Stunt Scooters Buyer's Guide

Stunt scooters are a great option for children of all ages who are looking to wow their friends at the local skate park or on the school run, with options available from 4 years+. 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?

Stunt scooter sizing

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.

We recommend stunt scooters for ages 8 and above due to the level of coordination and motor skills required. However, there are also options available for younger children who want to begin their stunt scooter journey and master the art of balance.

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.

Choosing the right stunt scooter

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


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.


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.


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.

The best stunt scooters

Invert FS2 Stunt Scooter (Neo Chrome)

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, a lightweight 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.

Mongoose Rise 100 Freestyle Stunt Scooter

Turn heads at the skate park with the Mongoose Rise 100 Freestyle Stunt Scooter, featuring ABEC 7 bearings and lightweight alloy deck, this scooter provides both speed and durability to ensure kids get the most out of their scootering practice.

Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 1 Stunt Scooter

The Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 1 Stunt Scooter is perfect for kids who are keen to master new tricks. Invert have teamed up with scooter world champion Jamie Hull to produce the perfect stunt scooter for aspiring riders. The 110mm PC core wheels feature a vibrant design, while the striking deck ensures kids stand out from the crowd.

Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 2 Stunt Scooter

The Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 2 Stunt Scooter is ideal for kids looking to build their scooting confidence. This eye-catching scooter features an Alu deck with interchangeable inserts as well as classic ‘T Bar’ handlebars with transition grips for greater control.

X-Rated Gameover Stunt Scooter

For those first stepping into the world of stunt scooting, the X-Rated Gameover Stunt Scooter is a fantastic choice. There are lots of impressive features including the cool deck and ABEC 7 bearings which allow your child to ride further in just one push.

X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter

The X-Rated Joker Stunt Scooter is a great choice for beginners and will have them showing off their tricks in no time. The threadless headset reduces scooter rattle to provide kids with a smooth ride, whilst the cool design on the underside deck will wow their friends.

Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 1 Mini Stunt Scooter

The Invert Supreme Jamie Hull Journey 1 Mini Stunt Scooter is especially designed for little riders with a shorter deck while the hi-ten steel ‘T’ handlebar provides greater control. Complete with glow in the dark grip tape and wheels, your little rider will love scooting around the park and wowing their friends.

Mongoose Rise 100 Pro Freestyle Stunt Scooter

Kids will feel like a pro with the Mongoose Rise 100 Pro Freestyle Stunt Scooter. With a lightweight aluminium deck, threadless headset and front and rear alloy pegs, your child will certainly look the part at the skatepark!

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Stunt scooter accessories


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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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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