After 3 years of development, the award winning Swiss innovators at Micro have launched a scooter specifically designed for the terrain park.
Part freestyle scooter, part snowboard, the Micro Black Ice is an ingenious new way to enjoy terrain parks.
How do you ride the Micro Black Ice?
The patented Micro terrain park scooter is the combination of a freestyle scooter, and snowboard. As with skis or snowboards, you steer and manage speed by turning the handle bar and shifting your weight, allowing the skis edges to carve a smooth line.
How do you stop?
You can slow down and stop by dragging one foot or carve a line as you would while skiing or snowboarding. You can also stop the snowpark scooter quickly by sliding the rear board outwards on its uphill edge.
How do you get on and off a chairlift?
When the chair lift approaches, position the scooter directly in front of you. As the lift takes you up, allow the handle bars rest on your lap and let the scooter hang below you. Cross your legs and ankles around the front of the Black Ice and enjoy the ride. The snowpark scooter is small and light enough that you may also take it on your lap.
Can I ride it in a terrain park?
The Micro Black Ice scooter can be ridden in any terrain park that resorts will permit. Ride half pipes, rails, boxes, and kickers with ease, and of course, in control and as safely as possible to reduce risk of injury to yourself and others.
How do you ride safely?
Micro endorses the "Smart Style" Terrain Park Safety initiative. A cooperative effort that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message. The Smart Style Terrain Park Safety Program has Four Main Messages:
MAKE A PLAN
Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
EASY STYLE IT
Start small and work your way up (Inverted aerials not recommended).
RESPECT GETS RESPECT
From the lift line through the park.
What kind of shoes do you wear?
Since there are no bindings, the scooter can be ridden with hiking boots or soft snowboard boots.
Can I put wheels on the Micro Black Ice?
No. The scooter is specifically designed for use with skis and engineered to withstand the forces encountered in terrain parks.
What maintenance do I need to perform on my scooter?
Just as we recommend for freestyle scooters, you should check the scooter before every session. All bolts and screws should be checked to ensure they are correctly tightened. The headset should spin freely and without play. In addition, you will want to take your skis into a shop to have the edges sharpened and base waxed as needed.
How to control speed, brake and stop?
As the feet are not strapped onto the deck, you can always put your feet down. The best way is to do like skiers and snowboarders do. Carve and stop.