For advanced riders, many reviewers say the Razor Ultra Pro is the best bet. They note that at about $70 it's pricier than basic kick scooters, but the tradeoff is a more durable, versatile scooter that's ideal for stunt riders. The Ultra Pro's ability to accommodate rougher terrain and riders up to 220 pounds is another plus.
The Razor Ultra Pro builds on the reinforced head clamp and thicker handgrips of its predecessor, the Razor Pro Model (*Est. $60) , but adds a double-welded down-tube, wider 18-inch handlebars and smoother, ABEC-7-rated wheel bearings. The Razor Ultra Pro doesn't fold for easy storage like the Razor Pro Model, but many reviewers prefer the fixed frame, noting that it removes the potential safety hazard of triggering the Pro Model's folding mechanism during a hard landing.
We found few complaints about performance or durability with the Razor Ultra Pro, but there was some disagreement among posters as to whether the Pro Model is more suitable for riders at the lower end of the 8-and-up recommended age range. Riders shorter than 5 feet 4 inches may be more comfortable using the shorter, lower handlebars found on the otherwise-identical Razor Ultra Pro Lo.
Retail websites Amazon.com, Razorama.com and ToysRUs.com provide the greatest number of owner reviews for this kids' scooter.
The Razor Ultra Pro hasn't amassed as much owner feedback as the popular Pro Model on which it's based, but it's still a highly rated choice for older and more advanced riders. Amazon's user-friendly layout allows shoppers to see at a glance how this kick scooter compares to its competitors, and the quality of the reviews is generally good.
Review: Razor Ultra Pro Scooter, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Nov. 2011
While this retailer's collection of owner ratings is relatively small and specific to the Razor Ultra Pro Lo, it's still applicable to shoppers eyeing either this version or the taller Ultra Pro. The Ultra Pro Lo kick scooter receives an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and editors provide access to a summary of typical pros and cons, as well as individual owner reviews from Razorama.com visitors.
Review: Razor Ultra Pro Lo Kick Scooter - Ultimate Durability and Performance, Contributors to Razorama.com, As of Nov. 2011
The Razor Ultra Pro gets an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars here also, with most owners posting very favorable reviews. Although ToysRUs.com gets fewer reviews for the Ultra Pro than some retail sites, shoppers may get more information from combining feedback for the Razor Ultra Pro Lo, which gets high marks for fun and durability, as well.
Review: Razor Ultra Pro Kick Scooter, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of Nov. 2011