What is the freestyle scooter?
The freestyle scooter is a model of scooter with which it is possible to do acrobatic tricks in street or skatepark. They have the characteristics of being stronger, more rigid and more reactive than conventional scooters for adults or children. They are equipped for example with reinforced wheels and a handlebar which rotates 360 °.
Many riders use their freestyle trot on a daily basis. Today, there are tens of thousands of practitioners around the world making Buttercup, Scooterflip and Kickless or even Flair and Backflip for those with a higher level. Whether you are a pro or flow team freestyle scooter rider, it is important to choose it well. On Nomadeshop, the choice is varied and allows everyone to find the freestyle trot that suits their tastes and level.
In our freestyle scooter shop you can buy a pro, intermediate or beginner freestyle scooter and personalize it with a wide choice of products, spare parts and accessories. It will be easier for you to buy a standard freestyle trot if you start to practice or if you have a small budget. On the other hand for the most creative, it is possible to make your own custom scooter. You can create a custom freestyle trot using our tool called the "custom maker "and upon delivery you will receive a scooter in your image, ready to be ridden.
At Nomadeshop the whole world of trotting is available as well as the biggest brands. You can also have lots of advice in our Paris store or through our videos available on our networks and social media.
How to choose your freestyle scooter?
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With more than 80 freestyle trotting models, the Nomadeshop scooter store has something for all levels, tastes and budgets: from inexpensive freestyle scooters for beginners to pro freestyle scooters for experienced riders. It is at Nomadeshop that you will find your happiness. Quickly join our community of urban sliding sports enthusiasts!
Rather skatepark or street?
For those who love the Park, a light and responsive scooter is more advisable. We therefore favor light parts made of aluminum for maximum efficiency on ramps, boxes and copings (edge of the ramp). For example, solid and efficient steering with quality headset and a short, light deck will help you gain responsiveness in the air. On the other hand, for a practice in street, we advise rather to move towards stable and very robust scooters with heavier but more solid parts such as a steel handlebar or a thick fork. With this type of freestyle trotting you will have a perfect feeling of riding on urban elements.
Whatever your type of ride, remember that there is not a type of trot 'freestyle for a particular ride and that it is only technical advice to guide you. You can ride very well with a very large and heavy freestyle pro scooter in a bowl (bowl dug in the ground) because you are looking for stability in the air and on copings (steel tube at the top of the ramps to come slide on) more than liveliness through your combos.
Even if you only plan to park and you are a beginner, consider taking a very solid freestyle scooter. By the time you learn to master your tricks, your scooter will have taken a lot of shocks and will quickly weaken. A solid complete scooter model like the Blunt Prodigy S8, with its robust compression system, may prove to be a better choice than an Erawan whose weight and price are lower but whose durability and solidity are too. When you are a beginner, remember to often maintain and tighten your scooter to avoid taking play between the pieces. Our new customers often come to us for after-sales service problems often linked to a lack of maintenance or running-in of the parts.
Aluminum or steel handlebars?
For thin, light and medium-sized riders, the best choice is an aluminum handlebar for skatepark practice. Lighter but less solid than a steel handlebar, it will be perfect for this type of rider. On the other hand, rather strong riders should opt for heavier and more resistant steel handlebars to avoid breakage. Titanium is reserved for riders who are looking for lightness and solidity, usually we recommend it for experienced riders who already have good experience in the sport.
What size of handlebars?
Ideally, the handlebars should be high enough and be between the navel and the crotch. The width of the handlebars will affect the responsiveness of the figures: the wider it is, the more strength you will have in your figures and stability. However, it will be less easy to produce figures requiring rotation of the handlebars, the latter being longer, the rotation will also be and therefore more complicated to perform.