How good is the scooter for freestyle tricks. A good scooter for the skatepark is much stronger than a normal scooter. The scooters for park riding, is also called freestyle trick scooters.
Many stars, means the scooter is good for freestyle.
Many stars, means the scooter is good for cruising / transport.
A good transport scooter has some solid wheels, made for some long cruising. Good transport scooters has also good bearings.
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Total height:83 cm
There is no right or wrong in relation to height of a scooter. Generally one can say that low scooters are oriented to technical tricks, whereas high scooters are for transport and comfort. Some scooters can be adjusted to suit you and your needs.
The totale weight of the scooter when it is complete.
There are two types of deck design: one-piece and two-piece. One-piece decks are very durable since they are made of welded parts, whereas two-piece decks are put together with bolts. The advantage of two-piece decks is that they are often foldable, and some models have headtubes which gives the possibility for different angles.
Deck material:Aluminium 6061
The deck of the scooter is usually made of aluminum, as it is a very lightweight and durable material. The aluminum is relatively soft, therefore, it will be mixed with other metals. Aluminum is divided into alloys in which the value is determined by the mixture of metal. Higher alloy provides more durable product material.
Deck length:500 mm
The total length of the deck's surface.
Deck width:115 mm
The width of the deck's surface
Concave is the inward curvature of deck's surface. It helps to lock your feet firmly to the deck and thus provides better grip. Concave curvature measured on deck's and is measured in degrees.
The compression system is the system that keeps your fork tightly to the headtube of the deck and reducing the slack that all scooters will suffer from.
Forks can be divided into two main groups: one-piece of two pieces. One-piece forks is molded or cut from one piece of metal, it gives the fork fewer weak points compared to two-pieces forks which is composed of several parts. Furthermore, the forks can be divided into forks with or without thread. Threadless forks requires a compression kit.
The headtuben of the deck determines whichh headset-type the scooter is using. An integrated headset is more protected and durable than a non-integrated headset. A non integrated headset sits inside the headtube, therefor it is more fragile.
Bar material:Chormed steel (4130 Cr-mo)
Steel is a very strong and a durable material. Bars made of steel is very strong, but also much heavier than bars of aluminum. Steel bars caters more for scooters driven hard.
The total height from the bottom to the middle of the handlebar. it is recommended that the height of the bar fits the rider.
Different widths of bars suits different riding styles. By air tricks you have far more control of the trick with a wide bar, a narrow bar is better suited for technical tricks. Thus, the bar's width have to suit your skills, and it may therefore be worth considering what the scooter primarily will be used for.
The clampsize depends on the number of bolts on the clamp.
Outer diameter:32mm (standard)
The bar's outer diameter determines what type of clamp that fits. Thus it is recommended that the bar's outer diameter fits the clamps inner diameter. Note however that some clamps can be used in both standard and oversized bars.
The bars inner diameter determines the fork that fits.
The size of the wheels should depend on your riding style. If you have a lot of focus on the driving experience with good flow and speed, go for bigger wheels, whereas choosing smaller wheels if you go for quick response and better control. However, it is important that the diameter of the wheel fits with both the front fork, deck and brakes.
The hardness of a wheel is measured on the durometer scale that goes from 0 to 100 A, where 100a is the hardest. Hard wheels last longer and run faster. Soft wheels wears away faster, but has a good grip and is perfect for parks and indoor use.
Each aluminium and nylon wheels have their qualities. Aluminium wheels are the strongest but nylon wheels are also the lightest.
There are different core designs: solid and spoked. Solid core wheel is relatively heavy wheels, while they are very strong. Spoked wheels is a lighter wheel, but a bit less durable.
A flat profile provides maximum grip, while the narrow profile allows some more speed. Fork shape must match the wheel's profile.
Bearings are divided into ABEC. High ABEC values mean that the bearing is made with more precision and therefore better quality. It is recommended that your ABEC-value is higher for higher speeds and lower if your wheel have have a lot of impact.
Break type:Flex fender
There are different brake types- bolt, spring and flex fender brake. Bolt and spring brakes make more noise, if you want more silent brakes you must go for flex fender brake.
Allmost ready to run or ready to run. Always check the scooter before use, and be aware that it is different, how you receive your scooter. if your scooter is coming complete, it is completely ready for use, whereas if it is only partially complete, then there will be few parts that need to be tightened and assembled, which must be done with standard tools.