I decided to upgrade from the A2 Scooter and try the A3. The Razor A3 Scooter is a newer version of the Razor A2 Scooter and it seemed like it would be a good idea for me to try. It was a little more expensive than the A2, but still nothing to break the bank. I thought it was definitely worth it to make sure that I was having the best scooting experience I could possibly have.
Features of Razor A3 Kick Scooter
- Classic kick scooter made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum
- 125 mm inline-style urethane wheels with springless shock-absorbing system
- Features patented rear fender brake for Quick stops; and all-new wheelie bar design
- Patented folding mechanism makes carrying easy
- Recommended for ages 5 and older; supports riders up to 143 pounds
Full Reviews of Razor A3 Kick Scooter
As soon as I took it out of the box I noticed that the wheels were bigger. As it turns out that is one of the major differences between the two. I love this idea. I think that bigger wheels are important because they make for a smoother ride. This 2 wheels scooter is easier to go over bumps and small pebbles. When you build up some speed you can really notice the difference between the two in terms of the smoothness. In addition to being smoother over bumps, the bigger wheels offer more shock absorption. This is important because I always see kids jumping off the sidewalks on these scooters and it makes me cringe every time I watch it. All that rattling around can’t be good for them and at the very least it might prevent them from making a safe landing off the curve.
The A3 Scooter is Great For Tricks!
If you like to do more tricks and hops, the A3 is a pretty good move. The anti-shock systems in the wheels and fork make the ride nice and smooth and allows the scooter to handle speed better. The scooter seemed a little bit heavier than the A2 and sure enough, I checked and it turns out it is 8 pounds instead of the usual 6 pounds. Then I checked the dimensions of the product and as it turned out, the scooter grew! This scooter is slightly bigger than the A2 which I think is a step in the right direction. I always thought that scooters, in general, were a little too small. I felt a bit goofy riding it around with my elbows out like chicken wings, and standing one foot in front of the other like on a balance beam. This provides amuch-neededd improvement to that look, and I thank Razor for adding it to their scooter.
The Razor A3 scooter is carry-able to anywhere!
Apparently, the A2 scooter had a lot that they got right though. This scooter still retains the patented wheelie bar, which is great for popping tricks and the classic folding frame. This is what I think makes a razor scooter. My favorite part about these products is the ability to take them anywhere. There is something so liberating about being able to take your vehicle with you anywhere you go. The handlebars are still extendible, which is again great if you have kids of different ages and only want to buy one scooter. The handlebars also still rotate 360 degrees which has become somewhat of a standard in the design of razor scooters. The only change to the handlebars has been the improvement of shock absorption. This is a way to ensure the shock from hitting the pavement isn’t transferred up to your hands.
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The Razor A3 Has Great Customer Reviews!
Judging by the reviews on Amazon, I seem to not be the only one who sees the A3 as an improvement to the A2. The amount of 5 star ratings is slightly higher at 83% and the amount of 1 and 2 star ratings is down to a measly 3%. This is a really solid indication that the A3 is a good product. After looking further, it turns out that the A3 is currently the second most popular kick scooter on Amazon. This is pretty impressive considering how long the product has been around for.
Although the A3 is slightly more expensive, it is well worth it. The scooter itself is much bigger which gives you stability when riding. The wheels are also bigger which gives you a smoother ride, less shock when you are going off jumps and also the ability to handle speed better. The scooter was able to get great reviews on Amazon because of one simple fact: It kept everything that was right with the A2 and improved on it. If you love the A2, you will definitely love the A3 even more. My final recommendation would be that if you have a beginner, perhaps the lower end scooters would be right for you but if your kid likes to go fast and maybe even do jumps, you should invest in the A3.