun activity
Types of Scooters
Kicker Style Scooters – a kick scooter has a skateboard-like deck that you stand on, while gripping the handlebars and swinging your leg in a kicking motion to propel yourself forward. Perfect for kids (and adults) to cruise on. They are ideal for smooth terrain (pavements, parks etc) but not on grass. They are not the best choice for tricks, stunts or jumps.
Pro Scooters – Are trick scooters that are more durable than kick scooters. Generally they cannot be height adjusted and cannot be folded. They are heavier and have advanced compression systems and are designed for stability, tricks, flips and vert riding.
Folding Scooters – Are a lot easier to carry or to pack away in car trunks or overhead bins on airplanes when traveling
Electric Scooters – Because they are powered by a rechargeable battery and an electric motor they will be heavier than other scooters. But they are more stable and do not require kids to physically push them. Electric scooters are more expensive and designed for commuting, not for stunt riding.
Important Scooter Features
Wheel Size – Scooters with two wheels of the same size are more stable and go faster. Scooters with a front wheel that’s larger than the back wheel are more maneuverable but less agile. Basic scooters generally have 100mm but you can get wheels up to 125mm for more performance.
Scooter Decks – Most scooter decks are made of aluminum. Aluminum is durable but not indestructible. Larger scooter are more comfortable for taller, bigger riders, while smaller decks are lighter and easier to perform tricks.
Brakes – Foot brakes that press on the rear wheel to stop and are ideal for kid’s scooters, as they aren’t as powerful and reduce the risk of flipping the scooter when your kiddo stops suddenly. Hand brakes are better for experienced riders or adults.
Spring Bake is a very standard type of brake, often found on scooters in lower end of the price range.
Flex Fender is more durable than a spring brake and is often found on higher end scooters
Fixed Fender means you use your shoe to brake and stop instead a classic scooter brake
Innovation, Passion, Excitement. “It’s All About The Ride” Fuzion is a leader in engineering and manufacturing of high end scooters and allows you to ride just like a pro! Their scooters offer a great ride for a great price
Solid 110mm alloy core wheels
Tough T-6061 Aluminum deck
Chisel one-piece fork.
ABEC 5-7 rated bearings
Nylon and steel Triad brake is noise-free and easy to adjust
Thick155mm hex grips
Larger Chromoly riser bar for a more comfortable ride.
New deck and neck with 3-degree top concave design and a flat bottom with rails ideal for grinding
Sleek design, smooth glide and fresh graphics.
Easy to assemble just tighten two bolts and you’re ready to go.
Ideal for beginner and intermediate riders aged 8+.
Lightweight and tough, it can hold up to 220 lbs.
Entry level Pro Scooter is perfect for tackling new tricks
Availble in two new graphics and 4 colors
Equipped with components found on much higher priced scooters
VOKUL Pro Stunt Scooter
Since 2005, Vokul has been designing and producing scooters for professional pro scooter riders around the world. They have created some amazing products and the Pro Stunt Scooter does not disappoint.
Made of 6061 aircraft Aluminum
Deck with reinforced heat-treated forged plates
Deck is 3.9″ wide and 18.7″ long with grip tape.
Batwing bar is 4130 Chromoly with triple clamp to ensure stability and safety
Carbon steel tube U-handlbar with grips
Feature back sweep and upsweep for added comfort with standard bar size 19.5″ W X 23.8″
Wheels made of high rebounding PU material for a smooth ride
Lightweight, super-tough and equipped with quality parts
Efficient composite brake
Perfect for boys and girls ages 7-14 years
To assemble just tighten the 3-bolts clamp to put it together.
Can hold up to 220 lbs
Available Colors: Black / Yellow
Perfect to ride to school, take it to the skate park or practice tricks in the driveway.
Mongoose Rise Kick Scooter
Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps for more than 40 years and is known for creating products that push the limits of what a rider can do. An authentic brand that hails from southern California, Mongoose produces durable products built for real riders.
Lightweight alloy deck with extended standing area and front and rear alloy pegs for pro-style park performance.
Full-coverage MaxGrip on the alloy deck and steel brake.
100 mm high impact alloy wheels are designed for high-impact stunt use
One-piece 540mm x 578mm welded steel T-Bar handlebar with bike-style grips provide the perfect combination of durability and comfort.
Quadruple anodized clamp collar with threadless headset for precise, crisp steering wherever you go.
Heavy-duty frame is suggested for riders ages 8+ and up to 220 pounds.
Available in 10 colors
An elite stunt scooter that is perfect for the skate park.
