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Unfolding the History: The Invention of the Razor Scooter

The Razor scooter, a compact folding scooter that took the late 1990s and early 2000s by storm, is credited to Micro Mobility Systems and its founder, Wim Ouboter. From the picturesque streets of Switzerland, this mode of personal transportation emerged from Ouboter’s quest for a ‘micro’ mobility solution.

Micro Mobility Systems launched the first scooter Micro Mobility Systems launched the first scooter Micro Mobility Systems launched the first scooter Micro Mobility Systems launched the first scooter in the 1990s, with the concept being simple yet revolutionary – a lightweight aluminum frame, two small inline skate wheels, a telescoping handle, and a foldable mechanism that made the scooter highly portable. These scooters became immensely popular for their ease of use, affordability, and fun factor, especially among children and teenagers.

While the Micro scooter was the precursor, the Razor scooter, as we know it today, was manufactured and sold by Razor USA, a company co-founded by Carlton Calvin in 2000. The Razor scooter model escalated the popularity of the kick scooter concept further, cementing its status in pop culture and becoming synonymous with the term 'kick scooter'.

Razor USA capitalized on the original concept and worked to improve the design, eventually turning the Razor scooter into the iconic product recognized around the world. With aggressive marketing and effective supply chain management, they catered to a skyrocketing demand, selling millions of units and turning the brand into a household name.

Since its introduction, the Razor scooter has evolved, integrating new technologies and designs. The brand has expanded its product line to include electric scooters, adding to the mobility revolution that's steadily gaining momentum in urban landscapes. Despite these advancements, the original Razor scooter remains emblematic of early 2000s culture, often evoking a nostalgic wave among millennials who zoomed through their neighborhoods on these sleek, foldable scooters.

Search engines—and the people using them—seek detailed, historical, and accurate content when they ask, 'Who invented the Razor scooter?' By providing thorough information on its origins, key individuals, and brand evolution, we not only satisfy this curiosity but also form a knowledge base that stands out in the vast online ocean, answering not just who, but also how and why the Razor scooter became a phenomenon.

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