This weekend, for the first time in my life, I rode on a scooter.
Not just any scooter, mind you, but one made for professionals. The Zinc Team Series Chozen scooter.
I was a bit nervous unboxing it, as its trip across the pond from the UK resulted in some damage to its packaging, but it turned out to be very well protected inside. Other than the scooter itself, inside the box there was an owner's manual and two Allen wrenches.
Putting it together was not a challenge, thanks to the clear instructions. Handling it to put it together allowed me to see that this was a quality device, obvious to even the novice scooterer such as myself. From the comfy rubber grips on the handlebar to the rough-textured standing surface to the fluid movement of the wheels, this was one solid scooter. Nothing at all like the ones I had attempted to use as a kid.
I won't list the specs here (you can find them at the link above), but I will say that while my skills on a scooter are limited, the high quality of the Zinc scooter made it easier to get started. It's very well balanced, and I was able to spend an afternoon maneuvering around my driveway without any problem. Even my daughter gave it a try (with my help, of course).
With some practice I know I'd get better at it, but it'll be a long while (if ever) for me to be a skilled enough scooterer to be worthy of a Team Series scooter from Zinc.
Much fun was had by all.