Stunt Scooters FAQs

48 CommentsFriday, 16 November 2012  |  Stunt Scooters

Confused about some of the lingo you come across when reading about stunt scooters? Looking for some clarity on scooter terms? Here at Stunt scooters we have collated some commonly used terms or abbreviations that you may have come across whilst looking for a scooter.

What are PU or Urethane wheels?

PU stands for Poly Urethane. Poly Urethane is a high grade thermoplastic elastomer, bridging the gap between rubber and traditional thermoplastic wheels. They are often used on a stunt scooter because they are stronger and smoother.

A good set of wheels will be made out of polyurethane, or urethane as this material will give a smooth ride and wheels that are going to last. Urethane has fantastic abrasion resistance, and an even bigger factor will be a fantastic grip with the ground. Urethane has brilliant traction but slides when you push hard, so you are able to get some fast speed behind you but still maintain full control of your scooter. A metal core wheel should also be considered if you are going to be performing tricks and stunts where a lot of weight and force is going to be absorbed in the wheel. Metal core wheels will give you the added strength to take these kinds of impacts and lessen the chance of hubs breaking.

What what does 87o ShoreA actually mean?

This the measure of hardness or the resistance to permanent indentation. A soft scooter wheel may have a 75o Shore A and a hard skate wheel would go up to around 98o Shore A.

What are Scooter T-Bars?

A new set of scooter bars almost makes the scooter feel like a new one, and with so many different brands and colours around today this is a popular thing to be replaced by kids. A 1 piece scooter bar is going to give you strength and support where needed when performing tricks. The usual shape is called the T-bar, although you can also get Bat Wing or Y-bars, BMX One Piece and joysticks. Look for bars made out of chromoly as it will be lighter and stronger than steel handle bars. Bars usually come in two heights, so make sure you get the correct fit for your height. You need to check out what collar clamp size you will need when replacing bars, especially if mixing different brands.

What are Scooter Collar Clamps?

This is the clamp that holds the upright bar to the base of the scooter and will strengthen the scooter bars important for stunt riders who put a lot of impact on their scooter. Collar clamps come stacked in several different levels including single, double, triple and even quadruple clamps. The higher the stack the most robust the hold. You need to check the size of your scooter bar though before purchasing any new clamp, as oversized bars will not fit the standard clamps.

What is Chromoly / Chromalloy?

This is a high carbon steel . It’s incredibly strong and light weight so it's great when designing stunt scooters.

What is a footplate or Deck?

Scooter decks are usually made out of lightweight but strong aluminium and are the part of the scooter you stand on and often covered in a slip proof cover such as rubber. They are usually not much wider than your foot. Some ranges of stunt scooter such as Slamm Scooters will have reinforced decks to withstand stunts and stop them splitting in the middle. You can buy different decks for your scooter but be sure your bars fit the deck.

What are Scooter Pegs?

Scooter pegs are a must if you are performing stunts. They sit on the scooter wheel and can be placed at the back or front of the scooter. Some pegs come with axel bolts that you thread through the wheel which will give added strength to the peg. Other pegs just screw onto the outside of the wheel. Pegs come in all sorts of colours and are usually around 50mm long.

What does MGP stand for?

Madd Gear Pro or MGP. This is a very popular Aussie scooter brand which has exploded into the UK over the last several years.

What is a Spark Bar?

This is the bar at the back of some scooters that leave sparks on your trail!

Lynne Reed
Friday, 21 December 2012  |  13:34

I know stunt pegs can be fitted to the front or the rear of the scooter however can you confirm if its one to the front and one to the rear or is it both at one or the other end???

Harvey Lyne
Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  17:00

they have to be on the same side but it doesn't matter what side

Stunt Scooters
Friday, 21 December 2012  |  13:51

Hi Lynne, Its a matter of choice but usually pegs are fixed to the front and back wheel on just one side of the scooter.

Hope this helps.

