self propelled scooter
A self-propelled scooter can be anything from a skateboard to a unicycle with magic wheels. The common characteristic is that they are usually foot operated, although this is not a requirement as we see with the Trikke self-propelled scooter. Some scooters have a pedal-like mechanism; others simply use the ground to kick off, while others use complex curvature universal joints.
The Trikke self-propelled scooter transfers the carving motion of turning with a lean angle to propulsion power. This energy is directed forward or backward. Trikke accomplishes this by using a patented 3CV universal joint. Trikke self propelled scooters have become the dominant scooters on the market in this class and you can find many Trikkes for sale with a simple Google search.
There are many different types and brands of self propelled scooters on the market today. They can range from models where you sit low to the ground, like the Flying Turtle scooters of the 1980s, to single and double paddle scooters with complex disc brake and handlebar brake systems. Wal-Mart sells several makes and models, including Razor Sweet Pea and Powerwing, Radio Flyer, Pulse, Airwalk, Rockboard, and MGP.
It doesn’t stop there though, with new products come new ideas and new techniques for transferring and harnessing energy. New ideas include the Whiplash scooter and the Razor Seige to Space scooter, which looks similar to a Rockboard.
Significant improvements to these types of vehicles include pneumatic tires, folding bodies, and having 3 and 4 wheels. The bikes are developed without pedals and chains that require foot power like traditional skateboards. Although the appeal of scooters has traditionally been the domain of a younger generation, as today’s younger generation grows into adulthood, their allure towards scooters comes with them. Today there are many models of scooters designed specifically for adults.
Regardless of the new products that are invented and the technologies that emerge, one thing will surely remain the same and that is that young adults will be attracted to them en masse. Maybe it’s the thrill of cruising at high speeds, being able to pull off tricks, or a sense of freedom, but there’s no denying that the main market for self-propelled scooters tends to be the under-20 male age group with no signs of no significant change in the near future. There are many scooters and trikkes for sale on the internet and they can be easily found to appeal to this segment of the market.
Self-propelled scooters have been around for at least 100 years in urban settings and it looks like they will be around for another 100 years.