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Monday, 23 August 2010

Scooting Around

By Alexander Peters

Scooters have become more and more common on the streets, and handled not only by children, but also teenagers and adults. While not having the same capabilities as a bicycle, a scooter can certainly help your child get to school faster, for example. Rough terrain still remains a problem for most scooters, as their smaller wheels can not handle it, but things are slowly beginning to change.

If you're looking for a gift for your boy or girl, then a scooter is probably one of the most enjoyable gifts you could buy. Available in a wide array of colors, scooters can be fun for both boys and girls. Since scooters usually attract the entire family, buying one or two extras wouldn't hurt, since bigger members of your family will probably want one too.

Children who are trying the scooter for the first time, and who have never ridden a bike before, will probably have some balance issues. However, it is a well known fact that children learn much quicker than adults, and so, they'll be zipping around your driveway in an hour. The different models of scooters are for different categories of people, going from children (smaller scooters), to teenagers looking to do tricks (3 or 4 wheeled scooters), or for adults using them to get to work (electric scooters).

The Razor Scooter uses a battery powered motor to propel it, at a safe riding speed that is even suited for children. It is also foldable, making it easy to carry around, after use. The battery should be charged after every time the scooter has been used, just to make sure it will be up for the day ahead.

Once the electric scooter reaches a certain speed, its engine starts up and all the hard work is done. This makes it easy for children to focus on keeping their balance. It's much easier than learning how to ride a bike, and they'll quickly learn that as well, thanks to the good balance obtained here.

Even though the scooter is powered by a battery, its low speed makes it easier to learn than a bike. Protective equipment should be used whenever riding a scooter, and, in the case of children, adult supervision is also required. Keep them safe!

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