Stunt Scooters by CORE Action Sports
CORE is very proud to introduce our first range of complete stunt scooter, the SL1 (Super Light 1)! After creating some of the most in-demand scooter parts on the market the next logical step for us to take is producing our own range of pro stunt scooters.
We didn’t rush this process. It's been 2 years in the making to perfect our design and manufacturing, and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. With Skatepark riders in mind we deisgned the CORE SL1 to cater to all their scootering needs. Engineered from the ground up to be one of the lightest stunt scooters on the market, you're about to unlock all those tricks you’ve been trying at your local spot!
High end stunt scooters are designed for performing tricks and stunts on ramps and rails, which can be found in most skateparks This type of scooter is the evolutionary next step from your traditional foldable kick scooter you will have seen in the early 2000's from the likes of Micro and Razor. The major difference between these types of scooters is that pro stunt scooters are bolted together with 5mm/6mm allen keys to make them rigid and strong to withstand jumps and tricks when riding, they are not foldable.
So what is a Stunt Scooter and what are they used for?
A stunt scooter is a stronger, more durable version of a normal kick scooter. Folding is not a feature on stunt scooters unlike your average kids scooter. Size adjustment is also not something ypu will ever find on a stutn scooter. The non adjustable parts that make up these scooter is what makes them so strong.
Stunt Scooters are good for both the beginners and intermediate riders and are the next step up from a normal kick scooter to learn and progress on. Typically speaking they are bigger than most foldable kids scooters. They are also smaller than commuter scooters as they require certain dimensions to work well for performing tricks.
What's the difference between a Stunt Scooter and a Pro Stunt Scooter?
A Pro Stunt Scooter is a higher, Better quality scooter intended for professional use. Pro Stunt Scooters have been designed with skateparks in mind and are better suited for tricks and stunts at a professional level. Our Pro Stunt Scooters come fully loaded with aftermarket parts, so you know you're getting the best bang for your buck!
What is a Kids Stunt Scooter?
A Kids Stunt Scooter is generally a beginner level Complete Stunt Scooter designed and catered to smaller riders that are transitioning from a Foldable scooter to something more sturdy. Kids Stunt Scooters are not as high spec as a Pro Stunt Scooter however they still feature all the best products and components that is needed for a beginner scooter rider. It is important that you choose the right scooter for your Size, especially if you are a beginner and buying your very first Stunt Scooter. You can find out everything you need to know by taking a look at our Stunt Scooter Buying guide.
The CORE SL1 Complete Scooter is our Best Kids Stunt Scooter! We recommend this to a most riders as it is CORE’s lightest scooters. As well as our SL Deck having our Signature deck cutouts we have engineered this Complete Stunt Scooter to be as light as possible without sacrificing strength. The dimensions are perfect for kids. The bars come in at 620mm in height and 540mm in width. We have found out from research that this is an ideal size for younger users. The Deck dimensions are also smaller, 4.5” wide by 19.5” long which is considerably smaller than the ST1 deck dimensions which was specifically designed for older riders. With this Scooter being smaller and lighter overall, it will be much easier to learn tricks and manoeuvre the scooter which is exactly what you want when buying a Kids Stunt Scooter.
Assembling a Stunt Scooter
Assembling your Stunt Scooter can be tricky, especially if you haven't built a setup before. All our Complete Stunt Scooters come 95% pre-built, the only thing you need to do when you get it out the box is fit your bars over the forks or into the SCS and tighten the clamp. We also supply you with a 6mm allen key to make the setup process even easier. Make sure your Handlebars are inline with your front wheel and everything is tight, after that you're ready to ride.
If you have bought our aftermarket parts and looking to make a custom build? Here's what you need to know. Firstly there are 9 main components that build up a Custom Stunt Scooter and they are…
- Grips (includes barends)
- Clamp (includes Bolts)
- Headset (includes bearings and spacers)
- Forks (includes axle and spacers)
- Compression system (depending on the compression type everything is included)
- Wheels (bearings and bearing spacers included)
- Deck (Grip Tape, Brake, Axles and Spacers included)
- Grip tape
There are also other parts involved such as Axles, Spacers, Bearings and Bolts. These parts already come with the 9 main parts we have listed above. For example wheel bearings come pre fitted in all of our wheels. Axles and spacers are also included with every deck and every pair of forks we have to offer. We also have supply griptape with every Complete and aftermarket Deck.
