Purpose of the Kick Scooter
Amish scooter sizes approach that of a bike and because of the similarity, they are sometimes called a "kick bike" or "foot bike." Riding one is similar to riding a bike, except that the rider stands on a low floorboard, rather than perched on a high seat, and propels it by kicking instead of pedaling.
- Can firmly touch the ground with his or her kicking foot. The inability to firmly touch the ground indicates that the kick scooter is traveling faster than kicking speed.
- Use brake wisely for speed control. The 12" scooter only comes with a back "stomp" brake as standard equipment. Use devices to maintain riding speed. They should not, however, be considered as the means to execute an emergency stop as a last resort as the kick scooter may skid or flip.
- Use brakes for short periods. The kick scooter's brake, for example, help slow it down when traveling downhill. Extended application of the brake, however, can cause surfaces to heat up excessively, cause wear, and when accidentally touched, cause skin burns. Walk the kick scooter down very steep, long, downhill routes.
- Understands the difference between emergency situations on a kick scooter and a bicycle. In the event of an emergency, bike riders tend to get tangled in their equipment or are thrown over the handlebars. Kick scooter riders, however, can let go of their vehicle and step or jump off the almost ground level floorboard at the same time.
- Race with care! Our kick scooters are designed to be ridden conventionally more than competitively. Racing, of course, requires that the rider thoroughly understands his or her vehicle and scrupulously checks all aspects of it before each ride.
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- 12" scooter
- Purchased this 12" scooter for our eight year old. She is about 50" tall and it fits her perfectly. I am 5' 6" and I gave it a try (Note: weight limit 150 lbs.). I would have liked the handlebars a bit higher for myself, but I had a great time zooming down the driveway! We chose the air inflated tires and they are quiet and smooth. The scooter goes quite a good distance on just one kick. The clearance from foot board to ground is minimal, so make sure your kiddo knows to watch out for bumpy surfaces. This low clearance is what makes this scooter so comfortable to ride, so watching for bumps is well worth the added comfort. We also opted for the kickstand, which I'd say is a must. Easy to use and it will protect the beautiful paint job. This scooter is sturdy and well made. Would easily last the test of time to be passed down from one child to the next. The price is higher than the cheap "Razor" brand scooters sold in toy stores, but you are certainly getting what you pay for in this instance. Our daughter won't touch those other scooters (bumpy, loud, hard to control) but we can't keep her off this one! I am considering purchasing the next size up for myself so we can go out on them together. Very pleased with our purchase and experience. Friendly, helpful customer service was the icing on the cake!