Vokul promises us high-end items with fair prices and no overselling. So, it was about time that Urban Wheelz got a Vokul machine and tested it out. Will they deliver on their promise?
The seeds for Vokul were sown nearly a decade ago in China when local parents asked the founder of the company to help produce a kick scooter for the children. Now the Vokul family has grown into a sports products company that brings us stunt scooters at very affordable prices.
Vokul describes this scooter as a suitable park scooter to fulfil all your needs. This aircraft aluminium build machine is indeed lightweight and sturdy. That’s a fact. But there is a major downside: the handlebars, headset and triple clamp cannot withstand heavy use. The black paint gets scratched very easily and that makes your scooter look uncool. And that is a shame because the VK3 comes in a very neat paint scheme.
Let’s turn our attention to the deck. It is also made out of the same aluminium as the handlebars, this time reinforced with forged plates. The bottom of the deck is smooth and solid which makes it perfect for all your grinding needs. But after some use in the skatepark the added grip tape got really dirty, so again this scooter had to lose points on the eye-candy factor. Luckily you can easily clean the grip tape with some wire brush but it can be a hassle to do each time you return from the skatepark.
The wheels on the VK3 are okay. Although they are not the top of the bill, they just do what they are supposed to do: get the scooter forward. Unfortunately, we found out that the back wheel can wiggle a lot. Take in account that the headset is a little loose and you can guess it alright: this scooter makes a lot of noise.
We must admit, we have mixed feelings about Vokul products but we can say that overall the VK3 is actually a good scooter. Hey, at this price, you can’t complain. It is actually a good scooter to start with in this sport, to learn the tricks of the trade. But in the end, we still recommend looking into the higher end scooters that are on the market.
The Vokul VK3 does make a perfect birthday gift.
- Bars: Lightweight, super tough aluminium 19” x 4”
- Deck: 6061 Aircraft grade aluminium with reinforced heat treated forged plates
- Fork: Steel Fork welded
- Wheels: 100 mm anti-abrasive, shock-absorbing. High rebounding PU.
- Grips: PRO hand grips
- Clamp: Triple Bolt Clamp
- Headset: Standard headset
- Bearings: ABEC 9
- Grip Tape: Standard grip tape
- Brake: Steel Flex Brake
Pros and Cons
|Sturdy scooter||Surface of the scooter bars and deck scratches easily|
|Smooth bottom of the deck, great for grinding||Griptape can get dirty real quick|
|Overall a good scooter||Makes a lot of noise|
3 wheels out of 5
- Stable Performance, Vokul VK3 is best choice for the Beginners with 140lbs Capacity
- 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Deck with Reinforced Heat Treated Forged Plates
- Popular Handle Bar is Medium Carbon Steel with Tighten Triple Clamp to Ensure Stability/Safety
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