Best Stunt Scooter for Beginners: 5 Factors to Consider

January 13, 2022
GS 360 stunt scooter for beginners

Has your kid caught the freestyle scootering fever and is now asking for their own stunt scooter? Freestyle scootering is a popular sport among young kids where scooter riders perform various stunts and tricks with stunt scooters, in skateparks or the streets. If your kid is just getting started on their freestyle scootering journey, check out our guide on factors to consider when choosing the best stunt scooter for beginners:

 

Stunt Scooter Material

The type of material used for the stunt scooter’s components matters especially for beginners. Robust stunt scooters are manufactured using higher-grade metals such as, steel and aluminium; this means stunt scooters are extremely durable, and your kid’s stunt scooter will definitely go the distance. For beginners, it’s best to go with stunt scooters that have single or triple channel aluminium scooter decks, aluminium headsets, forks and clamps for a highly resilient stunt scooter.

 

Safety and Comfort

Safety is of the utmost importance, and with freestyle stunt scootering, it’s advisable for your kid to be geared up and well-prepared before trying their first scooter stunts. The best and safe stunt scooters for kids have a rear brake that’s strong and easy to use such as FLEX steel rear brakes. Also, make sure that your kid wears a helmet and elbow & knee scooter protective pads that are a snug fit, as protective gear helps cushion falls when scootering. Comfort is also a factor — kids should ideally be able to comfortably ride their stunt scooters, so it’s best to choose a beginner stunt scooter that has a scooter deck with grip tape and handlebars with TPR grips.

 

Wheels

Quality stunt scooter wheels are one of the most important parts of a stunt scooter to consider for a beginner. It’s best to choose stunt scooters with wheels that are well-designed, made of robust materials and have high durability, such as Polyurethane (PU) wheels, aluminium alloy anodized cores and ABEC 7 or 9 bearings. A higher ABEC rating (such as 7 or 9) implies a smoother ride and better tolerance for jumps and precise movements. Wheel size is also a factor in choosing your stunt scooter, with the ideal size ranging from 100-120mm for the front and rear wheels.

 

Rider’s Skill Level

It’s best that riders’ skill level is matched accordingly to the stunt scooter’s recommended skill level, so they are equipped with the correct stunt scooters to hone their freestyle scootering skills. But while choosing a stunt scooter that matches your skill level is ideal, buying a stunt scooter that is slightly above the rider’s current skill level is also an idea worth considering. Getting a stunt scooter one level higher than the rider’s current skill allows for growth and progression.

 

Rider’s Height

Stunt scooters for beginners are also chosen based on the height of the rider for a comfortable stunt scooting experience. This is because stunt scooters are built to be non-adjustable and non-foldable in order to perform freestyle scootering tricks. Ideally, stunt scooter handlebars should be at a level that comfortably fits the rider, but some advanced riders opt for higher bars due to the complexity of the tricks they wish to perform.

 

Stunt Scooters for Beginner Riders: GS 360

 

Globber GS 360 is the best stunt scooter for beginners

Start your kid’s freestyle scootering journey and unlock their full potential with our GS 360 stunt scooter! This best stunt scooter for beginner riders is equipped with a single channel T5 treated aluminium deck, PU casted wheels with aluminium anodized alloy core for safe stunt performances and high-quality parts such as, a triple clamp and reinforced fork made of aluminium and steel, respectively, enabling young riders to safely explore freestyle scootering stunts & stunt scooter tricks.

 

What size is the GS 360? 

The GS 360 beginner stunt scooter’s deck size is 480mm in length and 105mm in width and the stunt scooter T-bar is 530mm* high and 460mm wide, with 125mm long TPR handlebar grips. GS 360 stunt scooter is recommended for beginner riders with a minimum height of 110cm to 190cm and a maximum weight of 100kg.

*from the bottom of the clamp to the top of the handlebar grips.


Globber GS 360 red and black stunt scooter

 

For what age range is the GS 360 stunt scooter?

Our best stunt scooter for beginners is suited for kids aged 6 years old to adults.

 

“What if my kid isn’t a beginner stunt scooter rider?”

If your kid is not a beginner rider anymore, you can check out our other GS series stunt scooters! Our GS 540 and GS 720 stunt scooters are also a great choice for more advanced as well as tall kids. While it’s recommended for intermediate riders, beginner riders can still go up a size if the GS 360 stunt scooter is too small for the rider. For the big kids and teens, our biggest-sized stunt scooters (GS 900 & GS 900 DELUXE) may be a good fit. This is also a good investment as riders continue to get better at the sport and advance their skills.

 

Check out our GS stunt scooters here:

Specifications GS 360 GS 540 GS 720 GS 900/900 DELUXE
Deck L 480mm x W 105mm

Single channel T5 treated aluminium beginner stunt scooter deck with 2° concave

L 480mm x W 110mm

Triple channel T5 treated aluminium stunt scooter deck 2° concave

L 520mm x W 110mm

Triple channel T6 treated aluminium stunt scooter deck with 2° concave

L 520mm x W 122mm

Triple channel T6 treated aluminium stunt scooter deck with 2° concave

T-Bar

*Heights: from the bottom of the clamp to the top of the handlebar grips

H 530mm x W 460mm

31.8 mm diameter curved steel T-bar

125 mm long TPR handlebar grips

H 580mm x W 500mm

31.8 mm diameter curved steel T-bar

125 mm long TPR handlebar swirl grips

H 580mm x W 530mm

31.8 mm diameter curved steel T-bar

30 mm long TPR handlebar patterned grips

H 620mm x W 570mm

34.9 mm diameter curved aluminium T-bar

165 mm long TPR handlebar swirl grips

Fork, Headset & Clamp Sturdy reinforced threaded steel front fork mounted on a reinforced headset

6063 aluminium anodized triple clamp

Sturdy reinforced threadless steel front fork assembled with a HIC compression system, mounted on a reinforced aluminium NECO® headset

6063 aluminium anodized triple clamp

 

Sturdy reinforced threadless steel front fork assembled with a HIC compression system, mounted on a reinforced aluminium NECO® headset

6063 aluminium anodized triple clamp

Sturdy reinforced threadless aluminium CNC front fork assembled with a HIC compression system*, mounted on a reinforced aluminium NECO® headset

6063 aluminium anodized CNC double clamp*

 

 

Wheels 100mm 88A PU casted beginner stunt scooter wheels

10 spokes aluminium anodized alloy core mounted on 680ZZ ABEC 7 CHROME bearings

100mm 88A PU casted stunt scooter wheels

10 spokes aluminium anodized alloy core mounted on 680ZZ ABEC 7 CHROME bearings

Two pegs included

110mm 88A PU casted stunt scooter wheels

10 spokes aluminium anodized coloured alloy core mounted on 680ZZ ABEC 7 CHROME bearings

Two pegs included

120mm 88A PU casted stunt scooter wheels**

10 spokes aluminium anodized alloy core*, mounted on 6082RS ABEC 9 CHROME bearings

Two pegs included

Brakes FLEX steel rear brake FLEX steel rear brake FLEX steel rear brake FLEX steel rear brake
Age & Weight Range 6Y – Adults, max 100kg 8Y – Adults, max 100kg 8Y – Adults, max 100kg 8Y – Adults, max 100kg

 *In neo chrome finish available for the DELUXE version
**Swirl wheel design is available on the GS 900