Street vs. park roller
PARK VS. STREET FREESTYLE SCOOTERS
Park riding is mainly associated with competitions and contests. The most commonly used obstacles are fly-boxes (big jumps), u-ramps, radiuses, but also grindboxes and railings. Park freestyle scooters are mainly designed for performing tricks such as scooterflips, combinations of different tricks (e.g. 360-barspin-tailwhip, multiple barspins/tailwhips at once), spins associated with backflips (flips), etc. With park scooters you can also perform pure street tricks but due to the smaller size of the decks and handlebars they are not very comfortable. Park riding is faster and more demanding on body & mind coordination than street riding. This is why, park freestyle scooters are light, handlebars are low, and decks are short and narrow (a smaller deck is lighter and more playful for spins and combination of tricks).
Street riding doesn't just mean riding on the street outside the skatepark. Street riding is a sport but also a lifestyle. Street riders support one another to perform both technically demanding tricks and big jumps. The most commonly used obstacles are rails (railings), grindboxes, stairs and walls (wallride). Street freestyle scooters are designed primarily for riding outside the skatepark, but they can also be used for pure park tricks. Street riding is more aggressive and hard. For this reason, street scooters are robust, heavy, have high handlebars and long and wide decks.