When my wife asked me to review an adult sized scooter, I was a little apprehensive. I had never ridden a scooter but figured if my 4.5 and 2.5 yr old can do it, I can too. Putting it together simply required a 3 part click and tighten job and I could do it without the instructions (that’s how all men do it). We were then on our way. I must say the children were so excited to see Daddy on his own scooter and they loved the fact that they were able to scoot past me at speed while I counter balanced myself on the Crisp Big Wheel Scooter. After a couple of wobbly attempts I got my groove and off I we went!
We have some great parklands across from our house and the paths are scooter heaven. The Crisp Big Wheel gracefully built up speed and remained stable (thank God) as I navigated up and down small hills and around people walking. I soon realized that I had left my children about 200m behind me and I quickly turned around and whizzed back to them at a speed Usain Bolt would have been proud of! The stability of the big wheels are great for Daddy beginners like me so I thought it was time to put this scooter to the ultimate test, my Father In Law! I saw him eyeing the scooter off earlier and once we suited him up with helmet, kneepads and elbow pads, he was ready to take control. In no time he was scooting up and down the path and having a great time, so much so, that he attempted a jump off the gutter which brought a massive amount of laughter from all those around him. The next morning my FIL even took the scooter down to the shops to get his morning paper and milk. Yes, that was slightly embarrassing.
The scooter itself is a great design which folds neatly into a tight bundle so its easy to transport. The adjustable height means that short people like myself can be comfortable but then people of a taller nature can ride without worry as well. I actually really appreciate the water bottle holder and wish my kid’s scooter had one as well.
To conclude the Crisp Big Wheel Scooter is a fantastic way to interact with your children on another level, it gets you out of your comfort zone and gives you a thrill (and your children) while promoting exercise to your children. A massive thumbs up from a very cool and hip Scooter Dad.
Crisp Big Wheel Scooter retails for $220 from various bike and skate stores. Go to www.activeoutthere.com.au for more info.