NKD has launched their most energetic stunt scooter, with lots of power and juice to really turn the scooter market around!
If you love slick stunts and neat spins, this NKD Turbine scooter is an obvious choice for you. Whether you are into street riding or ramps and rails in a skating park.
The NKD Turbine is a stunt scooter made of the highest quality of aluminum. Since there is only a limited number of scooters made from this aluminum type. What makes this aluminum type so prestigious, is that it is incredibly strong and light at the same time, which is perfect for a quality scooter design.
In addition, the NKD Turbine 3D is designed in a single one-piece milling design. This applies to both the deck and the fork and contributes to a more robust and accurate design of a scooter. Even without the use of welds. This is especially clever during hard landings and wild tricks, where due to the 3D design and milling, you will experience the impressive strength and high quality of the NKD Turbine scooter.
These NKD Turbine stunt scooters are mounted with NKD's Hollow Air wheels, where the core material, like the scooter, is made of aluminum. The wheels are designed in a special way with holes in the metal, as this together with the material gives durable and lightweight wheels.
Besides that, in order to lessen the weight further, NKD Turbine has some special cuts by the neck, headtube and the fork - as well as NKD's sleek signature cut in the middle of the deck. With these cuts and the special aluminum material, you get an easy, durable and strong scooter that can ride around the streets and be used for insane stunts in skating parks.
The NKD Turbine scooter has also been through a long list of tests, carried out by NKD's many professional team riders, who all recommend this scooter to scooter-loving people regardless of their ability and skills on scooters. Through these various tests, during the design phase, NKD Turbine obtained a CE approval that puts the final mark on the excellent quality of this scooter.
As a nice bonus, it should be mentioned that NKD's pro team rider, Mathias Villers, used this scooter at the recent FISE in Montpellier.
A stunt is a lot stronger than a regular scooter, due to its extra enhancements. Because of that, a stunt scooter, unlike a regular scooter, can handle ramps and you jumping around on it. A scooter made for tricks can't be folded together, as that would give a weak point on the scooter. Therefore a stunt scooter has a fixed height, which have to be adjusted to your height. A stunt scooter is typically not as great for transportation as a regular one.
*Keep in mind the table is guiding only:
Typical height for age
Total height of scooter
3′ 1"-3′ 7"
3′ 5"-4′ 1"
3′ 11"-4′ 7"
4′ 3"-4′ 11"
4′ 7"-5′ 3"
4′ 11"-5′ 10"
More than 15 yr.
More than 5′ 6"
You can ride on every size of a stunt scooter, but that doesn't mean it'll be fun, comfortable or easy to perform tricks on. That's why you need a stunt scooter adjusted to your height. A scooter fixed to your height will give you far better control over your stunt scooter as well as making it easier to perform tricks with. We recommend that you measure the distance from your hip to your bellybutton, and pick a stunt scooter with a height somewhere in between. Keep in mind that the height of a stunt scooter, always will be a matter of preference, all depending on which style one is most to. However, use the guide to get an idea of what height your stunt scooter should have.
When deciding upon what stunt scooter you should choose, it is important to pick one with the right size of wheels too. A typically stunt scooter for children has 90 - 110 mm size wheels, where a stunt scooter for older children and adults often got 110 - 120 mm size wheels. Furthermore, another thing to remember is what compression system your stunt scooter needs. There's a wide range of various types of compression systems for stunt scooters, which matters a lot for your stunt scooter. A SCS, HIC, IHC and ICS is some of the most durable systems for stunt scooters.
The bearings placed in the wheels on your scooter is another thing to think about, when buying a stunt scooter. The quality is measured in ABEC, for an example ABEC-5. The higher the number, the finer the bearing and the better the wheels spins around. Which means that if you have some great bearings, you'll easier keep up the speed on your stunt scooter. This is very practical when driving on ramps and losing speed all the sudden would be quite frustrating. We recommend you to look at stunt scooters with ABEC-5 or higher.
Street is the term for street riding with your scooter. Street is a concept of street driving with your scooter. It means cruising in the street or in the skatepark, performing stunts of all kinds - only your imagination stops you here. Street is the most used form of driving within stunt scooters and often places great demands on the design and quality of the scooter. A robust construction allows you to withstand any challenge the street may throw at you, as well as feeling more confident about yourself when you are on an adventure, whether it's the first time you're out or you've done it 100 times before.
