Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Electric Scooters: Are Your Kids Ready?

You've probably seen teenagers in your neighborhood, riding their little modes of transportation from one friend's house to another. You've also likely noticed your child's distant stare as he or she wishes and hopes to keep up with his older friends, as they cruise down the community street. Bikes simply aren't enough these days! And some kids are even unsatisfied with traditional toys, such as the classic scooters for 10-year old kids. If you're considering a scooter, why not delve into the expansive world of electric?

Do you think your kids are ready?


Razor eSpark Electric Scooter

This scooter is super-quiet, which might be a blessing for you and your neighbors. Able to support kids with a weight of up to 120 pounds, the eSpark requires a manual kickoff to gain a speed of 3mph. However, afterwards the acceleration can reach top speeds of 10 mph, with twist-grips for optimum control. There is also a hand-operated front brake, perfect for quick and safe stops. This scooter is unique because there's a sparking bar attached to the deck base, allowing kids to make an impression and leave a tail of light behind them.


Razor Launch Electric Scooter

Also made by Razor, the launch needs a smaller kickoff to low speeds to reach a top speed of between 10-12 mph. This is just fast enough for kids to feel like they're on top of the world, while keeping close tabs on their other scootering friends. The retractable kickstand means there's no risk of damage from laying the scooter on the ground.


Razor E100 Electric Scooter

Considered the beginning electric scooter for inexperienced riders, the E100 starts off slow with a top speed of 8-10 mph. The design is basic, giving kids more control over stopping with their feet. With a rider weight limit of 120 pounds, your 10-year old will be set for independent transportation for a few years.

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