Saturday, 5 January 2013  |  2:18

Hi, just purchased stunt pegs. My son put longer bolt on back but when he does nut up he runs out of thread and its still loose. Is there meant to be a spacer in the kit? As it is the bolt sticks out too long. Thanks Marteen

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 7 January 2013  |  13:13

Hi Marteen and thanks for your question. The answer however, kinda depends upon what pegs you bought and which scooter you are fitting them too. Not all pegs fit all scooters so firstly you will need to check if they are compatible. Spacers can be used with pegs but unless they are supplied with the pegs this is generally not recommended as it can put extra strain on the axle. If you purchased them from us drop us an email via our 'contact us' form with your order no, or date of purchase and we can help you further. All the best.

Saturday, 3 August 2013  |  19:24

Hi, I just bought some scooter pegs and they have been put on to the left of my scooter but I am not sure if this is the right side. I push with my left foot so is this correct? Thanks :)

Saturday, 26 July 2014  |  9:16

No - because your back foot will clip it as you push and will be annoying. Besides generally if you push left footed you are goofy footed so having the pegs on the right will mean you will be grinding fbackside which generally feels more comfortable

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 5 August 2013  |  12:00

Stunt Pegs can go on any side, front or back. It's whichever you feel most comfortable with.

Sunday, 22 September 2013  |  8:45

Pegs are for grinds

Riya Choudhury
Thursday, 24 October 2013  |  22:47

What do I do if my back wheel does not come out. It has deshaped my hex key

Stunt Scooters
Thursday, 31 October 2013  |  13:09

Hi Riya

Sounds like you may need to take it to a local scooter or bike shop. You could try using a lot of lubricant to see if you can get some give in the nut but not WD40.

Thursday, 7 November 2013  |  13:21

Hi I have bought my son some team dogz fat forks (his choice??) and some small rat pegs. When I put the pegs on I loose most of it in the fork as they have a deep recess, do I need a spacer for the front peg and if so where can I get one? Don't really want buy new different pegs.

Stunt Scooters
Tuesday, 3 December 2013  |  10:09

Hi Andy
Did you get the pegs sorted?
I am not familiar with the team dogz fat forks but as you say it sounds like you would need some spacers in between which any bike/diy shop will have. If you are stuck take the scooter into any good scooter shop and they should be able to take a look at it for you and advise.

Mal Cutsforth
Monday, 13 January 2014  |  11:53

just bought some new wheels for my grand son had them on for two days tyer keeps coming off thaye are metal core wheels

Stunt Scooters
Thursday, 16 January 2014  |  13:25

Hi Mal
That sounds like de hubbing. Shouldn't happen after two days really? If you bought them from us please contact us with your order number and we can discuss a way forward. Many Thanks.

Mal Cutsforth
Monday, 20 January 2014  |  13:34

thanks for reply. thay are not from you iv just taken a look at the wheel. it looks like he has damaged the core edge badly thats why it has come off .grandkids dont u just love them?wonder how long the next set will last him? thanks mal.

Sunday, 19 January 2014  |  19:07

HELP - just got my son stunt scooter he now wants pegs.. so I got him pegs but they look massive and are very heavy - cre8 says they fit both 10mm & 14mm ??- it is a tornado 360 scooter - one very confused parent... HELP - what size of pegs does he need - and do we need bolts ...

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 27 January 2014  |  18:05

Hi Liz.
I think the Tornado 360 scooter comes with standard 100mm wheels. What pegs have you bought? Some pegs can be heavy depending on the material used to make them. You do need bolts but depends what pegs they are? Let us know and we will hep further if you haven't got it sorted.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014  |  5:06

I looking for a back whee axle l bolt for my sons scooter as the female part have come lose and he has lost it do u sell the whole part pls

Stunt Scooters
Thursday, 20 February 2014  |  15:20

Hi Mark
We do have some axle bolts if you give us a call we can see if we have what your after.
Many Thanks

Sunday, 30 March 2014  |  11:58

i recently got a Tornado 360 stunt scooter for my son, but the front wheel fell off 25 minutes after he started playing on it. The thread on the hub has stripped and i need a new one.
Any idea where i can find one????

