Safety

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When Riding a Freestyle Scooter

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When Riding a Freestyle Scooter

Please wear a helmet whenever you ride a freestyle scooter. No one is too cool to wear a helmet.

I've always been a strong supporter of helmets in all action sports. It just doesn't make any sense to me to not wear a helmet because of the risk. I grew up knowing that and never doubting it. At 3 years old, I was on a motorcycle with training wheels before I could ride a bicycle. In the (responsible) motorcycle community, there's no question about wearing a helmet: you just do it. It feels weird to be on a motorcycle without a helmet. You'd never see a pro motocross rider on the track or trails without a helmet. It just doesn't happen because they understand the risk. The pro motocross racers wear helmets that meet 2 or 3 safety organization standards (DOT, ANSI, Snell), they cost as much as $600, and they replace them often. They understand the value of their head and they protect it accordingly.

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Skate Park Etiquette for Scooter Kids

Skate Park Etiquette for Scooter Kids

Show the respect for others that you want them to show to you. Share the park.

One of the biggest challenges young freestyle scooter riders face is criticism at the skate park. Many people think young kids on scooters are out of control, oblivious to other people around them, and they get in the way of more experienced riders at the skate park. While this may be a fair criticism in some instances, most of the time, young scooter kids are in the same boat as kids on skateboards, BMX bikes, or inline skates. Unfortunately, scooter kids seem to take an unfair share of criticism at the skate park from the older kids. This is likely due to the fact that scootering has an easier entry point. That is, it's easier for a young kid to get on a scooter and ride around the skate park than it is for that same kid on a skateboard.

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