Scooter Buying Guide
Unsure which Zoomy Scooter to Buy?
Zoomy Leisure offers 3 different types of scooters so you can buy the perfect scooter for your child:
Small 3 Wheel Mini Scooter
Designed for preschoolers 2 years and older who are learning the skills and joys of scooting. This is our most basic and affordable scooter; it's simple and light and since it has few moving parts, is also very durable.
Small 3 Wheel Mini Scooter with Adjustable Handlebars
To ensure your child won't outgrow their scooter too quickly.
This scooter is very versatile; it's great for either short or tall kids. Suitable for kids from 2-5 years old.
Large Folding Maxi Scooter with adjustable Handlebars
For children who have outgrown the Mini scooters and are ready for a larger scooter that's stronger and faster while maintaining the safety and durability factors of the smaller scooters. This scooter features adjustable handlebars and folds for easy transportation and storage. Suitable for kids 4 years and older.
At Zoomy Leisure, our focus is on making sure your children have fun, but we're also very concerned about their safety; we only source the best products that are strong and durable, and that minimize the chance of injury to your children. Before buying a scooter, please read our Scooter Safety Page.
There are many other scooters on the market that cost a lot more, but when tested side by side, Zoomy Leisure scooters often come out on top in the following areas:
- Strength - The maximum weight of a Zoomy Mini Scooter is 45kg, the Mini Micro can only carry 35kg. In our testing, a full grown adult was able to ride the Zoomy Scooter successfully without any damage to the scooter. When the same was attempted with a Mini Micro, the deck broke.
- Durability - Zoomy Leisure scooters feature plastic that's been designed to withstand the effects of the harsh Australian sun. After several years of regular use, the colour will be just a vibrant as when the scooter was new.
- Bearings - all our scooters feature high quality ABEC 7 bearings that minimize friction, ensuring a smooth effortless ride.
Mum's Grapevine, a popular Australian website for parents recently reviewed Zoomy Scooters. Read the review here.
Tips to Help You Choose the Right Scooter
Today’s market is absolutely flooded with a large variety of scooters to select from. They can be found in different styles, materials, price ranges and levels of quality. Choosing the right scooter for your child can be a daunting task as you attempt to find one that is safe, durable and affordable for you while still being something your child will be excited to have. That’s why we have put together the following list of tips to guide you in what to look for in choosing a scooter which is safe and will be fun for your child to use.
Kick scooters can be found with two, three, or four wheels. For older children and adults who have a good sense of balance, two wheels are just fine. Young kids who are still developing their sense of balance need the stability offered by either three or four wheels.
Both the size of the wheels and the material they are made from make a big difference when riding over the bumps on the sidewalk or path. A softer, more pliable material will provide much better shock absorption, as will a larger size wheel. Especially for young children, you will want the front wheel to be at least 100mm in size.
When choosing a scooter for your preschooler, you will want to take care to ensure the wheels have good quality bearings and roll smoothly. If they don’t, your child’s developing muscles will tire quickly and your child will lose interest in riding because it’s just no fun.
It’s a fact of life that kids will fall. The distance between the deck and the ground determines how far your child will fall and whether or not your child will get hurt from falling. Another factor regarding deck height is that the higher the deck, the more difficult it is for little legs to reach the pavement to kick. So for young children, you want to make sure the deck is not too high off the ground.
Sharp Edges and/or Protrusions
Many scooters have height adjustable handlebars. Whether made of aluminum or another material, sometimes the adjustment mechanism has parts that protrude which can injure a falling child. The same can be said for any area on a scooter which may have pointed or protruding parts. With young kids, you may be better off seeking out a scooter designed especially for them, as the designers of them have a tendency to be more careful with such details.
Hand grips typically come in either rubber or foam. There are a few differences between the two but as long as you are aware of the differences, it may just boil down to whichever material you prefer.
Rubber grips don’t soil as quickly or easily, and they are typically more durable than foam. Rubber grips generally wrap around and completely cover the ends of the handlebars, which eliminates the need for end plugs. With foam grips, the ends of the handlebars are usually plugged with plastic or metal which can scratch and develop burrs when coming into contact with the ground. These scratches and burrs can cause injuries to small hands.
With the information above, you should have the tools to find the perfect scooter for your child; one which both you and your child will love, being both safe and capable of providing hour after hour of fun.