Maxi Kick Kickboard Scooter #Giveaway

Kickboard Scooters are going to make a big splash this spring. They are already making a HUGE splash with my boys. We received a Mini, Maxi and a regular ol’ 2 wheel scooter from Kickboard USA. I was especially excited as it was supposed to start warming up here in Colorado and we had a couple days of 60 degree weather on the horizon. Nothing like letting the boys run off their energy outside instead of with a face in some sort of video game.

Brady was the first to test his out. The Mini Kick is for ages 2-5 and has 3 wheels instead of 2. The size was perfect for him. While he was a bit nervous at first, he’s now warming up to the idea of at least standing on it while I pull him around the house. Brady certainly isn’t ready to start using it on his own, but I can’t wait to try this in our therapy sessions to see if it will help with his sense of balance and help strengthen his legs up a bit. Thank goodness for having hardwood floors and a fairly open floor plan in our house. The cost of this scooter is $85.

Carter was next and tested out the Maxi Kick. This is geared for ages 5-11 and also boasts the 3 wheel design. What I love the most about this scooter is, instead of turning the handles and the wheels turn with it, the child simply leans into the direction they want to go, pushing the handles to the right or left side and the entire scooter shifts that direction. It’s hard to get a hairpin turn (like what’s needed to get into our kitchen from the other rooms) but it really is a smooth and safer way for the kids to manuever the scooter. His was the most expensive, valued at $135.

Carter rides this thing Every. Single. Day. No joke. He even had me make a video of him riding around our downstairs. Check it out!

Thomas decided to actually use his scooter outside (Thank Heavens!) and said he liked how smooth the ride was and how easy it was to brake and do tricks. It was a bit unstable at first and took some time getting used to, but after just a few turns, he really got the feel for it. This model is the “Sprite” scooter and is for ages, “9 to 99.” The price of this model is $99.00. While the price of these may seem a bit high, I truly feel they are worth the price. The construction, durability and design are really top quality.

My kids have been using them for about 3 weeks now and still beg to use them every day. They go in the grass, on pavement, wood floors, rocks, asphalt, you name it. The scooters have held up to it all and when they used them indoors on our wood flooring, they didn’t leave one mark.

Now for the fun part. You can enter to win a SET of scooters! Kickboard USA has graciously allowed us to giveaway both a Mini AND Maxi scooter! This prize is valued at over $200!!

Here’s how to win:

Visit Kickboard USA online, then come back and leave a comment telling me what your favorite feature on these fun scooters is. Extra entry if you also follow them on twitter and let us know in a separate comment. Contest open to US residents only in the 48 contiguous states. Entries will be taken until Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:59pm MST. For full rules and legal jargon, head on over to our sweepstakes page.

Not a part of the contest, but if you could like them on Facebook as well, you can stay up to date on their offers and products (and make my heart tingle).

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disclosure: I was given 3 scooters to facilitate this review. Thoughts and opinions are mine and honest. 

Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), self-proclaimed tortoise wrangler. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

Comments

  1. Mary Baker says

    I love the Black and white, White and Black. I love the kickstands, and I love the way they fold for storage!

  2. Robert Ranieri says

    Thinmking like a kid here but if I was riding the Maxi, i’d love the fact that it offers the feeling of ‘surfing the sidewalks’.

  3. amie d says

    I love that they fold up! That way my son can bring it in the house and keep it put up in his closet.

  4. Autumn B. says

    def that it folds up! we only have a one car garage, so space is very limited!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  5. Betty says

    The 3-wheeled Mini Kick Scooter was awarded the Parent’s Choice Approved Seal in 2011. While 3 wheels adds stability and safety, the lean and steer aspect beaches kids balance
    The website would not load – though I did find a number of product reviews on these scooters

  6. meme says

    the site is having issues right now but from what I was able to read which wasn’t much I love that it folds up easy and both me and the kids will be able to ride this yeah

  7. Jill Myrick says

    I like that these scooters are made with reinforced fiberglass construction. And to me the three wheels give it more stability for my children.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  8. Thuy V says

    I love the three wheel design for stability. I find that its great for beginners. Overall, the scooters look like something my kids would enjoy. They are serious about scooters.

  9. Pauline M says

    I like the stability that is built into the scooters and like that it is the ‘Best Scooter for Kids’ as reported by ToyReport.org

  10. Daniel M says

    lean-and-steer’ design allows children to direct the scooter by using their body weight to curve from side to side

  11. Tiffany Hearn says

    I love that the maxi kick scooter’s 3-wheel scooter design features the unique lean-and-steer mechanism, offering the feeling of ‘surfing the sidewalks’. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My kids would love this!

