Scootering Action at Bay Skate, Napier
Now, scootering has been around longer than just about all the other roller sports combined, bar roller-skating. Google tells us that the first push-scooter was invented in Germany in 1817. Then in the USA, scooters gained popularity during the Great Depression, when children built their own out of planks of wood and spare wheels.
Scootering Through The Ages
Throughout the past few, erm, centuries, scooters have been rolling around the planet and scootering has always been a way of getting around. However, it was the invention of a foldable aluminium scooter with inline skates wheels, created in Switzerland in 1996 and sold as a micro-skate scooter that was the wheel game-changer.
Foldable Scooters & Stunt Scooters
The (foldable) Razor scooter was introduced to Japan in 1999 and many young people in Tokyo began to use it as a portable transportation device before it became a fad around the world. After that, lightweight stunt scooters started being produced, allowing riders to perform tricks at skate parks and on the street and now, at Bay Skate.