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Remember that Lupe Fiasco song? The one about skate parks, and ducking and diving, and dodging pedestrians on busy sidewalks? Yeah…not anymore. Times are changing and now, we’re quickly coasting into 2020 on the best electric scooter for commuting.
Sure penny boards and the motorized skateboard are still completely rad for the sleepy surfer seaside town kids, but once the Hover-1 Journey Electric Scooters hit everywhere from Pacific Coast Highway to Washington Square Park, all bets were off. They’re EVERYWHERE! Whether you are looking for the perfect back-to-school or holiday gift for the tween/teen in your life, we have exactly the thing you are looking for: an electric scooter! And you really need to check this one out.
OK, I’m going to be lame mom buzz kill right now, but I wasn’t feeding into the hype when they first hit my radar. Man, what a fool I am. Hubs came home one night and gave me such a hard sell on his new find, and seriously thisclose for me to close the deal not only to buy him one to rally around the ‘hood, but purchase one for Kiddo as she heads back-to-school.
The Electric Scooter: It’s all about the rideables this year
But then it dawned on me, this isn’t just amazing for our everyday use (which is also awesome,) but this model scooter folds, and comes in at a reasonable 27 lbs. A-ha! And they fit nicely in the trunk of our car…OK, you’ve caught my attention, I’m listening, and they, get this… is perfect for traveling when we load the family truckster and do the whole “King of the Road” trip.
Hi Hover-1 Journey Electric Scooter, I think I love you, but I wanna know for sure…But one thing is for sure. This is going to become the hottest tween holiday gift anyone has ever seen.
OK, I know my daughter is going to love it because not only is it super cool, but it’s hot looking. With this zip-zooming machine, she can navigate her way to school in a fun, easy way, and have absolutely zero excuse for making it across campus on time. It will reach speeds of up to 14 MPH, so make sure your riders are equipped with properly fitting helmets, knee and elbow protection, and heck, while you’re at it, full-body armor and bubble wrap. Trust, my kid could get a black and blue changing the channel on the TV remote. Ha!
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The main concern being electrically charged is how far the range is between chargings. The Hover-1 has an impressive 16 distance battery life which is perfect since Kiddo’s commute is 3 miles to school both ways. The 36V certified battery pack is simple to charge, and comes equipped with a bright LED headlight for safety.. But for those Artur Fonzarelli and Evil Kaniville types in your fam, the Hover-1 can take on 15-degree hills and the 8.5 tires are made for rough terrain. SOLD!!!
The craziest part? We started out considering one, and now it looks as though Santa will be bringing two more under the tree…
BUT WAIT! How do you stop?
Don’t fret, the Hover-1 Electric Scooter stops safely with electronic foot brakes. If you still have some questions, the folks at Best Buy were extremely helpful when it came to answering all of our questions from a child-like dad, 12-year-old going on 21, and a travel obsessed mom who can imagine herself cruising through Coronado and Maine.
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