Stunt Scooters Buyer's Guide

Stunt scooters are a great option for older kids who are looking to wow their friends at the local skate park or on the school run. These scooters are specifically designed to support tricks and stunts, with heavier and more resistant frames that help to protect against the impact of jumps. They don't fold and they're also not adjustable, which makes it even more important to find the right one for your child.

We've got a great range of stunt scooters to choose from at Halfords. So, what do you need to look out for when you're buying a stunt scooter for your child?

Height not age

Unlike with standard kids' scooters, stunt scooters should be chosen based on the height of your child and not their age. If the handlebar is too high, it could prevent the skater from completing tricks successfully. As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to get a scooter where the top of the handlebar reaches your child's waist.

Having said that, we'd also recommend stunt scooters for ages 8 and above due to the level of coordination and motor skills required.

ABEC rating

One of the most essential aspects of a stunt scooter is its ABEC rating. ABEC stands for Annular Bearings Engineers Committee and a higher ABEC rating implies a smoother ride and better tolerance for jumps and precision movements.

Level of experience

Another factor that determines what stunt scooter you should buy is your child's level of experience.

Beginner

For beginners, we recommend our X-Rated range. These entry-level scooters have got all the basics a young skater needs and are also great value for money.

Our top picks:

X-Rated Stunt Scooter (Grey)

X-Rated Stunt Scooter (Grey)
X-Rated Stunt Scooter (Grey)

The X-Rated Stunt Scooter is ideal for beginners who are looking to enter the world of stunt scootering. It comes with a steel 3.5” wide deck and 100mm plastic core wheels with ABEC 5 bearings, which provide a great entry-level ride. There's also a spring brake and threaded headset for added stability and safety.

X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter

X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter
X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter

The X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter features an aluminium deck with a cool underside graphic, a Y-shaped handlebar and ABEC 7 bearings so that your child can go further on a single push. The threadless headset helps to reduce scooter rattle, the rear brake provides stopping power and the 100mm PU wheels make for a great ride.

Intermediate

For intermediate riders, we'd recommend a Mongoose scooter. These have a higher spec to compensate for a higher level of tricks and stunts, with reinforced steel forks and ABEC 7 bearings or more.

Our top picks:

Mongoose Stance Stunt Scooter (Blue/Black)

Mongoose Stance Stunt Scooter
Mongoose Stance Stunt Scooter

The Mongoose Stance Stunt Scooter is a great choice for intermediate-level riders and packs in features that you'd normally find in scooters twice the price. These include a hollow-box alloy deck, a Y-handlebar, a reinforced steel fork and 3-bolt alloy clamp, and push-on grips. Best of all, the scooter's Faction brand 100m wheels come with top-of-the-line ABEC 9 carbon bearings.

Mongoose Stance Pro Stunt Scooter

Mongoose Stance Stunt Pro Scooter
Mongoose Stance Stunt Pro Scooter

You can't get much better than the Mongoose Stance Pro Stunt Scooter for the intermediate rider. With a hollow-box alloy deck, wide and tall Y-bars, a SCS threadless headset system and 4-bolt alloy clamp, this scooter handles tricks and jumps with ease. It also comes with Fraction CNC alloy wheels, ABEC 9 bearings and an eye-catching design that'll stand out in any skate park.

Pro

If your child's a regular intermediate-level rider or on their way to becoming a real pro, then we suggest our Invert range of stunt scooters. Our Invert models include elements that you'll find in professional-level stunt scooters and feature stylish designs that'll leave a lasting impression.

Our top pick:

Invert FS2 Stunt Scooter (Neo Chrome)

Invert FS2 Stunt Scooter
Invert FS2 Stunt Scooter

There's so much to admire about the Invert FS2 Stunt Scooter. Not only does it have a stunning jet fuel finish, but it also comes with 110mm neo chrome wheels, an aluminium boxed deck, 25mm grind rails, ABEC 7 bearings, a Hi-Ten T-bar with matching grips, a slick stack IHC headset and a rear flex brake. It's one of the best stunt scooters on the market and excellent value for money, all in one eye-catching package.

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Stunt scooter accessories

Helmet

It's really important to ensure that your child stays safe and protected when they're practising tricks and jumps. We'd always recommend that they wear a helmet, particularly a skate-style one as this type has a hardwearing shell and provides greater coverage around the back of the head.

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Protective pads

Protective pad sets will help to protect knees, elbows and wrists from any unexpected impacts as your child perfects their tricks and jumps.

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Customisation

Why not help your child to bring their own personality to their stunt scooter with some customisation accessories like stunt pegs or coloured grips?

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Scooter carry straps

Stunt scooters aren't foldable, which can make them a little tricky to carry. That's why we reckon it's worth investing in a carry strap, so that your child can easily transport their scooter to the skate part and save all their energy for performing tricks.

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Stunt scooter maintenance

ScooterCare

To ensure that your kid's stunt scooter is always in tip-top shape, we offer an annual ScooterCare plan. For just £5.00 a year, you'll receive unlimited puncture repair, brake and gear adjustment, and an annual scooter service. You also get 10% of accessories when you buy your scooter and 10% of parts for the lifetime of the plan.