Not all of these parts fit together and this is the most important part about buying aftermarket parts separately. This is where it can get confusing. We have written this article to help you know what parts work with what. This will hopefully make you avoid buying anything that is incompatible.
If you are using our Squad SCS then you can only use our HIC/SCS version of the SL fork. But with this combination you can use our Chromoly Steel T bar (like the ST1 Complete) or you can use any of our Titanium bars if you use the Bar Adapter (which comes with every pair of TI Bars).
If you don’t want to use a conversion shim then we also make a HIC kit which can be used with the HIC SL forks and titanium bars. This is our most recommended combination after SCS if you want to ride titanium bars. HIC forks are a lot stronger than IHC forks as they’re thicker and therefore a lot more durable without much weight difference.
What is the lightest stunt scooter?
The SL1 Complete Stunt Scooter is one of the Lightest Stunt Scooters available! If you are looking for a lightweight scooter then look no further, At CORE we’ve got you covered. The SL1 complete stunt scooter has several different features that make this scooter incredibly light. Firstly our Hollow Core wheels have been designed with the highest quality material. This means we could use less without making them weaker. Our SL Double clamp has been CNC’d to cut out the non essential parts of the clamp, this keeps it strong but still lightweight. The SL decks feature 4 weight reducing cutouts as well as our super lightweight headtube.
What size stunt scooter should I get?
Making sure your Stunt Scooter is the right size is very important. There are two main sizing factors that you need to take into consideration. That is Bar height/width and deck length. These are the fundamental sizes that build your stunt scooters overall size. If your Bars and Deck are too big for you then riding your scooter will be a lot more difficult than if it was a comfortable size and this also goes for if your scooter is too small.
Bar Height is the most important dimension because if they are too small then this can cause back problems. We believe that the top of your bars should be waist height and sit just below your belly button. Through our research and years of experience we have found that this is where your scooter will perform best. We also recommend having your bar width the same as your shoulders. But we do offer different width bars across our range, with Ti bars, the SL Aluminium bars and the ST chromoly T bar.
Deck Length is another important part of your scooter and therefore needs to fit the rider using it. If you're a younger/smaller rider we advise to get a smaller and often lighter deck as you will find it a lot easier to perform tricks. This is why we recommend our SL1 Complete Stunt Scooter to the younger riders as it is a very lightweight scooter with smaller dimensions. However if you prefer a bigger and longer deck then go for it. It's important to ride whatever you're comfortable with, this is why we also produce the ST1 Complete Stunt Scooter which features a 5.7” x 22” deck which gives riders two choices of sizes.
Stunt Scooter Maintenance
Although our Stunt Scooters are strong and durable they need to be taken care of! No matter how good the quality of the scooter you need to look after it. This means keeping it away from wet weather especially. Don't ride through puddles or go out on your scooter when it's raining. The water will get into the bearings and cause damage therefore breaking them. We advise you to keep your scooter inside overnight and avoid leaving it outside in the rain whenever possible.
Make sure everything is tight and working correctly before every ride. This crucial for maintaining your scooter's performance and your safety. Keeping up with maintenance and giving your scooter a quick service every now and then is very well recommended and will improve the lifespan or your Stunt Scooter.
With every one of our complete stunt scooters comes an instruction manual. In this there is more information about your scooter and how to maintain it properly. There is also more information on how to assemble your stunt scooter with a great diagram too! We advise that you read through this manual before assembling and riding your new ride.
Stunt Scooter Parts
If you don't want to buy a Complete Stunt Scooter, then check out our other scooter parts that we have to offer. We make everything you need to create your own custom build. From bar ends to wheels and all sorts in between. Go straight to our Scooter parts page here or check out the individual parts we have to offer below.