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 scooter buying guide might be just the thing!
UPDATED AUGUST 2017!
Scroll down for individual comments on each item in this table!
|Name||max weight||height||age||our rating||price|
Fox Pro RAW Tang
MGP VX7 Team Edition
Fuzion Pro X-5 Pro Scooter
TBF XV Pro Street Tricks
Albott Sports Scooter
- 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 and mostly they are – some are even way below £50, obviously prices do change so check the links to Amazon for the latest price. Cheap but good scooters aren’t hard to find and cheap doesn’t always mean bad quality, there are some really good value options presented here in a wide range of prices so you can find something affordable.
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 to a better trick scooter once they are ready and past the beginner stage.
The more well known and best stunt scooter brands are Fox Pro, Madd Gear, Sacrifice, some 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 the best scooters for stunts 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 and it makes it an excellent entry level pro scooter. 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
- lightweight – 3.6kg
- Height – 750mm
- Max Rider Weight: 80kg
MGP VX7 Team Edition by Madd Gear
Updated for 2017 – the model I used to recommend is harder to come by now but it was so popular I’ve added in this newer model by Madd Gear. This one’s over top end of my price range I was trying to 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 yellow and black shown above. 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 12+
- weight limit – 36kg – 100kg
- scooter height – approx 80cm
- weight – 3.6kg
Fuzion Pro X-5 Pro Scooter
Another good brand stunt scooter and again at middle of the price range, this scooter from Fuzion 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. Keep an eye on the weight limit as this one is slightly lower than some others though.
It’s a nice, classic design this one and looks fairly 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 7+
- weight limit – 63kg
- scooter height – approx 82cm
- weight – 3.2kg
TBF Stunt Scooter XV Pro Street Tricks
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 would make an excellent first stunt scooter.
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
Albott Sports Pro Push Stunt Scooter
This mid range scooter from Albott is suitable from the ages of 8+ and comes in the black shown above and also a wide range of other colours.
It would be a good choice if you are looking for a cheap pro scooter that will also last while your child grows. This is suitable up to adults. It comes in a variety of colours too so good if you have more than one child to buy for as well, especially at this price. It has some great reviews on Amazon as you can see by clicking below.
- for ages 8+
- weight limit – 80kg
- scooter height – approx 82 cm
- weight – 3.3kg
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 for children. 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.