We have been receiving questions on a daily basis what scooters are great for kids of all ages. To make it easier for all, here is the list of best selling scooters in our stores for the different children age group.
The Micro Mini Kick 3 Deluxe is a Scooter that allows your child to seat and "walk the scooter".
Parents love this because once the child grows, you can remove the seat and it becomes a 3 wheel kick scooter. It does not stop there, when the child grows taller, you can mount the adjustable T bar and it become a Micro Mini Deluxe Kids Scooter. In 2018, Micro added into the line of scooter the Micro Mini Deluxe Plus Kids Scooter for parents to help their babies to steer and balance better.
Weight Limit: 20kg for seat and 35kg for standing.
The Micro Trike Makes tiresome pushing of the kiddes buggy along the aisles a thing of the past, because this shopping companion is foldable - making it extremely compact. Micro Trike is adaptable and can be simply hung on the shopping trolley or packed away in a rucksack. And not only mummy and daddy are delighted by the new shopping assistant – the kids will also enjoy the fun of a ride through the shops of the city.
The Micro Mini Deluxe is the household brand for kids scooter. It is the best seller because parents trust the brand and rightly so. It has the most balanced dimensions for stability and maneuverability. The colours are great too. Toddlers love them. It also helps them with their motor skills and develop their balancing whilst having fun. You can also change the handle grips when they wear off.
The Zycom Zing is the most value of money scooter in the market. It beats hyper market brand scooters in price and quality. It has great colours and lighted wheels. It comes with a long steering link and a slanted wheel set up to give more balance and stability.
This term is used to describe all skate sports in general. Skate sports including skateboarding, roller skating, inline skating and longboarding.
Understanding the Parts
When choosing the correct pair of skates, we must first know how serious we are in the sport. If you are not sure, rent a pair of skates or go for some skating lessons before buying. Never ever buy a cheap pair of skates. The term cheapskate is probably coined out of this. If you are decided and you want to use inline skating to keep fit and have fun, read on:
Usually classified under 2 main types, Hard and Soft. Both have their pros and cons. Lets take a more in depth look at these properties.
Hard Boot Benefits:
Heavier boots keeps your centre of gravity low, thus increasing stability and balance
Helps you to stand straighter by offering better support on the ankles
Protects your foot against hard surfaces
Liner cushion is very thick for comfort and increased responsiveness
Soft Boot Benefits
Lighter boots allow you to speed and skate longer distances
Comfortable like wearing a pair of sneakers
Breathable to keep your feet cool
Works well with laces to give you a compressed fit
Hard Boot Drawbacks
Heavier boots requires more effort from users
Less comfort due to hardness of the boot
Soft Boot Drawbacks
Lighter boots makes it harder to balance
Less support on the ankles may cause pronation or supination
Below is a chart to help you decide on what boot choice to make base on your skating activity
Inline skating wheels usually have 2 description: (mm) which is the diameter of the wheels and (a) which is the hardness of the wheel.
Big vs Small Wheels
Big wheels give you higher speed and better comfort when skating. However, it also requires more balance because it keeps you higher off the ground. Also, to hold larger wheels, the frame becomes longer, reducing maneuverability.
Small wheels give you better balance and it make turning easier. It is helpful when learning new tricks. However it significantly reduces the speed and users have to skate harder to cover distances.
Hard vs Soft
Hard wheels are extremely durable and it helps with speed. It is also good for tricks and slides. However, harder wheels also cause more vibration when you skate and it reduces traction.
Soft wheels are very comfortable to skate on and gives you better traction. However, the rubber on the wheels wears off quickly.
Now that you know the different parts of the skates, lets look at the qualities of different inline skate from different skate disciplines to help you make a better choice.
Hard boot protects the feet when skating against concrete pavement and kerbs. It also supports the ankle especially turning sharp street corners.
Skate Frame: Extruded Aluminium
Extruded Aluminium is stronger which is necessary for the small jumps out in the streets. Also, skating in the streets will have many bumps and obstacle, so having a better power transfer can help with the "start stop" experience while urban skating.
There are many different types of skateboarding. If you have gone to the skatepark, you will probably see a lot of street boards for skateboard tricks. If you are cycling or walking down a park and see someone cruising along the road, they are probably using a cruiserboard or a longboard. The anatomy of a skateboard is pretty much the same, only the specification is different. In order to choose the correct board, you must know what type of deck to buy.
A deck without question is the most important part of a skateboard. It pretty much holds everything together including you weight. When choosing your board, the first thing we look for is the length of the board. The chart below is a generic guideline for choosing the correct deck length. For street boards we usually look at the width as the length and shape is pretty much the same.
You must be wondering why are the boards shaped differently. The chart below shows the most common shaped boards in the market.
Shape of Board
Freeriding: For those skating downhill that includes drifting, hand slides and aggressive maneuvers. The twin tip allows user to steer the board without the wheels touching the board.
Cruising: For those who go from point A to B. A cruising deck usually is round and symmetrical. It also has a head and a tail. This allow different foot positions for better comfort while riding.
Carving: They are narrower than boards for cruising. For those who require maximum maneuverability. They are wired to stop at high speed by performing a sharp directional change. The shape of the board allows the board to flex deeply without wheels touching the board.
Freestyle: For those who wants to carve and do aggressive moves in tight street corners and cruise at the same time.
Street/Stunt: Symmetrical all over. Standard board shape for those who do jumps and tricks. Most common in the skate parks and ramps.
When you shop for boards, not all are flat and there are reasons why. Now lets look at the different Deck Concave.
Meant for those who want to do board walk or dance.
Usually for those who like more bounce on the deck. The positive camber acts like a suspension.
