Place where the Kid Will Ride – Also, don’t forget to determine where your kid will most likely ride the scooter. The kick scooters and electric types aren’t really suitable for loose surface or rough terrain. If you think you kid is good enough as a rider, contemplate on purchasing an advanced and upgraded kick scooter.
Recommended Age and Weight Ranges – Remember that kids of different ages also have different scooter needs and specifications. Therefore, you have to know the recommended age and weight range for the scooter. With this, you get a clear picture of the specific model and determine if it’s the right choice. For example, if you have a tall kid, that means he needs a scooter with higher handlebars. For a very young one, you may have to find a kid’s scooter with more than two wheels in order to keep the balance.
Scooters that have been designed without a folding mechanism or adjustable handle bars would be what I would consider a "level 3" scooter. Scooters in this category are the Razor Ultra Pro, the Fuzion Elite, and the Madd Gear (MGP) Pro model. These are typically $99-$120.
Beyond the level 3 scooters are competition-level pro scooters, or what I'll call "level 4" scooters in this article. The reality is that some of the level 3 scooters are competition-level scooters, but they might require modifications before a rider would compete on them. A level 4 scooter is one that either comes complete with competition-level parts or a scooter that has been custom built/assembled to be a competition-level pro scooter.