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575. Bright Idea: the Xcelerator Scooter March 17, 2008

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Product, Transportation.

I was wondering when someone would produce this: a scooter that also has a kick pedal so you can continue to propel yourself without touching the ground. I may buy one soon, for $120. Below is a quick clip of this product in action. Their website HERE; Via BornRich.




1. Waldo Hitcher - March 19, 2008

You are having a laugh. Hate to be negative but they have not put the hard yards in to the innovative effort. Lazy design.

One foot pushing high in air causing awful balance and support problems. No gearing, just punching, so you travel no distance up slope and your leg aches.

Couldn’t have designed anything less effective if they had tried. Why didn’t they put some effort in and harness what is inherrent in such a rolling platform.

2. SparkBugg - March 19, 2008


Perhaps you are right, especially for adults. But if you watch this new video, it doesn’t look like the kids are having balance or support problems. http://youtube.com/watch?v=mEC6It6z1HE

The idea is to get started (ie. overcome static inertia) by regular kicking (a la typical scooter). The pedal is to add to the coasting.

I have switched out the old video clip with this new one to show the product more in action.

Thanks for the comment. -SparkBugg

3. clayton - March 28, 2008

Hey Waldo,
I’d encourage you to try the Kick ‘N Go before dismissing it. Balance is not an issue with the Kick ‘N Go. In fact, the larger wheels and a wider deck give it better balance than traditional scooters. Keep in mind, the Xcelerator model was designed for kids, and we have several other models in the works.

Clayton Rudd

4. olivier - August 3, 2008

It is very sweet, nice, great stuff BUT, BUT, BUT
But more than 30 years ago in France, I was riding a similar product less high-tech designed but with the same kind of kicking pedal, on a riding board so called a “trotinette”. It was a red one.
Kick n’ Go is not an invention that is promoted here, but simply just the redesign , badly, of a very old product from the 60’s or even earlier.
I still remember from my childhood, than the kick pedal was even more cleverly designed cause it was placed in front of desk, in order to visible. The pedal backward is extending the length of the scooter kick n’go, which do not make so secure to ride.
I seriously think this product can be designed better by an even cheaper and more efficient way.

5. Benny Blitzblau - May 22, 2010

I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

Benny Blitzblau

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