Super Smooth Scooter from Skates
Skates.co.uk has been at the forefront of the scooter and skate market since it’s launch in 2007. After the massive success of their Heelys website, Flywalk, this family-run business exploded on the scootering scene, bringing all the best scooters, for extreme and recreational use, to the public.
We have been asked to review an item from their www.Skates.co.uk. So with Jake being really into his scooters and always trying to do stunts, and his favourite colour being orange I had to choose for us to review the Chilli Pro Reaper Sun Black / Orange Stunt Scooter.
The scooter arrived very quickly by courier, all contents secured in its Chilli Red box!
We took it out of the box, after reading the instructions, it was very clear what we had to do. We inserted the handle bar into the clamp, then tightened using the supplied Allen key.
Before for first time use
It is important to check the the brakes function properly.
Check the handlebars are secured tightly.
Double check that the wheels are secured but roll without resistance.
That’s it, your ready to go!
The instructions were very clear and simple to understand, and they also have an additional Scooter and Maintenance Guide full of information for you if needed at a later date.
I really love the smooth finish on this scooter, and it is very suited to Jake who is 7, and it will last him many many years to come.
The Chiili Pro Scooter features great grip on the handles, lovely black smooth finish, with metallic orange clamp, fork and wheels.
This scooter really does stand out from the crown, we have went through the school yard many of times and the eyes draw in and say ‘Jake I like your scooter’.
Jake takes the scooter to and from school daily, the scooter runs so smoothly! On our way home from school is mainly all down hill, so he likes that it just ‘glides’ all the way home with barely any push, even over the bumpy paths!
Skates.co.uk deliver free in the UK and next working day for orders over £40 if ordered before 5pm, plus all orders will get free stickers (which we now have dotted around Jake’s bedroom!) Skate.co.uk also offer a price match service and will match any retailer!
Jake’s dad is an avid chilli grower so the name was straight away appealing for him, and this range of scooter being called The Reaper which is a very hot chilli, which we have also grown at home, worked well in our household!
The Reaper is the latest creation of the Chilli Pro Team, a perfect all round street star for beginners and also suitable for pros. The Reaper is characterised by a very accurate Street setup, a very friendly deck geometry and the XXL T-bar. Equipped with their own Chilli Spider HIC it makes every stunt performance easy from the outset! The Reaper is of course 100% compatible with all the upgrades; a standard feature of all Chilli Pro Scooters.
This scooter is available in many different colours, so if orange is not your colour I am pretty sure you will find a colour to suit, or you can even choose from many of their other scooters on the website you can be sure to find a scooter which is perfect for you.
If you are still unsure, you also have the option to choose ‘scooter builder’ on their website, which will give you the option to build your own custom scooter. I, of course have had a peek at this option, it is full of a wide range of choices to choose from to create perfect scooter for yourself!
Selecting the pieces you would like, and going through step by step to eventually build your customised scooter, the options are endless for the specifications that you could choose from. You can also narrow the options down using categories per step which could help if you have an idea what you are looking for, or simply view all to see the collection.
Also if you are stuck or unsure, there is a live web chat option on the website to answer any questions.
The rest of the range
Skates.co.uk don’t just sell scooters – they also have a brilliant range of inline skates, aggressive skates, roller skates, retro quad roller skates, Heelys, ice skates, mini BMX, longboards, balance boards & Swegways, clothing, skateboards, all-terrain skates and of course the safety protection.
They also sell parts, so don’t forget skates.co.uk when you need new wheels or bearings which I’m sure I won’t forget!
Heelys are just like trainers but they have wheels in their heel, allowing a wearer to walk, run or roll, by shifting their weight to their heel. Heelys provide a huge amount of fun and can even be turned into normal shoes by removing the wheels.
1 wheel Heelys are made for children who’s sense of balance is good and can pick up how to do balance sports or activities like riding a bike quickly. 2 wheel Heelys Shoes are intended for younger children looking to get the hang of Heelys at a younger age, or those with a poorer sense of balance. The great idea of 2 wheel Heelys are that the 2nd extra wheel can also be removed at a later date once your child gets the hang of Heelys more!
Heelys start from size UK Junior 11 which is approx age 5+ and go up to adult size 8 shoe. The website is very clear to understand, after pressing the Heelys tab, you can view all the Heelys, if you wish to filter this option down, you can choose from 1 or 2 wheels and also boys/girls category.
There are so many different designs to choose from, which I’m sure will make it hard to choose from, spoilt for choice! Jake likes the idea of Heelys but his feet have grown up 3 sizes in a year so hopefully they slow down soon so I can order him some as they are on his Christmas List already! We particularly like the ones in the image here.
You will be sure to find something of interest to suit as there is something for everyone!
The clothing range that is also sold online is also quite broad range, they have hats & caps, stance socks, wristbands, tshirts, hoodies, headphones, shorts, leggings, bags & backpacks. They really do seem to have everything you need in one place and can all be placed within the same order.
So what will you choose from their site?
Mummy H & Jake
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