Stunt Scooters
Sunday, 13 April 2014  |  20:56

Hi Hamish
You are probably better off just buying a new wheel, this can be any make as long as the correct size. Or I would suggest you contact where you bought the scooter from and see of they can help.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014  |  22:08

Hi, I would like to know which length bars is most suitable for my size. I'm 11 years old and about 61 inches. Thank you

Stunt Scooters
Thursday, 8 May 2014  |  10:47

Hi Sebe.
Nearly all full sized stunt scooters have the same bar height which is between 500-600mm. This is a standard bar size that all brands use across their models. At your height you will be fine with any of the Stunt Scooter brands you see on our site. Bars are fine to be on the low side as a rider has more control and can get better lift for tricks and stunts. If bars come up too high on a rider they may not be able to control the scooter so well and fall off easier.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014  |  15:14

Could you please tell me what age range the Tornado 360 stunt scooter is for and also if a helmet is needed. TT
Thank you.

Stunt Scooters
Thursday, 11 September 2014  |  12:02

Hi Liz,

We don't actually stock the Tornado 360 scooter although a quick look on Amazon suggests its 75cm high which (if this is the floor to bar height) would be on the smaller side so possibly 5-8 year olds?

This would be a similar height to our Junior Scooter Package which you may like to take a look at. Also consider the brand new Grit Atom at 59.95 which is perfect for younger riders, from a brand renown for quality.

With regards to a Helmet, its always advisable to wear protection when riding scooters so I would certainly recommend a helmet. You can also buy knee elbow and wrist protection if you feel its necessary. We have a great range of helmets, from funky kids ones to models for serious stunt riders so please take a look at our protection pages.

Hope you this answers your questions.

Monday, 13 October 2014  |  21:37

i recently got a new back wheel and now it sounds like a dirt bike i would like to know why

Stunt Scooters
Wednesday, 15 October 2014  |  14:37

Hi Izzy,

Could you confirm you are referring to a kick scooter?? If so did you change the bearings in the wheel too as when these wear they can make a bit of a noise.

Sunday, 8 February 2015  |  11:23

Are all stunt scooter wheels the same size. My daughters tornado 360 back wheel hub thing that keeps the bearings in has came loose. I can't seem to find tornado spares

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 9 February 2015  |  13:38

Hi Billy
No not all Stunt Scooter wheels are the same but usually they are 100mm or 110mm in size. We don't stock this model but if you find out the size (probably 100mm) then you should be able to replace with any stunt scooter wheel of that size. Hope this helps :)

Marcus Walker
Sunday, 15 March 2015  |  7:37

My son wants to put pegs both sides back and front can we do this.

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 20 April 2015  |  9:58

Hi Marcus,
Pegs are usually just added to one side of the scooter, and as such the bolt feeds through the peg and wheel and into the nut on the other side of the wheel. Unless the nut fits inside the second peg you are adding to the other side it may be difficult to fit them, and they may not be as sturdy.

Saturday, 21 March 2015  |  19:17

My son has a mgp stunt scull scooter . I've brought stunt pegs, how do they fit ? And do any fit. Do u put them both at the front , u wouldn't use just one? Lorraine

Stunt Scooters
Monday, 20 April 2015  |  10:01

Hi Lorraine,
The pegs fit on the bolt that goes through the wheels. These bolts should be replaced with the ones that come supplied with the pegs (if included). Pegs are be fitted on one side of the scooter to either the front or back wheels or both.

Danielle Smith
Tuesday, 24 November 2015  |  16:44

Hi id like some advise please..... I have just bought a twister stunt scooter for my son for Xmas and now he's telling me he wants one with stunt pegs! The one purchased doesn't come with them so how do I find out which ones I'd need? There is not info on website I'd bought from and trying to contact the seller isn't working out great so any help would be great.