Pro Scooters | Good entry level beginner scooters

Updated 3/25/2017!

First and foremost, I wanted to thank all the customers that have visited our site and/or our shop!  We love the scooter sport!

We get a lot of questions in our Redmond, WA, scooter shop about the best entry level scooters.  A good question so thought it would be good to provide some input.  Let's start with defining what 'entry level' or beginner scooter means.

We define a 'pro scooter' as having these characteristics:

  • Metal core wheels - can be solid core, honeycomb or spoked.  Just as long as they're metal
  • Sealed bearings in the wheels and the headset
  • Solid state - meaning they don't fold up, the bars don't adjust

Most of the time, this question comes from the parent/parents of the younger riders, say 9-12 years old, with little or no scooter experience.  For the most part, the entry level scooters are capable of performing the same tricks as the mid- and higher end scooters.  The difference can be in the size of the bars, usually lower (shorter) and not as wide (for the shorter arms on younger riders).

Another difference is usually the scooter wheel size, which is generally 100m on the entry levels.  The larger scooter wheels, 110m, offer a little more speed and higher clearance from the ground to the scooter deck.   The wheels can be customized, allowing the entry level rider to make simple changes that set their scooter apart from their friend's scooters.

pro scooter size chart

Let's talk about prices.  No surprise, but the entry level scooters are less expensive than higher end scooters.  But that doesn't mean less quality. The decks are rugged and have great looking designs.  Some brands even come with a 'sticker pack' so your rider can customize his or her scooter.  Bars and grips are also well made and look good, but again, these can be customized (replaced) on most scooters.

Pro Scooter Shop carries beginner scooters that range from $99 to $159.  I would recommend the following options for the new rider:

Arriving in our shop is the Envy One, based off of the Envy Colt (see below).  We've seen a 2-piece handle bar, and frankly, didn't love them.  But Envy did it right with their design.  We've built quite a few...pretty dang solid little whip!  $129.95 feel right.

 

For the very young shredder, the AO Disciple is solid, light-weight with bars that fit their shoulder width and height.  Don't let the size fool you, it is still considered a pro scooter!  Metal core wheels, sealed bearings, solid-state, non-adjustable bars.

 

 

Phoenix is an industry favorite, and their Pilot is just right for the transition-to-pro-scooter riding.  Includes a head tube badge, new fork and 110mm wheels. With a 4.25" wide and 19" long deck, the Phoenix Pilot is well balanced for stomping out tailwhips. The 22 inch tall, 20 inch wide T-style bars are a solid size for growing riders and are fully upgradeable.

 

 

 

Madd GearVX7 Pro, or MGP scooters.  The 'pro' edition (yes, it is confusing that Madd Gear Pro scooters has a pro edition) is very popular, a great looking scooter and well priced.  This is are most popular entry level pro scooter!

My recommendation for a similar scooter is the Envy Colt; see below.

 

Another great entry level comes from Grit Scooters.  the Grit Fluxx scooter!  Cool name, great price and a sharp looking ride!  This is one of my favorite scooters. 

 

 

A slightly more expensive entry level, but killer scooter from Australia, the Envy Colt.  Cleaner design, solid scooter.  Worth a look.

To round out the beginner pro scooter list, Grit Scooters has two, the Extremist ($99) and the Atom ($79).  Keep in mind these are small scooters for the smaller riders.

 

 

 

 

Dominator rolled into the scooter scene a few years ago.  Fun colors, fairly solid scooters, well-like by the young crowd.  We're bringing back one of their models, the Trooper, cuz quite frankly for $99, it's a decent sled.

 

 

 

One last thought. As a scooter shop owner, I'd love to 'upsell' you to the next level scooter.  As a parent of three kids, I wouldn't spend more on an upgraded scooter until I knew my kids really enjoyed scootering and grew with the sport.

Hope this helps!

Pro Scooter Shop

December 02, 2016 by David Power

Tilt Scooters Stage 2 wheels

Tilt Scooters continues to be an rider-approved leader when it comes to pro scooter parts.  Their headsets and forks are among the best selling and most durable parts.  They recently released their Scout and Sentry bars, and we sold through them in no time and will be ordering more soon.

tilt scooters stage 2 wheels

But Tilt isn't done yet.  They have just announced their next gen scooter wheels, the Stage 2.  We like what they've done with design, including a nice touch of having the design on both sides.  Nice!

tilt stage 2 pro scooter wheels

 All the colorways will come in 110mm size, which is still the industry standard, far outselling 100mm and the newer 120mm.  The 110mm size ensures compatibility with all of the modern forks.

 Another super nice touch is that they're all signature wheels by Tilt's own team; Dylan Kasson, Issac Miller, Jona Humbel, Jon Archer, Jordan Jasa and Tom Kvilhaug.  Keepin' it tight with the riders!

