6 rules to follow when choosing your new stunt scooter
by Frederik Giese
There are many different stunt scooters on the market and it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. However, it is important to remember that the best stunt scooter for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs.
When choosing the scooter, it's a good idea to consider the following things:
What tricks would you like to do? There are stunt scooters with different features and designs that are better suited for different tricks. For example, it can be Park or Street riding.
What size and weight do you need? It is important that the scooter fits your size and weight so that you get the best control and stability.
What material and quality do you want? Scooters come in different materials and qualities, and it's a good idea to choose a scooter that is sturdy and durable.
When choosing a stunt scooter, we've selected 6 more specific factors you should consider to ensure you get an optimal and safe stunt scooter for your needs and riding style.
Decide on a budget: stunt scooters can cost anything from under €100 to over a few hundred euro, so it's important to set a budget before you start shopping for a new stunt scooter.
Consider your skill level: stunt scooters come in a range of different difficulty levels, from beginner models to professional-level scooters. It's important to choose a scooter that suits your skill level to ensure you can safely perform the tricks and stunts you want to perform.
Look for a sturdy deck: the deck is the part of the scooter that you stand on, and it should be sturdy enough to support your weight and withstand the stresses that stunts and tricks entail. Look for a deck that's made of strong, durable materials like aluminium.
Choose the right wheels: Wheels are one of the most important components on a stunt scooter, as they determine how smoothly the scooter rides and how well it performs tricks. Look for wheels that are made of high-quality materials and have a good balance between grip and speed. We always recommend using 110mm wheels (measured by diameter).
Know your terrain: It's definitely an advantage if you know whether your stunt scooter will be used for park riding or street riding. Riding a trick scooter in a park is typically done in a skate park where there are ramps, railings and other obstacles that can be used to perform tricks. Street riding, on the other hand, usually takes place in urban environments and involves performing tricks on natural or man-made obstacles such as stairs, curbs and rails. Street riding often has a more relaxed, improvisational feel, while park riding is more structured and focuses on performing specific tricks on specific obstacles. For park riding you will typically go for lightweight parts, whereas for street riding you will often use heavier parts.
Consider the bar: The bar, also known as the handlebar, is another important part on a stunt scooter as it determines how well the scooter handles and how comfortable it is to ride on. Look for a bar that's made of strong, durable materials. This can either be steel or aluminium, or titanium for the more experienced riders.