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.

Intermediate-Level Tricks | Pro Scooter Shop

In our Pro Scooter Shop "Basic Tricks" article that we posted a while ago, we broke down the fundamentals of some of the more simple scooter tricks, which laid the groundwork for learning some more advanced tricks down the road. Well... now we are here to introduce some of those more advanced, intermediate level tricks that you guys have most likely been yearning to learn how to do. However, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it is important to keep in mind that these tricks are much more difficult than the more basic scooter tricks that you have probably attempted to learn in the past. They require both patience and practice, but if you are determined enough than you should be able to learn them all with ease.

The first intermediate-level trick that we are going to discuss is the infamous double tail whip. The double tail whip is an interesting trick because there is quite a mental block that you need to overcome before you can learn how to do it. The concept of having a rather thick piece of metal spinning rapidly under your feet multiple times can be frightening, especially when you are first attempting double tail whips. However, once you overcome that, you will quickly begin to realize that all the double tail whip really requires is a little bit harder of a kicking of the feet and an extra flick of the wrist in order to get the second tail whip around and then you will have it down. Just remember to jump high, kick hard and keep rotating those wrists until the second tail whip rotates all the way around, and then spot the deck and land the trick.

The second intermediate level trick that we are going to discuss is the 180 bar spin. Once you have mastered the art of both bar spinning and 180ing then it is time to combine those two into one fluid motion. 180 bar spins can be tricky simply because of that fact that you are spinning your entire body and changing direction completely, while still having to figure out some way to throw a bar spin in there somewhere. Multi-tasking can be difficult, especially when in mid-air, but the secret to learning how to do these guys well is not to think about the 180. Initiate your spin when you take off, but once you are in the air, it is important to direct all of your focus towards the bar spin because the rotation of the 180 will take care of itself. Once you complete your bar spin, you will land back on the ground in fakie, and from there, all that is left to do is half cab.

Hopefully these Pro Scooter Shop trick tips were at least somewhat helpful. Make sure to stay tuned right here at Pro Scooter Shop for more intermediate level trick tips and break downs, as well as, some more advanced ones too.

 

 

 

 

Lucky NeoChrome Covenant | Pro Scooter Shop

Lucky Scooters has always been a brand that prides themselves on the premium quality of their beautiful line of complete pro scooters. They offer a selection of completes that ranges from entry level all the way up to the most advanced level of riding. Each and every single one of Lucky's completes comes equipped with everything that a scooter rider could ever want or need in terms of the components and specifications that come included. However, there is one Lucky complete scooter that has really stood out during its time at Pro Scooter Shop. The Lucky NeoChrome Covenant has seemingly become one of the most popular complete pro scooters that we have ever carried. As soon as we manage to get a new round of them in stock, they almost immediately begin to just fly off the shelves, which explains the reasoning behind this article. The Lucky NeoChrome Covenant is truly a thing of pure beauty. Lucky Scooters must have really taken their time with this one because every scooter rider that comes into Pro Scooter Shop is mesmerized by its elegance. On top of that, the remarkable list of superb components and specifications is hard to ignore. If you don't believe me than check it out for yourself:

  • Covenant™ deck: 521 mm x 113 mm (20.5” x 4.45”)
  • Headtube: 82.5 degrees
  • Bar: Lucky Silo™, 584 mm x 559 mm (23” x 22”)
  • Fork: Lucky Indy™ (6061 T6 aluminum)
  • Headset: Lucky, fully integrated
  • Compression: HIC
  • Clamp: Lucky Triple Clamp
  • Wheels: Lucky Toaster 110mm
  • Brake: Lucky SteelyBrake™
  • Grips: Lucky ViceGrips™
  • Total Weight: 3.62 kg (8.0 lbs)
  • Deck Art: Shogo Ota

 

This scooter's sheer beauty certainly wasn't an accident. Lucky Scooters even hired a street artist by the name of Shogo Ota to come in and work on the art for the bottom of the Covenant deck. Between Shogo's phenomenal work on the bottom of the deck and the gorgeous NeoChrome colors that jump out at you whenever you look at them, it's safe to say that this scooter is one of the most aesthetically pleasing completes that we have ever laid our eyes on. If you're sold on this scooter after reading this than we suggest you pull the trigger and purchase your NeoChrome Covenant as soon as possible because they are moving fast. The Lucky NeoChrome Covenant is currently available at Pro Scooter Shop for the very affordable price of just $299.99, so get there while supplies last. 

