Madd Gear Versus Slamm Scooters

Madd Gear Pro Scooters.

Madd Gear make some awesome kids scooters at various price points. They are excellent scooters for people looking to perform stunts or tricks because they are lightweight and well made. Madd Gear Pro is an Australian company that have now made it big in the UK and worldwide. They have almost 10 years of experience in the scooter market and also have a Pro team so you know that their scooters have been tried and tested by some of the top stunt riders in the country.

Slamm Scooters.

If you want to support British made products then Slamm are the scooter brand for you. Based in London they make freestyle scooters which are designed to take the pace in any skate park throughout the country. Slamm scooters have 3 key models on the market right now but also design and make many scooter accessories, from wheels to grips and clamps – all at really affordable prices. This is a great way to funk up your scooter and make it more unique.

Which brand?

So which band of scooter should you choose, Madd Gear or Slamm? In general the Madd Gear scooters are the more pricey option, but in my opinion you generally get what you pay for and with scooters it’s no different. Madd Gear really do produce scooters built to last and this should provide you with the confidence you need to pull tricks and stunts in the knowledge that your scooter will take the pace. This is something that many hardcore riders would say – it is worth the extra cash. If you are just starting out, then Slamm scooters are a good entry point into the stunt scooter market and will still get you the street cred you deserve.

Madd Gear Scooter Range.

The lowest price Madd Gear scooter is the MGP Madd Mini scooter, priced at around £70. Suitable for 5 year olds, this is a well made model that will keep your little one happy and make their mates envious. It has good quality MGP wheels and ZXZ C bearings but bear in mind that this scooter has a maximum weight of 35 kgs. With all the other Madd Gear scooters you get the benefit of a 4 inch concave deck helping to give you a more comfortable ride and making the scooter easier to control when throwing some tricks. The scooters feature Krunk forged forks which are tough and reliable, and with the BAMF Slide in Flex Brake system you have the confidence to stop or slide at the touch of the brake.

Madd Gear Base and Team Edition scooters are for the slightly bigger kids – from 8 years +. From £100 – £125, and with the triple stacked collar clamps and pro tech alloy headset & bearings you know you have a real stunt scooter. The MGP Base has 100mm 85a MGP Pro 12 Spoke wheels with similar ZXZ C Pro bearings to the Mini MGP whereas the Team Edition has 100mm Aero Alloy Core wheels and Krunk K-1 bearings, making it the slightly more expensive option.

The ultimate Madd Gear Pro scooters are the Nitro and Ninja at just under £200. The one piece Krunk Cromoly Bat wing handlebars and 100mm Blade core wheels with Krunk K-2 bearings put this model into a different league. The Ninja has a slightly lighter frame and matt black paint finish.

The Slamm Scooter range.

The entry point is the Slamm Rage II stunt scooter at around £70 and is for 8 year olds and upwards. It’s worth noting that this Rage scooter has slightly shorter T-Bars than the others Slamm models which is great for younger kids. With reinforced forks and a triple stacked collar clamp you also get 100mm nylon core wheels with Abec 7 bearings. The Slamm Outbreak at around £90 and Slamm Pro are for the more serious stunt riders with their one piece 18 inch T-Bar and Slamm grips, double collar stacked clamp and reinforced deck. You will certainly be needing the quick stop brake with the Alloy Core 100mm 85a wheels that are included on the Slamm Pro scooter making it the slightly more expensive of the 2 models at around £110.