Within the last half-decade, freestyle push scooters or stunt scooters, are fast becoming a common sight at skateparks and on the streets and both young and adult riders are showing greater interest in them. Unlike “traditional” scooters that have been designed to get you from point A to point B, a stunt scooter has been specifically designed for use in skate parks or for freestyle street tricks.
So if you are thinking about getting into this fast growing extreme sport, choosing the right freestyle/stunt scooter that meets your requirements can turn out to be pretty challenging, especially if you don’t have previous experience with other extreme sports such as skateboarding. Like any other sport, going with the high-quality gear tends to be more costly, but cheaper scooters and cheaper components, though easier on your wallet, might not provide you with the best riding experience.
When purchasing a freestyle stunt/scooter you need to take several features into consideration. First of all, you need to check if the height of the handlebars is appropriate for you as to avoid having to bend over too much and see if you are able to straighten your back while riding because handlebars on most stunt scooters are made from one piece so that they are more durable. The materials are another important factor when choosing a scooter. You need to go for lightweight and durable materials which allow greater maneuverability, such as aluminum. And as for all the other components like bar grips, forks, wheels, bearings and so on, make sure they are all compatible before purchasing.
To make your job easier here is a short list of some of the best freestyle/stunt push scooters available out there.
1. Fasen Smith Complete is the first complete release from Fasen and it’s a monster. It is one of the lightest per-built scooters on the market and it is very well balanced. Highly recommended for riders that are looking for a bit more strength in their scooter and it is available in a range of super-cool colours.
2. MGP VX5 Extreme is designed for competitive riders but is equally good for more casual riders that just want the best. It is super lightweight and ready for competition straight out of the box.
3. Grit Invader 125 has all the features that you would expect in a Grit stunt scooter plus the speed that comes from the slightly bigger wheel. It’s a scooter that you can commute with easy and tear up the skatepark as well.
Of course, most of the staff is skate shops will be willing to spend some time to give you the right advice so do not hesitate to ask them.