    Scooter Pegs | Pro Scooter Shop

    Freestyle Scooter Pegs are an interesting element of freestyle scooter riding because they were originally introduced to the world of freestyle scooter riding in the last several years. Before scooter companies actually started designing and manufacturing their own pegs, scooter riders were essentially forced to just create their own make-shift pegs at home, hoping that they would end up working. This concept ended up working out fairly successfully, but eventually the industry caught up with the demand for pegs and scooter companies actually began producing them. Ever since the initial explosion of popularity in freestyle scooter pegs, kids have constantly been coming into Pro Scooter Shop saying that they need to get some pegs, regardless of whether or not they were actually going to use them or not. However, what most of them don't realize is that purchasing a pair of pegs can be a big decision that can have a lasting impact on the functionality of your scooter. Before making the investment in and commitment to pegs and peg riding, we over here at Pro Scooter Shop recommend that you do your research first.

    Pegs come in all sort of different sizes, shapes, weights, and designs, which is why this purchasing process can be exceedingly difficult. Some of the most popular brands of pegs that we carry include: Tilt, Apex, and Lucky. These three companies seem to have mastered the art of designing fully functional freestyle scooter pegs. All of their designs are lightweight, versatile, and perfectly contoured to grind smoothly across any grind obstacle, whether it be a ledge, rail, or even coping. The Tilt Chromo pegs have been around for a good couple of years now and have made a name for themselves as one of the classic scooter peg designs. These bad boys are currently available at Pro Scooter Shop for the low price of just $29.99 and come in five different color options, including: Black, Blue, Red, Silver, or Purple! The Lucky Lugs are also one of the more popular peg designs that we carry at Pro Scooter Shop and they are available in Black, Gunmetal, or polished for just $24.95. Finally, we have the Apex Barnaynay pegs, which are our lowest priced pegs out of these three brand. They are $22.99 per pair and they come in Black, Blue, and Red. Anyways, hopefully this article has given all of you a little bit of insight into the world of pegs, so that you can make an informed decision the next time you find yourself purchasing a pair of pegs!

    Tilt Scout & Sentry Bars | Pro Scooter Shop

    Tilt Scooters has slowly, but surely released more and more premium quality freestyle scooter components onto the market over the course of the last several years. Their slow, yet consistent flow of new products has kept riders everywhere on their toes, as they patiently wait for the next best thing to come out. Tilt Scooters has always been a company that strives to reach for perfection and innovation in every single thing that they do, whether it comes to their team riders, marketing, products, or image as a whole. These guys somehow manage to turn everything that they do into a work of art, and their new Scout and Sentry bars, which were just recently released, are no different. The Tilt Scout bars are a classic, heat treated T bar design that comes in 27.5" tall by 24" wide and they are available in Black and Chrome. While the Sentry bars are BMX style bars, with 5° backsweep and 1° upsweep, and they also come in 27.5" tall by 24" wide and Black and Chrome color options. Both of these styles of freestyle scooter bars are currently available at Pro Scooter Shop for $99.99, so go snag yourself a pair today.

    Grit Scooters | Pro Scooter Shop

    Grit Scooters is one of those brands that is known for making a splash in the industry when they release new product. They also manufacture some of the most reliable, high quality complete pro scooters in the world, so typically when an entry-level rider is looking to purchase their first pro scooter, Grit is one of the first recommendations that we at Pro Scooter Shop will make to them. The Grit Elite is one of the more popular Grit complete pro scooters that we currently have in stock, and let me tell you, this thing is stacked from head to toe with some premium freestyle scooter components. Here is the full list of specifications and components that the Grit Elite comes equipped with:

    • Deck Size (L x W) - 4" x 19.75" 6061 Alloy Skeleton Downtube w/ 3 degrees concavity
    • Compression - HIC
    • Headset - Neco 1 1/8" Sealed
    • Fork - Threadless High Tensile Steel Fork w HIC system
    • Bars (L x W) - 22" x 21" Reinforced Riser Chromo Bars
    • Grips - Ridged 2 Color Soft Feel Grips
    • Clamp - 34.9MM Alloy Contoured Triple Clamp
    • Wheels - 100MM 88A PU Alloy Core Slotted Wheels, ABEC 9
    • Brake - Grit Flex Fender
    • Weight - 9.10 lbs

