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Lucky Pros at Pro Scooter Series Australia

Sep 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Stops 1 & 2 - Pro Scooter Series 2015

Pro Scooter Series is the biggest and highest paying scooter competition (competitions) in the world. The series contains a few smaller competitions and then a final competition where first place walks away with $10,000! The first two competitions are done and Lucky had a HUGE showing at both events with pro riders Capron Funk and Corey Funk. Below you can read a little write up on the competitions. Enjoy!

More info on Pro Scooter Series can be found here -

Stop 1 - Bunker Skatepark
Lucky flew the Funk brothers out to show Australia how the USA does it and they have showed quite nicely so far. The first stop was at Bunker skatepark where Capron and Corey both threw down insane runs and had everyone on the live stream hyped. A Lot of people thought Capron should have came out with the win but he ended up placing 2nd with his bother Corey taking 4th! Congrats to both of them!

Capron and Corey Funk at Bunker Skatepark

Stop 2 - The Park
Stop number 2 was held at The Park which is a street like plaza. With another live stream available, everyone at home was eager to see who would take the cake at stop number two. Well once again, Corey and Capron came ready to ride. Corey killed it so hard. From backflips down stair sets and uprail grind combos it was clear that he deserved first and that’s exactly what he got. Capron rode really hard to and came in with 4th. These guys are unstoppable!

Capron Funk on Pro Scooter Series Podium

If you want to keep up with how the series is going you should follow @luckyscooters, @capronfunk, @corey.funk, and @scooterhut on Instagram!

How to Backflip

Aug 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

One of the most frequently asked questions riders ask is “how do you backflip on a pro scooter?”. If you really want to learn how to backflip on your scooter, we're going to try and break it down the best we can. Keep in mind there are also a ton of videos on Youtube that you may find helpful! Keep reading below....

Lucky Pro Rider Bayley Maxcy doing a Backflip


There are a few things you need to be able to do before you try and backflip.

  • You should be able to drop in and carve around bowls with ease.
  • Also you should be able to flow around the park without getting speed wobbles.
  • The next thing you should be able to do is backflip on a trampoline. Being able to flip on a trampoline will help you when you finally go and try it on your scooter.
Now that you have all that down you're ready to attempt the backflip. The best place to learn to backflip is hands down at a foam pit. It doesn't matter if you land on your neck or your back, you’re not getting hurt. Once you get to a foam pit you’re ready to huck. Get a feel for the foam pit and the take off before it. What you need to do in order to flip is simple; lean back with your body and head. That's honestly all there is to it at first. Once you get better at them you can tuck your knees and get them to look cleaner.

Right as you start to feel your front wheel pull off the ramp, just lean back and your body will flip. Don’t pull back too early otherwise you could scrape your head on the top of the ramp (this barely ever happens though so dont worry about it happening to you). Also make sure you commit! It may not feel like you’re going to rotate it but bailing while halfway through a flip is never a good thing haha. Once you have them into a foam pit just play around with them and get them dialed. You’re now ready to take them to resi/wood/concrete. Imagine the ground you are back flipping onto is just like the foam pit. You now have the muscle memory of how to backflip. As long as you commit to it and want to do it, you will land it.

Like we said earlier though, we highly recommend you wear a helmet and pads. You don't wanna be landing on your head without a helmet on. Once you build up and huck it to concrete/wood you’ve officially landed a backflip! Play around with them until you get them 100% dialed. Flip out of smaller things and bigger things, mellower things and steeper things. Once you get backflips good you can start to add tricks to them such as backflip whip, backflip tuck, etc.
Lucky Scooters Cody Flom Backflip

We hope this helped you and I hope you try backflips soon. If you cannot get to a foam pit, just bring a mattress to your local park and huck haha (We know kinda crazy!!). If you are just going to attempt it right away to a mattress or straight concrete, We would highly recommend you know how to backflip on a trampoline. The last thing you want to do is bail on concrete. The biggest thing while flipping is just to commit. If you commit, you will rotate it.

Here is a good video that also shows how to backflip:


Topics: Tricks

Lucky Limited Edition Copperhead and Silverback

Aug 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Lucky Scooters has a a couple of sweet set ups going on right now on our website,!

