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Can anyone advise me on stunt scooters please?

(17 Posts)
ja9 Tue 18-Sep-12 19:12:30

What is a good age for them? Any 'requirements' when shopping for one? How much do i need to spend to not regret 'buying cheap'?! Any stockists you recommend?

TIA

3duracellbunnies Tue 18-Sep-12 19:19:05

We got a JD Bug for dd which seems really solidly built and rides well, but not sure how it would stand up to really heavy stunt use. Is great for off road school run though and tolerates some jumping. She was nearly 7 when she got it. Currently just under 50 pounds in toys r us.

Have seen quite a few older boys with them at school. Probably not so cool in the skate park when you are 15 though.

cece Tue 18-Sep-12 19:24:08

I have asked DS1.

He said.

From the age of 7 is a good age.

Requirements are - get one with grip tape, small wheels are good, t bar handlebars also needed. Get one with a short brake, not too long.

Minimum spend £70...

Cool makes is (in cheap price range) is either Blazer or Zinc Mayhem. More expensive options are MGP or District or Pheonix.

Disclaimer - I have no idea what most of this means....

cece Tue 18-Sep-12 19:26:17

Should add DS1 said JD Bug are not cool on the ramps compared to other ones he has mentioned. (sorry)

upinthehills Tue 18-Sep-12 19:26:58

If you want to get a proper one, personally I would take a walk along to your local skate park at the weekend and see what they are using. Don't be afraid to ask a friendly looking youth under 10 - they will happily tell you their make and what you should get.

I did this and decided that the scooter we have will do for now so have forgotten the salient points I'm afraid!

cece Tue 18-Sep-12 19:31:57
ja9 Tue 18-Sep-12 20:36:34

This is all very very helpful...thank you. Ds is 8. Will have a good look at the various links now. Thank you.

WeAllHaveWings Tue 18-Sep-12 21:04:22

ds(8) is desparate for a MGP scooter as all his pals say this is the one to get

wants stunt pegs for it as well

cece Tue 18-Sep-12 23:29:55

oh yes that one is popular... and yes to stunt pegs and all the accessories...

Ilovecake1 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:40:15

Just bought a grit scooter in the summer for my 6 yr old, I think he's on it more than off it! Lol. Cost £80 and he designed and choose the colours he wanted. Fab buy

ja9 Wed 31-Oct-12 10:00:48

so..... stunt pegs and all the accessories???? Do any come with stunt pegs or do you source and buy them separately? Are they generic or specific to brand? What other accessories are there? Feel like I'm venturing into a whole new world...!!

crazygracieuk Wed 31-Oct-12 10:07:59

Stunt pegs are not expensive and easy to fit.

Uncool- JD Bug, anything foldable
Cool - MGP, Phoenix

Mine have one that's in between. The accessories I got were stunt pegs, grip tape and handle grips. I bought a medium priced stunt scooter (70 quid ish) which might explain why I needed the last 2 things- premium ones like MGP might come with better quality.

Round here 6 seems to be the minimum age- my 6 year old can bunny hop on his scooter and he's not the most coordinated kid.

crazygracieuk Wed 31-Oct-12 10:12:14

The cool ones seem to be 100 quid +, cheap would be under 50 and medium in between.
My son's was about 70 and has needed new wheels, grips and grip tape but he uses it a lot and custom accessories make the scooter more individual which looks cool.

ja9 Wed 31-Oct-12 10:43:32

Thank you!

I won't be spending £100+.... !!

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Dachsiefan Fri 13-Dec-13 13:01:04

Hi, I know this is an old discussion but I've been reading up a bit about all the different scooters as my 9 yo is wanting an upgrade for Xmas. I've noticed that Micro have greatly reduced the price of some of the stunt scooters and thought it'd be great to share in case anyone else is in the same boat as we are and wanting a good deal.

This Micro MX is half price and looks very nice for under £100 www.micro-scooters.co.uk/scooters-model-mx-stunt/micro-mx-pro-stunt-scooter-1.html

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