For those who prefers the board to hold its original state. A negative camber has little or no flex at all
Now lets look at deck mount
Drop Through Mount: A hole cut out of the deck for the base plate of the truck to go through it. This design keeps users lower to the ground for more stability, easier pushing, and easier sliding. Usually comes with boards with twin tip to prevent wheel bite.
Top Mount: The most common mount. It gives the user more height off the ground for better turns and movements even at high speed.
Material of the Deck
Most common. Usually comes with 7 - 9 ply. The lesser the plys the lighter the deck. The more plys, the more durable. Maple is the most common material because it is the most rigid compared to the rest.
Bamboo is naturally a strong and flexible material. To "loosen" the rigidity of a deck, bamboo plys are added into a Maple board to add more flex into the board. Usually the first or the last ply of the deck.
Fiberglass is common added into bamboo or maple decks to decrease weight, increase stability and reduce flex.Fiberglass is hard so it keeps the deck in its original state even at high pressure.
Big wheels are for cruising. It rolls over uneven terrain better and it is a lot faster. Small wheels keeps users lower to the ground for better stability and control.
Hard vs Soft
Hard wheels are a lot more durable and gives better lift for jumps. It is also good for longer slides as the grip is significantly reduce when the wheels are hard. Soft wheels gives better traction and a more comfortable ride.
The unique selling point for Chaya is the patented Dual Center Mount. For the first time ever you can put a roller skate together with just two screws, so no extra mounting and drilling work, no misplaced frames, and no discussion about forward or backward mount.
Dual Center Mounting
Advantages of DCM
Less hardware needed for the assembly
Plate position can be customized
Easier handling for the (online) shops – frame can be mounted by skaters
Chaya Derby Skates - the most aggressive skate to help you ace in indoor competitions!
Chaya Derby Skates
The Chaya Pearl has been the flagship of our roller derby collection since Day 1... The Pearl is a high end, high performance, light weight carbon boot that will truly take your game to the next level. Loved for its sleek look, unmatched heel lock, incomparable heat molding and extreme responsiveness. BUT WAIT ➡️ The Pearl has been UPGRADED and now showcases a lower cut shell and softer upper for added comfort. .
Combined with our off-set 20º Ophira aluminum plate - mounted via our unique DCM 2-point mounting system, juicewheels Java 92A and wicked bearings. You will feel an immediate increase in your performance. The Pearl is built to last and will see you through multiple seasons.
Chaya Lifestyle Skates - fastest way to get you from Point A to Point B!Chaya Lifestyle Skates
The Chaya Melrose Elite benefits from a padded high cut boot for superior comfort, our high performance Shari plate, Octo wheels Paseo, wicked Bearings ABEC 9 and our much loved Controller Toe Stop. This combination makes for an extra smooth, extremely comfortable and very responsive ride. This is the roller skate for long hours of cruising. Other Colour Options available HERE
Chaya Park Roller Skates - Great for Outdoors, tricks and stunts in the skate park!Chaya Park Roller Skates
The Chaya ‘Jump’ (Black) is a durable boot built for outdoor + street + park. The high cut sneaker fit boot is a combination of mesh and leather, providing great support alongside superior comfort. Extra features such as an extremely padded foam tongue and anatomically shaped ankle area ensure comfort throughout the longest and hardest of skating sessions.
Chaya Vintage skates - aesthetics still counts does it not!Chaya Vintage Skates
The Chaya Glide is the flagship of our Vintage roller skate collection and it’s easy to see why. This extremely comfortable and stylish mid-cut boot is the perfectly smooth ride you need for the roller disco, street or beach. This high fashion distressed denim look will make you the envy of your crew. You are sure to be noticed as you roll back in time to the good old days! .
ThePowerslideSWELL is a revolutionary inline skate specially designed for intense fitness training.
With the Powerslide SWELL collection it comes a whole new way to experience inline skating. It doesn’t only score with its extraordinary design, but also with perfect and comfortable fitting. The Swell skates are made for fast and intense skating and they will help you unleash your full potential, no matter if you skate for 5km or 42km, in perfectly paved tracks and rinks or in the city streets, you will experience skating as you never did before.
WHAT IS INSIDE THE POWERSLIDE?
1- BUILT-IN LINER
The skates are built in a unique and revolutionary manufacturing process. Powerslide SWELL skates come with a built-in liner which makes it the ultimate soft boot skate, providing unparalleled fit as well as being extremely comfortable and responsive.
02- POWER KNIT UPPER
For first time in a skate we are using a seamless Power knit sock-like upper in four of our models. This makes the boot extremely comfortable, resistant, breathable and lightweight.
03- COMPOSITE SHELL
The upper is lasted over a lightweight and anatomically shaped plastic shell with integrated ankle padding meaning there is no need for a liner so the upper and lining are a single layer of material.
04- TRINITY MOUNT
All the Powerslide SWELL skates include our new patented 3-point mounting system specially designed to take 3-wheel skates to the next level of performance.
To reduce weight, improve stability, maneuverability, increase both speed and control as well as to maximize every skating stride, all the Powerslide SWELL skates are TRISKATES (3 wheel skates) which is the future of inline skating.
06- BIG WHEELS
100, 110 and 125mm wheels provide a smooth ride over any surface. We have developed a special PU formula for all Powerslide SWELL wheels to guarantee high durability, unparalleled grip and maximum speed
The Powerslide SWELL skates feature WCD freespin bearings lubricated with light grease. They have a strong and solid steel cage and 7 steel balls which are honed and finished to perfection to guarantee a smooth and nice roll. WCD is the bearing of choice of the fastest man of the planet on inline skates: Bart Swings, professional speed skater and multiple world champion.