We are currently offering, for a limited time, 2 new styles of Lucky LImited Edition Complete Pro scooters.  The Lucky Copperhead and Silverback

Lucky Copperhead Complete Scooter Lucky Silverback Complete Scooter

These Lucky Complete scooters are dialed for the rider that demands performance while wanting a smaller platform. Both of these scooters have some excellent specs! Here are the sweet specs:

  • Weight: 8.3lbs
  • Deck: 19.5” x 4.25” (50.8cm x 10.8cm) | 6061 T6 Aircraft Aluminum with subtle Lucky Clover logo
  • Bars: Black Tukno Bar with color Lucky logo 22”H x 22”W (55.88cm x 50.8cm) | 4130 Chromoly Tig Welded
  • Fork: Vektor fork | 6061 T6 Aircraft Aluminum
  • Clamp: X-Clamp | 7003 Aircraft Aluminum (HIC Compression)
  • Brake: Steely Brake with Lucky logo
  • Headset: FSA Orbit CE Integrated
  • Grips: Black No Nubbins
  • Wheels: Atom 110mm or with LuckySpeed 9 Bearings.
  • Grip Tape: Sloth Hella Grip

Check out this unboxing video by Lucky Rider Derek Marr:



As you can clearly see, just like any other Lucky scooter, these have been built with nothing but premium components and are already prepped to perform and destroy out in the field. The result of this attention to detail is a light and flickable feel that makes this scooter easy to turn, grind, whip, flip, flair, and of course win with. The Silverback and Copperhead Complete Scooter come fully assembled (all you have to do is attach the bar).

Topics: scooters

Lucky Pro Riders Capron And Corey Funk | Woodward Session

Aug 4, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Lucky Scooters team pro riders, Capron and Corey Funk take the cake as some of the gnarliest siblings in the sport of scootering! 


They are constantly progressing, expanding their trick lists and taking their tricks to bigger and bigger obstacles. With that said, it is pretty common for these two guys to ride together, film together, and push each other to new heights, which is exactly what they did on one of their more recent trips to Woodward West. They even have a sweet video to showcase all of the mayhem that went down, entitled “Woodward Session”!

 For those of you who haven’t seen the video, sit back, relax, and enjoy the pure anarchy of the Funk brothers. This video is the perfect showcasing of 2 entirely unique riding styles coming together to make one awesome edit. Capron delivers as always, with his extremely technical wizardry, while Corey brings his huge, big air tricks to the table. Definitely give this video a watch if you haven’t seen it yet, and be prepared to rewind several times through out the course of the video. 





Topics: pro rider

ISA World Final

Jul 1, 2015 10:10:09 AM

For the past three years the ISA World Final has been the biggest scooter event in the industry. With every top pro from around the world going to compete against one another you know it’s going to be crazy. I’m sure this year will be no different. Just recently the location for this years world final was announced - Barcelona will hold the 2015 ISA’s. Barcelona is an incredible place with lots of beautiful scenery and lots of rad parks which makes it the perfect location for something like this to be held at. I’ll do a bit of a recap below about last years ISA and what you might be able to expect this year.

Last years ISA  

I wasn’t personally at last years ISA world championship so I’m writing this overview based off of what I’ve heard and what I’ve watched.  

Last years ISA was held in Stroud, UK at Rusch skate park. There was a huge turnout with tons and tons of riders and spectators. They even painted the park with a ton of company logos which made it even more of a legit competition. Thousands of people were there riding or cheering for their favorite rider so you know the park was loud. There were about 50 riders there competing for the world title. Keep in mind there were many more riders than 50 there just only 50 got to compete because you had to qualify to compete. There were a few questions up in the air like “would Kota hold his title as world championship?”, “would any worlds firsts be throw?”, “who would be the upset and place higher than everyone imagined?”, and so much more.

The pro runs started and everyone did great. The top 15 would be hard to decide but the judges were able to come to a decision and pick the top 15 riders that would be moving on to the finals. Among those 15 were favorites Kota, Dylan Morrison, and more. People had been placing bets all day on who would win, Kota or Dylan. Kota was set on holding the world championship title and it seemed like nothing would stop him. Welp, this was true. Even after everyone rode there hardest Kota was able to come out on top and take the world championship title yet again. Dylan came second and was less than one point away from beating Kota; however Dylan did manage to win best trick with a flair bar bar bar bar. Yup you read that right, a flair with four barspins. You can check out the clip below.

In the end everyone had a great time at a great event. It was well hosted and well organized. Everyone was already getting pumped for next years ISA. It was even said that Dan Avery had brought an umbrella to the event and was hanging it over Kotas head as some sort of funny ritual. Overall, everyone had fun and killed it! Look for even more from Kota next comp and prepare yourself as he plans to storm the competition. Next year the competition will be even harder and Kota will have to work even more if he wants to win.

Here’s last years ISA world championship. It’s a bit over 3 hours but its for sure worth the watch.


This years ISA

Like you read earlier, this years ISA competition will be held in Barcelona Spain as part of “Extreme Barcelona”. It’s projected to be even bigger than last years competition with more sponsors and greater riding. They will be building a whole new course designed specifically for scooter riders which I find so rad. It’s sick to see scooters get big enough where instead of a championship being held at a certain park, a park is built specifically for that competition. The competition will be June 13th and 14th at Parc Del Forum, Barcelona with qualifiers being the 13th and the finals being held on the 14th.  

