10 of The Best Stunt Scooters for Beginners
If you need an entry level stunt scooter you are spoilt for choice. We have chosen what we think are 10 of the best stunt scooters for beginners and summarised them below. This post has been updated for 2022.
What is the difference between an entry level scooter for beginners and a pro stunt scooter? An entry level stunt scooter is usually bought for someone who has never ridden a stunt scooter. Generally speaking they are cheaper than pro scooters and the specifications are not quite so high. You can still perform the same tricks but the way the scooter performs might not feel so good to more experienced riders. This won’t be noticed by a beginner though. The entry level beginner stunt scooters are often slightly smaller and therefore more suitable for younger children trying out the sport for the first time. Teenagers might want a higher spec scooter with wider handle bars and taller handle bars. The other main difference is the wheels which tend to be 100mm on beginner stunt scooters. Bear in mind that on most stunt scooters things like the wheels can be upgraded later if wanted. Stunt scooters are becoming so popular that a lot of the leading brands are also introducing Mini stunt scooters for children as young as 4 or 5. We have highlighted some of these below. Please note that the stunt scooters listed are not in price order.
1. Grit Extremist
Grit scooters have some very good scooters suitable for beginners. An example is the Grit Extremist Pro Stunt Scooter. This costs around £119 (click here for latest price) and is suitable for beginner and intermediate riders. It is a well built and strong scooter but only weighs 3.5kg.
Specifications include a double collar clamp, 100mm wheels with ABEC 7 bearings, handle bars are 510mm wide and 560mm high and the deck is 483mm long and 101 wide. All of these features make this scooter perfect for younger riders aged around 8 – 13 years.
All in all, this would make a great first stunt scooter which is light enough for younger riders to handle but also strong enough for older riders to use. It also looks good.
2. Madd Gear MGP VX Origin Pro 4.5” Stunt Scooter
MGP are a very popular brand of stunt scooters and all their scooters are well built and good quality. The VX Origin Pro is an excellent entry level scooter for children aged 6 and up. You can find more information about this particular scooter here. You can also read our review of MGP stunt scooters for more information on the different models available.
As well as the Origin Pro, MGP have recently introduced the MGP Kick Mini Pro Rascall III which has all the same features but in a smaller frame. The mini pro is suitable for riders as young as 4 years old. Basically is has a shorter deck and smaller handlebars than the Origin Pro but is built with the same great features and quality.
3. Razor Pro-X Sport Stunt Scooter
Razor is another big name in the world of scooters. The Razor Pro X sport is their entry level pro stunt scooter. It costs around £86 but you check the current price here.
We think you get quite a lot for your money with this scooter. The specs include 100mm alloy core wheels with high speed APEC 7 bearings. The handle bars are Fixed Mini-Riser Handlebars which are designed to provide maximum stability while also being lightweight and durable. The deck is extruded aluminium with boxed edges. This scooter also has a lightweight aluminium 3 bolt collar clamp.
If the specifications don’t mean much to you then we can tell you they add up to a strong well made and good value scooter. A great stunt scooter for any child aged around 6 to 13 or 14 years old.
4. TBF Street Pro Kick/Push 360 Spin Tricks Edition !!
If you have a limited budget or you are not sure how much the stunt scooter will get used then this scooter is worth considering. It is the cheapest stunt scooter in our list at approximately £45 (check latest price here) but your still get some nice features. The wheels are 100mm with ABEC 9 bearings so are fast and smooth.
The scooter has a one piece handle bar with quad clamp for extra strength. Depending on which model you actually buy the overall height is 31-33″ so it is more suitable for younger riders. For teenagers we would recommend you look at larger stunt scooters. However for younger children who just want to have a go at doing their own tricks this is an inexpensive scooter to give them a taste of what is possible. Bear in mind that if the scooter is likely to get heavy use you may want to pay a little bit more !