  12. michelle tucker says

    I love that it goes up to a weight limit of 120. That’s really great. It’ll be something the kiddos can use for a while!

    michedt at yahoo dot com

  13. kathy pease says

    i love that the mini is lightweight so it’s easy for kids to maneuver and the maxi can hold up to 120 lbs

    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. clynsg says

    I like the stability of the mini-kick for the youngest user, and the flexibility as they progress to more advanced styles.

  15. Sus says

    I like the ‘lean-and-steer’ design ” allows children to direct the scooter by using their body weight to curve from side to side” for my little one.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  16. Melodic Mom says

    My favorite feature (on the Mini Kick) is that it has 3 wheels & a low-to-the-ground deck so that it’s more stable for the little ones.

  17. nannypanpan says

    i like that the mini is so lightweight..usually i end up toting a scooter around the last part of the block
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  18. ellen says

    My favorite feature of these scooters is that almost the entire family can get on them and have fun outdoors! They make them for kids as young as 2 and ‘kids’ as old as 99- it doesnt get much more inclusive!

  19. Debra F says

    The best feature on these scooters is the lean-and-steer mechanism….I know my son would love to own one of these

  20. Holly S. says

    I love that they offer all different sizes for the whole family instead of just one size. I have an 11 year old and a 4 year old, so I do appreciate this. She struggles sometimes to play with his toys and he wouldn’t be caught dead on hers ;) Thanks.
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  21. Sheila A says

    love several features of the kickboards scooters! however, one thing I do love is that they are lightweight..be easy to transport..thanks for the giveaway!!

  22. victoria lester says

    My favorite feature is the three wheel lean and steer mechanism.
    momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

  23. Anne Lehnick says

    I like that they have different types of scooters for different ages so there’s something for each of my kids – and me and hubby!

  24. eileen says

    I love the fun colors I also like that the kids would get excersize while having a lot of fun!!!

  25. carole says

    like that they dont leave marks on the floor.cause you know they will be riding them in the house!!

  26. Christine W says

    I love that they look so fun…the video of the kids in the park was adorable! My favorite feature is all the cool colors to choose from. Thanks so much for the chance!

  27. 1955nurse says

    Combining Swiss engineering & cutting edge technology the have been able to achieve award winning designs – Love the Mini & maxi Scooters, these would be SOOO perfect for my Grandson & Grandaughter! And I love the Helmets, too — great designs!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) hanks for the chance…. I don’t “Tweet” but I DID like them on Facebook (HollyCunningham)

  28. Hoa Le says

    My favorite feature is that the maxi is also available with an adjustable T-bar steering option that handles just like the mini kick scooter.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Sandy VanHoey says

    I like the mini ones..my younger grandchildren get upset because they want to ride my older grandsons scooter which is too big for them.

  30. says

    I like the fact that they have 3 wheels. I think my nephews who are mildly disabled might be able to use these when they are not able to use a regular scooter.

  31. Nicole Vosburgh says

    I love the mini ones! It’s perfect for teaching my little guy how to develop his balancing skills.

  32. says

    I like that they have scooters for as young as 2 yrs old! My littlest is always trying to follow around Big Brother and having a scooter for each of them would be great!

  33. Samantha leach says

    I love that there’s a mini version!My 4 year old has been wanting a scooter but I just don’t think he’s big enough for a regular scooter yet.They look really easy to use with 3 wheels,low to the ground..I would be less worried about him getting hurt with these.

  34. julianne says

    i love that they have a mini version that would be great for my daugher who is almost three!

  35. Kambrea says

    I love that they are reinforced and made with high grade materials! I love the wide range available.

  36. susan varney says

    i like the the rear ‘spoon’ brake and double-rear wheels add stability and performance

  37. jackie says

    i love that there is a mini version… my daughter is just 2 an wants to copy her older cousins in everything they do

  38. says

    I love that they have a mini kick for smaller children. My little grandson always wants to do what his big sister does, but he is too small for the average scooter.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  39. says

    I love the three wheels, My younger kids would be able to play with this and learn a lot easier :) and I also like that there is room for both feet easily, that is good for hopping on and balance :) What a great giveaway thanks!

  40. Kathy says

    I like that the help develop balance, coordination and motor skills, all important for little ones

  41. Aura says

    I really like how lightweight the mini kick is making it easy for even my youngest children to handle. The weight shift to turn makes it easier and prevents tipping and the 2 wheels in front instead of in the back like other beginner scooters prevents my kids from tripping over the wheels when scooting. The mini and maxi kick are the best scooters on the market

  42. Mechele Johnson says

    I love the three wheels for balance and the fact that they have sizes! That is awesome because usually scooters are a general size and a bit harder for little ones to use.

