Stunt scooter information

What exactly is a stunt scooter?

A stunt scooter looks like a normal scooter, but a stunt scooter is much stronger. That is why a stunt scooter is not height adjustable and not foldable. This would make the scooter much too weak. The wheels are smaller because large wheels are heavier and the entire scooter would be higher and larger.

Most riders want a scooter that is as light as possible but still strong. That usually doesn't go well together. A number of manufacturers are working on special parts that are innovatively light and strong. These individual components are sometimes more expensive than a completely new standard scooter. Individual parts are generally expensive. If you were to buy a standard complete scooter in parts, it would cost approximately 50% more. When building a custom, you can choose the best materials from the best manufacturers.

The height of a stunt scooter

There is no such thing as a fixed height for a stunt scooter. The height is personal. Of course there are some guidelines. For example, someone who drives a lot on the street and rarely in a park will prefer a higher handlebar. With a high handlebar you stand up straighter and your back is less likely to hurt. A high handlebar is more difficult in a park, because then you can't easily pull the handlebar up and do tricks in the air. The height of the handlebars (scooter) for park I would use the wrist weight and for street I would use a height between the hip and navel.


Which wheels for my stunt scooter

Stunt scooter wheels are available in a diameter of 10,11,12 or 12.5cm. The larger the wheel, the more pleasant it is to drive on the street. 10 or 11 cm does not seem like much difference, but it is still 10% larger. A larger wheel makes it easier to roll over bumps and stones. It vibrates less and rolls longer. A larger wheel will also be heavier and the scooter will react slower with certain tricks. 11 cm is a nice intermediate size for a stunt scooter.

You have wheels with a nylon core and an aluminum core. The wheels both wear out at the same rate. If you skid with a wheel (braking with a locked wheel), you will very quickly have a flat surface on your wheel. Aluminum core is slightly stronger and in some cases also lighter than nylon. I very rarely encounter both wheels broken. What often happens is that nylon core wheels start to make a kind of sqweeeeek sound due to a small air bubble that forms between the rim and the tread. This has no influence on the driving characteristics, but is experienced as irritating. Because aluminum core wheels are only a few euros more expensive and look much nicer, I would go for 11 cm aluminum core wheels.




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