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Name[edit]

Hmm, this is also called a 'scooter' (see www.dictionary.com where 'scooter' gives this kid's version as the primary meaning), especially in GB where we've never heard of 'kick scooters'. Can we amend this and put in a disambiguation page with 'scooter' (which, btw, is often called a 'moped' in GB). Thoughts? Malick78 (talk) 08:49, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

So, what you're talking about is some sort of improvement in the current Scooter disambiguator? Very good, but the proposal may be more relevant in Talk:Scooter than here. Do you also wish to change this article's name to something like Scooter (kick)? I prefer the current name, but of course we're open to discussion of the merits of alternative ones. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:47, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

As a fellow Brit, I agree with Malick78 that the word "scooter" should appear in the disambiguation page as being an alternative name for "kick scooter". It would also be great if someone who knows about them could add something about the children's scooters that appeared on the market before the 1990s. I had a painted metal one in the 1980s that was already old and rusty when I had it, and my younger sister was bought one with a metal frame and plastic board in around 1987, so I know they existed long before those commuter ones became fashionable and actually thought they'd been around for decades. Any takers? Kitkat42 (talk) 11:15, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

As often, I'm confused. Is this a proposal to improve this article, or that article, or another article, or none? If another article, then discussing it at the other article's talk page will confuse us, or me, less. Jim.henderson (talk) 06:19, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm not a native English speaker, but kick scooter is just wrong! I've never heard such a thing in Ireland or UK. 86.8.82.177 (talk) 02:39, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

A kickboard?[edit]

In Finland we call the vehicle that this article is about a 'kickboard' in the southern dialects, which are more influenced by Swedish, Russian and English. Also, the Finnish literal language equivalent (potkulauta) is a direct translation of 'kick' and 'board'. I always thought this was the correct name of a kickboard in English.

Could someone please refer wether this name (kickboard) is common-place to any extent in the English-speaking countries? Currently kickboard is a redirect to a "swimming board", which has confused me for a while, until I now came across a site which visualy refrenced a "kick scooter" to what I always thought had been a "kickboard".

I also noticed that both German-language and Swedish-language Wikipedias redirect "kickboard" to their respective articles about a "kick scooter". What is the true English naming convention, is kickboard recognized to be a word for a "kick scooter"? I edited swimming board to disambiguate this, but I'm not sure if this is correct at all in English. hydrox (talk) 23:29, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I think that's not correct. Swimming boards have been called "Kickboard" before K2 made Kickboard-scooter. And the "Kickboard" is the product name of K2 and Micro's three-wheeled scooters. Other scooters should not be called so. Instead of redirect, I edited the article in Japanese Wikipedia. (talk) 16:04, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
How many 'kickboards' can you find here? (talk) 16:15, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

The inventor of the Razor scooter[edit]

There are two stories about the inventor:

  1. Wim Ouboter of Micro, to go to a pub.[1]
  2. Gino Tsai of JD, to go around the factory.[2]

Here is a report by an university in Switzerland. [3] It says that JD had produced their scooter before Micro, but it was unfoldable and not like the Razor. In the other hand, many U.S. patents including the folding mechanism are registered by "Tsai" from Taiwan. [4] [5] [6] Who invented our scooters? (talk) 13:00, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Ninja scooter[edit]

This does not mention the ninja scooter that existed in the latter half of the 1980s that had a similar design but larger - not many people are going to be aware of it as it seems forgotten nowadays, judging by this edit, it seems the majority of Wikipedians have forgotten about them, the rest have never came across one (as it never took off in a similar impact to BMXs and skateboards) or were old enough to be aware of them. The only info I can get hold on on the web is a video game titled Ninja Scooter Simulator. Donnie Park (talk) 11:29, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Although I've never heard the name "Ninja", many BMX manufacturer produced BMX-like scooters at that time.[7][8] Do you mean them? -- (talk) 13:00, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Yup, its them. Although my memory of these is pretty vague, I remember them being called Ninja Scooter, these were made when the BMX craze had imploded after years of oversaturation. My issue with the article is I don't ever see them being mentioned in this and the one about freestyle scootering. Donnie Park (talk) 19:36, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
I found Ninja! I picked up an old BMX magazine in 1987, the name "NINJA Scoot" was there as a product. But it wouldn't be a popular product among other scooters by BMX giants. So the name Ninja Scooter might come from the videogame, I guess. Anyway, I wrote down about them a little bit. -- (talk) 13:00, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

History[edit]

1. As Kitkat says, there were commercially made scooters long before the Razor or the (19)90s. In the fifties, we had scooters in the States. Look at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-OLD-BLUE-RADIO-SCOOTER-GREAT-DECOR-PIECE-PHOTOGRAPHY-PROP-/170945898120?pt=Outdoor_Toys_Structures_US&hash=item27cd2b6688 (unfortunately with-out age) or this (ditto) or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1920s-Steelcraft-Push-Scooter-Rare-Original-Old-Green-Paint-Marked-Steelcraft-/190782044214?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item2c6b7ef836 (said to be from the 1920s). And this book (Steelcraft; Juvenile Automobiles, Trucks, Toy Trucks, Scooters And Coaster Wagons) would seem to be a good source. 2. The information here on the Razor seems to be different for that given on the Wik page for the Razor Scooter *also see comment by another poster here about two different possible origins.Kdammers (talk) 11:13, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

disonance[edit]

Near the beginning of the article, there is an (unsupported) assertion that most adult scooters have two wheels. Right beside that is a picture of presumably adult scooters all (or all but one) of which have three wheels. Is this post-modern writing?Kdammers (talk) 00:26, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

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