The Razor Scooter

Photo By wjarrettc

Photo By wjarrettc

Remember the Christmas we all wanted Razors? It seems like everyone I know got one of these bad boys… or at least some knock off version. Easier to ride than a bike and more fun than a skate board, these foldable scooters became all the rage.

I think what I enjoyed most was using your foot to push down on the back wheel to stop. We used to see just how hot we could make the metal part covering the wheel. Nothing like being a kid and burning your finger on a hot piece of metal to show off your “coolness.”

They also came out with the miniature “finger scooters,” which you could change the wheel colors on. Similar to finger skateboards, you could do all kinds of flips and tricks, but it was definitely harder using your fingers to maneuver the toy scooter.

Eventually a) every kid had one and b) stories started coming out about how dangerous these things were. In the year 2000 alone, 9400 emergency room injuries from razor scooters were reported. The media loved exploiting this and the scooter trend came to an end.

I’m surprised that these haven’t really made a comeback with our generation. They would make getting to class a breeze since they are so portable, and the wheels are practically indestructible. I suppose you are less likely to get run over if in a bike.

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12 Responsesto “The Razor Scooter”

  1. Emily says:

    Those scooters were so fantastic! My brother and I were the first ones in our neighborhood to get them, so we got a jumpstart on learning basic (though hardcore for a ten-year-old) tricks. Let’s just say I can still jump off a pretty mean curb.

  2. EmZily D says:

    So funny, I was riding one of these for the first time at a friend’s house in 5th grade – going down a hill, hit a bump, went flying through the air, landed, blacked out, got carried inside, blacked out in the kitchen, so on and so forth, broke my wrist and probably was slightly dehydrated from crying for like 6 straight hours.

  3. lolwut says:

    I REMEMBER BURNING MY HAND ON THE METAL. Now -that- was fun. I can’t believe I forgot about that until I read this article.

    Finger scooters are a joke.

  4. matteus says:

    I Have One

    Theres A Bunch Of eDIODIC Smartarses Though

  5. Matthew says:

    Razor electric scooters have been around for a while now, but we’ve always reckoned they’ve looked pretty awful and have been really shoddy. Well, now that’s all changed thanks to Razor, the makers of the original foot-powered scooters. The E-Series Electric Scooters are a superb mixture of cool design, tough build and great performance. They’ll go from 10mph run for up to 45 minutes, making them faster and longer lasting than any other scooter to date. Their extra wide pneumatic tires give a wonderfully smooth ride, and they have wide ergonomic riding decks, variable speed and powerful chain-driven motors. The only drawback with these scooters is that they’re highly addictive – walking seems such a drag after you’ve been nipping about on one of these for a while.

  6. kody says:

    i ride proffesionally

  7. kyle says:

    i love scooters i want a razor pro ultra or a lo but i cant so im getting a madd mgp…

  8. Stefano says:

    These scooters are awesome! Razor scooter is a great idea for Christmas present for kids. I would recommend the Razor scooter to anyone. This would be durable, well made, and fun for kids.

    Razor Scooters –

  9. These need to be offered at EVERY store around the world! It truly saved my life!

  10. Anonymous says:

    It was such a cool toy, and It’s a shame the fad was short lived. I still have mine after all these years. :)

  11. DG says:

    Came across this trying to work out what year I would have received one as a gift. Still have it and it’s awesome…13 or so years later.

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