Kick Scooting While Seated on a Kick Scooter
The Zippr is available from MobilityDevices. It is described as a unique seated design that “let’s you walk in comfort. Takes the weight off back, hips, knees and shoulders. Enjoy walking day in and day out, pain free!”
Besides being easy to ride, the Zippr does not require battery power, making it very light and convenient to transport in a car.
Johnny B was so sold on the idea of a seated kick scooter, that he built a seated kick scooter for himself. As he said on our Forums, “Seated scooters are a great idea. Prior to this new vehicle, I couldn’t find one I liked, so I modified my GoPed KnowPed to have a folding seat and it has been great.”
Here’s a picture of Johnny B’s “riding kick scooter:”
Johnny B continued, “There is enough room to stand in front of the seat if I want to stand and scoot. This is primarily a store riding machine for me. We keep it in the trunk and I ride it through big box stores, etc. People always smile and tell me how great my scooter is and kids stare at me like they just saw Santa.”
Since that picture was taken, he modified the seat post so it folds. In that condition, he has flown with scooter several times, with it packed in a duffle bag. Because it is a mobility device, there is no extra luggage charge.
Here is a video of Johnny B riding his own creation!
This article was first reported on our Let’s Kick Scoot forums by Forum member Johnny B.
If you have questions about his experiences and how he modified his scooter, please join our forums and ask him directly. He is currently considering modifying other kick scooters, so I am sure this can lead to some interesting discussions!