Since the turn of the millennium, folding scooters have gone from strength to strength. They have undoubtedly become one of the most popular ‘toys’ for children in the last decade, and sales show no sign of slowing down.
In fact, since the introduction of folding scooters, a whole new sport has developed. Freestyle scootering has quickly become just as popular as skateboarding and freestyle bmxing. However, using an ‘ordinary’ scooter for freestyle scootering is out of the question. In fact, it’s comparable with using a mountain bike to perform BMX stunts.
As the need for scooters that could handle stunts grew, a new range was introduced to the market. The aptly named “Stunt Scooters” brought a line of professional, streamlined products to the market.
Stunt scooters have taken off just as quickly as folding scooters. Many skateboarders, BMX riders and ‘casual’ scooter riders have purchased these new streamlined developments to try their stunts out at their local skate park. As televised scooter competitions have increased, and word of mouth has started to spread, the sport has gone from strength to strength.
In short, the decks, bars, forks, wheels, breaks, pegs and headsets have all been streamlined to ensure that performing stunts is possible. In the past, doing stunts on the older scooters was almost impossible, simply because they were not designed for stunts. On the old scooters, the base was too heavy, the bars were not correctly welded, and the wheels were plastic, which meant that they were prone to snapping.
There are plenty of brands for you to look at if you are thinking about buying stunt scooters. Many of the scooters have been specifically designed for beginners, intermediates or professionals so you know what type of scooter you should be looking at.
The Toyz World brand ‘Storm’ are one of the new up-and-coming designs. They currently have three different scooters ranging from £49.95 to £69.95. The best thing about these scooters is that they are perfect for both beginners and intermediates as well so as your skills get better you will not need to buy a new scooter.
If you are looking for something a bit more specific, Razor and Osprey scooters are also available. They offer solutions that are slightly more expensive but suited to those who take the sport more seriously and want to think about entering competitions.
If you are looking for a present for your child, stunt scooters could be the ideal solution. They are fantastic, cost-effective gifts that will keep your child active.