We were sent the Wave Catcher Electric Scooter for review
I am not going to lie, Big L (8, almost 9) is not a daredevil but when we were asked to review the Wave Catcher Electric Scooter he got very excited so I couldn’t say no. I’ve actually been surprised at how well he’s taken to it. Obviously we are in lockdown at the moment, and we have been self isolating for several weeks so, thanks to Rollplay Toys, this has really given Big L the incentive to get out and give it a go.
The Wave Catcher Electric Scooter is kind of a scooter/skateboard hybrid for children aged 8 and over. It has a 24v lithium powered battery and a max speed of 10mph but you can restrict it to 6mph or use it without the power – which is what we have done to get Big L used to it.
Having two wheels at the back has certainly aided balance. The board also tilts in the same way a skateboard would underfoot, with the added extra of handlebars which steer the front wheel.
The Wave Catcher Electric Scooter comes in a box and requires minimal assembly
All you need is a screwdriver to screw in a couple of screws in the brake, plug the battery leads together and screw the handlebars and you are pretty much done. It took me a while to work out how to fold und unfold it but once you know, you know.
The Wave Catcher Electric Scooter folds up for storage and transportation, it is quite heavy though
The throttle is by way of two buttons on the handlebars, as there are two you can ride one handed – fancy! It also has a brake at the back. When switched on (as I said before it can be on, restricted or used without the motor) the motor kicks in when it reaches a set speed.
What did Big L think of the Wave Catcher Electric Scooter from Rollplay?
Let’s cover safety – please make sure you have a helmet and pads. Big L did take a tumble or two and if it wasn’t for the pads, well you get the gist. It wasn’t quite in the same league as me falling off my skateboard aged 11 while wearing a skirt and leaving a long line of skin from my knee along the path outside our house. I still have the scar. I digress.
As I have said Big L isn’t the most sporty kid so I was really chuffed when he was keen to try out the scooter. Following the current social distancing guidelines we used the (very quiet) road outside our house. We are at the end of a cul de sac so there was no through traffic and no one else was out.
He happily scooted up and down for quite a while. We have taken the scooter out most for the last week and he is getting more and more confident each time.
As I say he fell off once or twice but hasn’t been deterred at all – I’ve been very pleased to see him take to it so well and think it will encourage him to keep going. We have a skate park nearby and, although he isn’t at that stage just yet, practicing just outside our own home will give him the confidence to progress later.
The Wave Catcher electric scooter has a RRP of £199 and is currently available from Amazon for around £193.00 It might seem like a lot of money but it is something that they will be able to use for years to come, and will get a lot of use out of especially once we are able to go out and about again.
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