- Q & A
The Micro Mini Kickboard is the highest rated scooter for children aged 2-5. Your child will love "surfing the sidewalk" on their Micro Mini, and you will love the years of fun and exercise it provides. The Mini is one of the best value present you will buy your child. The smooth gliding Micro Mini's 3 wheels, low-to-the-ground deck and safe steering all contribute to stability that makes the Mini perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergartners. What makes the Mini unique and fun is the lean-to-steer design; children steer by using their body weight to lean right and left, intuitively learning to lean into a turn, while developing balance and coordination used in many sports. The Micro Mini has the smoothest, quietest ride available thanks to high quality wheels and a flexible fiberglass reinforced deck, which together absorb bumps in the sidewalk. Safety certified by the CPSC, the Micro Mini is recommended for children up to 44lbs.
SAFETY - For best protection, we strongly recommend that children wear helmets and knee pads when riding. Non marking wheels allow children to learn to scoot in the safety of your home.
AWARDS - ASTRA Best Toy Award 2014, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, Gold and SNAP Award Seals 2009, 2010 and 2011, Parents’ Choice Award 2010, Learning Express Best Toy Award Outdoor 2009, Tillywig Top Fun Award 2014
|Age||2 - 5 years|
|Weight capacity||44 lbs|
|Scooter Weight||4.2 lbs|
|Storage and Travel||T-bar removes from deck.|
|Handle Height||24" from Deck|
|Wheel size/material||Front: 120 mm, Back: 80 mm, Polyurethane|
|Length/width of scooter||21" x 4.5"|
|Length/width of standing deck||12" x 4.5"|
The Maxi weighs 2 lbs more than the Mini and its deck is 1 inch wider and almost 2 inches longer; this makes the Maxi a little more challenging to control, maneuver, and pick-up when compared to the Mini. The Mini's steering bar is fixed at a height of 24 inches above the deck; the Maxi's steering bar is adjustable from 24 inches up to 36 inches, allowing it to 'grow' with the child.
Please bear in mind that all parts are replaceable on Micro products; thus, when a child outgrows a Mini/Maxi, it can be refreshed as needed to be passed on to a younger sibling or friend. By changing the handle bar grips, deck color, wheels, etc., the scooter can be made "like new." Cheers!
Mini Original: T-bar does *not* adjust and is at a fixed height of 24 inches
Mini Deluxe: T-bar is adjustable, can be adjusted from 17 inches - 25 inches
Aside from the T-bar, there are only small cosmetic differences between the two models (no other design differences)
Thank you for contacting us! In response to your inquiry, I like to use a pair of oven mitts (or towels) for use in-between the Allen Keys and my palms-- without the oven mitts/towels, I am personally not able to generate enough "torque" to turn the Allen Key. The mitt/towel not only serves as a buffer to protect your palm, it also helps offer some additional grip. Please let us know if you have further questions-- we have a toll-free telephone number, 888-236-5657, and are open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). --firstname.lastname@example.org