Stunt Scooters - Buying Guide
Since 2007,ﾠSkates.co.ukﾠhave been providing the best range of stunt scooters in the market.
With many top brands to choose from, including Blunt, Madd Gear (MGP), Slamm, Grit, Crisp, District and Fasen, you need look no further for your perfect scooter. We have everything to suit your extreme sports needs, with skate park ready scooters designed with tricks and stunts in mind. We even stock a great range of scooter parts to make your ride stand out. With Next Working Day Delivery to mainland UK available for most products, it's never been easier to shop online!
What is a Stunt Scooter?
A stunt scooter is designed specifically to withstand a lot of punishment. You can do jumps, tricks and stunts on it,ﾠand use it atﾠa skate park.
Although no scooter is covered under warranty for use at a skate park (as the stress put on the item would be limitless), some help is still offered if a part breaks within the first 3 months of purchase.ﾠGenerally, the manufacturer will not replace entire scooters that become faulty or damaged, but will cover replacement components.
Extreme scooters generally don't feature a folding mechanism or adjustable handlebar height (as seen on some models for young kids) as it weakens the strength of the setup. Instead, they generally have a one-piece handlebar which is much stronger. They usually need to be assembled by placing the handlebars onto the stem of the fork and tightening the clamp which holds both parts together.
Extreme scootersﾠalso tend to be heavier than a folding scooter. This is because parts areﾠreinforced for strength, or more parts are present to strengthen the entire build. However, with stunt scooters becoming more technologically advanced as time goes on, stunt scooters are getting lighter (you want them to be easy to lift and jump on, after all). It's definitely worth comparing scooters (the total weight should be on the product description) to make sure that what you're buying isn't heavier than necessary. Abut 4.5kg is probably average, with some models inching towards a very desirable 3.5kg.ﾠ
Extreme scooters are frequentlyﾠmore expensive than a recreational scooter. Prices can vary from £65 - £250 , but it's not money for nothing. You're paying for a scooter that's more robust than the norm and ready for a pounding!
Which one is right for me?
There are a wide range of stunt scooters available, here are some important things to keep in mind when choosing yours.
- Money - You don't want to spend more than is necessary, however the quality of a product can be discerned by the cost. The higher the cost, the better quality you are likely to get. However, not everybody needs to splash out on a top-of-the-range scooter, especially if you're only just starting out.
- Skill Level - Practically all freestyle models are suitable for beginners, but those who are experienced in extreme scootering may wish to opt for a higher-end model that's likely to last them longer. Look out for compression kits and metal core wheels for added strength, and fluted parts which reduce the overall weight. Specifications like this are what can gear a scooter towards the more advanced market.
- Weight Capacity - Scooters aren't just for kids anymore!ﾠManyﾠhave a wider deck and stronger reinforcements for teens and adults. Most models can support anywhere from 50kgs - 100kgs, which is more than enough for your average big brother or parent.
- Handlebars - Mostﾠfreestyle scooters will have a fixed one piece handlebar, which provides greater durability and strength when thrashing at the skate park. It is important to purchase the appropriate fixed height. Nearest to mid torso is ideal, but as stunt scooters are designed to be easily maneuverable to perform stunts, it's not unusual for them to be quite small and reach waist height. For more detailed information, please see our Handlebars Buying Guide. Remember, we also offer a bar cutting service, so handlebars can be cut in width and length to your specification.
- Scooter Weight - Most of today's scooters are made from lightweight aluminium, for maximum air at the skate park.
- Ability and Age - Most extreme scooters are designed for any ability level and suitable for ages 7 years and above.
Do I really need an extreme stunt scooter?
This completely depends on what you're planning to do with it. If you want to use it for tricks or down at a skate park, we would definitely recommend going for an extreme stunt scooter; they are much stronger and more durable than recreational scooters.
What are the differences between cheaper and more expensive models?
Higher-end models tend to be much stronger. They're forged with stronger metals which tend to also be lighter. Wheels oftenﾠhave a metal core, and most top-end scooters will come with a compression system to ensure a smooth ride.
I need some assistance fitting a new / replacement part.
Not a problem! We'd recommend having a look at our Youtube account -ﾠ www.youtube.com/skatescouk - as weﾒve got loads of instructional videos which should solve your problem.
What about weight limits?
Most scooters will have a 100kg limit however scooters designed for younger riders will have a lower limit. The product description will give exact information on the product and it's limits, target age group etc
Our standard retailer warranty lasts for 3 months. Once a scooter is used, we will only replace faulty parts (not the whole unit). This is because it's nearly impossible to ascertain how hard a scooter has been ridden (even in a short amount of time), so it's not seen as appropriate to completely refund or exchange the whole product.
Neither the retailer or manufacturer will cover general wear and tear (for example, replacing worn wheels). A manufacturer will very rarely refund an item unless it's out of stock.
For further information please see individual product pages or our FAQ section.