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Skateline: Micro Skate Scooters

October 22, 2015

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Ever since Blake got a taste of skate scooting at his birthday party, he asked very politely if he could have one too. Our answer? “See how first.”

While he only asked that one time, I could tell that he really wanted his own skate scooter.

Thankfully for us, Skateline answered the boy’s wishes and gave the children one skate scooter each from one of the top recommended brands – Micro!


Maxi Micro for Blake and Mini Micro for Nakayla

Xavier from Skateline recommended me age-appropriate skate scooters for my children and explained to me why it was necessary for Nakayla to be on Mini Micro, while Blake can go for Maxi Micro.

For Nakayla, as she is pretty young, it’s better to go for the light-weight Mini Micro which best suits toddlers age 2-5 years old (under 20kg).

Whereas for Blake, he’s older and stronger so he will be able to handle the slightly heavier Maxi Micro better. The Maxi Micro was built to grow alongside the child in weight and height as it can hold children up to 50kg and comes with an adjustable handlebar!


Adjustable handlebar pulled to the max length, locked in place by one single slot

And, in case you didn’t know, both the Maxi Micro and Mini Micro scooters are award-winning skate scooters that have wowed parents ever since skate scooting became really popular from a few years back.

I personally love the variety of colours available, and how vibrant they all look! It makes me smile just looking at the skate scooters!

On a good haze-free weekday evening, I took the children out for a little test run!

It took them a while to get a hang of the skate scooter as it functions a little differently from what they have been exposed to so far. The Micro skate scooters we have depended on shifting of weight and tilting of the handlebars to turn, as opposed to most where you can just twist the handlebar to make a sharp turn.

After seeing how the children move with their skate scooters, I’m really glad for this unique lean-and-steer mechanism that has been incorporated into Micro skate scooters for children to learn how to balance.


Wasn’t long before they just zoom off without me!

The next time we head to the park connector (or the park itself), I’m going to gear myself up for a nice relaxing jog while the children skate scoot alongside me!

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I asked Xavier from Skateline for some tips and advice and he gladly shared the following!

For children below 7-years-old, depending on the child’s ability to balance on the skate scooter, it is advisable to get the younger children to start with a 3-wheeler as it is more stable with 3 points of contact.

As with all rolling sports, there is still an element of risk, so it will be best to equip children with protective gears like helmet, elbow and knee guards.

Once the child is confident with skate scooting and an upgrade is required, 2-wheelers can be considered for children 8 years and older.

As the construction of skate scooters is complex, the materials used can be vastly different, resulting in varied prices.

Here are some examples:

For wheels, the difference in quality will mean a different rate of wear and tear. Better brands use wheels that can go the distance and will not crack under humid conditions. For the cheaper skate scooters, there will probably be a need to change the wheels frequently due to a faster rate of wear and tear or because of breakage.

Bearings affect the smoothness of the scooter when in motion. They are graded from 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, with ratings printed on it as ABEC 1, ABEC 3 and so on. It is important that the bearings are true to its rating and comes from reputable bearings manufacturers. Skate scooters should come with at least ABEC 5 rated bearings.

Joints are important, just like our joints in the body! Poorly constructed joints will render the skate scooter out of shape through frequent rides. Paying more to get a well-constructed skate scooter will stretch your dollar further as it rarely goes out of shape even with frequent rides.

A stronger deck will result in better transfer of energy other than withstanding stronger loads.

Adjustable columns on skate scooters need to have reliable slots so that it can be locked in place. If it goes down too easily, it could result in mishandling of the skate scooters and might even compromise safety of the rider! For Maxi Micro, the height adjustment is free from slots (except one at maximum height) so it can be adjusted to the absolute best height for the rider.

Purchasing skate scooters from reputable brands like Micro, a Swiss brand with a strong standing in the global market, ensures that you are paying for every dollar’s worth.

For Micro, in particular, their products come with a rare 2-year warranty period. Most brands do not come with warranty or, if they do, have a warranty period of only one year maximum, due to the varying rate of wear and tear through use by the rider and other elements.

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Now that you have read my personal review of the skate scooters for the children, and have some new knowledge on skate scooters through Xavier’s tips and advice, I have great news for you!

From now till 31 November 2015, all Amazingly Still readers will receive a special discount on any of the scooters available at Skateline!

To order online, visit their online store here and use the code ‘ScooterAS’ or write them an email (info@skateline.com.sg) with ‘ScooterAS’ as the subject!

For walk-in purchases at any of their four outlets, simply flash this blog post on your mobile to receive the special discount!

