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Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter Review

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The Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter may look like just any ordinary toy scooter. But it’s actually a powerful, indestructible scooter perfect for advanced riders who want to focus on mastering their tricks, instead of worrying about bumping, scratching or destroying the scooter with every move.

Design

Built with high-quality, but lightweight aluminum, the Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter was designed with the rider and freestyle stunt scootering in mind.

Aluminum not only makes for a more portable scooter, but it also improves durability.

GRIPS – The grips, which are an important element to stunt scootering, are designed with comfortable ribbing to give rider a firm grip on his/her scooter and increase riding safety.

WHEELS – Its cast wheels are built to perform stunts and reduce rolling resistance significantly. These brightly-colored, High Rebound 88A PU wheels with spoked cores were crafted specifically so the wheels could rebound back to its original shape even after wheel-distorting tricks.

BOX SECTION DECK – A new feature for the Royal Guard II is its box section deck, which was specifically designed for riders exploring beginner stunts such as the tail-whip and double whip for advanced riders. The new box section deck design also prevents snagging.

DURABLE BEARINGS – The chrome steel bearings remain unchanged, mainly because its durability, quiet operation, and exceptional hardness are just as impressive and long-lasting as before. And since these bearings are rated ABEC 5, riding speed is improved significantly.

Special Features

One of the most common problems of scooters is rattling, a riding issue often caused by brakes. This rattling can be annoying, disruptive to your riding, and even downright dangerous. But because Royal Guard II is equipped with improved Flex brakes, you will never have to worry about rattling ever again.

Royal Scooters adapted a new heat treatment process to double the strength of its aluminum bars. This special treatment hardens metal and welds TIG to achieve stronger, cleaner and more visually-appealing joints. Because high-quality welding is done to joints, deck, bars, and even in reinforcements of the six-sided neck profile, the Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter is remarkably tough. Not only is durability a critical element to doing stunts safely, but guarantees longevity as well.

The Good and the Bad

The Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter looks, feels, and moves fantastic, but it still has few disadvantages that could affect someone’s ability to ride or do tricks.

Pros
Comfortable grips.
Box section deck profile perfect for stunts.
Rattle-eliminating Flex brakes.
Durable chrome steel bearings.
Wheels made to reduce rolling resistance.
Heat-treated, high-quality welded aluminum parts.
Cons
No way to adjust height (either up or down) on handlebars.
Adding custom wheels can be tricky since fork can only handle wheels below 100mm.

Verdict

Colorado-based Royal Scooters may have only been founded in 2011, but the company has witnessed the advancement of scootering in recent years. They’ve been front and center in developing scooters for every age, ability and budget. From its popular dirt scooter, to its wide range of all-terrain scooters, it’s guaranteed that Royal Scooters will stay a favorite among advanced riders.

A great example of Royal Scooter’s expertise in scooter research, testing, and product is the Royal Guard II. Its high-quality build and innovative technology makes this scooter an incomparable value-for-money choice not only for scooter stunters, but also to withstand daily abuse of beginner to advance riders of all ages.

There are obvious improvements, such as the new box-section deck profile and its anti-rattle flex brake, but underneath it all (the ones you can’t see) are the most important changes. The advanced TIG welding and heat-treatment process used for the Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter make every ride clean, every trick flawlessly performed, and each of the scooter’s welded parts exceptionally hard to break.

If you’re looking for a kid’s first scooter and worry about durability, you won’t go wrong with this model. It was specifically built for abuse. Royal Guard II Freestyle Stunt Scooter isn’t exclusively for beginners either – even stunt scooter pros could appreciate its box section deck, flex breaks and professional cast wheels.

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