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Slamm Scooters or Madd Gear - Which stunt scooter suits you?
You only have to visit any skate park to see that scooters are taking over as the kids latest must have toy. There are hundreds of different types of scooter on the market today. Many kids start off with the basic 4 or 3 wheeled versions such as the mini micro and then progress on through to Jd Bugs and Razors before seeking out the top of the range stunt scooters that you might see getting thrown around in the skate parks as riders try pull all sorts of tricks that to the simple bystander look impossible. If you or your kids are crazy about scooting then you will understand how important it is to get the right gear. But what scooters out there will not only stand up to a thrashing in the stunt park but also look good and prove to be worth the money? In this lens I hope to share with you a little of my knowledge on this subject to avoid you wasting cash in these dismal economic times and ensure that you end up with the right scooter for you.
Are you Madd?
Aussies know how to make cool stuff and scooters are no exception. So if you are looking to purchase one of the most awesome scooters on the market right now then Madd Gear is probably a name you are already familiar with. With a professional team of riders and 10 years of experience in the stunt scooter market Madd Gear scooters are lightweight and robust enough to take a pounding in any skate park. With a top quality range of wheels and bearings on all Madd Gear's you can surf the streets in style on one of these. They also make a mean range of accessories including stunt pegs and grips, not to mention awesome t-shirts so now you can look as stylish as your ride! When it comes to price however Madd does spring to mind! They are certainly not cheap so you do need to be seriously into stunt scooting, or plain loaded to bag on of these babies. Keep reading for more information ot the Madd Gear range.
Who are Slamm?
Slamm Scooters on the other hand are a British company based in London. Delivering to us some of the funkiest freestyle scooters they lead the way in producing great value but seriously tough stunt scooters. And if you are looking to pimp up your ride then you have to look no further than Slamm for a top range of accessories including grips, bars, clamps and more. These accessories are designed to fit all standard scooters so from JD Bug to Micro their components should fit. There are 3 key scooters in their range and you wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen on any of them. This brand is so hot right now that stock is literally flying of the shelves. If you find a supplier the most popular Slamm Rage stunt scooter in stock then I strongly advise you not to hang about because next time you look it will be gone. Slamm often bring out limited editions in each of their ranges so this also helps to drive demand.
Madd Gear versus Slamm Scooters!
If you are looking to purchase one of these scooters then which brand should you opt for? I guess the next question must be how serious are you about stunt scooting, and also how experienced? Slamm scooters make just 4 models of scooters (now including the new juniour range) and are great for those of you looking to start out on a stunt scooter without having to fork out a load of cash. You may also want to consider some of the Razor scooters range if this is the case. Madd Gear have around 6 models available are probably marketed at those of you who are already clear that trick and stunt riding is for you and whilst Madd Gear Pro scooters are generally more pricey than Slamm scooters I doubt you will ever regret having paid that extra money.
Madd Gear Models
Let say you have decided to go for the Madd Gear Pro range, which model should you invest in? Well the top of the range Madd scooters are the Ninja and the Nitro. Both of these scooters are not cheap but these are really well made with some excellent quality components. As with all the Madd Gear range they are designed for over 8 year olds (with the exception of the Mini MGP scooter for 5 years and above) . They come with the Madd BAMF Slide in Flex Brake System as standard and the deck is 4 inch reinforced and concave helping to make the ride more comfortable and also giving you more control when pulling tricks. Sealed Krunk Headsets and MGP blade core wheels with Krunk K-2 bearings mean you can glid about on this scooter, the diffence between the 2 models being that the Ninja is slightly lightweight. MAdd have rencently added the Nitro Extreme to there collection which is lighter and faster because it has been stripped down for a smotther ride.
The Base and the Team edition are the mid range scooters from around Â£135 Â£175. These models triple collar clamps and cromoly tempered one piece Y-Bars making them really stong.
At the other end of the Madd Gear Pro range is the Mini MGP scooter. This retails at a much more manageable Â£70 and is slightly smaller in size than the other scooters made by Madd Gear but still has all the excellent quality parts that you would expect from this Australian scooter company.
Slamm Scooter Models
With their non-collapsible one piece bars giving you the strength that you need when performing stunts the most popular in the Slamm range is the Slamm Rage II stunt scooter. It's really reasonably priced at around only Â£70 and I would definitely recommend this model if you are just getting into stunt scooting. This is the scooter that everyone is after and as I mentioned earlier you may find that stock levels change really quickly. For this reason I would highly recommend that you make a quick decision on purchase if you find a design you like.
The slightly bigger scooters are the Slamm Outbreak and the Pro Stunt scooter. With reinforced forks and deck you get a 21 inch steering tube on these rides with slightly better wheels and bearings on the Pro.
I have just updated this Lens to add detail on the much awaited Slamm Rage II Tantrum Junior model. Coming in at under Â£70 this is a slightly smaller version suitable for children under 8. The bars on this kids stunt scooter are 19 inch x 17 inch and with a shorter deck at 43 x 11cm this model is surely going to be a strong competitor for the likes of JD Bug and Micro scooters.
In my Opinion.
For me Slamm Scooters wins the race every time. With this brand you get a solid scooter and don’t have to pay over the odds for it. My youngster is now nagging me for the junior version for Christmas so he can keep up with his brother who has the Rage II. I think Slamm hit genius when they started to bring out limited editions as this means you get even more cool points in the skate park when you can turn up with a model you know no-one else is likely to have. It’s true to say Madd Gear have a fantastic range but for me the price is just a bit too high. Perhaps when my kids are older, and if they are still into stunt scooting I might be convinced to part with that sort of cash, but not just yet.
Between Slamm and Madd Gear you should be able to find a top stunt scooter to suit you!
Do you already own one of these scooters? Do you think there is a better stunt scooters on the market? Let us know your opinions on these two makes of scooters and help others make an informed buying choice.