New slide scooter

    How to choose your new slide scooter?

    In this section you will find the solution for choosing a scooter suited to the new techniques you want to explore. This choice depends on which of the following you want to learn: carving, drift, twisting or the scissor motion.

    In this advice guide you'll find all the information you need to find the scooter that best matches your needs and riding style.

    • Understanding scooters
    • Carving and drift
    • Twisting
    • Scissor motion

    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 88A 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.
    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

    - Drift: drift is a technique where the aim is to maintain control of the scooter while it slides from side to side along its path, in other words a "controlled skid".
    - Carving: a sliding style involving making large C-shaped turns and leaning into the turn as much as possible. This technique can be found in skiing, for example.
    - Deck: platform for placing the feet.
    - Headset: part connecting the deck to the T-bar, allowing it to rotate.
    - Bearings: whether on the wheels or the fork, these allow them to turn for longer and more quickly on the axle.
    - Axle: piece allowing the other pieces to stay in place, connected to a bolt or a screw.
    - Wheel: a hard piece of polyurethane (also known as resin), allow the scooter to roll. It can have a metal core: an aluminium rim to make it more solid!

    CARVING AND DRIFT

    Your scooter will be completely different, depending on which techniques you want to learn! Two, three or even four wheels, rear-wheel steering are all characteristics that we'll help you understand. To advise you best about how to choose your scooter, we've decided to separate scooters into three categories: for carving or drift, for twisting, and for the scissor motion, which can also allow the scooter to move using self-propulsion.

    Riding might seem dull to you, but scooters allow you to try out new techniques in complete safety. For fans of drift and carving, there are scooters for you. On two or four wheels, these scooters are designed to make sliding on the asphalt easier. To do this, it couldn't be simpler: just lean your T-bar to right and left with your arms. For a better slide, keep your arms tense.

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    TWISTING

    Your scooter will be completely different, depending on which techniques you want to learn! Two, three or even four wheels, rear-wheel steering, are all characteristics that we'll help you understand. To advise you best about how to choose your scooter, we've decided to separate scooters into three categories: for carving or drift, for twisting, and for the scissor motion, which can also allow the scooter to move using self-propulsion.

    If you want to learn to move in an original way, the twist motion is for you. With this system, you need only push on your legs, twist your hips and move your body from side to side to make the scooter move forwards and go faster. Often equipped with three articulated wheels, scooters designed for this technique give outstanding handling. 180°, 360°, skids and sharp turns will help you get the most fun out of your scooter!

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    SCISSOR MOTION

    Your scooter will be completely different, depending on which techniques you want to learn! Two, three or even four wheels, rear-wheel steering are all the characteristics that we'll help you understand. To advise you best about how to choose your scooter, we've decided to separate scooters into three categories: for carving or drift, for twisting, and for the scissor motion, which can also allow the scooter to move using self-propulsion.

    You don't like twists or carving? There is another type of scooter, designed for the scissor motion. With this system, all you need do is stand on your scooter and make a scissor action with your legs. Push your legs inwards and outwards. Repeat this movement to gain speed. And then discover the joys of sliding while working your adductors.

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