The 10 Best Pro Scooters
This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in August of 2018. You may think that most scooters are pretty much the same, but if you want to perform tricks and stunts, you need one of these pro or "freestyle" models. They're lightweight, making it easier to pull off jumps, and they're extremely durable, so they can stand up to a lot of abuse. We've included options in a variety of colors, from simple to flashy, so there's something for everyone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 19, 2020:
When you hear the term pro scooters, you might immediately assume they are all intended for advanced riders, but this isn't necessarily the case. In fact, some models on this list, like the Vokul Bzit K1 and Albott Trick are actually ideal for beginners. The term pro is used to categorize scooters that are more robust than the average toy-quality kick scooter you find on the market.
As touched on in the last editor's note, pro models won't fold up, since having a sturdy construction without potential weak points is vital to safely landing tricks. They will also generally have premium components, like the ABEC 9 bearings found on the Envy Prodigy S8 and aluminum-core split-spoke wheels found on the Fuzion Z300 and Albott Trick. Also, as evidenced by this last model, just because a scooter is considered a pro model doesn't mean it has to cost an arm and a leg.
Another thing you'll find on pro models are shorter decks than you would find on the average adult scooter. A short deck, like the 19-inch one found on the Lucky Crew allows you to swing it around quickly when performing heel whips and similar stunts.
There were a number of changes made to the list during this update, but the biggest, and perhaps most surprising, was the removal of the Phoenix Sequel. Though the company was long-known for making premium pro scooters, and was one of the biggest players in the industry at one point, they were actually bought out, and then subsequently went out of business because the change lead to them losing many long-time customers.
We also replaced the Grit Fluxx Mini with the Grit Tremor, because the latter had a wider deck that is preferred by many trick riders, and the Vokul Meta-X1 with the Vokul Bzit K1 because it is more affordable and we felt we needed to include another reasonably beginner- and budget-friendly option.
June 17, 2019:
Pro scooters differ from their basic counterparts in a few ways, the most important being durability. Designed for aggressive riding and tricks, they are built to stand up to extremely tough punishment. For example, they are not foldable and the handlebars are one, non-collapsible piece--that is, the height isn't adjustable. The last thing you want when landing a hard jump is for your handlebar to collapse because it can't withstand the force of the landing. Pro scooters also have wheels with a metal core, unlike the less-durable plastic core wheels of non-pro models.
Our selections were chosen with this key requirement of durability in mind. Most of them feature aircraft-grade aluminum decks and high-tensile steel components. We removed several items due to concerns about their availability and replaced them with high-quality models suitable for a range of rider sizes and riding styles. Added the Grit Fluxx Mini as an excellent choice for shorter riders who are upping their game. Included the Fuzion X-3 as a great budget choice for riders who are just graduating from standard scooters and gave the Envy Kos Series 6 Charge one of our top spots due to its high-end features that are sure to please advanced riders.
Lucky Scooters Covenant Lucky Scooters Covenant is specifically built for riders who like to go high and fast. It has an aluminum bar that is nearly as wide as it is tall to give you a lot of stability and control, and a black anodized Huracan fork that can withstand serious abuse. It comes equipped with 120-millimeter Toasty wheels and has a nice 4.8-inch wide deck. luckyscooters.com