What to look for when buying a stunt scooter.
There are some important considerations to be aware of:
Avoid Folding Mechanisms
What you need to look for is a scooter with a one piece bar and deck.
Younger children may benefit from a slightly smaller deck as it is easier to control with a smaller height and feet. When choosing a scooter and looking at the decks it will be worth considering the child in question. One scooter that has a smaller deck is the micro mx trix scooter.
There are many cases of younger children using the stunt scooters for over 8. How tall is the child? How big are there feet. My 8 year old has size 3 ½ feet so a standard size deck is fine for him which we bought at age 7. How long do you want the scooter to last for as obviously shorter decks will decrease the lifespan of the scooter for your child.
The deck tends to be made of steel or another strong metal. In general, the more the scooter costs the better the quality of the deck. A more expensive scooter should generally have a strong deck with a lightweight design.
What size handlebars should I get on a stunt scooter?
Generally handlebars range from range from 53cm to 60 cm (21"-23.5").
Wheels will also tend to be on the standard side (around 98-100mm).