And now, even greater news!

SKATELINE GIFT VOUCHER GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will receive a $100 Skateline Gift Voucher! All you’ll have to do is follow the instructions in the widget below. Good luck!

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The winner has been selected and email have been sent!

Thanks to everyone who participated :D

Skateline Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 31 October 2015, Saturday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners must be in Singapore to self-collect the gift voucher
– Gift voucher can only be used exclusively at Skateline’s AMK Outlet
– Winners will be selected by 4 November 2015
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
– Winners will be contacted by Skateline (So please make sure you fill up the correct details in the contest!)
– All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with Skateline to facilitate the collection of prize.
– We may or may not announce the winner(s) on our social media platforms. We will seek permission from the winner(s) first.
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

Disclaimer: We received one Maxi Micro and one Mini Micro from Skateline for the purpose of this review.

  1. I will get the Maxi Micro. It will be great for my 6 year old son! The Maxi Micro was built to grow alongside the child in weight and height as it can hold children up to 50kg and comes with an adjustable handlebar! plus his current skate scooter is really old and lots of wear and tear since he skates daily to and fro to school.

  2. Which skate scooter will you get and for who?
    I will get the maxi micro for my 5y boy, and maybe a 2 wheeler for my 7y girl.

    Name one good thing about the skate scooter you will get.
    The Maxi Micro was built to grow alongside the child in weight and height as it can hold children up to 50kg and comes with an adjustable handlebar! Furthermore, the Maxi Micro is an award winning scooter. The Micro skate scooters depended on shifting of weight and tilting of the handlebars to turn. this makes the scooter safer for kids, as opposed to other scooters where we can just twist the handlebar to make a sharp turn.

  3. I will be getting one each for the whole family so everyone can skate together.

    If just get for the kids we as parent how to catch up to them

    the 2 years warrantee is the best thing about the skate i get them

  4. i want to get a maxi micro scooter for my 4 year old in pink. she has been using her kor kor only mini micro for the longest time and i see she still love to skate very much till today …the scooter is already 4 years old but it is still in very good condition and i am passing it to the my 2 year old.

  5. I will get the Maxi Micro for my princess.
    For Maxi Micro, the height adjustment is free from slots, it can be adjusted to the absolute best height for the rider.

  6. I would like to have a micro skate scooter for my elder boy. He always gets very excited when he sees someone on a scooter and is eager to try it out. I like that the micro skate scooter is able to grow with the child as he gets taller and heavier.

  7. I would like to win the Maxi Micro Scooter for my 5 years old elder girl whose birthday falls on this month too ! She has never own a scooter before . Everytime when she saw other children happily scooting around , she’ll keep watching them . Those eyes ….. She did asked whether can she has one , but in her heart she knows our answer is ‘ no ‘ . It’s not that we refused to buy for her , is cos we can’t afford it This year she only gets birthday cake + affordable train set from us as her birthday present . We have been feeling so guilty about it

    ONE good thing about this Micro brand is ~ 2 YEARS WARRANTY ! Awesomeeee ! Other brands gave only 1 year warranty .

    I deeply hope to be the lucky winner !
    Thank you for this excellent giveaway !

    p / s : HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO XAVIER & MY GIRL ( GINNY ) !!!

  8. I will get Micro skate scooter for my daughter Adelle.
    The good thing is Micro skate scooter comes with 2 yrs warranty which is very important as my previous skate scooter broke down within months hence my daughter Adelle been bugging me to get a new one for her.

  9. I’m gonna get the maxi micro for my 4 year old boy for this Christmas! Though he’s 4, he’s growing up too quickly! The adjustable height on the maxi would be a perfect feature to ‘grow’ with, not forgetting the quality that’s made to last. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway! :)

  10. I will get the maxi micro for my son as he is going to outgrow his roller scooter which is for 20kg and below.
    I like that it is of adjustable height so it can caters to all children

  11. I will like to get a Maxi Micro for my 6-year-old girl. She is now too tall for the scooter that we got her when she was 4 years old and when she still scoots it, she falls over easily. She always looks longingly at her scooter when her meimei plays with it. I want to get one that is safe and adjustable so it can last her longer. Maxi Micro suits the criteria and not to mention, it looks good too!

  12. I wish to get Micro scooter for my 3 years old son.

    As a father, i constantly make sure my kid is using safe product. I am happy to see Micro scooter is a well-constructed skate scooter as it rarely goes out of shape even with frequent rides

  13. I want to get Micro Scooter for my 3 years old son.

    I haven’t bought one scooter for my son till now due to so many brand in the market. I am glad to see this review and educate me to get 3 wheeler for my boy, also take note of good bearings, joints, wheels and adjustable columns.

