Junior scooter

    How to choose your junior scooter?

    Riding a scooter does not require any particular technical knowledge. The most complex thing is choosing the right model of scooter. This choice is made according to the rider's level of psychomotor development, followed by age, size, weight and taste. In this advice guide you will find all the information you need to find the scooter that best suits your child

    • Understanding scooters
    • How to choose a scooter for 2 to 7 years old children?
    • How to choose a scooter for 7 to 13 years old children?

    UNDERSTANDING SCOOTERS

    If you are a novice rider, you may have difficulty understanding certain technical terms.

    1) ABEC

    ABEC is a rating system applied to bearings. The lower the ABEC, the slower the bearings' rotation. Put simply, you should opt for at least ABEC 5 bearings. These will give you greater comfort and better glide. ABEC 7 or equivalent bearings will allow you even more glide and offer more comfort, and you will not need to push off so often.

    2) Wheel durability and diameter

    The durability of the wheels is indicated by a "A" rating. For example, a 75A wheel is a soft wheel. It will be more comfortable and will grip the ground better, but as a result will tend to wear out more quickly. An 85A wheel, meanwhile, is harder. It will have a more reactive contact with the ground and will wear out more slowly. The wheel's diameter relates to its size. The greater the diameter, the more comfortable the scooter is to ride. For example, a scooter with 200mm wheels will be more comfortable and quicker than a scooter with 100mm wheels.

    3) Some vocabulary

    - Deck: platform for placing the feet.
    - Fork: part that holds the front wheel in place.
    - Headset: part connecting the deck to the T-bar, allowing it to rotate.
    - Telescopic handles: part allowing the rider to vary the height of the T-bar.

    HOW TO CHOOSE A SCOOTER FOR 2 TO 7 YEARS OLD CHILDREN?

    If your child is a novice rider, it may not be easy to understand the scooter universe. Our advice is to choose a scooter to suit your child's age. This will ensure that the scooter matches his or her weight and size.

    You can start introducing your child to scooters from the age of two. For safe riding, it is preferable to use beginners' equipment when trying the scooter for the first time. We offer two types of scooter. Three-wheel scooters are perfect when your child is a beginner. They offer greater stability and are a safe option for learning gently. Go for a model whose main advantage is assisting psychomotor development.

    Two-wheel scooters are better suited to children aged 5 to 7, who are already used to riding. This will give them greater speed and better feel.

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    HOW TO CHOOSE A SCOOTER FOR 7 TO 13 YEARS OLD CHILDREN?

    If your child is a novice rider, it may not be easy to understand the scooter universe. Our advice is to choose a scooter to suit your child's age. This will ensure that the scooter matches his or her weight and size.

    There will come a time when your child masters scooter-riding. To go with this, you will need to look for scooters that better suit their body shape and riding style. For riding out with friends and family, or for getting to school, choose a scooter that's comfortable and practical. 125mm wheels and ABEC 5 bearings will be vital for helping your child get around. In addition, a folding system and a fork equipped with suspension will liven up daily riding.

    Beware: these scooters are not recommended for freestyle riding. For freestyle riding, or to learn about tricks and techniques, visit the relevant pages on our advice guides.

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