Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I've moaned and groaned about the winter weather on various posts. I'm not a fan of ice and snow. My boys don't usually mind it, but they had to use their skills of patience. They were super excited to try the Pulse Slither Drift Scooter but the weather wasn't cooperative enough for them to go outside and ride.
We received the scooter a while back. The weather outside didn't stop us from opening the box to check it out. It required a little assembly but it was quick and my husband had no problem piecing it together. We have limited space in our home, but I let the kids get a feel for it by letting them stand on the scooter and maneuvering it around the kitchen.
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, there was a break in the bad weather and they jumped at the opportunity to take the scooter outside and try it out. 1 scooter + 2 boys who are eager to try it = flipping a coin. First on was Logan who went straight for a mud puddle and laughed hysterically as he splashed through. He said he liked how the scooter was easy to push off with and how easy it was to steer. Adam was the daredevil and instantly went for trying tricks on it. It took some practice for him but, after a while, was able to drift around corners and slide around on it.
The Sliter drift scooter is the newest invention from Pulse. It is a 3-wheeled scooter that has two wheels on the front and a single rear wheel in the back that pivots. This allows you to drift in and out of turns, zip around corners, do quick turns, and more. It can be ridden facing forward or standing to one side, and is propelled by "slithering" from side to side or by pushing with your foot.
There are so many features that I like about this scooter, some of them being:
- As with some scooters, the kids don't have to push off and go straight. The Slither gives kids the freedom to do stunts and tricks.
- The deck is wide. I've seen some scooters with real narrow decks to stand on. This one allows ample room. The deck also has traction to keep your feet in place, so there's no worry about slipping off.
-It is very sturdy. I stood on the scooter myself and gave it a go. I'm a full-grown adult with some extra baggage and it held me up. I'm sure there's a weight limit, but I didn't feel that it was going to break underneath my feet.
-It is easy to clean. As I said, Logan put it through the mud and had it covered from top to bottom. Using a SKOY cloth and some water, I was able to easily clean it.
-It is made of high-quality parts. This isn't made up of cheap plastic. High-tensile steel parts and components ensures that it is going to be able to be used for a long time.
I was going to have one complaint about the scooter, that it didn't fold up. However, I've learned that it does so that adds to the benefits. If not folded up, it can take up a lot of room. I didn't want to leave it lay outside so the boys had it in their room for a while taking up space. That's until I figured out how to use the quick release neck to fold it up.
The boys plan on taking this scooter to the campground with them this summer to try out maneuvers and tricks on the open roads. They've had fun with the scooter and their patience definitely paid off.
I received product for review from Bravo Sports. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.