MGP Stunt Scooters Review
MGP scooter, also know as MADD or Madd Gear Scooters are one of the most popular brands of stunt scooter at the moment. They are an Australian brand which have been around since 2002 but expanded into the European and UK markets from 2010. The latest range of scooters from Madd Gear is the MGP VX7 range. The VX7 range replaces the VX6 range which replaces the VX5 range and so on.
MGP VX7 Pro Scooter
The cheapest model which is the entry level scooter in the VX7 range is the MGP VX7 Pro Scooter.
The MGP VX7 Pro is a fantastic entry level stunt scooter. This latest version is an improvement on previous versions with even more features and even better quality build. They are not cheap at just under £100 and up but you get an awful lot for your money. (current price on Amazon). These are very stylish scooters with a deck fade finish on some models. Some of the key features include:
Wheels: 100 mm 88a alloy core wheels with K2 ABEC 9 bearings which are built for speed.
Handlebars: One piece bars that are 23″(58cm) in height and 21″(53cm) wide.
Deck: Strong and light the MGP VX7 Pro deck is made using the highest quality 6061 T4 and T6 heat treated alloy. It is 4″ wide, 19.5″ long and internally fluted with a 3 degree concave.
Fork: Threadless Forged Alloy IHC Fork.
Grips: 130mm TPR Grind Grips with Nylon Bar Ends
Brake: MGP Composite Blitz Brake which is a lightweight flex brake.
These scooters are light at 3.7kg and are designed for children aged 6 and up.
MGP VX7 Mini Pro
These are basically the same as the VX7 Pro but smaller in size. These Mini Pro scooters are for children aged 4 and up. The main differences to the full size scooter are in size. The deck is 2.5″ shorter and the bars are 18″ wide and 22″ tall. The scooter is slightly lighter at 3.55kg which is light enough for young children to handle.
Again, not a cheap scooter at just under £100 but still a fantastic enty level scooter for very young children who are interested in trying out stunts.
This scooter comes in a variety of colours as seen below.
MGP VX7 Team Edition
So what is the difference and is it worth paying more money for? The team edition VX7 is taller and a bit wider than the Pro Scooter. Probably more important is that it is also made from better spec parts than the standard VX7. The Team Edition has often been said to be the best value for money scooter in the MGP range but costs around around £150 for the latest VX7 model! The main differences are as follows: The deck is wider than the VX7 Pro scooter and is a 4.5″ wide concave deck. The wheels are bigger and are 110mm alloy core wheels with K2 ABEC 9 bearings. The handle bars are taller and wider (24″ (H) x 23″ (W)) and are chrome plated. The deck has an anodised finish.
This scooter is designed for children aged 8 years and up and weighs just 3.9kg all up.
So do these extra features make the VX7 Team Edition worth the extra money. Well if your child is serious about trying out tricks and wants a high quality stunt scooter that is going to last then the answer is probably Yes. If your child just wants to try out a stunt scooter and is likely to get bored after a few tries, then the answer has to be No!
MGP VX7 Extreme Scooter
The MGP VX7 Extreme scooter is different in that every scooter has a hydro wrapped deck. This means that there are a lot of different colours to choose from. In addition MGP will be releasing limited addition wraps over time so each colour will only be available for a limited period if time. All of which helps make any VX7 Extreme scooter you buy more unique.
The main technical features of the VX7 Extreme are:
Deck: Even longer than the Pro and Team Edition scooters at 20.5”. Width is4.5”. The deck is made from Integrated 6061 T4 & T6 Heat Treated & Fluted with 3° Concave & Cutouts.
Fork: Threadless 3D Forged 6061 Alloy Fork with Cutout.
Headset: MFX Integrated & Sealed IHC.
Bars: 24” W x 25” H 6061 T6 Alloy Oversized Aero Anodized Bar.
Wheels: 120mm MFX Switchblade with 86A High Rebound PU & Anodized Cores with K-3 ABEC 11 High Speed Chrome bearings.
So this scooter has a bigger deck and has a higher spec wheel bearings than the Team Edition. It weighs 3.6kg and is suitable for children aged 12 and up. The price is higher but for older children who are mad about stunt scooters it is a great quality scooter. The actual price varies depending on colour and seller but you can get a good idea of the current range of prices on Amazon. We have selected are few for you to see below as well.