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Great first scooter!
on August 25, 2012
This is a great introduction for a young child to the sport of scootering. At the lowest handlebar setting, this deck is short and light enough for a 4 year old to learn to kick, balance and brake. My daughter really digs the graphic art decorations.
If your child is 6+ and just starting out in scootering, I would highly recommend spending a little more to purchase the original Razor Pro model (not the X,XX or XXX because these don't have adjustable height handlebars), or the new Razor A4, which is nearly identical to the Razor Pro, because these scooters are much more solid and have wider, longer decks (although they are heavier). With care, the Razor Pro/A4 will last into adulthood because the decks are rated up to 220 lbs. vs. 143 lbs with the Razor A1-A3 and Wildstyle.
In case anyone is worried about the review that said the deck was too small - I don't agree. This deck is big enough for even an adult to ride! If someone complains that the deck is too small, they probably aren't standing on the deck correctly.
There are 3 basic scooter stances:
natural - one or both feet on the deck, pointed at an angle to the right
goofy - one or both feeted on the deck, pointed at an angle to the left
ski - one or both feet on the deck, pointed forward
When kids first learn, they usually start trying to use the ski stance 1-footed. Once they get used to balancing and kicking, they should change to natural or goofy depending on which is their dominant foot. The Razor scooter is not designed for scooting in the 2-footed ski stance.