Lightweight but very substantial
Razor PowerWing DLX Caster Scooter
The iconic brandname Razor is synonymous with scooters and the Razor PowerWing adds an awesome twist to scootering with this cool, three-wheel design. Offering a unique, rippin’ side-to-side ride that allows kids to master sideways drifting and 360° spins while having tons of fun.
Unique three-wheel design provides stability
Aluminum main beam frame and wings
Dual inclined casters for drifting and spinning
High-performance ABEC-5 bearings
Easy-to-ride, three-wheeled caster scooter design
120mm urethane front wheel, 64mm urethane rear wheels for smooth riding on a variety of surfaces
Adjustable handlebar height is ideal for taller riders
Folding mechanism for easy transporting and storage
Removable stability bars
Osprey Dirt Scooter
Coming from across the pond, this UK-based company has been producing high-quality action sports products for the urban jungle and off-road since1994. They are leaders in creating adventure and excitement to all thrill seekers, whether novices or experienced riders. This all-terrain scooter will take you exactly where you want to go no matter how hard the trail.
Off-road dirt scooter means no terrain is off lim.its
Strong, lightweight full chromoly bars
Aluminum deck with coarse, high-grip, tape surface is ideal for all terrains including dirt, grass, rough ground and trails
200 x 50 mm off-road pneumatic tires with 3-piece aluminum metal hubs are durable and maintain a strong grip on tough terrain
Anti-slip bar grips with locks and triple stack threaded headset keeps you in full control and prevents slippage from the jarring impacts of off-road riding
High quality stainless-steel rear brakes for extra stopping power (even on dirt)
Tubular BMX style forks offers 360-degree rotation for easy high-speed turning and freestyle tricks.
Durable and built to last
Suitable for kids age 12+ to adult; maximum weight 220lbs
Lucky Crew Complete Pro Scooter
Ridden by the top riders in the game, Lucky scooters are designed to withstand the gnarliest tricks known to man. They are trusted by world champions, street demons, and sidewalk-riders alike. Your little ripper is going to love this scooter!
Made of 6061 aircraft-grade Aluminum
Hardened steel, Tig welded fork
Deck measures 19″ x 4.5″
Oversize Kink Bar measures 23″ x 22″
Ideal for entry-level riders looking to advance their freestyle skills and learn new tricks.
Fully customizable and compatible with Lucky’s entire aftermarket lineup.
Pulse Performance Electric Scooter
The Pulse Electric scooter makes riding so easy! Pulse has been innovating and creating the most epic scooters on the planet since 2007. Perfect for commuting to school, the local playground or around the neighborhood while having lots of fun.
Easily transitions from a kick to an electric scooter using the thumb actuated throttle.
Two-wheeled electric scooter features an 80-watt chain driven motor and speeds up to 8 mph!
Ultra heavy-duty contoured stem and handle bars for comfort
Steel frame provide extra protection and durability
Thumb actuated throttle with easy to use Push-To-Go technology
Integrated rear foot brake
Maintenance-free Urethane tires provide a smooth ride.
12-volt rechargeable battery system allows your child to have a continuous ride time of up to 50 minutes
For riders 8 years+ weighing up to 120 lbs.
Madd Gear MGP Kick Series Scooter
Madd Gear – MGP Action Sports is the world’s #1 Pro Scooter brand backed by industry leading durability and quality. This scooter will see your kid’s through years of growth & riding progression. Get ready to enjoy this scooter for a long time.
TPR swirl grips
Alloy core wheels
V2 composite Blitz brake
For ages 6+ and weight up to 220lbs.
Designed for riders 3’7” to 4’3”
3-year manufacturer warranty.
3-step easy assembly.
Available in 5 colors
District C152 Pro Scooter
Since 2007, District has been a leader of the modern freestyle scooter movement, setting the standard for scooter design, manufacturing and performance. They boast the highest performing products on the market. This scooter offers increased bar and deck size and includes mini HIC compression
Made of Aluminum
One-piece deck design
110mm wheels 86A
One-piece, threadless fork
Integrated 1 1/8″ Headset
Flex fender brake
Deck length:20.5″ (52cm)
Deck width:4.5″ (11.4cm)
Revolutionary Pytel Compression system work well without the need for compression bolts.
Recommended for ages 8+ maximum rider weight:220lbs
We hope you found this article about the best rated scooters for kids helpful. Have you purchased a scooter for your kiddo? What scooter features do you feel are most important? Do your kids use their scoote for commuting, tricks, off-roading or something else? We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and stories about your experience with kid’s scooters. Thanks for reading.