5. Fuzion X-3 Stunt Scooter
Fuzion are another well known brand of scooters and the X-3 Stunt scooter is one of their entry level models aimed at riders who are just starting out. It costs about £75 (current price) so price wise is in the middle of the scooters listed on this page.
This scooter is for children aged 7 years and up. It has a lightweight aluminium deck which makes it easy for younger inexperienced riders to handle. The handle bars are steel made and very strong with a triple collar clamp for added strength
This scooter aims to stike a balance between quality and affordability and does a good job. It is definitely worth considering for beginners. For Intermediate riders have a look at the Fuzion X-5 Stunt Scooter.
6. Blazer Pro Outrun FX Stunt Scooter
This a good entry level stunt scooter for beginners aged around 8-12 years old. It is currently selling for £89.99 on Amazon.
The handle bars are 560mm high and 515mm wide so similar in size to other stunt scooters in our list. The deck is 500mm long by 115mm wide. The wheels are 100mm 5 Spoke Aluminium with Abec 9 bearings.
All in all this is a well built scooter that should last through the early years of riding until your child wants or needs an upgrade.
7. Slamm Classic V8 Stunt Scooter
Slamm is another big name in the world of stunt scooters. The Classic V8 is a great entry level stunt scooter. It retails at just over £100 (see current price). The older classic models are slightly cheaper because there is a newer model with improved specs. All of these scooters are available at good prices on Amazon.
The Slamm classic V8 is built for children aged 8 and up. It is a good quality well built scooter with great features including 100mm wheels with ABEC 9 bearings, a 4.5″ x 19.5″ deck and a reinforced steel dipped T-bar (20.5 x 22.5″).
This is a great stunt scooter for any beginner !
8. Vokul Trii S2 Stunt Scooter
The Vokul scooter is designed with beginners in mind. It has some nice features while being one of the cheaper scooters in our list at around £54 (see current price).
This scooter is for children around the age of 7 years old and up. The handlebars are 19.7″ wide and 22.8″ high. The wheels are 100mm with a PVC core which are not bad but arguably are not as good as some of the other scooters listed. It has a double clamp (some of the more expensive scooters have a triple or quadruple clamp). The deck is 19.7 ” long and 4.1″ wide and is made of a heat treated alloy.
This is a good value entry level scooter and will be great for children who just want to try out the sport. More serious riders might need to pay a little bit more though !
9. Chilli Pro Scooter
The Chilli Pro Scooter Reaper Grim Stunt Scooter. This is a more expensive scooter so is probably more suitable for children who are serious about learning new tricks. It has had great reviews because of its quality and performance and is a great all-round starter stunt scooter. The Reaper is extremely robust and yet still light enough to do all kinds of tricks with it. In the replacement of an extended brake, the reaper can also be driven with 120 mm wheels. The total height of the scooter is 84 cm when fully assembled and the weight is only 3.8 kg.
The price of this scooter is currently £154.95 on Amazon. Not cheap but it is likely to last a long time. It can also be upgraded as your child gets more experienced.
10. Xootz Entry Level Stunt Scooter
This Entry level stunt scooter from Xootz is the cheapest scooter on our list and costs just £39.35 (Check current price). This is a great entry level scooter for younger children who want to learn their first skills and tricks, perfect for ages 5+. The maximum user weight is 50kg
This scooter has a double bolt clamp and the wheels are 100cm and include Abec 5 bearings. Not quite as good as some of the more expensive scooters but still not bad for an reasonable priced entry level model. This is a sturdy but also fun scooter that any child would be delighted to have !
Once you have chosen a stunt scooter don’t forget the safety equipment. Stunt scooter riders need a suitable helmet and may also appreciate some knee and/or elbow pads. These don’t cost a lot and shouldn’t be forgotten.
For a bit of extra fun you may want to consider some scooter ramps. Any budding stunt scooter rider will love to be able to practice a few moves in the privacy of their home or garden. Read our review of scooter ramps for more information.