If you are new to scootering, first off, we welcome you to a fantastic sport. When you are new to scootering, it can be very difficult to know what size scooter to buy for your little rider (or big rider).
When purchasing a new scooter, there are 2 very important considerations to take into account:
1) SCOOTER COMPRESSION - bars, clamps, and forks must all be compatible with your compression system. If you don't know what compression is - read this article before you buy:
2) RIDER HEIGHT - Once you know what scooter compression you want to build your scooter around, scooter height is your next most important consideration.
As a general rule, your want your scooter to hit you mid-waist, an inch or so above your belly button. The chart below is not absolute - some riders want taller/shorter bars than recommended dueto personal preference.
However, if you have not purchased a scooter before, use the chart below as a general guideline for selecting the appropriate scooter height, bar height, or deck length.