Ramps = riding on ramps. You often ride ramps to learn how to perform new tricks with your stunt scooter. This gives you faster self-confidence on the scooter and in general! You often find ramps on skater rinks. However, should you not be so lucky to have such nearby, we recommend that you acquire one of our NKD ramps, which allows you to practice anywhere inside and outside. There are endless models within ramps that you can ride your stunt scooter on and it's a great way to unfold and become really talented.
Slide, also known as Grind is the term for tricks that are performed by sliding on something. For example, it could be a tube, a handrail, a staircase, yes, basically anything you can think of. With the right scooter everyone can learn how to slide. It just requires you to be aware that the deck of your stunt scooter has a grind base ie. cuts that allow you to slide on things. This driving form is very popular and you can do it with your friends anywhere.
Transport refers to the scooter's ability as a means of transport. How well did it get you from A to B and how easy is it to bring along with you? Transportation via scooters has become popular in many European cities in recent years, whether it's for school or work. It is also super smart on holidays where the bicycle is too big and inconvenient, as good transport scooters often can be folded and carried over the shoulder.
Quality. This is an expression of our professional assessment of the scooter as a whole. This is based on the materials, construction, performance and estimated life of the scooter. With a high rating here, you have acquired a super good scooter that is worth showing off.
If a product is CE-certified, it means that the product complies with EU law in relation to common requirements and conformities for this type of product. A CE-certified product has been through a number of tests and passed all of them adequately. Therefore, you can be sure of a higher quality and safety when purchasing a CE-certified product.
The total height of the entire scooter. There is no right or wrong in relation to height of a scooter. Generally one can say that low scooters are oriented to technical tricks, whereas high scooters are for transport and comfort. Some scooters can be adjusted to suit you and your needs.
The total weight of the scooter when it is complete. Heavier scooters are often made of a material, such as steel, which increases the durability and longevity. Where scooters made of lighter materials, such as aluminum, is lighter as well as easier to transport along with you. Whether you should choose one or the other depends on how much you are willing to spend and what you will be using the scooter for. A scooter does for example need to be able to stand through most and it would therefor be clever to buy it in a durable material.
Max load is the manufacturer's recommended load of weight on product. This set out for their knowledge and assessment of the product so that the service life is not reduced.
There are three types of deck design: one-piece, two-piece and foldable. One-piece decks are very durable since they are made of welded parts, whereas two-piece decks are put together with bolts. The advantage of two-piece decks is that they are often able to fold, and some models have headtubes which gives the possibility for different angles. A foldable design makes it possible to fold the scooter together so that it can be quickly taken under the arm or on the shoulder.
There are many different functions and systems for foldable scooters. If you need your scooter for commuting between the bus, train, car or just for getting around, a fast and easily foldable system is an advantage. You will quickly experience that this feature makes a difference whether you use your scooter to take with you on the trains, buses, etc.
The deck of the scooter is usually made of aluminum, as it is a very lightweight and durable material. The aluminum is relatively soft, therefore, it will be mixed with other metals. Aluminum is divided into alloys in which the value is determined by the mixture of metal. Higher alloy provides more durable product material.
Material strength grade:
The strength of aluminum is measured in tons, how many tons the aluminum is pressed under. A scooter deck of T4 aluminum is produced under 4 tons of pressure, where T6 means that it has been pressed under 6 tons. The more tons the metal has been pressed under, the stronger the scooter.
The total length of the deck's surface. The length of the deck decides how much space you have for your feet on the scooter. The longer a deck, the more space you have to stand on, where the shorter a deck, the less space you got to stand on.
The total width of the deck's surface. The width decides like the length of the scooter's deck, how much space you have to stand on for your feet. An example of width would be if you could have both feet next to each other on the scooter's deck surface or not. Besides that you need to have enough space to accelerate without losing your balance.
Concave is the inward curvature of deck's surface. It helps to lock your feet firmly to the deck and thus providing a better grip, so you avoid losing balance and falling off as easy. The concave curvature is measured on the scooters deck and is measured in degrees.
A scooter suspension works in the same way as with cars. Movement between the scooter and its wheels is allowed. This contributes to a much higher quality scooter than one without any suspension, and gives you a significantly better riding experience on all your trips. For scooters suspension can be built by the front wheel and the rear wheel. Most often, the most expensive quality scooters have suspension on the front wheel, while the even more expensive ones have on both wheels.
The compression system is the system that keeps your fork tightly to the headtube of the deck and reduces the slack that all scooters will suffer from the time they are being used. Thus is it with scooters and thus is it with everything actively used outside.
Forks can be divided into two main groups: one-piece of two pieces. One-piece forks is molded or cut from one piece of metal, it gives the fork fewer weak points compared to two-pieces forks which is composed of several parts. Furthermore, the forks can be divided into forks with or without thread. Threadless forks requires a compression kit.