  14. I would like to get MAXI MICRO – METALLIC PURPLE fro my 10yo daughter. I like its weight of 2.5 kg making it portable and light-weight for an older child.

  15. I would like to get MICRO – SPRITE (RED) for my boy, I like its Steers like a bike with 360 degree turning !

  16. I would get the Mini Micro (3 wheeler) for my little boy. First experience is important and I want him to have fun while being safe! The light weight and being 3 wheels make it much safer for toddlers.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    FB: Gladys Tiyo

  17. Hi Amazingly Still

    I like the fact about the wheels that it will not crack easily in quality under humid conditions. It can go the distance without me worrying to change the wheels frequently of wear and tear.

    I hope to win the vouchers to purchase the Maxi Micro for my 6 year old daughter because I want to upgrade her Mini Micro Scooter that she have been using it for more than 3 years. The handle is too short for her now.

    Thank you for this giveaway. All steps done.

  18. I will get the mini micro for my two year old as he is currently the only person in our family who doesn’t have a scooter that suits his size. Appropriate size translates to safety.

  19. I am getting the Maxi Micro for my younger son for his birthday! Simply because the Maxi Micro comes with an adjustable handlebar and is built to grow alongside with the child, so he will be able to use it as he grows.

  20. Hi Mabel,

    I want to get Micro Floral Multicolour 200mm for me. I love the elegance & style of the design. Most importantly, it’s features of quick and simple folding mechanism making it transportable and easy to carry.

    Done Liked, Shared & Participated.

    FB: Casy Ang

  21. The mini micro for my daughter. I like that the Micro skate scooters has the lean-and-steer mechanism for children to learn how to balance.

  22. I will get the Maxi Micro for my elder daughter as her current scooter “cannot make it” and breaking down soon.
    Micro scooters are reliable and has warranty! Maxi Micro can adjust height. Children grows tall so fast!

  23. I would like to get the Maxi Micro scooter as I like that it is height adjustable and will be able to grow with the kids.

  24. Hi

    I will choose Maxi Micro for my son jovan .
    the good thing I like is Adjustable columns on skate scooters and also the handle goes not go down too easily,

    Thank for the giveaway :)

  25. Hope to get the Maxi Micro for my daughter. With its adjustable height, it will last long enough as she grows taller

  26. Hi,

    I will love to buy Mini Micro for my almost 3 years old daughter for her upcoming Birthday in December. I love the Vibrant colors, light weight & best easy to ride for young ones..

    Thanks a lot or hosting awesome giveaway & keeping my fingers cross.

    Cheers
    Ashmika Jain

  27. I would love to win the voucher to get the smaller size Micro Scooter for my youngest child as the current scooter we have at home is still too big for him even when adjusted to the lowest height. A suitably sized scooter means enhanced safety, and also will make it easier for him to learn how to scoot.

  28. I would get Mini Micro scooter for my 3.5 years old gal. One good thing is it is a 3-wheeler as it is more stable with 3 points of contact. Better be safe than sorry!

  29. I would like to get HUDORA Flitzkids Foldable 3 Wheel Scooter for Kids Blue for my little nephew. The HUDORA Flitzkids has two front wheels that enable juniors to start scootering at a younger age. It helps juniors develop confidence and balance during motion while having fun!

  30. I am undecided which skate scooter to get now, but the Hudora Big Wheel RX 205 in Red looks great! Hudora Big Wheel scooters is Number 1 and I like their solid build quality and thoughtfully engineered scooters.

  31. Would like to get Maxi Micro for my 5 years old son he was begging one as his friends all have scooter except him.

    Good thing about Maxi Micro it was built to grow alongside the child in weight and height as it can hold children up to 50kg and comes with an adjustable handlebar!

  32. I would get Maxi Micro scooter for my nephew as his birthday present !

    One good thing about Maxi Micro scooter is the height adjustment is free from slots so it can be adjusted to the absolute best height for the rider.

  33. I love to win $100 Skateline Voucher,because this SKATE Scooters are so cute,100% sure that my kids love to enjoy the ride on these scooters.Love to buy these scooter for my kids

    I love to win Pink Skate Scooter( Mini Micro).

  34. I love to win $100 Skateline Voucher in order to but most beautiful and stable 3 wheel scooter for my baby girl.She is 3 yr old and asking to me buy this scooter for her upcoming birthday.Love to win these $100 Voucher.

    I love Micro Skate…

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