Enjoy the Glide

Win Ouboter was 30 years old, living in Zurich, and wanted to make the daily trip to his favorite sausage shop more fun. He started tinkering with some old skate wheels and created a makeshift scooter. Fifteen years later, the former banker’s legacy is Micro Mobility, a Swiss maker of precisely crafted scooters for kids and adults. Win’s kick scooters are recognized for their oversized wheels and renowned for their exceptionally smooth glide. They’re truly fun to ride. Nowhere is the quality of Micro’s engineering more obvious than in the airport. Yes, really, the airport. The latest invention from the pioneering scooter maker is Micro Luggage, a ride-on suitcase with a built-in scooter. You can scoot through terminals easily and smoothly, then when you get to your gate, the handlebar retracts and the suitcase fits into a standard overhead bin. Too often a trip to the airport is hectic and stressful. Micro Luggage adds an element of fun... and speed. Win’s creations are available in the U.S. from the husband and wife team of Geoff and Julie Hawksworth, who discovered Micro’s scooters when they were living in London. Now in Michigan, they’re spreading the word about the fun of scootering, one kick at a time.

Micro Mobility

Kick Scooter Luggage

Enjoy the Glide

Win Ouboter was 30 years old, living in Zurich, and wanted to make the daily trip to his favorite sausage shop more fun. He started tinkering with some old skate wheels and created a makeshift scooter. Fifteen years later, the former banker’s legacy is Micro Mobility, a Swiss maker of precisely crafted scooters for kids and adults. Win’s kick scooters are recognized for their oversized wheels and renowned for their exceptionally smooth glide. They’re truly fun to ride. Nowhere is the quality of Micro’s engineering more obvious than in the airport. Yes, really, the airport. The latest invention from the pioneering scooter maker is Micro Luggage, a ride-on suitcase with a built-in scooter. You can scoot through terminals easily and smoothly, then when you get to your gate, the handlebar retracts and the suitcase fits into a standard overhead bin. Too often a trip to the airport is hectic and stressful. Micro Luggage adds an element of fun... and speed. Win’s creations are available in the U.S. from the husband and wife team of Geoff and Julie Hawksworth, who discovered Micro’s scooters when they were living in London. Now in Michigan, they’re spreading the word about the fun of scootering, one kick at a time.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    We agree that the words elegant and scooter (the kind you push along with one foot), would not normally be used in the same sentence, but when we are trying to describe the feeling of riding any of the products made by Micro Mobilty, Switzerland, we struggle not to use the word elegant! The design of the Micro scooters and kickboards (basically a scooter with 3 wheels) - whether you are talking about the luggage version or the kids models, all feature an unbelievably smooth glide, and a tight construction (you don't shake or rattle when you roll). We know for sure kids won't use the word elegant when they try out the Mini (for ages 3-5), or the Maxi (for ages 6-11), they just won't want to get off - and they'll wake every morning asking to hop back on. And adults, we don't know for sure you'll use the word elegant when you try one, but we think you might be tempted. (you might just say...whee!)

  •  N Overcast
    N Overcast
    6/20/2012 10:12 AM

    I highly recommend kick board scooters for children of all ages. I purchased four of them for my grandchildren and they were thrilled with them. They ride them constantly, it is amazing the tricks the two year old can do on his scooter. They take them everywhere, on vacations, to parks, on walks with mom and dad, etc.

    They have had them a little over a year and have not had anything break and they get hard use. They are definitely worth the price and an excellent choice for children of any age.

  •  Julie Hawksworth
    Julie Hawksworth
    6/21/2012 10:22 AM

    Thanks for taking the time to make such nice comments N Overcast! We are glad your grandkids like the Mini so much and glad you have noticed how durable they are. Sometimes I think we should form a Grandmother's club - they are big purchasers of our scooters, I think maybe because the scooters make a nice 'special' present, and also because their quality helps Grandparents feel good about giving them. Also, we all really like talking to the Grandparents when they call - they are nice, and not in such a hurry like everyone else:)

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Micro Mobility

Kick Scooter Luggage

Enjoy the Glide

Win Ouboter was 30 years old, living in Zurich, and wanted to make the daily trip to his favorite sausage shop more fun. He started tinkering with some old skate wheels and created a makeshift scooter. Fifteen years later, the former banker’s legacy is Micro Mobility, a Swiss maker of precisely crafted scooters for kids and adults.

Win’s kick scooters are recognized for their oversized wheels and renowned for their exceptionally smooth glide. They’re truly fun to ride. Nowhere is the quality of Micro’s engineering
more obvious than in the airport. Yes, really, the airport. The latest invention from the pioneering scooter maker is Micro Luggage, a ride-on suitcase with a built-in scooter. You can scoot through terminals easily and smoothly, then when you get to your gate, the handlebar retracts and the suitcase fits into a standard overhead bin. Too often a trip to the airport is hectic and stressful. Micro Luggage adds an element of fun... and speed.

Win’s creations are available in the U.S. from the husband and wife team of Geoff and Julie Hawksworth, who discovered Micro’s scooters when they were living in London. Now in Michigan, they’re spreading the word about the fun of scootering, one kick at a time.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    We agree that the words elegant and scooter (the kind you push along with one foot), would not normally be used in the same sentence, but when we are trying to describe the feeling of riding any of the products made by Micro Mobilty, Switzerland, we struggle not to use the word elegant! The design of the Micro scooters and kickboards (basically a scooter with 3 wheels) - whether you are talking about the luggage version or the kids models, all feature an unbelievably smooth glide, and a tight construction (you don't shake or rattle when you roll). We know for sure kids won't use the word elegant when they try out the Mini (for ages 3-5), or the Maxi (for ages 6-11), they just won't want to get off - and they'll wake every morning asking to hop back on. And adults, we don't know for sure you'll use the word elegant when you try one, but we think you might be tempted. (you might just say...whee!)

  •  N Overcast
    N Overcast
    6/20/2012 10:12 AM

    I highly recommend kick board scooters for children of all ages. I purchased four of them for my grandchildren and they were thrilled with them. They ride them constantly, it is amazing the tricks the two year old can do on his scooter. They take them everywhere, on vacations, to parks, on walks with mom and dad, etc.

    They have had them a little over a year and have not had anything break and they get hard use. They are definitely worth the price and an excellent choice for children of any age.

  •  Julie Hawksworth
    Julie Hawksworth
    6/21/2012 10:22 AM

    Thanks for taking the time to make such nice comments N Overcast! We are glad your grandkids like the Mini so much and glad you have noticed how durable they are. Sometimes I think we should form a Grandmother's club - they are big purchasers of our scooters, I think maybe because the scooters make a nice 'special' present, and also because their quality helps Grandparents feel good about giving them. Also, we all really like talking to the Grandparents when they call - they are nice, and not in such a hurry like everyone else:)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.