Slider The UnScooter
MSRP: $129.99 + Shipping & Handling
6-inch polyurethane wheels
Dual handle brakes
Sturdy steel construction
Action-Decks with drive-spring propulsion
Hand grip height 32â€?
250lbs weight limitation
Colors available: Black, Red, Blue, or Pink
Patented Action-Deckâ„¢ Propulsion
Designed to propel you forward without your feet touching the ground.
Pivoting polyurethane wheels provide the most maneuverability, yet is more stable than 2-wheel scooters.
Dual Handle Brakes
Sturdy Steel Construction
During Interbike 07 we got a chance to chit chat with the cool people from Slider. They gave us a demo of how their product worked and even gave us the opportunity to test it out for them.
The Slider is definitely one interesting piece of machinery. There are several things you could do propel yourself without having to touch the ground. I found a scissors action with my legs to be the easiest way to make it go. Simply push both your feet out then retract. Itâ€™s drive springs and pivoting wheels seen above would do the rest.
The Sliderâ€™s action deck combined with the back wheels ability to pivot 45 degrees gives you stability and awesome maneuverability. Itâ€™s stable enough that I could turn 180 degrees when riding at full speed. You just have to lean into the turn and counter steer the front wheel.
Strengths: Such a super fun ride! It only takes a few minutes of riding before youâ€˜re thinking of tricks to do. Itâ€™s affordable. MSRP for this particular model is $129.99. Trikke one itâ€™s competitor is asking $369.99 for a similar item.
Weakness: During the test period, a weld on the right action deck broke causing itâ€™s rear wheels to be uneven. I noticed it after my brother RL and I were riding it around his neighborhood. I spoke with George Tarrab one of the Sliderâ€™s representatives about the problem. He told me that it might have just been a fluke on this particular Slider. He then assured me that their 6 month warranty would cover any type of problems a customer would have with their Slider.
â€œWe will of course warranty the unit by providing new rear caster assemblies with upgraded bearings, but will also include a new set of wheels to freshen the unit up for the customer’s troubleâ€¦â€? said Mr. Tarrab. Itâ€™s good to hear a representative of a company stand behind their product.
Summary: The Slider is definitely a fun ride! Everyone who jumps on this bad boy instantly falls in love with it. It only takes a few minutes to get used to before youâ€™re out there riding it like a pro. This is a must have piece of equipment. I actually plan on ordering one of the smaller models for my daughter.
For more info check out the SLIDER the UnScooter site.