How to Choose the Best Scooter

June 4, 2021 — by Richard Dawson


Understanding how something works and the parts from which it consists can help you make an informed decision when purchasing. No matter if you’re picking a curiser skateboard, bike, or scooter, you should know what you’re looking for and know the different options that you can choose from.

Everyone can learn how to ride a scooter. There are many different options so you can learn this new skill together as a family hobby. Scooters are an efficient mode of transport and great fun, and you can choose the mechanism that you prefer. Whether that be kick scooters or electric ones, every generation can enjoy them. But to be able to experience all the benefits from scooters, you should know how to choose the best model that’ll work for your specific needs.

Custom vs. Complete Scooters: Which One to Choose?

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The first thing to be considered is whether you want a custom or complete scooter. A custom is when you build the scooter yourself. You can choose the different parts and assemble them. This means that no one else will have the same scooter as you do. But it comes at a price. Oftentimes, these custom-built scooters are much more expensive because of all the different parts that you purchase. You can save by buying bulk parts from stores that can offer you a great deal for the price. This is why it’s important to know the shops and options that you have before paying twice as much.

If you don’t fancy choosing a custom scooter, you can opt for the ready-to-ride or also known as scooter complete ride. This means that the manufacturer has the scooter already assembled for you and you just need to take it out of the box and start riding. Many can think of them as only for beginners but that’s not true. Brands have started producing scooters for advanced riders. They have everything that a rider might need for tricks and they’re not as expensive as the custom ones. This makes these completes fit for any level. So, if you’re looking for a scooter that you can immediately take to the streets, choose a practical scooter complete model that you can find easily in stores Australia-wide.

What Are the Parts of a Scooter?

A Scooter Deck

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The deck of the scooter is where you put your feet and it’s something like the core of the scooter. This is because all the other parts are connected to it. It should be built from quality materials that can take up a lot because it can be pretty intense if you want to learn tricks and ride for sport. Alloy metal is a common material that’s used for the deck, and you can find decks in different widths and weights. This is why it should be chosen according to the rider.

Scooter Wheels

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There are typically two wheels on a scooter and they can also be made of different materials but plastic ones don’t last long. Go for wheels with an aluminium core, which is the centre part of the wheel, and rubber outside, which is made of polyurethane. Larger and harder wheels go faster but softer ones provide a better grip and soft landing.

Scooter Bars

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The handlebars are the bars that riders hold on to. They can be found in numerous colours, styles, and sizes. If you’re choosing from complete scooters, make sure that you pick the size that’s right for your height. Every rider has a preference when it comes to the bars so even if you don’t know which one will suit you, try a few and select the one that you feel most comfortable with. After some time, when you know more about scooters, you’ll see what works for you and what doesn’t.

Scooter Forks and Clamps

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Two other important parts of a scooter are the forks and clamps. The fork holds the front wheel and the clamp holds the bars and tightens the fork. They come in various designs and make sure that everything works as it should.

What Size Scooter Do You Need?

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Beginners aren’t ready for tricks and jumps, so heavier scooters aren’t needed. Roughly, the size of the bars should be somewhere between the rider’s belly button and waist but stores have more detailed guides that you can check out. For younger riders, you might want to go a bit bigger so they don’t outgrow it quickly. Some shops offer to cut down the bars of scooters complete models if they’re too big. For teens, larger decks and wider bars are needed, and for larger riders, larger wheels, decks, and bars are recommended.

What Models of Scooters Are There?

three people standing on scooters with awesome colourful background
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There are many different models of scooters that you can choose from. They include big wheels, small wheels, two wheels, three wheels, electric scooters, and many more. We’ll mention some of the most common models that you can find.

Kick Scooter: The Traditional Type

a boy driving kick scooter very fast
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These are regular scooters made for simple cruising around. They aren’t as durable because they aren’t built for tricks and competitions. Some of them can have foldable decks and bars for easy storing and carrying in your car. This makes them more affordable.

Pro Scooter: The Freestyle Type

two people doing tricks with pro scooters
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A pro, trick, or freestyle scooter is a sturdier version of the kick scooter. Usually, its handlebars aren’t adjustable and it can’t be folded. Manufacturers make durable complete pro scooters that are light yet strong. This enables the riders to do the tricks and control the scooter.

Electric Scooters: The State-of-the-Art Type

two people riding scooters on the street
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Just like electric bikes and skateboards are rising in popularity, there are electric scooters that might be exactly what you’re looking for. They don’t require any effort on your part since they have a motor that pushes the scooter instead of you. You can find electric scooters in a variety of designs and newer models are made with the user in mind. This means that they come with many features that are installed for your comfort.

Trampoline Scooters: The Fun Type

boys having fun with trampoline scooters
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This is the most unusual type of scooter for sure. It doesn’t have wheels and it’s meant to be used on a trampoline. They consist of handlebars and a footplate which is where you stand. The material of the footplate is soft, which means that it won’t cause any injuries. These scooters are used for practising tricks on trampolines before you can do them with your regular trick scooter.


