Check out the latest featured article!

Disclaimer: All ScooterDad reviews are unbiased opinions. While reviews are previewed by suppliers for factual accuracy in statements about products, the opinions are not influenced. The... Read the rest of this article!

Scooter Customization on the Cheap - Creative Grip Tape

Scooter Customization on the Cheap - Creative Grip Tape

Grip tape is pretty cheap and you can do some cool things with it if you get creative!

Recently, I wrote an article titled Swap Meet - Frequent Part Swapping in Scooter Culture where I discussed an aspect of freestyle scooter culture pertaining to a constant upgrading and swapping parts. I also mentioned in this article that replacing grips and grip tape are a relatively cheap way to make changes to your scooter.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Swap Meet - Frequent Part Swapping in Scooter Culture

Swap Meet - Frequent Part Swapping in Scooter Culture

When you're the scooter mechanic for a fleet of kids, you end up with a graveyard of parts like I have.

If your kid is serious about freestyle scooter competitions, you'll find very quickly that trying every possible part and combination of parts is ingrained in the culture. As a parent, it can be very frustrating and expensive. Try to find a way to balance economic concerns and part swapping with your kid's need to feel like he belongs to the culture.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


When Should You Upgrade to a Pro Scooter?

When Should You Upgrade to a Pro Scooter?

It can be difficult to decide when to make an investment in your kid's freestyle scooter. The Razor Ultra Pro is the best all-around complete scooter for beginners.

When your kid is first beginning to scooter, he will probably start out on a Razor A1, A2, A3, B model, Pro model, or similar folding aluminum scooter with adjustable handlebars. These work decently for younger riders when they are first starting out, but once your scooter kid is good enough to tailwhip or if he weighs more than about 60 pounds, then it's time to start considering purchasing a better quality scooter. That's a general guideline, but I'll go into more detail as to why you should upgrade your kid's scooter.

Level Up

There is no actual designation for different levels of scooters, but for the sake of this article, I'd like to explain the delineations I see in scooters. These are by no means industry standard divisions. These are just how I envision the various types and levels of scooters on the market today.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Tips for Installing Wheel Bearings

Tips for Installing Wheel Bearings

Installing bearings can be a pain, but a few simple tips can make that process easier.

Once you've made the move from plastic core wheels to metal core wheels, you probably know how frustrating it can be to install bearings. The actual act of installing bearings isn't that hard, but doing it the right way without damaging or distoring them to the point where they don't function as intended can be difficult. Often, you'll have to beat the bearings into the wheels because wheel manufacurers don't have the best production tolerances. Once you start really hammering on the bearings, you're likely to damage or distort them.

After a couple years of installing bearings, here are a few tips that I've learned to help reduce headaches related to this process. You're going to have to do this often for your kid and his friends, so you better learn how to do it sooner rather than later.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Lucky Scooter Parts Presents: Summer Blow Out NW Tour

Lucky Scooter Parts Presents: Summer Blow Out NW Tour

Come ride with the Lucky pro team, win prizes, and show off your skills for a chance to get sponsored by Lucky Scooter Parts!

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you'd like to be part of a ride day with the Lucky Scooter Parts pro team, put these dates on your calendar:

Saturday, August 13th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Woodinville Skatepark in Woodinville, WA

Friday, August 19th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Sammamish Skatepark in Sammamish, WA

Saturday, August 20th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Beaverton ("Tron") Skatepark in Beaverton, OR

You'll even have a chance to win prizes and show off your skills to the Lucky team for a chance to become a sponsored rider. They are also looking for potential young talent for the Lil' Lucky team as well.

Here's the official statement from Lucky:

The time is here for Lucky Scooter Parts to reclaim the NorthWest. This August the Lucky Scooter Parts Pro Team will be all coming to Washington for a series of ride days.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Where to Go For Freestyle Scooter News and Information on the Web

Where to Go For Freestyle Scooter News and Information on the Web

Impact Scooter News, Inside Scooters, and Scooter Resource are great places to find out about the latest information in the freestyle scooter world.

If you and your kid are new to the world of freestyle scootering, you probably don't even know what you don't know. You're probably wondering where this journey is going to take you, but in order to figure that out, you need to know what other people are experiencing and where the industry is going.

While ScooterDad will primarily focus on parents and kids who are new to the world of freestyle scootering, the are some other great resources for scooter news and information online that you should know about and utilize. The following sites have the latest in pro rider news, competition annoucements and results, product reviews, videos and photos, user communities, and a lot more.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Pages