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Ask ScooterDad: Hey Kenny, I've got a new scooterer (almost 4yo) and we're buying a helmet for him. What's better: a 'bike' helmet or a 'skate' helmet. Why is one better than the other?

Submitter's Name: 
Corey
Submitter's Location: 
Australia
Answer: 

I'm not a helmet expert by any means, but here's my understanding of the differences. Skate helmets are not certified for impact ratings and bike helmets are certified. That is, skate helmets, while better than nothing, may not offer as much protection as a bike helmet. However, skate helmets that aren't certified are usually a lot more comfortable as they have soft foam liners. Bike helmets usually have harder foam liners, which means they can absorb a bigger impact, but the foam doesn't rebound. That means that you should replace the helmet after any significant impact. Skate helmets will rebound because the foam is softer and squishier, but they can't protect your head against harder impacts.

My personal feeling is that, for my kid, skate helmets are fine until he starts doing really big stuff. Getting kids to wear helmets is hard enough, so compromising a little bit on protection for comfort is worth it to me. Now, as soon as he starts going bigger stuff, like over 10-foot airs, we're going to have a discussion about helmets. If he starts doing really big stuff, he'll be wearing a motocross helmet. I don't care how uncomfortable or uncool it is, he's going to have a functional brain at 30. :)

Ask ScooterDad: If i want to ride envy reapers would they fit HIC if they had a slit?

Submitter's Name: 
alex
Submitter's Location: 
Washington
Answer: 

Reaper bars will not work with HIC because they are not oversized internally. They will work with SCS (fullsize, not baby), IHC, or ICS.

Ask ScooterDad: can you use scs on ihc forks

Submitter's Name: 
rangi
Submitter's Location: 
brisbane
Answer: 

Technically, you might be able to make an SCS system work over the top of an IHC fork with IHC shim, but I really don't recommend it. You're just going to create too many points of dynamic contact (parts that can move).

Review: Fuzion Z300 Pro Complete Scooter

Review: Fuzion Z300 Pro Complete Scooter

The Fuzion Z300 Pro complete scooter is a great, all-around freestyle scooter for the price, but the deck is the standout feature.

DisclaimerAll ScooterDad reviews are unbiased opinions. While reviews are previewed by product suppliers for factual accuracy in statements about products, the opinions are not influenced. The product in this review is tested, reviewed, and then donated to a needy rider selected at a local skate park. Paxton Swygard, scooter kid, does not ride for Fuzion, but he has helped provide a rider's perspective in this review. Paxton is a 14-year-old intermediate-level sponsored competitive rider who rides both park and street.

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Ask ScooterDad: Hi, I have the first mgp scooter, it is black and I have customised it, but now I am deciding to get a new deck, I was wondering if you could tell me some decks that would fit these forks,

Submitter's Name: 
Josh
Submitter's Location: 
New Zealand
Answer: 

If your current scooter has a threaded fork, you don't want to keep using that fork. You'll want to upgrade to a threadless fork, threadless headset, and compression system on your scooter. If your current MGP fork is threadless, then you'll probably need to stick with MGP decks since they run shorter headtubes and, therefore, shorter forks.

Ask ScooterDad: Hey, I have recently bought an scs compression system (everything fits ok with spacers) and i cant seem to screw the bolt from the top cap into the fork. im confuuused! Thanks in advance :)

Submitter's Name: 
James
Submitter's Location: 
Australia, Queensland
Answer: 

If the bolt doesn't reach the starnut or threads in the forks, you may not need the spacers or you might need a longer compression bolt. It's also possible that your fork is just too long; some forks need to be cut and have the starnut pushed further down into the fork. Your best bet is to call the retailer or shop that you bought your parts from as they can provide more specific help on the parts you bought.

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