It’s crazy to think about, but it was almost exactly one year ago today that I was raving about the new Shred Sled that had my whole extended family hitting the streets trying to master it. We all had a lot of fun riding the Shred Sled this past year and it is absolutely still on my list of tween-to-adult warm weather must-haves. I have to fully admit that I still haven’t mastered it yet, which is probably because I have zero balance and coordination, but other family members have actually gotten pretty good at it - even the non-teenagers.
For all of us who may never master an inline skate deck, or may be too young to even attempt to ride one, I was really excited when I heard about the new release from the makers of the Shred Sled that is for ages 5 and up and is much easier to ride. This new release is called the Shox Scooter and it is perfect for younger kids or those with less dexterity who still want their own head-turning extreme sports ride.
The Shox Scooter is similar to other fold-up scooters with one wheel in the front and one in the back, but that’s where the similarities end. Instead of being a toy that kids outgrow rather quickly as soon as they are ready to start doing tricks, the Shox Scooter really does grow with your child. With 3 handle adjustments and a rough grip deck that can go from beginner to advanced, the Shox Scooter is great for kids as soon as they can balance on the two wheels and lasts even after they can take it to the skate park.
What makes the Shox Scooter different and makes it classified as an “extreme sports” ride is the fact that it is the first ever active shock absorber scooter, which is what makes all the cool tricks possible. By offering a shock absorbing deck, it makes it possible to do bigger, better, and more gravity defying tricks.
When I first heard about the Shox, I mistakenly thought the wheels would have shocks but the scooter itself would be pretty standard issue. After opening the package, I was really surprised that the wheels of the scooter did not actually have shocks, but rather that the Shox Scooter itself had a spring shock deck. This, of course, makes sense if you’ve ever ridden a scooter and know that scooter wheels with shocks would be pretty difficult to ride, let alone do tricks on.
The Shox Scooter shock absorbing deck is dual purpose by allowing riders to get more air and speed than a traditional scooter but also by offering a smoother ride even on rougher surfaces. This means that whether you are looking to perform tricks or are merely looking for a smooth and leisurely ride, the Shox Scooter is the perfect ride to try. So, while the tweens and teens get their ollies and 180s, us adults can ride in pure comfort even over rougher pavement.
Like most other lightweight aluminum scooters, the Shox Scooter folds in half for storage and is very easy to throw into the trunk of a car to take to the skate park or on vacation. “Lightweight” in this instance should not be confused with cheap, because the Shox Scooter is very durable and well-made and is not a cheap ride-on toy.
If you’re looking for the perfect scooter to start your 4-5 year old on that will give them their first taste of extreme sports while still giving them a secure handle to hold onto, you should definitely check out the Shox Scooter. As a parent, I really love that the Shox can grow with your child and still remain cool to ride years after you buy it. Better yet is that when we all go out riding as a family, I can make sure to claim the Shox first and enjoy a smooth ride no matter where we are.
Price: The Shox Scooter comes in two colors and is available for an approximate retail price of $59.99. You can find retailers near you by visiting ShredSled.com, and be sure to pick up some good protective gear for your kiddos while you’re out shopping.
A big thank you to Shred Sled and Team Mom for providing the Shox Scooter for this review opportunity. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.