Freestyle Scootering is also known as scootering, scooter riding or simply riding only. It is an adventure sport that involves both the man and the machine. A scooter which is also known as a kick scooter in the USA is the tool on which a human performs different kinds of acrobatics. Sometimes the mannerism in Freestyle Scootering also matches the mannerisms of Surfing and Skateboarding. Let us know more about Freestyle Scootering.
Information About Freestyle Scootering
Before getting more details about Freestyle Scootering we must know about the origins, or in other words, the history of Freestyle Scootering.
History of Freestyle Scootering
Freestyle Scootering is not that old adventure sport. It all started in the decade of 1990s when Gino Tsai with his Micro Mobility Systems and the JD Corporation both joined hands to manufacture the first-ever scooter. The Sharper Image became the first distributor of these scooters in 1999 and it took very little time to become popular. Razor Images was founded in California USA and with the popularity of these scooters the company sales took off and the Razor Images started manufacturing its own scooters under the name of Razor Scooters within a year of the scooter launch in the USA.
In 2000 Razor Scooters created its own team and released their first video called ‘Razor Evolution’. The scooter revolution was just begun in the USA at that point in time and it started to grow like anything. The first-ever Freestyle Scootering tournament was held in the year 2006 at San Diego and it still remains the biggest scooter-related tournament ever in its brief history.
Around that time one more manufacturer the TSI Scooters came into the market and it produced the ‘One Piece Deck, which was a folding mechanism and it was made out of the headtube which was solidly welded directly to the deck of the scooter.
Since then till today the scooter manufacturing is getting updated time and again and new technologies have started immerging in scooters. A new generation of Scooter Riders have been born and different kinds of Freestyle Scootering styles were also introduced.
The current Freestyle Scootering age is also called the ‘maturation of scootering by the scooter riders and it is expected to get bigger and stronger in the coming days.
These come with important scooter parts.
Base / Deck
The base is the most important part of a scooter because without it you have no place to put your feet since the scooter began has been greatly innovated because it began as a base of a very weak and very heavy metal and it has finished with bases very well done and that last a lot thanks to his Resistencia and new forms of welding of the last years. We can differentiate different types of bases, as they go according to the styles of skating
- Street: they are usually residents bases of the neck by the highest part and also by the part that holds the back wheel.
- Park: They tend to be more resilient to the front and centre, as it is the part that gets the most blows throughout the day.
Big Bar / Handlebar
They are usually made of 4130 chrome or 6061 aluminium. The original Razor folding bars have been out of use for years for their ease in bending or breaking and are replaced by welded and one-piece bars. There are many designs for bars like standard “T” Bars and many other variations of different styles and angles. The bars can be of many sizes, as riders can choose the one that best suits their skating style. The best brands you can find for handlebars are Proto scooters, TSI scooters, Raptor bars, Tilt scooters, Lucky scooters, Ethic scooters, Raw scooters, Fise scooters, Sacrifice scooters.
Fists / Grips
Originally, scooter freestyle cuffs were simply rubber foam strips as seen in the classic razor scooters. However, with the current demand for the strongest and most durable parts, BMX-like ones are now used in scooters, from companies like ODI (longnecks) and Animal (Edwin) Tilt scooters, District scooters, Blunt scooters these they are made of silicone or rubber. Most cuffs come with rod ends that are designed to prevent the bars from becoming uneven at the edges and cut the rider when he falls.
Scooter forks have come a long way from the original razor forks, which were often bent by a single impact. Andrew Broussard, the owner of Proto Scooters, created the Superior Proto Fork in the mid-2000s and began the demand for new and improved scooter parts. Today, many companies make the most resilient, one-piece forks. Most forks are with scs (compression system) this system makes the handlebar of the scooter gripped with a clamp with a screw that is glued in half of the scs, screwed to the fork and this makes the scooter has no movement and the handlebars do not move.
The first Scooter wheels consisted of a plastic centre and a urethane outsole. However, these often broke, causing the development of the main metal wheels that are the norm for riders today. Newer metal core wheels are composed of a machined aluminium core and a durable urethane exterior.
There are plenty of brake types available for the freestyle scooter rider. However, these often rattle, which caused the invention of the Flex-fender type brake system which is essentially just a flat or curved piece of metal that when rubbed depressed down on the wheel to slow the rider down. But actually, a brake on a freestyle scooter is not used for the basic use that its name says because when you apply the brake the wheel wears out irregularly and wears out faster than a good rider already knows how to brake unnecessarily to depress the brake.
When was freestyle scootering invented?
Freestyle scootering is a newly developed sport. In the decade of 1990s, Freestyle Scootering was started.
How many calories does scootering burn?
A recent University of Brighton study found that scooting for 45 minutes burns an average of 350 calories an hour. That’s equivalent to around 1lb a week weight loss.