Steps to Picking the Right Charge Controller for Your Solar System

July 7, 2020 — by Richard Dawson


Solar charge controllers, also known as regulators, are battery chargers connected between the battery and solar panels. Their purpose is to regulate the charging process of the battery to prevent overcharging. DC coupled charge controllers have been around for many years and are used in almost every small scale off-grid solar system. Modern charge controllers have advanced features to make sure the battery is charged efficiently and precisely. They’re rated based on the maximum charge current (A) and input voltage (V). These ratings determine how many solar panels can be attached to the system. The charge current (A) refers to the maximum input and charging current, whereas the maximum voltage refers to the maximum voltage of the panels.


3 Steps to Choosing the Right Type of Portable Vacuum Sealer for Your Needs

July 9, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon


Keeping food items fresh and tasty is something we all want. Although plastic fridge bags are great for this, the air that stays inside the bag can sometimes change the taste and look of the products, even when kept in a freezer. Luckily these days, there is a possibility to change this with the help of vacuum sealers. These sealers leave no air inside the plastic bag which can lead to fresh looking and tasty food which can stay like that for several months (depending on the type of food).


Steps to Properly Charging Your RC Battery

December 10, 2018 — by Richard Dawson


The battery life of your RC car will go a long way if you if you properly take care of it and charge it correctly. And that shouldn’t be that hard, at least not if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. After all, you spent all that time and energy looking for the ideal RC vehicle for you, so you certainly don’t want to let it all go down the drain now that you finally got it in your hands, right? For that very reason, in today’s blog post we will share with you some simple tips on how to properly charge and therefore, preserve the longevity of your battery’s life.


Steps to Deciding on the Best Type of RC Vehicle

November 27, 2018 — by Richard Dawson


Remote control vehicles are one of the most entertaining ways to spend some time outdoors during the warmer months of the year. There’s a wide range of RC models that people can pick from, depending on the type of driving they want to do. These models include RC cars, crawlers, buggies, truggies, monster trucks, short course trucks and more. Typically, RC vehicles are modeled after full-size cars and trucks and are just scaled down in size. You’ll find 1:5, 1:6, 1:8, 1:10, 1:12 and smaller sized models, but before you decide on a model and size, you should get a grasp on what the difference between the different types is, and what kind of riding each model is best suited for.


Buying RV Batteries? Take a Step Back and Learn About the Different Types

July 12, 2018 — by Richard Dawson


Your RV’s battery is of utmost importance for it functioning the way it should, so you need it to be reliable and dependable under any conditions. Oftentimes, we don’t appreciate our batteries until we’re in the middle of nowhere and we’re left without power. That being said, you should highly consider getting a deep-cycle battery. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide deep discharges of power at rapid rates to high-power-consuming appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners, microwaves, and ovens.

There are a few different types of deep-cycle batteries you’ll come across in auto electrical supplies online stores, but the most common ones are lithium-ion, AGM, Gel and flooded lead-acid.


The Steps to Planning Your Interior Decor with LED Downlights

November 14, 2017 — by Richard Dawson


One needn’t go further than the basic eco-friendly properties of LEDs to realise why downlights have made it such a trend. Producing higher quality of light than incandescent, and fluorescent bulbs, LEDs are also superior in the durability which is why they make such a valuable investment. Along with that, you also don’t get to do that much of maintenance, and replace them often.


Step Into the Night with a Rechargeable Flashlight

October 5, 2017 — by Richard Dawson


If you’re a camping or hiking enthusiast, you already know the struggles of regular flashlights, especially if you’re like to stay in the great outdoors for an extended period of time. Batteries are the main problem, since you have to think ahead how many you will need to pack. Well, with the department of technology advancing, there is now a more reasonable, sustainable option for such occasions – the LED rechargeable flashlight.

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Steps to Turning Your Home Into Your Sanctuary

August 18, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon


Every person on this planet has certain problems, we all have situations that are difficult to deal with, every once in a while most of us wish we could just fly off to a different place and just forget everything, never come back home. If you turn your home into your sanctuary, like I did, you won’t get this urge often as you’d get reenergised at home, so much so in fact, you’d even forget about holidays for some time.

Occasionally, I enjoy the rest and relaxation of spas, also taking the overall well-being benefits into account, so I figured why not turn my home into the resting and relaxing place a spa is instead, save up on money and time along the way by giving up going to local spas. So, I started working on this idea.

Though I expected it to be somewhat difficult, it got easier than I thought, and I owe it to the ingenuity of the far infrared heating pad. You get all the muscle relaxation in a matter of minutes, with no fuss, and you reap all the benefits of the infrared rays that penetrate through your skin without even sweating.

I get the same benefits as I do from a sauna, and I still get to save up on space at home that a sauna would require. I can place the far infrared heating pad just about anywhere at home, wherever there’s a flat surface and it doesn’t have to be the floor, it can be a bed, or couch, all that’s required is an electrical socket, I plug it in, set the temperature, and I get my own personalised spa in an instant.

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I feel so relaxed afterwards, that I feel as though I’d been on a long deserved holiday, with no sight of stress or anxiety, knowing my body got the therapy required to detoxify – when I think about it, I find it as relaxing as yoga too!

