Features of Razor A4 Kick Scooter
- Designed and tested by pro-riders with durability and performance in mind
- Built of lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum with a double-stacked head tube clamp for added extra strength
- 98mm urethane wheels equipped with ABEC-5 high-speed bearings
- Features the classic patented folding mechanism and rear brake that riders love
- Also, includes extra-thick foam handles and full-deck grip tape for comfort and control
Comparing Between Razor A3 and A4
Just when I thought I found the perfect scooter in the Razor A3, I found out that they had made another model, the A4. I was curious about this scooter at first, but when I soon learned that this was a scooter built with adults and older kids in mind, I knew that I had to have one. I wanted to put this scooter to the test and see how good of a fit it would be for the adult or older kid market.Normally we associate scooters with something that kids ride. After awhile, I guess enough people said “Hey, that looks like fun, I want to try.” For the company to make a product just for us. So what exactly does this scooter have in order to support larger people? Let’s start with the basics first.
This Scooter Supports More Weight Than The Other Razors
The deck itself has been reinforced in the A4. The deck can now support 220 pounds instead of the usual 143 pounds. Judging by the fact that these have traditionally been very conservative estimates, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that anyone who can fit on this scooter can most likely ride it.In addition to the deck, the handlebars also received a modification. The headtube clamp that keeps the handlebars stable has been double reinforced. This is important because it makes it so that the handlebars don’t rattle around during your ride. The handlebars are also now made with aircraft grade aluminum so they are even sturdy than before.
Most Comfortable for Handlebar
I thought this would be a little bit of an overkill but then I realized how much heavier my upper body was than that of a child’s and I’m sure that extra weight would take a toll after awhile. Another innovation for the handlebars was the foam grip. It was made much bigger which makes for a difference in comfort you notice instantly. This is no accident. Going along with the rest of the modifications, this makes perfect sense because if you are the type that likes to bunny hop off of sidewalks, you are going to be coming down with a lot of weight that could hurt your wrists. The pads function as yet another layer of shock absorbers that take the pressure off your body and displace it within the scooter itself.
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This Scooter is Tested By the Pros !
Another precaution that I liked to see is that this scooter has been tested by the Razor team in order to ensure its performance. I read this on the website and was quite impressed. For some reason, this assured me that they really had gotten behind this board and wanted to make it really high quality. I also thought that maybe since this is a board geared more towards older kids, the team could finally go out and start testing themselves. Either way, this extra step made me like the board a little bit more and definitely subdued some of the initial fears I had with the other boards.One of the weaknesses for Razor scooters has been safety. Although most people can use the scooters just fine without any injuries, some people have been reported getting pretty badly hurt by misusing the scooters. I think the A4 scooter is a step in the right direction to combat this. With a much greater ability to handle stress as well as impact, the ride is much safer.
User Given Feedback Make it More Valuable scooter
Looking at the amazon reviews, they seemed a bit tepid. Although a large majority of users gave it 5 stars, there were a solid amount of 4 star ratings. I think this could be because the A4 was not as much of an improvement to the razor A3 as the A3 was to the razor A2. After looking at the 1 star reviews, an important part of my reviews, I found that people complained about certain bolts being too loose. I did some research into this and found out that by heating the bolts up with a lighter, you can then tighten them yourself with an Allen wrench. This will make it so that things don’t rattle around and everything is nice and tight. Hopefully this takes some of the risk out of the equation. One star reviews made up 5% of the total review but most of them were because of this issue so hopefully that little piece of information can help most of you have a great riding experience if you do decide to purchase the scooter.Overall this was a great scooter. If you want a scooter that is built for an adult, the A4 is the way to go.