Few things are as useful to children as Three Wheel Scooters. Bicycles are another, but many kids prefer the stability offered by three wheelers. Of course, skateboards are another favorite fun way to go around places but not if parents have their way. It is not uncommon to get into accidents with one, as most skateboards figure in many daredevil riding stunts that can worry doting parents. Bicycles, too, have become popular with stunts and kids bellow 10 years are advised not to attempt one.
It is for these reasons that the three-wheel scooter offers the most practical and safest alternative for your child to get to nearby places like the corner grocery, barbershop or drugstore. They can even use it for going to school if it’s just a few blocks away. Kids this early need not bother achieving and maintaining balance when riding bikes on three wheels. And you rarely see kids or young teenagers perform tricks and stunts on a three-wheeler, though stunts can fancy riding are fairly common in two-wheeled scooters.
And just like any bicycle, there are excellent brands and not-so good brands in the market. Some of the really better brands include KickStrike, Trikke, Slider, and Razor.
The KickStrike Mo9del LS-302 doesn’t look anywhere like your conventional three-wheel scooter. That’s because it used innovative design that while putting it above the rest, is fun, practical and easy to deploy and use. As you transfer your weight, the scoots glides with ease with rear ends of the footboards swinging freely when moving forward. Constructed of strong steel frame, the KickStrike is nevertheless lightweight and can be folded for easy storage in your closet or car trunk. It has 6-inch rubber wheels with a linear pull front braking system.
With a 31 x 5 x 14 inch dimension, the scooter comes with a 90-day warranty. While the manufacturer recommends it for kids aged 10 and up, it is not uncommon to kids as young as 5 years old ride one without any problem.
Using the company’s patented 3CV cambering technology for a triple point riding platform, the Trikke T78 is a three-wheeled road machine that easily responds to all city road conditions. It comes with a heel kicker, molded foot platforms and a high strength steel frame and Poly rear wheels that offer stable pavement contact while allowing for a smooth ride. Standard poly wheels are 7 inches in diameter upgradable to 8 with independent front and rear braking system. You also get a 12-month limited warranty.
Made by Trikke Tech of Buellton California, the Tirkke’s steel frame can carry up to 250lbs of load or rider weight in a 3-wheeled scoot that has the road feel of a skateboard or snowboard. It offers a novel new way of propelling yourself on wheels using your body weight. You move forward simply leaning or carving into a turn like you would on a skateboard or bike. The entire Trikke leans with your to create momentum to cruise around the neighborhood block or your campus. In addition to getting a fun ride, it creates a reasonable workout for your legs and arms with every movement. Recommended kids aged 10 and above, the Trikke is often seen being ridden by younger kids without a hitch.
The three-wheeled Slider Unscooter was named the Best Action & Fitness Product of 2007. It comes with removable handle pole and handle bars, and stands out as the only three-wheeler with dual handbrakes, and three 6-inch polyurethane wheels with three-wheel steering courtesy of pivoting rear wheels that ensure maximum maneuverability. Recommended for kids aged 8 years and above, the Slider is uses a sturdy steel frame that can support loads of up to 250lbs.
The Slider Unscooter offers a remarkably innovative way to move on three wheels with ‘Action Decks’ TM technology that is engineered to propel you without your feet ever touching the ground. You do it using Scissor Action where you pivot both feet all the way out then all the way back in, thanks to the fact that the platform swivels over an arc. It has roller blading action where you steer to the left by shifting your weight to the right leg and pushing out to the right, and doing the opposite to steer to the right, just like in skiing.
The Razor scooter is among the most popular kick scooter in the market today. Invented by Micro Mobility Systems and manufactured by JD Corporation, the folding 2-wheeled kick scooter first appeared in 1999 and created a wide following the year after.
Today, the Razor Scooter is made by Razor USA headquartered in Cerritos, California and continues with its tradition of finely engineered non-powered 2 and 3 wheel scooter. It is without doubt a favorite among the young especially with its 3-wheeled Razor Jr. that no 5-year older kid should be seen without. But its latest line of three-wheeled scoters is the latest in scooting technology, allowing older kids to enjoy its practical all-purpose yet sporty ride.
We’re talking about the Razor PowerWing line that has become quite popular among asphalt recreational non powered riding. Because it’s on three wheels, no balancing skills are needed and the configuration allows side-to-side control. Just move your body from side to side and the three-wheeled design gets through just about city road condition. It has become so popular, teenagers are figuring out ways they can do stunts with it. So for now, until that happens, consider the 3-wheeled scooter as the safest driving toy for your children.
The Razor PowerWing comes in two models, the DLX and the Silver, both constructed from lightweight aluminum. Weighing only 15 lbs, it can support riders of up to 143 lbs. It runs on a couple of 64mm dual inclined caster wheels on a double-wing rear platform and a 123 mm urethane front wheel with breaking system . Using Razor’s Ripstik technology, you can turn, drift and accelerate the scooter. For comfort and convenience, you have a removable stability bars and foam handle grips along with the classic folding mechanism for easy storage that the brand is known for.