The headtube of the deck determines which headset-type the scooter is using. An integrated headset is more protected and durable than a non-integrated headset. A non integrated headset sits inside the headtube, therefore it is more fragile than the integrated headset.
Steel is a very strong and a durable material. Bars made of steel is very strong, but also much heavier than bars of aluminum. Steel bars caters more for scooters driven hard. Such scooters would be stunt scooters, which have to take a lot of hard impact when performing tricks. It is therefor a clear advantage if you buy your stunt scooter in a durable material.
The total height from the bottomof the bar to the middle of the handlebar. it is recommended that the height of the bar fits the rider. Some scooters can be adjusted by you to fit your height, while other scooters comes in fixed heights, where you then will have to pick the one most suitable for your height. The reason for this is that a stunt scooter needs to be able to take punches during tricks, so if the bar is adjustable on your tricks scooter, it will become weaker and possibly give you trouble, when performing tricks.
Different widths of bars suits different riding styles. With air tricks you have far more control of the trick with a wide bar, a narrow bar is better suited for technical tricks. Thus, the bar's width have to suit your skills, and it may therefore be worth considering what the scooter primarily will be used for.
The clamp size of the clamp depends on the number of bolts the clamp is tightened with. Therefore what goes is that the more bolts the larger the size of the clamp, and so too it goes that the fewer bolts used on the scooter, the smaller the size of the clamp.
The bar's outer diameter is what determines the type of clamp which will fit. Thus it is recommended that the bar's outer diameter fits the clamps inner diameter. Note however that some clamps can be used in both standard bars and over sized bars.
The bars inner diameter determines the fork that fits. Whether it is a one-piece fork or a two-piece fork depends on what you imagine yourself using the scooter to. The smart thing about a two-piece fork is that it often can be folded together, which can be practical for carrying with you on the bus or the train, where with a one-piece fork the great thing is the durability, which makes it perfect for stunt scooters.
The size of the wheels should depend on your riding style. If you have a lot of focus on the driving experience with good flow and speed, go for bigger wheels, whereas choosing smaller wheels if you go for quick response and better control. However, it is important that the diameter of the wheel fits with both the front fork, deck and brakes.
The hardness of a wheel is measured on the durometer scale that goes from 0 to 100 A, where 0 is the softest and 100A is the hardest. Harder wheels last longer and run faster, but are less comfortable on uneven grounds than soft wheels. Softer wheels do however wear away faster, but have a good grip and are perfect for parks and indoor use.
Aluminum and nylon wheels each have their qualities. Aluminum wheels are the strongest but nylon wheels are the lightest. Whether it should be the one or the other depends mostly on your choice for what you will use the scooter for. It is smart to have stronger wheels for outdoors tranportation and if you want to do tricks.
There are different core designs: solid and spoked. Solid core wheel is relatively heavy wheels for scooters, but their weight also provides a lot more durability and strengthens the wheels. Spoked wheels are lighter wheels for scooters, which therefore leads to a less durable and strong wheel.
What a flat profile does is it provide the absolute best and highest possible grip for scooters to achieve, where as what the narrower profile does is that it allows a lot more speed. The fork shape must match properly with the scooter wheel's profile.
Bearings are divided into ABEC. High ABEC values mean that the bearing is made with more precision and therefore better quality. It is recommended that your ABEC-value is high for higher speeds and lower if your wheel have to take a lot of impact, like the impact you would expect if you decide to use it for tricks.
There are different brake types- bolt, spring and flex fender brake. Bolt and spring brakes make more noise, so if you want more silent brakes you should go for flex fender brake, however this will cause the wheels to have a slightly and overall lessened longevity.
Axle length - Front:
The length of your scooter wheel shaft is good to have if you need to order pegs or spare parts. The front wheel axle is typically slightly shorter than the back.
Axle length - Back
The length of your scooter wheel shaft is good to have if you need to order pegs or spare parts. The back wheel axle is typically slightly longer than the front.
Features are some special or additional features and elements a product may contain. This may, for example, be that a scooter is equipped with several systems for braking, an adjustable bar, side stands and a carrying strap to make it easier to carry your scooter. In addition, features can also be smart design choices that your scooter got - for example, whether it is CNC-cut or whether it might be electrically driven.
Almost ready to run or ready to run. Always check the scooter before use, and be aware that it is different, how you receive your scooter. if your scooter is coming complete, it is completely ready for use, whereas if it is only partially complete, then there will be few parts that need to be tightened and assembled, which must be done with standard tools.