Then again, when it comes to a sanctuary, it all starts and ends with sleep. If you haven’t known by now, sleep deprivation can make you grumpy and shake up your relationships, but that’s not the least damage it can do when it comes to your health and ability to deal with and solve problems.

I used to be the typical modern day person, surrounded by electronics even in my bedroom, then wondered why I wasn’t getting the quality sleep and started having insomnia every once in a while. With a bit of research, and diet changes (I don’t eat midnight snacks anymore…), I also said bye to all the electronics in my bedroom.

Everything counts in this transformation project, so if you have an outdoor area, don’t forget to include it. You can immediately turn your patio, deck, or yard into a stress-free zone by adding a hammock. Afternoon nap in fresh air? Check. Relaxing reading time while sunbathing? Check. Stargazing at night with your favourite night-cap? Check.

That’s the point of this project, to get everything in your home that would reflect relaxation, instead of something that stresses you out. Speaking of which, this would be the perfect time to also get rid of all the clutter you might be having around. These are the steps I’ve taken, and I have to admit, they all work wonders for me. Are there other steps you could take to turn your home into a sanctuary? I’m up for more ideas!


Steps to Improving Your Garage’s Energy Efficiency

August 7, 2017 — by Richard Dawson


Same as there are women who just can’t contain themselves when it comes to shopping (or as I call it clothing hunt), there are men, like me, who can’t resist increasing their DIY tool collection. Though I wouldn’t say I’m a pro at repairing and creating things, I enjoy the role of family handyman so I try to get the necessary tools that would make my work all the better and more efficient.


3 Steps to Get Your Kid Into Playing Guitar Without Stress

July 17, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon


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While we may not be able to influence our kids’ choices once they hit teen town, we can sure do a lot while they’re our little precious ones. There’s no denying many of us parents dream of bringing up a super-talented kid, however, a parent’s love should be unconditional and we should all accept them as they are. That doesn’t prevent us from giving them some direction though.


3 Steps to Choosing a Top-Notch Diving Torch

May 29, 2017 — by Valeriya Vimon


Australia’s underwater world is truly breathtaking. We’ve all seen the brilliant exotic colours of the Great Barrier Reef on Discovery Channel specials and magazine features. But if you were to dive in right this instant, without any gear and somehow survive, what you will be greeted by is a depressing bluish-grey void. This is because as you dive deeper water rapidly absorbs the colours in the red part of the spectrum, leaving only the blue palette behind. And that’s the answer if you were wondering why the ocean is blue.Diving Torches For Sale

However, a powerful diving torch can give a diver a proper glimpse of the colourful and spectacular life hiding beneath the sea surface. Not to mention how proper illumination will make you feel safer in such a vast space where anything can swim up behind you. As diving gear evolved to perfection, so did diving torches. Now a modern diver is faced with the dilemma what to pick out of the hundreds of different diving torches for sale. To make it easier for you, we’ve reduced the process to the 3 most important consideration steps. Let’s dive in now!


What to Expect When Getting the Computer Repairs Service

November 9, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon


I really can’t imagine what the world would be like if not for all of the technological developments. Call me an electronics addict if you will, but I can’t go a day without using the internet, spending hours using the computer for work, then more hours for relaxation, finding a good film, catching up with family and friends, reading books on my iPad, and hopefully pay the bills on time. I am sure most of you, dear readers, do the same, so it’s not an exaggeration to say we’re part of a world that largely depends on technology. But it’s all perfect until some unexpected tech problem occurs, either causing just slight inconvenience with work or a complete operation disruption and that’s when you realize just how dependent on technology you are.


Whichever the case, it’s always better (and more cost-effective) to get the help of IT professionals than replacing your electronics with new ones. Along with knowing how to find the right IT support company, it’s also important to know what you can expect the company to provide for you, what you can ask for and how to prepare yourself for questions regarding explaining the problems you’re experiencing. Everyone has their own way of using electronics, or a computer more specifically, so when getting the computer repairs service, you can’t expect IT technicians to know what’s happening right upon seeing your computer. Questions regarding a password you might be having, whether you’ve received any error messages, and if you were using a certain program when the problem appeared are questions you might be asked.

Perhaps it’s a problem you could fix, but then again without the proper knowledge and skills, you could end up making things worse and get into an even bigger problem so it’s best to stay on the safe side and trust professionals with it. Hiring a company and getting its computer repairs service means you can expect to get the help regarding a simpler repair, such as a broken power socket, keyboard or battery change, or a more demanding one as a motherboard issue. There’s nothing more annoying than being in the middle of downloading the latest episode of your favourite show (I am currently hooked on The Crown and experienced the problem), and this is when IT technicians can save you with the perfect hardware expansion or even a replacement.

Sometimes it might be an inconvenience with pop-ups, ads, the laptop taking ages to load and open pages, or even worse – to start or shut down, but it’s nothing repairs services can’t take care of. Having the reliable company is more than a necessity nowadays, and you should prepare and find one even if you haven’t experienced any issues yet. Knowing who you can count on when having a software or hardware issue of your beloved electronics can save you money and stress in the long run.