Here’s a video that showcases last years Extreme Barcelona.

Just look at how insane the scenery looks! This years championship is going to be insane!


Topics: pro rider

Custom Scooter Builder How to Measure Bar Height and Width

May 29, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Lucky Scooters has probably the best online pro scooter builder in the industry. With the options and combinations available It is a ton of fun to play with. It's almost never ending fun.... Just to let you know custom scooters arrive to you fully assembled. All you have to do is attach the bar to the deck.


Even though it is a ton of fun to play with, we do receive quite a few questions asking about what bar height and width to get on a custom scooter, the choices can become overwhelming... Unfortunately that can be a hard question to answer. Each rider from beginner to pro is different. They will have different styles and different needs. What we are going to do here is show you how we measure the bar sizing when we build a scooter. We are going to start with introducing you to the types of scooter compression systems we use. They are HIC and SCS.


HIC stands for Hidden Internal Compression. This means that there is a shim installed over the fork, and the bar slides over that shim into place. In this set up there is a small slit cut into the bar. This allows the bar to compress around the shim when the clamp is tightened. In this set up when we build the scooter for you we measure out the entire length of the bar and cut it to your specs. You can see the image below. Usually, from the bottom of the wheel to the top if the headset is about 10" inches. This is the same for 100MM and 110MM wheels.







When considering the HIC set up, when you pick a bar height (blue arrow on the image above), it will be that tall. This means that if you choose a 23" tall by 22" wide bar, the overall riding height of the bar will be 23" tall plus the height of the scooter.

HIC compression is used with our DoubleTriple and X-Clamps.



SCS stands for Standard Compression System. In this set up there is no shim, instead we install the clamp directly onto the fork. Then you install the bar into the SCS clamp. When you tighten the clamp everything is held in place. SCS is different than HIC is another ways. There is no slit on the bar. This allows the clamp to snuggly fit around the bar. You can see the image below. Just likekin HIC, from the bottom of the wheel to the top if the headset is about 10" inches. This is the same for 100MM and 110MM wheels, even with SCS.


Another difference is that since you are bolting the clamp directly onto the fork, you are raising the height by 2” inches. That is the part that is interesting. You have to take those two inches into account for your overall riding height. If you want an overall bar riding height of 23” inches, you will need to select a 21” inch bar height (blue arrow on the above image) . We will cut the bar at the height specified on your order, just like HIC compression. 

Currently we only have one type of Lucky SCS clamp




In Conclusion-

We hope this helps with figuring out the bar height for your custom scooter purchase. If you are also trying to figure out bar width, consider this. Measure your shoulder widh to figure this number out. That seems to be the average for most riders.  Most importantly remember to take into account the ride height when making your purchase. For HIC the ride height will not change, for SCS you have to remember the extra 2" height . Also take a look at our already pre built completes for their bar heights and widths as examples. Their measurements are based on customer feedback.




We also wanted to remind you that the custom scooters arrive to you fully assembled. All you have to do is attach the bar to the deck.



How to choose a song for an edit

May 19, 2015 12:15:42 PM

After you get all the clips you want and you’re ready to start the editing process, finding the right song can be a tough obstacle. You want something that fits the video and won't deter people away. I decided to give my input into this situation and try and help you solve the struggle of finding a good song and knowing if it is infact a good song.    

  • First thing - Make sure your song has not been used in the scootering community. This topic has people on both sides of it. Some think its ok while others think its absolutely NOT ok. Personally, I don't think you should use a song if its been used in a scootering edit. There are millions of songs out there and the scootering community is small enough where you can find a new song. If the song you want to use has been used in say, a skateboard or BMX edit I think its fine to use it. No skater or BMXer is going to be watching a scooter edit anyway so its fine. If you’re not quite sure if the song you want to use has been used in a scootering edit just try and look around at edits to see if you can find it.

  • Second thing - Make sure your song is good. When I say good I mean atleast 8/10 people are going to find it enjoyable/tolerable. The last thing you want is a song that people hate. If people don't like the song in your edit it could cause them to not watch it or even comment bad things in the comments. Thats the last thing you want.

  • Third thing - Make sure your song fits the riding. What I mean by this is, does it feel like the song is going with the clips? Say you have just a ton of bangers and you’re going really fast in the clips, you don't want a slow song thats going to take away from how crazy the video is. Visa versa as well. If your clips are super chill and its just like a day edit with friends you dont want some hardcore rock song that doesn't give off the chill vibe you are going for. You will know if a song fits the riding or not.

