The History of the Razor Scooter
The Razor scooter is a folding scooter that was formulated by the J.D.Corporation. This was a project that was tackled by Gino Tsai. Gino was at the time Chief Executive of J.D. Corporation, in Taiwan. The
account goes that Gino Tsai derived the idea for the Razor scooter because of his short stature and that it took him far too much time to walk around his extensive bicycle factory in Chang Hua. The solution to defeat this problem was to take the old fashioned type scooter and give it a radical modernisation. Subsequently 5 years later the Razor scooter was born.
The Razor uses airplane grade aluminum which has been tested to withstand to an astounding 1100 load without bending.The wheels come with silent bearings installed for a quieter ride and a brake arrangement that operates by the rider treading on the rear fender. The handlebar and head tube fold when a quick release latch is opened, allowing for easy carriage and storage.
Nowadays, Razor USA is operated by Carlton Calvin, an American entrepreneur. With the development of TechDeck Fingerboards. Carlton began his own brand of Fingerboards which ultimately wound up with him circulating the 1st batch of Scooters. Upon release to the American marketplace the reception was awesome.
Following on from the success of the initial release a campaign to aggressively distribute the Razor Scooters was started which led to complete domination of the market share throughout the USA. Carlton’s efforts were such that he and that Gino forged a joint stock corporation and Razor USA was born. Carlton seeing the immense potential of the Razor scooter brand negotiated an exclusive deal with Gino to market the Razor brand globally.
Today there are four A versions, the A, A2, A3, and A5
* There are also the Pro and Ultra Pro models
* The AW is a basic A with a wheelie-bar
* The AW125 has 125 mm wheels and an extended deck
* The Cruiser Scooter has the largest wheels (but no 140mm replacement wheels are available) and a wooden deck
* The Rugged Razor has pneumatic tires
The rest as they say is History.