Scooter riding, which includes freestyle riding and performing various forms of tricks, is an extreme sport that is really starting to catch on more and more. The more popular the riders become, the more popular the sport becomes. Most scooter riders start at an early age, so it’s no surprise that most of those attracted to the sport are in their teens and early twenties. Although scooter riding hasn’t gained the popularity that skateboarding or BMX-ing have found, it still has it’s fair share of professional riders, fans, and faithful followers. Besides, the popularity of freestyle and trick scooter riding is on the rise as an extreme sport and competitions are seeing more riders than ever. Here’s a glimpse at a few of the best scooter riders in the world.
Three Best Scooter Riders in the World
Dakota Schuetzk, born March 19, 1996, is an American freestyle scooter rider who goes by the name of Kota ”The Machine” Schuetz. He is considered one of the best pro scooter riders in the world since becoming the first competitor to win every international scooter competition. In addition, he is a three-time International Scooter Association (ISA) Scooter Competition World Championship. In addition, he is one of only a few riders who has been able to complete all forty tricks in the Tricknology, which is an online challenge. Additionally, he’s the only rider to have ever landed a 1080. He also has a multi-year contract with Lucky Scooters. Watch him if you’re looking for true scooter inspiration.
Ryan Williams, known as R Willy, is every bit as famous as Schuetz, even though he hasn’t won as many championships. R Willy is a 23 year old Australian professional scooter rider who was born July 22, 1994. He’s considered a pioneer in scooter riding for breaking multiple records and having landed more World’s First tricks than any other rider. One of his original tricks, the double front flip 360, is named ”Silly Willy” after him. He’s the first scooter rider to reach the million dollar mark, earning a three year contract with Nitro Circus Live where he landed the World’s First Scooter Triple Backflip. He makes it all look so easy! Definitely give him a look.
As the youngest in this group of top riders, Dante Hutchinson is only 16 and just won the ISA World Championship on June 27, 2017. Prior to that, he won both 2015 and 2016 United Kingdom Champion and second overall in Europe in 2015. Born August 20, 2000, he’s one of the youngest riders to win a championship. He is sponsored by Apex Pro Scooters who is very proud of their young world champion. Watching him whip his scooter around is utterly amazing and his precision is astounding. Watch to see how most of his tricks look like he barely gets the scooter back under his feet in time!
There are many top best scooter riders if you want to check them out. Brandon James, sponsored by District Scooters, has many signature scooters, parts, clothing, and gear. Dylan Morrison is another rider sponsored by Apex Scooters and is famous for his park terrain talent. A few of the other top riders include the following:
- Tanner Fox
- Max Peters
- Jamie Rider
- Jeremy Malott
- Matt McKeen
- Ben Thomas
- Robbie Menzies
If you are looking for a professional scooter rider to look up to, it won’t be hard to find one who’s worthy. Check out these riders and more on YouTube.