  43. jodi lasher says

    I like that they have 3 wheels.. They look like they would be easier for younger kids to use.. The color selection is amazing also. Thanks for the opportunity.

  44. Angela says

    I love the double wheel for stability in the back… this looks really cool, I know my 5 yr old would love it!

  45. valerie says

    I LOVE that they are made in two sizes that would suit my two and seven year old perfectly!! My little guy *always* wants to do whatever his big brother does, and these would be a great activity for them to do together, with “big” helping “little” learn how to balance and ride! It’s fabulous that they are designed to ride smooth and just look sooo cool!!

  46. Erin Johnson-pina says

    I love the different colors you can choose from, and the grip pad for non sliding of feet.

  47. Viva says

    I love that it has an adjustable pilot stick handle, allowing advanced riders to curve and carve like never before. Thanks!

  48. Glenna Faccenetti says

    I like that they have won numerous international awards for design and quality, this tells me they will stand up to my kids’ abuse.

  49. Erika P. says

    I like that the lean and steer mechanism is designed to give riders the feeling that they’re surfing

  50. Stephanie V says

    The polyurethane wheels also create a wonderfully smooth glide — and a quiet ride — fave feature!

  51. Kelly Ann T. says

    I like that the maxi’s 3-wheel design features the unique lean-and-steer mechanism, offering the feeling of ‘surfing the sidewalks’.

  52. says

    They look really well made. I like the smooth ride, controllable brakes and the non-toxic materials. I also like that they are adjustable. My kids will love them.

  53. Jennifer says

    I like that there are different models for different ages and they are adjustable. And the colors are awesome!

  54. K.Pugh says

    I love the construction and colors and with 3 kids under six, I love that they’re adjustable!

  55. K.Pugh says

    As much as I can tell from the pictures…they certainly look well made. Love the colors and their emphasis on helmet wearing!!

  56. sheryl cullum says

    I do like that theres a kickstand makes it easier to store them in the garage standing up instead on down on the floor.
    amasfuntime at yahoo dot com

  57. Laurie Harrison says

    Having two granddaughters, my mouse just automatically clicked on the pink scooter. Although I love the fact that many reviewers agree that this scooter is stable enough for a two year old I also was pleased to find this info: Kickboard USA is gearing up for October when we will once again donate 10% of profits from sales of all things mini and pink, to promote cancer awareness with Susan G. Komen.
    Thank you for the chance.
    I like your boys shoes. They really added pizzazz to his Scootin’ expertise!

  58. says

    Visited their site. Gotta love that they promote safety & helmets ‘above the fold.’ Really like the extra padded handles and third wheels, even for a bit older kids 6-12 and up to 99. They look sturdy. And I love the micro-luggage concept!

  59. Alethia says

    Love that they have a nice curved brake, and they are durable. My son was given a cheapo scooter, and it just broke like nothing, and it had no brake!?! He has been begging for a new scooter, and I have been stalling, but now that spring is coming I have been debating it.

  60. says

    I love the 3-wheel scooter design, and the reinforced fiberglass construction for extreme durability (which we need around here).

  61. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I like that Kickboard offers different styles for different ages and abilities, including a very stable 3 wheel design. I also like that Kickboard offers replacement parts–this would extend the life of the scooters through more children’s use.

  62. Kelly D says

    My favorite feature is the unique lean-and-steer mechanism- I think this would be great for kids coordination, and it sounds like fun.

  63. Ann F says

    I love the stability of the 3 wheeled scooters. Much safer for the little ones!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  64. Jodi says

    I like the 3-wheel design and how it doesn’t look baby-ish like some of the other 3-wheel ones do. :)

  65. Liz says

    I like the 3 wheel design. Seems like it will still go fast for the boys but a little more stable with the 3 wheels.

  66. Brandi says

    Oh pick me, pick me! This would be perfect for my kids! My favorite feature is the 3 wheel design on the mini. I like the extra stability.

  67. Cincy Woods says

    I like the sturdiness of the 3-wheel design & also that it’s made for ages up to 88 so the whole family can use them!

  68. says

    I love that it has the brake, my boys tend to get crazy and having the brake option on a scooter is awesome, that way they don’t have to bail off if they get out of control.

  69. says

    I like that the mini’s have three wheels, adds some stability for the little one. I also like that it is big enough or two feet since they get tired on longer walks. The brake is an awesome option, too!

  70. Erin says

    It sounds dumb but I like that they have a kickstand. I recently ran over my kids scooter because it was laying on the ground. Whoops.

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