Ask ScooterDad: My son who is 13 has a fear of doing bunny hops? he tries and only gets maybe 3 inches off the ground and is scared to go any higher. idk if you answer questions like this but do you have any tips for him?

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Fear of doing tricks is a difficult thing to tackle, but bunny hops should be pretty easy to overcome. He's probably concerned about the wheels slipping out to the side. Have him practice dropping off curbs, off boxes or ledges, or anything else taller than 3 inches. Once he gets used to the impact of the drop and learns to land and stabilize himself on the scooter, he should feel more comfortable going bigger. I hope that helps. Good luck!

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Check out these tips and tricks for impressing the judges at your next freestyle scooter competition!

I might not be a scooter rider, but I've been around enough scooter competitions to know what kind of performances are successful. In fact, you can watch other sports, such as skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, and freestyle motocross and learn about things that score well with judges. I suspected that scootering was no different and, over the last 3 years, I've seen first-hand that my suspicions were correct from big competetions like CooterCon, the Razor Exposed Tour, and the Epic Jam to smaller competitions like our own NW Scoot events.

As we prepare for the RDM Summer Classic, I've been thinking about this a lot and talking to my scooter kid and his friends about the topic, so I thought I'd share some of those thoughts with our readers.

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