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Let's recap...Stage 2 wheels by Tilt Scooters.  110mm in size, and six fresh colorways, signature Tilt team riders.  Oh, did we mention Made in the USA?

What wheels will you ride?

 

 

November 03, 2016 by Bayley Maxcy

Proto Clamps | Pro Scooter Shop

Proto Scooters has played a pivotal role in the progression of freestyle scooter components over the course of the last several years, which has allowed them to innovate in ways that many other freestyle scooter brands would have never thought possible. With that being said, Proto's premium selection of clamps and compression have essentially earned their spot as some of the most groundbreaking freestyle scooter components in the entire industry. When the Proto SCS compression system initially reached the forefront of the freestyle scooter community, no one really knew how to respond, which is why you see such an overwhelmingly amount of them being ridden by some of the top professional scooter riders in the world. Anyways, Pro Scooter Shop has got you covered on any and all of your Proto clamp needs, so before you go visit those other guys, be sure to stop by Pro Scooter Shop and see if we have what you need. Proto double clamps, Baby SCS, and SCS compression system are all currently available at Pro Scooter Shop, and they all come in multiple different color options, as well. Be sure to come get yours today, while supplies still last.

Pro-Tec Helmets | Pro Scooter Shop

If you want to be able to safely learn how to be doing all of the crazy freestyle scooter stunts that the professional riders are doing than you're going to need to get in the habit of protecting your noggin, and the best way to do that is by rocking a helmet whenever you step on your scooter. Head protection is hands down one of the most important parts of any extreme sport because the human head is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. Luckily, we over here at Pro Scooter Shop are firm believers in the fact that every scooter rider should be wearing a helmet at all times, which is why we carry such a great selection of Pro-Tec helmets that are the perfect size, shape, and color no matter what your head protection needs may be. So the next time that you come into Pro Scooter Shop to make your freestyle scooter product purchases, be sure to keep in mind that you can also satisfy all of your head protection needs by picking up your very own Pro-Tec Helmet for the affordable price of just $39.99, or you can also pick up one of the brand new Street Lite helmets, which features entirely new, extremely lightweight technology, for the price of $59.99.

 

Ride What Winners Ride | Pro Scooter Shop

For those of you who didn't get the memo about Washington's recent freestyle scooter competition, "The Muk Games" just took place at the YMCA skate park in Mukilteo, Washington, and the event ended up being a huge success! The weather held up great, and everything was very well organized in terms of judging, prizes, and giveaways. On top of all of that, We at Pro Scooter Shop sponsored the whole event, which is all the more reason why all of you you guys who missed out on the fun need to be sure to make it out next year. Anyways, now that you understand the scope of the event, it's time to talk about Havoc Pro Scooters and their commanding presence in the competition. Three of Havoc Pro Scooters team riders somehow managed to walk away with the top three podium spots in the pro competition, which is no simple feat to accomplish. Each and every single one of them gave it their all and their hard work certainly paid off because they took home the first, second, and third place prizes. So now that all of you know exactly what kind of scooters winners ride, our only question for you is why aren't you riding Havoc Scooters? We currently have the Havoc Storm, Descendant, and the Artemis complete pro scooters in stock at Pro Scooter Shop, so ride like a champion and come get yours today.

 

Apex Decks | Pro Scooter Shop

Apex Pro Scooters is an Australian brand that has really made a name for themselves over the course of the past few years. It seems like they practically exploded onto the scene almost overnight, which is a great thing for us because they are currently designing and manufacturing some of the highest quality freestyle scooter products on the market. With that being said, it is only right that we keep a steady stream of fresh Apex product flowing into Pro Scooter Shop, which is exactly what we have done. The Apex Pro Scooters decks have just landed back in the shop and we could not be more excited to share this news with all of you young shredders out there.This deck is a thing of pure beauty, designed with the ultimate shape, weight balance, and specifications necessary to land whichever tricks your hearts may desire. The Apex deck comes in two different color options, including Turquoise and Polished, and it is currently available at Pro Scooter Shop for the very affordable price of just $291.99. Be sure to snag yourself one today while supplies last. Also, be sure to check out the full list of specifications that the Apex deck comes equipped with below.

