Shiny Westbeach Scooter to Crash Tested Stickered & Scratched
This original scooter review is still one of my most popular posts. I think a big part of that is that you don’t get advice or tailored knowledge when purchasing from Argos and Westbeach is essentially an Argos stocked brand from what searches I have madd online.
So what do I think now? For all the reasons within that post, last year this was the perfect transition scooter for my eldest. It served its purpose, it done all he needed and it was perfect for him to practise on whilst we worked out if this was a long term interest or momentary fad as he became more confident riding both street and park. Here is a before and after!
This still isn’t sponsored by Argos but it does have an affiliate link included. Skatehut is a brand I used before choosing to associate my blog with them, it’s where I purchased the latest scooter upgrade as well as other accessories and essentials. Their service is exceptional which is why I’m happy to feature their links and ads within my blog.
Design & Maintenance of the Westbeach Scooter
Basic, easy and simple set up and use. The things where this differs from the more ‘pro brands’ is headset and the lock tight on the nuts (after about 4 months use these were being tightened weekly by 6 months they were being tightened whenever ridden), the back peg didn’t sit properly from the start but as we knew he would be keeping it we were happy to file it down slightly to solve this. The back brake worked but not for fast speeds and it rattled whenever used.
You can’t argue with the scooter you get for the price, yes there is more out there in the market but you will pay more for it which if starting out is the last thing you want to do; especially with the way the kids throw their scooters down and crash them!
It is still currently half price from Argos at the same price I purchased in August 2015 at a steal for £59.99
Monsters Final Take
“When I first got this scooter it was really good, it rattled a bit but I liked it. I was only doing basic riding without tricks, over the last year I have learnt a lot on this scooter. It was easy to ride and its only now I have a new scooter that I notice the way I did find it hard sometimes. I rode this whenever we’d have to walk anywhere and when I go skate park. I don’t like riding it anymore though I live my District Custom Scooter.”
There you have it! As detailed above the Westbeach Scooter was the perfect transition scooter and this year he has indeed upgraded. I got all the advice required when purchasing from SkateHut and getting him the custom District by Cam Ward. A full blog of which we are going to work on between school and the skate park this week!