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Old March 14th, 2020, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Looking for info on adult push scooters

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Trying to get back into exercise. Dropped 50#.

Love, love, to blade. But don't feel safe after 2 dislocated shoulders in last 5 years.

Had an old push scooter (K2 but like a Razor). Trying it out for the first time. Gives me more glute/core work than biking or walking (my other exercise modes).

Looking for any info on adult scootering for fitness. (I am 54, not a spring thing.) Forums, type, safety, overuse injuries, etc.

Oh...and do the skaters hate scooters how the sk8ers hate scooters.

P.s. I know it looks uncool but I feel myself building Jane Fonda buns of steel.
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Old March 15th, 2020, 06:18 AM   #2
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Trying to get back into exercise. Dropped 50#.

Love, love, to blade. But don't feel safe after 2 dislocated shoulders in last 5 years.

Had an old push scooter (K2 but like a Razor). Trying it out for the first time. Gives me more glute/core work than biking or walking (my other exercise modes).

Looking for any info on adult scootering for fitness. (I am 54, not a spring thing.) Forums, type, safety, overuse injuries, etc.

Oh...and do the skaters hate scooters how the sk8ers hate scooters.

P.s. I know it looks uncool but I feel myself building Jane Fonda buns of steel.
50 lbs is a significant amount. And, you already have some injury history. I would suggest something with the lowest chance of injury, and significant setbacks to your goals. Something like an Airdyne, eliptical, or that Bowflex stairclimber/eliptical. I did a post in the skatelog replacement, SkateDebate, about getting away from biking as my get in shape exercise, to an airdyne. The bike worked nice, so long as the weather cooperated. Then when there was too much rain, the trail gets closed. Now I do my airdyne workout, so that when skating day comes along, I ALREADY paid my fitness dues, and can just enjoy the skate.
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thanks kindly. Do you have a link to that discussion?

I really want to be outdoors. So a stationary bike no good. But maybe an elliptigo? You go slower, I think (donno). It is standing unlike biking. I find the benefit of the kick scooter is much slower than blading...more inefficient essentially. So less fall at high speeds danger. I am cautious around hills though.

Biking has some danger also, but I somehow don't think I would fall the same way (arms over head) as a forward fall blading.
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Old March 15th, 2020, 11:38 AM   #4
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thanks kindly. Do you have a link to that discussion?

I really want to be outdoors. So a stationary bike no good. But maybe an elliptigo? You go slower, I think (donno). It is standing unlike biking. I find the benefit of the kick scooter is much slower than blading...more inefficient essentially. So less fall at high speeds danger. I am cautious around hills though.

Biking has some danger also, but I somehow don't think I would fall the same way (arms over head) as a forward fall blading.
http://skatedebate.com/index.php?p=/...skating#latest

There ^ is the link. One bit of wisdom you'll find in my write up is, last year I got in nice shape after nearly having a heart attack. But when the weather prevented my rides, well, I lost a lot of fitness ground. Having something, like an airdyne, is good because it is weather proof. It is also shorter, though harder, to do. Given your age and weight, I am 58, keeping fit is pretty important. Being able to get at it regardless the weather will keep you in shape year round. Not that getting outside is bad. I LOVE it. My bike trail ROCKS. I'm just not going to let myself fall into the trap of using outside exercise as my only get in shape tool.
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Old March 15th, 2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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There ^ is the link. One bit of wisdom you'll find in my write up is, last year I got in nice shape after nearly having a heart attack. But when the weather prevented my rides, well, I lost a lot of fitness ground. Having something, like an airdyne, is good because it is weather proof. It is also shorter, though harder, to do. Given your age and weight, I am 58, keeping fit is pretty important. Being able to get at it regardless the weather will keep you in shape year round. Not that getting outside is bad. I LOVE it. My bike trail ROCKS. I'm just not going to let myself fall into the trap of using outside exercise as my only get in shape tool.
TY for link. I just walk if it's raining.
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Old March 17th, 2020, 08:06 PM   #6
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Try this https://www.bing.com/shop?q=adult+la...A47AA8A2C1A9E4 hope the link works.
If not just goggle big wheel scoters for adults.
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Old March 24th, 2020, 04:15 AM   #7
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This a Hudora 205 I bought in 2007. I have mostly used it for short hops at lunch time. Scooters cut out the gear up time needed to skate and the parking time needing to bike.

I've used it for longer workouts when I was recovering from an injury and not yet confident to skate. It does get the heart going, though the asymmetry is annoying. I have to stop periodically to switch feet. The "right" way to do this is to momentarily put both feet on the platform but that is impossible for me as the platform is only barely big enough for one of my 13US feet. Most scooters I couldn't use at all because the platform maxes out at about size 10. The Hundora also has a higher weight capacity than the razors all while being quite a lot cheaper than high end adult scooters.
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