  • Fourth thing - Make sure you edit the riding to the song. This last thing is a bit off topic but I thought I’d shine some light on it anyways. Edit your clips so that when the beat drops, you land. This will make the edit much more enjoyable to the human eye and ear. The only reason I included this part in the article is because if your song doesn't have a lot of drops or notes where you can edit clips to it, it may be the wrong song for your video.


Thats about it. I hope this article helped make your song choosing choice a bit easier or helped you make the right decision if the song you had picked out is good or not. In the end it doesn't really matter if anyone has used it or if it fits the riding. If you like it and you’re happy with it, use it!   

Topics: pro rider

AZ Grind Scooter Competition

May 13, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Lucky Scooter Partner, AZ Grind is hosting yet another scooter competition in Mesa Arizona. The last few comps they hosted turned out really big and everyone had tons of fun. We are going to go over what you might expect this time around and why you should for sure make it out!


The last competition they put on was a big success. Lucky team riders, Tanner Fox, Derek Marr, and former Lucky rider Jordan were all in attendance.They all killed it and had boat loads of fun. This year Lucky is providing tons of gear such as wrist bands, shirts, forks, you name it! They’ll be giveaways and loads of prizes for the winners. Everyone will hopefully walk away with some Lucky product, even if it’s just stickers!

What to expect:

  • A very well maintained and organized skatepark
  • A clean bathroom (shocker for scooter competitions)
  • A snack bar with loads of snacks to get you through the comp day
  • A few Lucky riders (including Capron Funk) will be there
  • A fun and awesome day
  • A big spectating crowd
  • Lots of prizes to be given out (including Lucky product)

The park is very well laid out for a scooter competition. It features a mega pipe, a 3ft mini pipe with an awesome spine in the middle, a perfect fly box, a super padded resi box and quarter pipe, a foam pit for you to learn backflips in, and a few other super fun things such as the pool coping bowl and a few miscellaneous quarter pipes and rails. Also within the skatepark is an awesome little scooter shop and snack bar. If you break something on your scooter during the comp they should have exactly what you need to get it up and running again. Also if you get hungry during the comp but don’t want to leave for some food, they have an awesome snack bar with everything you could want! Overall AZ Grind has a super chill vibe and everyone at the park is really nice.

Check out this video that briefly shows the park. It features Lucky rider Lil Jon!



You won’t want to miss this one. If you live in the area I highly suggest you come out!


ISA North American Qualifier | Coquitlam BC Canada

May 6, 2015 9:32:13 AM

Just recently, in Coquitlam BC, Canada the International Scooter Association held the North American Qualifier. Lucky Scooters just so happened to have quite a significant presence at the event, with pro team riders Bayley Maxcy, James Gee, Evan Yamada, and myself (Blake Bailor) making an appearance, as well as Title team rider, Kaleb Kier. The event meant that in order to move onto U.S. nationals, riders were going to have to place top 10 or better. Also, the rider who places first in the competition would move directly onto the ISA world Championships.


Everyone killed it super hard in the contest and brought everything that they could to the table. It was a great ISA qualifier event. At the end of the event the results were announced and both Bayley Maxcy and Kaleb Kier podiumed in their respective divisions, which was excellent news. Kaleb with a first place win in the Amateur division and Bayley with a second place finish in the pro division. Also, a huge congratulations to Bayley for qualifying to go directly to the ISA world championships! Good luck dude (No pun intended)! Be sure to stay tuned right here for future ISA event news and updates. 

Custom Pro Scooter Builder

Apr 28, 2015 1:15:00 PM

Us at Lucky Scooters contantly strive to innovate, in order to provide you with the tools you need to get the high quality pro scooter that you have been dreaming of. In order to accomplish this goal, we wanted to come up with an entirely new, user-friendly way to go pro scooter shopping/building that would be simple and straightforward. In the last year or so, we came up with the tool that we have been searching for. The Lucky custom pro scooter builder allows pro scooter riders to go online and build their own Lucky complete pro scooter from the ground up, using any available parts they choose in the color options that they want!! How sick is that!!



The Lucky Scooters custom pro scooter builder displays every Lucky Scooter product that is available, out in front of you. You can individually choose your scooter deck, wheels, fork, bars, clamp, grips, brake, and pegs if you desire, for your custom build and you also get to choose the sizing and color for all of these components. On top of that, when you are done building your Lucky custom complete you can even save your work and name it, which gives you the option to either buy it now or come back to it later!  just to let you know... Lucky Scooters ships your custom pro scooter completely put together...All you have to do is put the bar on the scooter!!! Even better!!




Essentially, the Lucky Scooters custom scooter builder is revolutionizing the way that people are shopping for their complete pro scooters. Perfect for parents who don’t quite understand how the whole process works and tons of fun for kids looking to build a new scooter. If you have never seen it before, be sure to go check out the custom scooter builder at today! 



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