    If you aren't sold on the Grit Elite after checking out everything that it comes equipped with than maybe Jordan Clark will have you convinced. Jordan is hands down one of the best freestyle scooter riders in the world right now, and he has been riding for the Grit Scooters team for quite some time now. Jordan stands by the strength, durability and performance that Grit Scooters has to offer, and he wouldn't be caught riding any other scooter. If you don't believe us, check out one his latest and greatest videos for yourself and formulate your own opinion.

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    The Muk Games | Pro Scooter Shop

    We at Pro Scooter Shop are going to keep reminding you in case you forgot, but DON'T FORGET, the annual Muk Games are coming up on July 23rd, so if you are a Washington local than please mark it on your calendars and try to make it out to the event. There will be tons of scooter riders competing for awesome prizes and we will be there too! Hope to see all of you young shredders there!

    Hella Classic Colorway: Zack Martin | Pro Scooter Shop

     

    If you guys had a chance to catch a glimpse of our last blog article then you should already understand what Hella Grip is all about. However, what you may not know is that the Hella Grip family just recently grew a little bit larger, with the recent addition of Proto Scooters pro team rider, Zack Martin. For those of you who may not know who Zack Martin is, let us be the first ones to tell you that Zack is the epitome of a shredder and Hella Grip is so proud to have him join the ranks that they have even released his own signature grip tape, which is currently available at Pro Scooter Shop. Zack's signature grip tape is essentially just a new take on the Hella Grip Hella classic grip tape, but the lettering is written in forest green, which gives it a much more subtle, unique look. This grip is currently available at Pro Scooter Shop for the very affordable price of just $12.95, so the next time you are in need of some new grip tape, be sure to support Hella Grip and Zack by picking up a sheet of his signature colorway. Also, if you haven't ever seen Zack's riding then you are really in for a treat. Be sure to check out his Hella Classic Colorway video and enjoy. The dude absolutely kills it.

     

     

    Hella Grip | Pro Scooter Shop

    Hella Grip is one of those lifestyle freestyle scooter brands that we at Pro Scooter Shop firmly believe everyone should know a little bit more about. They are so immersed in freestyle scooter culture that they have essentially become one of the most popular brands in the sport. Now you may be thinking how is any of this possible if their product is just simply grip tape? But their grip tape is starting to become one of the most sought after freestyle scooter products in the world. Everywhere you go, it seems as though every scooter rider has Hella Grip under their feet. On top of that, whenever scooter riders come in to Pro Scooter Shop to buy a new deck or complete scooter, they always ask to switch out the other grip tape for Hella Grip. The sloth has essentially taken on a life of its own in the world of scooter riding, and since the company is also rider owned, it brings another element to the table, as well. Co-founded by scooter legend Addison McNaughton, along with several of his buddies, Hella Grip is the company that everyone is willing to support because their brand represents longevity and commitment to the sport of freestyle scooter riding. So the next time you are looking to buy a new sheet of grip tape, give some thoughtful consideration to a brand that embodies the very essence of what it means to be a scooter rider. Support Hella Grip. Also, don't forget that Pro Scooter Shop has got you covered on any and all Hella Grip product needs that you may have!

    The Muk Games | Pro Scooter Shop

     

    As some of you may already know, the Mukilteo YMCA holds an annual freestyle scooter contest called the Washington games. This event is typically sponsored by Subway, but since the event is not taking place this year, the Muk has decided to hold their own series of contests for skateboards, BMX, and scooters, in order to keep the tradition alive. Although the scooter event is no longer being supported by Subway, we over here at Pro Scooter Shop will be sponsoring the event and helping out in any way that we can because we've enjoyed the event so much in the past years. So if you are looking for an awesome freestyle scooter competition in the greater Seattle area, look no further because the Muk games is the contest for you. The scooter event will be held on July 23rd, 2016, so you save the date and mark it on your calendars because its going to be a fun one.