In my quest to get my teens outside more and more I’m always on the lookout for good ideas for activities that they might enjoy. Learning tricks on scooters is something that definitely fits the bill. It’s something teen friendly but these trick scooters are equally good for younger kids too! In this article I’m looking at what is the best stunt scooter on a budget in 2017 so if you’re looking for a gift for a teenager or an older child this might be just the thing!
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Fox Pro RAW Tang
MGP VX6 Pro
Stunted Kids XT
TBF XV Pro Street Tricks
- 1 What’s the difference between a stunt scooter and a normal scooter?
- 2 Our stunt scooter reviews
- 3 The best stunt scooter accessories
What’s the difference between a stunt scooter and a normal scooter?
So your child is asking for a stunt scooter and you have no idea what that is. Unfortunately it’s not exactly the same as a normal scooter so you’ll want to get it right by not buying a normal scooter instead – how do you know the difference?
First off, what is a stunt scooter?
An ordinary scooter is designed to just move you (or your child) around in a fun way, but it isn’t designed to do much more. A stunt scooter is for doing tricks and stunts, as the name helpfully suggests! (They are also known as trick scooters too) Yes you could try doing stunts on a normal scooter, but it’s not built to do that and you could find that they’ll break or fold up when doing the trick so it’s also not a particularly safe or ideal thing to encourage!
If you think your child is going to want to do stunts on their scooter then do get them the right type.
- A stunt or trick scooter generally won’t have adjustable handlebars – you don’t want them changing height by accident when you’re doing a trick. Likewise, they won’t fold up like normal scooters.
- Stunt scooters are also slightly heavier, often built out of more sturdy materials like steel rather than aluminium. This is for durability as the scooter is designed to take some serious playing on.
- Sometimes the wheels are smaller too and made of alloy so much stronger.
- Durability and strength are the key words really – they are designed to take a lot of beating so should be up to doing all sorts of tricks and jumps.
Our stunt scooter reviews
I wanted to look at some really good stunt scooters but also keep them under around £100 for this review, obviously prices do change so check the links to Amazon for the latest price. I’m focusing on products that are suitable for kids so budget and cheap are words I like! Cheap doesn’t always mean bad quality though, there are some really good value options presented here in a wide range of prices.
You can get some brands that are more than this amount but you’re starting to get in to the serious stunt scooter territory! As a starter to see if your kids like it these ones should definitely do well and they could definitely upgrade once they are ready.
The more well known and best stunt scooter brands are Fox Pro, Madd Gear, Sacrifice, all of which are represented below. AO is also a good brand but the scooters didn’t fit in my price range (but you can see them here)
One thing to consider with buying trick scooters for kids is being able to get spare parts. There’s nothing worse than it breaking and being worthless so it is a good idea with these scooters to go for good brand names as they often have spare parts available.
Fox Pro RAW Rang Stunt Scooter
This is a really popular scooter and comes in at about mid range in the price points of this review. You get a really good and well made scooter for a really good price and that’s why it’s the first one in this list – my top choice.
There are a few different colours available – red as shown, purple, blue and silver/black but mostly it’s a really great and well built bit of kit. For the price you’re getting a really good model, with high quality parts that’s also not too expensive should your child decide it’s not for them. Highly recommend this one!
- high quality parts including 4 bolt collar clamp, internal compression system
- variety of colours
- Scooter weight – 3.6kg
- Height – 750mm
- Max Rider Weight: 80kg
MGP VX6 Pro by Madd Gear
This one’s at the top end of my price range I was sticking to but is a really good brand and so if your kids are serious about getting in to using stunt scooters it could be one they are asking for.
It comes in a couple of different colours too as well as the black shown above – click here to see them all. It’s suitable for not only older kids but also adults too so if you’re worried about size being an issue it shouldn’t be. It can also be cut down for use by a smaller child should you want that, although obviously it won’t have the longevity once your child gets bigger.
- well known brand
- for ages 8+
- weight limit – 36kg – 100kg
- scooter height – approx 80cm
- weight – 3.76kg
check more reviews and the latest price here
Sacrifice Complete Stunt Scooter
Another good brand stunt scooter and again at the top end of the price range, this scooter from Sacrifice is a good choice for an affordable option.
Like the MGP scooter above it’s suitable for adults so if you have older kids or teens this one will definitely be ok for them.
It’s a much more subtle design this one and looks really plain in my opinion, but I also think that highlights the simplicity of it and doesn’t detract from what it can do of course!
- good for adults as well as older kids
- for ages 8+
- weight limit – 100kg
- scooter height – approx 82cm
- weight – 3.8kg
Stunted Kids XT Stunt Scooter
This mid range scooter is suitable from the ages of 8+ and comes in the blue shown above and also a nice red.
It would be a good choice if you are looking for a stunt scooter for younger kids who want to get started with tricks but who might not be ready for the adult ones as it’s slightly lighter than the others on this page. It has some great reviews on Amazon as well as you can see by clicking below.
- for ages 8+
- weight limit – 100kg
- scooter height – approx 80 cm
- weight – 3.4kg
TBF Stunt Scooter XV Pro Street Tricks
Finally, and on the lower end of the budget is this scooter from TBF. It’s probably the best cheap stunt scooter around and if you’re buying for a couple of kids and worrying about it getting expensive this might be a good compromise! It’s got some really good reviews on Amazon so you can be sure it’s a good choice.
It comes in a variety of colours – Black, Blue, Green, Mint, Pink and Purple which again if you want different ones for different kids means you’ll know which one belongs to which child! It is on the heavier side compared to the others in this guide and I think this is reflected in the cheaper price.
- inexpensive stunt scooter
- for ages 5+
- weight limit – 100kg
- scooter height – approx 79 cm
- weight – 6kg
The best stunt scooter accessories
You’ll not need need a huge amount of accessories for a stunt scooter but the following safety equipment and a ramp would be a great addition to a scooter gift. Ramps are especially good to have in your garden to encourage more play outside and the practising of tricks in a safe spot away from others will be good for those kids with self confidence issues.