  • Apex Custom 6082 Australian Aluminum Extrusion
  • Head tube Angle : 82.3
  • Length 580mm (22.83)
  • Width 14.3mm (4.5)
  • Weight 1235 & 1285 grams (depending on length)
  • Integrated Deck
  • TIG Hand Welded
  • Post Weld Heat Treated to T6
  • All components are CNC machined and bent
  • Anodized  Turquoise Only
  • Laser Etched
  • Rails for stability for grinding
  • Flat sides for finger whips
  • Extra Space between the wheel and deck
  • MADE IN AUSTRALIA

 

Black Scooter Decks | Pro Scooter Shop

As most of you already know, Black is a color, or should I say shade? that never goes out of style. You can beat it up quite a bit or get it dirty, with out ever having to worry about it looking too terrible. On top of that, black is definitely one of sleekest looking color options out there, which is why we at Pro Scooter Shop thought that it is important to remind you of some of our extremely stylish black scooter decks that we have in stock. Scooter decks, much like the color black, will stand the test of time, so investing in a black scooter deck is potentially the greatest thing that you could ever do for your scooter. There is also such a wide variety of different shapes, sizes, styles, and brands of black scooter decks that finding the right one for you shouldn't be too difficult. below is a selection of a few of our excellent models of black scooter decks. Be sure to check them out and keep them in mind for the next time that you make your next scooter deck purchase. You will never go wrong with a classic black look.

As the name implies, Pandemonium can ensue with this bad boy from Ethic DTC.  Black never goes out of style.

 

Gorgeous top and bottom.  Just how we like 'em, right?  Blake Bailor signature deck from Lucky Scooters.

Phoenix ION is no slouch.  No nonsense 21"x4.5" profile.

 

Big.  Black.  Industrial.  TSI Paramount.

 

Havoc Storm | Pro Scooter Shop

Much like many other freestyle scooter brands in the industry, Havoc Pro Scooters has designed and manufactures more than just one phenomenal complete pro scooter. If any of you guys caught our last article then you already know all about the Havoc Descendant, but how much do you really know about the Havoc Storm complete scooter? This thing is practically just as killer as the Descendant, but it comes at a much lower and more affordable price of just $149.99, which definitely makes it one of the cheapest completes available on the market today. Although some of you more advanced riders out there may require a much more high end vehicle to slam around on, the Havoc Storm is an excellent option for any and all entry level or even intermediate level riders. It comes equipped with anything and everything that a beginner could ever need, and it is also rather lightweight and well balanced, which makes maneuverings tricks in the air much easier. If you are brand new to the sport of freestyle scooter riding and are looking for a good starting point than the Havoc Storm is a great set-up for you. Don't forget that the Havoc Storm and Descendant are both currently available at Pro Scooter Shop, so keep that in mind when you are purchasing your Havoc complete pro scooter. Also, be sure to check out the full list of specifications that the Havoc Storm comes equipped with below:

• Bars are Regular Sized Chromoly Bars- 22 Inches HIgh, 20 Inches Wide
• Aluminum 6061/T6 Deck- 4.25 Inches Wide, 19 Inches Long
• 2 Bolt Clamp Reg Clamp
• Havoc Flex Brake
• New 110mm Spoke Aluminum Core Wheels
• Standard fork
• HIC NEW FULLY SEALED headset
• ABEC 9 bearing
• Liquid finish

 

Havoc Descendant | Pro Scooter Shop

Havoc Pro Scooters is a freestyle scooter company that began making their mark in 2011, when they bombarded the Canadian market. Since then, they have rapidly expanded through out the United States, and have also managed to recruit a phenomenal team of scooter riders. We at Pro Scooter Shop could not be more excited to announce that we have finally started carrying Havoc Pro Scooters awesome line of complete pro scooters, including the Descendant and the Storm. Both of these scooters are beautiful pieces of freestyle scooter innovation, but for now, we will just be giving you the details on the Descendant. The Descendant complete pro scooter is nothing short of a thing of pure beauty. Designed by Havoc Pro Scooters team rider, Jai Walker, with the scooter rider in mind, this thing is fully equipped and ready to be taken to any terrain. Regardless of whether you are riding street or at a skate park, this scooter can handle essentially anything that you put it through, which is partially why we are so stoked to have them in stock. Not to mention the fact that this scooter is also quite the looker. Currently available at Pro Scooter Shop in either Blue or Black, the Descendant is available at the low price of just $209.99, which is a bargain when you consider everything that it comes equipped with. Be sure to check out the full list of specifications below, and also be sure to stay tuned right here for a review on the Havoc Storm, as well.

-Deck: 4.5" Wide 20.5" Long

-110mm Wheels

-Bars: 24" Wide 23" Tall

-HIC Compression

 

The Muk Games | Pro Scooter Shop

The Muk Games are slowly sneaking up on all of us as they are right around the corner. Don't forget to save the date because you definitely don't want to miss out on the full day of shredding and competing in the sun, for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The Scooter industry's favorite master of ceremonies, Jake Hershey will be announcing at the event, and plenty of beginner, amateur, and professional level riders will be there riding their hearts out for an opportunity to take home some of our awesome prizes. Tell your family and tell your friends because this awesome event only comes around once a year. Also, don't forget that you need to register online ahead of time, and you also have the option register with us at Pro Scooter Shop. We can't wait to see all of you young shredders there!