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Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When Riding a Freestyle Scooter

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When Riding a Freestyle Scooter

Please wear a helmet whenever you ride a freestyle scooter. No one is too cool to wear a helmet.

I've always been a strong supporter of helmets in all action sports. It just doesn't make any sense to me to not wear a helmet because of the risk. I grew up knowing that and never doubting it. At 3 years old, I was on a motorcycle with training wheels before I could ride a bicycle. In the (responsible) motorcycle community, there's no question about wearing a helmet: you just do it. It feels weird to be on a motorcycle without a helmet. You'd never see a pro motocross rider on the track or trails without a helmet. It just doesn't happen because they understand the risk. The pro motocross racers wear helmets that meet 2 or 3 safety organization standards (DOT, ANSI, Snell), they cost as much as $600, and they replace them often. They understand the value of their head and they protect it accordingly.

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ScooterDad Scoot Loot Store Officially Open

ScooterDad Scoot Loot Store Officially Open

Check out the newly opened Scoot Loot Store!

ScooterDad is proud to announce that our Scoot Loot online store is now open! For those who may not have seen our new products in person or online, we have bracelets, keychains, dog tag necklaces, bandanas, and lanyards. All orders ship with free ScooterDad stickers and refridgerator magnets, while supplies last. Look for some upcoming contests to win yourself some Scoot Loot.

We've had great reception to our Scoot Loot products from both kids and parents alike. Parents love that they can provide inexpensive ways for their kids to accessorize. Kids love the creative options they have with products of multiple colors and multiple ways to show off their style. For example: our Get It Dialed bracelets come in 5 different colors and they have a snap closure so kids can wear them on their wrists, around their bars, scooter headtubes, or through the ventilation holes in their helmets, as Kota Sports' Savannah Schuetz showed us.

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New ScooterDad Scoot Loot - "Haters Gonna Hate - Scooters Gonna Scoot" Lanyards

New ScooterDad Scoot Loot - "Haters Gonna Hate - Scooters Gonna Scoot" Lanyards

Our new lanyards read "Haters Gonna Hate - Scooters Gonna Scoot" are available in blue, grey, and purple.

 

Update 2/7/12: Our Scoot Loot online store is now open!!

We've had a lot of great comments about our Scoot Loot products the kids buying them have been very excited about them. Now we're happy to announce another product in 3 great colors. Our new lanyard features a black nylon woven backing with a satin layer on top in one of three colors: blue, grey, or purple. The satin layer has the phrase "Haters Gonna Hate - Scooters Gonna Scoot" in white repeating and separated by a yellow scooter wheel. The lower part has a lobster claw clip and it detaches from the rest of the lanyard with a buckle.

We're still working on our online store, but our Scoot Loot products are always for sale if you run into us in person. If you want to order some of our products for Christmas, send me an email at kenny@scooterdad.com and we can put together an order for you.

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Scoot Loot T-Shirt Voting - You Help Us Choose

Scoot Loot T-Shirt Voting - You Help Us Choose

Head over to the ScooterDad Facebook page to vote on which t-shirt designs you like best!

We've had several people ask us about ScooterDad t-shirts and it's something we'd really like to do, but it's more expensive than you might think because of bulk pricing. In order to make sure that we design t-shirts people like and want to buy, we've decided to enlist the help of our friends! That's right, you get to vote on which shirts you'd like to see us produce. Just head over to our ScooterDad Facebook page and vote! Don't forget to Like our page if you haven't already.

Cast your votes here.

Here are the t-shirt designs we are considering:

Scooter Dad Logo

Scoot Loot - ScooterDad Logo

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Introducing ScooterDad Scoot Loot!

Introducing ScooterDad Scoot Loot - New Products

Scoot Loot products will be available soon through ScooterDad.com. Get your Scoot Loot just in time for Christmas! Look for our booth at Skate Barn in Renton, WA on December 17th at the NW Scoot Christmas Classic!

Update 2/7/12: Our Scoot Loot online store is now open!!

We are very proud to introduce the first set of products in a line of scooter-related accessories for sale through ScooterDad. Our Scoot Loot products let you show off your scooter pride when you're at the skate park, at school, or just hanging out with your friends. We will have more products coming soon, but the first round of Scoot Loot includes a:

— "Get It Dialed!" bracelet in 5 colors

— "SCOOT LIKE A BOSS" keychain in 5 colors

— "Live to Scoot - Scoot to Live" rubber dog tag necklace in black

— "Scoot Steezy" bandana in 4 colors.

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Your Scooter Kid Should Wear a Mouth Guard and Here's Why

Your Scooter Kid Should Wear a Mouth Guard and Here's Why

Chicks dig scars, but they also dig a full set of teeth!

Last Friday, my scooter kid, Paxton, and I went up to Sammamish, WA for the Lucky Summer Blow Out tour. He had never ridden Sammamish before and he was having a great day until horror struck. Paxton was trying to clear a quarter pipe to ledge gap when he came up short and clipped his rear wheel. The impact stopped his forward momentum but his head kept moving and he smacked his mouth right on his handlebars.

From across the park, I heard a blood-chilling scream as the park went completely silent. I snapped my head toward the sound and realized it was Paxton screaming, "KENNY! KENNY! KENNY!". I leapt out of my seat and sprinted across the skate park as all the riders stopped and cleared the way for a terrified dad running to his kid. As I got closer, I could see that Paxton was holding his hands over his mouth. He was covered in blood from his mouth to his elbows and he was repeatedly yelling, "Kenny! I chipped my tooth!".

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