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A scooter is a toy that is made for small children. It is often constructed from plastic, but it can be made from aluminum. The difference between a scooter and Razor® scooter is brand name. In fact, a scooter and a Razor® scooter can be similar in size, shape, material and use.
Razor®scooters are made by Razor USA. They are a type of kick scooter, or push scooter. Kick scooters are a small platform held up by between two and four small wheels. Non-brand name scooters as well as Razor® scooters are both available in this style.
Scooters have a rich history, and primitive scooters included a simple pair of roller skates attached to a board. By 1955, the style had evolved to one similar to what we have today, but the wheels were much larger and didn't glide as smoothly. Other four-wheeled scooters closely resembled skateboards with handles coming out the top. It was in the 1990s that the narrower, sleeker design we see today was created by Wim Ouboter of Micro Original Scooters in Switzerland.
The popularity of scooters and Razor® scooters took off in the 1990s. The Razor® company’s original design did not differ much from the Micro scooter; however, since that first design, Razor USA has released new versions with specified features to accommodate user preference, and that sets Razor® scooters apart from other brands of kick scooter manufacturers.
Scooter and Razor® scooter models are available in many designs, but the original Razor® scooter was the A model. It was released in 2000. With a high weight limit, it was a model that quickly became popular with young people of all ages.
While scooter and Razor® scooter styles can be one and the same, the Razor® brand offers a wide variety of models and styles. For example, the Razor® Cruiser Scooter is a laid-back, classic-style scooter. It has an extra-wide deck made of wood and fiberglass, and it has a rear fender brake. This model is for simple riding, not doing tricks.
Another popular Razor® model is the Razor® Carvr. It combines the features of a skateboard and scooter. It turns and carves like a skateboard, giving the user more control. Aluminum scooters are not original to the popular Razor® brand scooters, but their ever-developing features and specialized models set them apart from other scooter manufacturers.