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    Default Kick scooter owners...

    Hi all, I've just become the proud owner of my first adult kick scooter, (at the age of 70 ) - a Swifty Zero....

    SwiftyZERO-Atlantic-Blue2.jpg

    Anyone else use a kick scooter?
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 05-28-2020 at 02:09 AM.
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    Good for you, enjoy and show the "kids" how to do it.
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    Looks like fun!

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    Cool! I’ve been eyeing the ones with 8” wheels.
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    I love your Amish style scooter!

    I have been riding a kick scooter for about 10 years - since my early 50's. Started with a Razor A5. Now, I have several (Scooter Acquisition Syndrome). My favorite is the magnesium Xootr MG. The coolest one is the part bike/part skateboard Sbyke P-20.

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    Hi Laura, I recently joined LetsKickScoot forum, & am trying to revive it.

    Sounds like you have some interesting scoots - love the SAS acronym.

    Went for my inaugural scoot this morning - by 'eck, it were 'ard work!

    My fault though, as I chose to start out on a gravel fire road, to get the feel of it.
    (About 2 miles.)

    Edit: Just looked up your Sbike P-20......bet you get some fun comments....
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    I have a heart condition that prevents me from overly exerting myself, but I don't let it stop me from doing what I can. To be able to run local errands to the supermarket, bank, etc. about two years ago I bought an electric scooter. I went all out for a very high end one, the best part being that it folds up to a very compact size. I rarely ride it in the street, mostly on sidewalks, being very careful and slow around people.

    It will go up to 16 MPH, run about 20 hours, has three wheels so it's easy to balance and roll around when folded, built in light and horn, electronic brake. When I say high end, I mean I spent $1600 including a second set of batteries and charger. I added handicap symbols to mine since I am registered as handicapped. The one drawback to three wheels is you don't lean into turns, you have to steer, making it a little awkward to turn corners.




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    Homemade tiny skateboard for me...a 50 year old with gray hair. I get a lot of catcalls like: "you're too old to skate" or "do a kick flip"
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    People that tell you you're too old to skate are destined to live a life of mediocrity. The guy telling you to do a kickflip is probably Tony Hawk, wanting to give you free schwag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    Hi all, I've just become the proud owner of my first adult kick scooter, (at the age of 70 ) - a Swifty Zero....
    Anyone else use a kick scooter?
    I have one like this one below, except mine is Silver and not Yellow.

    http://www.blauwerk.com/english/willy.htm

    We also own three like these, where one is in the back of the car:

    https://streetsurfing.com/pages/xpr-air-model-page-1

    They are also really good, especialy since we got a good deal on them.
    Last edited by xommen; 05-30-2020 at 09:59 AM.
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