The new Razor sparking scooter is certainly darn cool. The company that popularized the modern metal frame scooter decided that the scooter needed a little spark to make it more exciting to ride. Ok, ok that was bad (get it, needed a little SPARK), but seriously folks, if you have ever wanted to ride down the street with a trail of fire flowing behind you, now might just be the time to do it.
So first off, this seems to be modeled on the Razor A2 Scooter line, with the same specs and everything. 98mm wheels, 7lbs, max weight 143 lbs. But Razor has taken a flashy step in the right direction by attaching a spark bar onto the back of it. Apparently there have been some aftermarket add on kits that allowed one to attach a spark bar onto the back of a traditional scooter, and Razor decided that maybe making their own built in spark bar was the way to go.
You get the traditional A2 design, folds up for pick up and go type of travel, one spark bar, and one replacement spark pad included when you buy it. The folks at Razor are quick to point out that their sparking bar has 20% more sparks, as it has 5 spark pads across it instead of the 4 the other pads have.
A whole bunch of notes on this one:
- You might see some videos online where people attempt to light things on fire with the spark bar as the ride through a puddle of oil or whatnot. DO NOT DO THIS. I mean come on, bad idea.
- The spark bar does not last forever. Most people report that after a good solid day of hard scootering it will need to be replaced.
- Do not use the brake and the spark bar at the same time, as slow rolling does not produce many sparks and can cause the pads to tear off.
- The spark pad works best and lasts longest on fairy flat surfaces. You are not going to see any sparks using it through a sand patch. Concrete is flatter and smoother than asphalt and will give better sparks.
- Do not use the spark pad while going downhill. Flat surfaces only.
- Do not expect 5 feet flames to shoot out behind you. Check out the video below for an idea of how much spark you are going to get.
And as always, make sure you wear a helmet and pads AT ALL TIMES while scootering.