If you've ever bought expensive wheels for your kid, you know how frustrating it can be for both you and your kid when he develops a flat spot on the wheel. This can be frustrating even if the wheels were relatively inexpensive. While wheels are a consumable part of a scooter, that doesn't mean that you should have to burn through them like a tank of gas in your car. The more expensive wheels are typically made from a better quality compound so they last longer, but they, too, can experience flat spots, uneven wear, or chunking.
As your scooter kid's talent and the parts on his scooter improve, flat spots become less of a worry. Sadly, however, the most common cause of flat spots that we experience today are from non-scooter kids that get a hold of Paxton's scooter. They don't understand that locking up the brake and skidding the scooter will ruin the wheels. This is one reason that we tell our scooter kid to only let people that he trusts ride his scooter.