Riding smart and staying safe is the best way to make sure you have a great time with your favorite Razor products. When you’re ready to ride, a good rule of thumb is to use the same precautions as you would when riding a bike, skateboard or using in-line skates.
Be sure to read the following safety tips and take them seriously to avoid losing control, falling or sustaining a potentially serious injury. Follow our Razor Rules, and you’ll be ready to ride smart and have a great time.
Who Should Ride
Children under 8 should ride with adult supervision at all times. The Razor® product should not be ridden by anyone under the recommended age limited. A good rule of thumb is not to let a child ride a scooter without supervision unless he/she has been riding a two-wheeled bike well for 6 months or longer.
Getting Geared Up
Always wear an Australian standards (AS/NZS 2063: 2008) approved helmet and elbow and kneepads. Wrist guards are also recommended to be worn when riding the Ripstik and Sole Skate. Wear athletic shoes (lace-up shoes with rubber soles). Don’t ride barefoot or in sandals. Keep shoelaces out of the way of wheels.
Get Your Razor Ready
Make sure to read the owner’s manual inside the box before using your Razor product. Before every ride, check and secure all fasteners and check wheels for wear and tear. Replace worn or broken parts immediately. Keep your product clean by wiping with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust.
Gradually get the feel of your new ride before riding with others. Learn how tight a turn you can comfortably make and practice applying the brake at various speeds in an open area. Hold onto the handlebars at all times.
Watch the Terrain
As with in-line skates, avoid water, speed bumps, sand, gravel and anything that could cause your front wheel to stop. Even a modest bump in the sidewalk can stop the front wheel and cause a fall. Better to ride around obstacles than to take a spill.
Use “Extreme” Caution
With practice, you’ll get increasingly more comfortable on your ride. But, no matter how long you’ve been riding, you should always use caution. Avoid steep inclines and don’t ride too fast – you can lose control and fall. Never ride in traffic and watch your surroundings for pedestrians, bikers, boarders and skaters. You will see people on TV or even people you know doing tricks and stunts, but you shouldn’t try something until you are ready. These are people that have been practicing for a very long time. Remember, ride smart and stay safe.