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Scooter (Elliot)

Scooter (Elliot)

Specifications
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Elliot
Scooter
115 x 150 x 48 cm
105 x 65 x 28 cm
10 kg
Travel cover, choice of colour for aluminium tubes

The Scooter, with the exception of its seat, this German model is made entirely from aluminium. The Scooter is made up of 4 main sections.

1. A 50 mm diameter rear axle to which the 2 wheels are attached.

2. A Chassis in curved tubes with a plastic seat. The seat has a tilt-adjustable back-rest.

3. The front segment is made from a square section and can be adjusted in length.

4. The fork, the front wheel and the 2 pegs (attached to the fork using 2 threaded rods). Ground clearance: 20 cm

SUITABILITY FOR FREESTYLE
The Scooter is designed for freestyle. With a very high centre of gravity, it is easy to tilt it on to 2 wheels. No effort is required to perform 180 and 360 turns.

GROUND-HUGGING
This is an unstable buggy which skids easily. It is fairly difficult to drive with too much sail.

COMFORT
Becaue it has such a high centre of gravity, it is hard to find any support. However, you can use the pegs to wedge yourself into the seat. Anyone with a bad back will experience some discomfort despite the tilt-adjustable back-rest. The seat is made from plastic and provides your backside with good protection from stones and other rubbish. If you are on the broad side, you will probably find the seat a tight fit. The Scooter offers no protection from anything thrown up by the front wheel.

KP'S VERDICT
The Scooter is a buggy that makes it very easy to get into freestyle. It can also be used for long distance, but as soon as you build up any speed, the great power of the sail tends to make it shimmy. When it twists, the buggy emits an annoying whining noise. Despite the wide section of the tubes used, they sometimes break. These breaks occur most often at the welds or at the base of the pegs. Good maintenance can prevent these problems. You can choose the colour of the aluminium tubes: grey, red or green. You can also order a full range of spare parts.

 

For Against
A born freestyler
Choice of tube colours
Adjustable back rest
Can be dismantled fully
Sturdiness of materials
Ground hugging
annoying noises

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Buggy Review taken from
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 97

 

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