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The Razor Powerwing - black, sleek and a new generation of scooter for the ages! This impressive outdoor toy is pitched at 5yrs + and, according to website, can take up to 143lb weight, although my husband has used it and here is more than that!.
The scooter, when assembled, has the basic T-bar handlebar inserted into the base plate which is split into two red "wings" at the end of the plate. The user places their feet on the wings, wiggles their bottom and hips from side to side to start the forward motion (or kick off as normal). There is a brake located on the left hand handle bar to assist with stopping. There is a standard size wheel at the front and then 2no small castor wheels on the wings, behind the castor wheels are 2no loop out stoppers (removeable) that aid tricks and stunts.
Once assembled you are off, the wiggle motion is easy to pick up and my 7yr old son was churning out 180 spins, side slides, drifts and wheelies and achieving good speeds within a matter of minutes. It is really so very easy to use that a scooter novice could jump on and very quickly be doing tricks and stunts.
The scooter is strong and durable but is better suited for even surfaces; the castors can get stuck in drain grates or holes and tip the user off. The T-bar can be folded down to lay parallel with the base plate to allow transportation.
You can expect to pay anything from £80 - £110 for the scooter, dependent on where you order from, which is not cheap but this is by far the most used scooter my boy has ever had. So much fun, great way to exercise and get them outside and he looks super cool at the same time.
On the down side, and I think we are in the minority with this problem, we did have some assembly problems. The scooter comes in three parts-t-bar/base plate and 2no wings. To complete you need to line up holes in the part of the wings that slot into the base plate with holes in the base plate itself. Our holes had been drilled out of line so would not fit, husband had to redrill all three parts to make them fit. Very annoying on Christmas Day or if we had not had a suitable drill to sort it out.
But that is the only downside- the scooter is brilliant fun, fast, easy to learn, looks great and gives you endless giggles watching wiggling bottoms shooting around the pavements!