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Stopping the rattle on a District V2's brake is easier than you think!
One of my scooter kid's competition scooters has a District V2 deck and, as much as he loves it, it has always bother me how much the brake rattles. He usually complains about his scooter not being "dialed", but for some reason he has overlooked it on this deck, although I think it has secretly bothered him. Despite the rattling brake, the District V2 deck is a great deck for younger kids who can benefit from a lighter deck with a wide, flat grinding/stalling surface.
Subway Games at Skate Barn in Renton, WA
Saturday, July 15th, 2011
It's a last-minute change, but I've just received word that the Subway Games will no longer be held at the Sammamish skate park in Sammamish, WA, but rather at Skate Barn in Renton, WA. The date remains unchanged: Saturday, July 15th, 2011. Registration starts at 9:00AM, the competition starts at 11:00AM, and helmets are required, as they should be. Registration fee is a reasonable $10, however there is no pre-registration.
The competition format will be an obstacle jam. Medals will be awarded in divisions 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 17+. Additional prizes and bonus giveaways will be provided by event sponsors. For more information, visit the official site at http://www.subwaywashingtongames.org/scooter, although the location hasn't yet been updated as of this posting time.
You know those times that you were told registration would start? Yeah, well, forget it. Okay, that's not true, but the point is this: very few scooter comps start when they say they do. If registration starts at 9:00AM, you should be there at 8:45AM or earlier, but don't be surprised if they don't start registration until 9:30AM. Hopefully you've pre-registered so this won't be as big of a deal for you if they have a streamlined process for pre-registrered riders.
This coming weekend, we'll be going to Sammamish, WA to compete at the Subway Games. Over the last 15th months, we've taken my scooter kid to 8 competitions in Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona. It took a few events to feel comfortable, but now we know what to expect. However, the first few experiences were pretty nerve-wracking for both Paxton and my wife and I.
A little preparation can really impact what kind of experience you and your scooter kid will have at a competition. Every competition will be different, and being flexible is key, but by having an idea of what to expect, you can help prepare your scooter kid to do his best and have as much fun as possible.
Freestyle scootering information for parents and kids.
Thanks for visiting my new website dedicated to providing a resource to the parents of scooter kids. My name is Kenny Carlile (ScooterDad) and Paxton Swygard is my step-son and scooter kid. As the parent of a scooter kid, I've spent the last few years trying to get up to speed on the ins and outs of the scooter industry and its culture to help give my kid every advantage I can in pursuing his dreams and his love of scootering. My wife and I have learned a lot through trial and error, as well as getting help from friends and people in the industry.