How to Select a Pro Scooter, Part II: Rider Size

December 07, 2016

How to Select a Pro Scooter, Part II: Rider Size

Selecting a pro scooter doesn't have to be an overwhelming task, and you don't need to be a seasoned pro to pick out the best ride for the enthusiast in your life. One easy way to select a scooter is to do so by the size of the rider. It is important to remember that when it comes to choosing a freestyle scooter: Size Matters.

Choose a scooter that fits a rider's current size, not a larger one that a rider can "grow into". A scooter that is too large can lead to injuries or accidents if it is too heavy or difficult to maneuver.

Bar Size:

Bars should come just up to the rider’s hip to waist when the rider is standing on the deck. The width of the bars should be approximately shoulder width apart. As riders advance, bar size can become a personal preference as bar width and height can impact tricks.

Deck Size:

The deck should comfortably fit the rider’s foot/ shoe. Feet should fit the deck without excess space for the most comfortable ride. Most decks range in size from 4” - 4.5” wide, and 19”-21” length.

Scooter Weight:

Pro scooters are made of high-quality materials and are more durable than the kick-scooter that most riders start out with. The average freestyle scooter weighs between 7 -11 lbs. Younger, smaller, and beginner riders may want to select a scooter that is lighter weight and easier to maneuver.

For Beginner and Intermediate riders, we suggest our Recon Complete Pro Scooter - The Recon sits perfectly in the range for most riders. It's deck measures 110mm (4.33) length: 495mm (19.5) and the bars are (21.6 high x 19.3 wide).

 


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