Pro Tips For Riding A Kick Scooter
Want to start riding your kick scooter like a pro? Below are our tips to get you performing tricks like a pro in no time!
Kit yourself out
The most important piece of kit for riders of any ability is a good helmet. Good knee pads are also an essential piece of kit. As your tricks get more advanced, you’ll want to be considering elbow pads and even mouth guards too.
Steer and control
When starting out, it can be tempting to grip your handlebars too tightly. Try getting into the habit of holding your handlebars more loosely, just enough to keep control of the scooter. A tight grip will make tricks more difficult and will be uncomfortable over time.
Begin on flat ground, keeping your kicks short and sharp. Practice turning and getting a feel for your scooter. A tip here is to make sure not to turn your handlebars too quickly, or the front wheel may act as a brake, causing a jolting stop and may throw you over the handlebars!
Practice and persistence
It is going to take a lot of practice to improve and perfect your tricks. Persistence is key, and with practice, you will be a pro in no time!
Performing tricks is going to take a lot of practice, patience, and persistence. You are going to fall, and this is a normal part of the learning process. Always remember to wear your protective gear, and practice practice practice! It will take time, but learning a trick is a very rewarding experience.
Learn some tricks
So, you’re kitted out, you’ve got a feel for your scooter. What next?
Basic tricks such as the bunny hop form the foundation for many advanced tricks, so these are a necessary starting point.
How to perform the bunny hop:
This is one of the easiest tricks to perform. This trick has two main components: jump with your legs and pull up your handlebars using your arms. While in motion with both feet on your scooter, bend your knees and jump upwards. At the same time, pull your scooter up with the handlebars, keeping your feet touching the deck. If done correctly, you should jump up in the air with your scooter, and land back down.
Mastering the basics is the first step to becoming a pro. Check out some pro scooter tricks being performed on our scooters here!