Advice sought on hacking my Xootr kick scooter. Answered
I love my Xootr Scooter. I'd probably love it even more if it didn't keep trying to kill me. I live in NYC and ride the scooter on both streets and sidewalks. The problem is that whenever the front wheel hits a sudden discontinuity greater than about half an inch, it flips, attempting to take me with it on a 360º journey that would no doubt end with my brains splattered on the pavement.
So far my reflexes have remained fast enough to leap off at the last microsecond; but I'm not getting any younger; which also means I would feel like a fool wearing a helmet to ride the same type of vehicle children so blithely scoot up and down the block on.
Anyway: I've looked for inflatable tires that fit the scooter. They don't seem to exist. I've considered trying to add a suspension, but I don't weld and it's probably beyond my abilities anyway.
My most recent idea is to use a drill to honeycomb the front tire with holes and then fill the holes with a 'bouncier' substance. (Sugru, perhaps?)Any suggestions, advice, or comments would be greatly appreciated.