Kids scooters have been entertaining young children since way beck in the early 1920s. But within the last 10 years Kids scooters popularity has risen enormously! You only have to look out side the local primary school gates to see how popular they have become. There are so many different types of kids scooter available, and they all come in many different kinds of designs and colours. If you child has a favourite carton character or kids TV show, there is probably a scooter designed around it.
They don’t just appeal to young children anymore! Within the last few years they have become trendier and fashionable with teenagers. Older children have realised that they can now perform tricks such as “tail whips” and “bar spins” taken from the BMX world and perform them on scooters. As the scooter and tricks have evolved they have become easier to incorporate from Bikes and boards to scooters. Recently scooters have been in the X-Games and is becoming an extreme sport.
The design of Kids scooters has not changed a great deal since way back when they were first invented. They still consist of a platform with a single wheel at the front to control the steering of the scooter and either one or two wheels at the back, depending on whether you decide to buy a trike or a scooter for your child. One major difference that has changed over the years is what the scooters are made out of Kids scooters are usually made out of light weight aluminum Instead of being made out of wood, and now have a folding mechanism to allow for the kids scooter to be carried around and stored safely. Over the years little extras have been added to scooters to improve the look and feel of scooters including metallic paints, chrome finishes, flashing lights, rear wheel brakes, tough PU wheels and sealed Abec bearings to allow for a smooth ride!
Another popular addition to the Kids scooters family is scooters with little electric motors fulled by re-chargeable batteries or petrol engines at the rear of the scooter. Which allow the scooter to reach speeds of 15mph, and make scooting around town a breeze. What you must remember is that the types of scooters are illegal to use on public roads, as they go to fast for pavements and to slow for roads. If you use one make sure you have an area of land you can use it on. So as you can see, Kids scooters maybe once just been targeted at children but there are models available for all ages!