USA Top TENS! (Just for fun)!

In our last survey we asked all our subscribers to nominate their favorites! Something we plan to do each year going forward (just for fun). So welcome to the very first USA TOP TENS! This issue we have the Top TEN Favorite Pro Riders, Shops & Brands. PLUS the Top 10 Underrated West Coast AM riders. Congratulations to all! Let's start with the big guns, our Fave Pros!

UNITED SCOOTER ASSOCIATION'S 2018 FAVORITE PRO RIDERS! There were a lot of nominations in this category, But we tabulated who was nominated the most and cut the list at 8th due to 5 way tie! So if your favorite isn't listed, it does not mean they weren't nominated. In most cases the comments that came with the nomination mentioned them being a "really nice guy, so talented, and inspirational." THAT's what it's about guys! Here are the top favorite pro riders as nominated by our subscribers, not really surprising CODY FLOM!

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  1. CODY FLOM
  2. CHRIS FARRIS
  3. RAYMOND WARNER
  4. RYAN WILLIAMS
  5. CLAYTON LINDLEY
  6. DAKOTA SHUETZ
  7. JON MARCO GAYDOS
  8. (5 way tie) CAPRON FUNK, DYLAN MORRISON, CLAUDIUS VERTESI, JORDAN ROBLES & NOLAN RYAN!

Fantastic guys! So much talent and so much love for how you represent the sport and treat the young riders!

Next up we have our TOP SHOPS! Again, not a lot of surprises here, we are also huge fans of these shops! However, there were some newcomers that made it onto the list! Congratulations!

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  1. THE SCOOTER FARM
  2. THE VAULT PRO SCOOTERS
  3. SCTusa
  4. THE GRIND SHOP
  5. THE SCOOTER ZONE
  6. THE SHOP PRO SCOOTER LAB
  7. RONKA PRO SCOOTERS
  8. SCOOTERHUT
  9. 7 ROSES PRO SCOOTERS
  10. (2 way tie) THE SCOOTER STOP & THE SPOT PRO SCOOTERS!

So there you have it! Some OGs and some newbies making the scene! So what do you think? Let's do the BRANDS.

In this category we included any brands, not only scooter manufacturers, but also boutique or niche brands that produce specific equipment like helmets, grip tape, wheels, etc. And again, there were no surprises in the top spots, but we had some interesting names overall. Congrats S1 Helmets on making the list!

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  1. ENVY
  2. ETHIC
  3. LUCKY
  4. APEX
  5. AO
  6. ROOT INDUSTRIES
  7. TILT
  8. GRIT
  9. AFFINITY
  10. S1 HELMETS

 

Last, but certainly not least, we asked our subscribers to give us the names of any young guns out their that they felt were not getting the recognition they were due. "Top Ten Underrated Am Riders." This was an interesting category. We had so many names entered, over 40 total, but only a handful had multiple nominations, and some much more than others. And we have to keep in mind that as a "newbie" association ourselves based on the West Coast, there is an obvious bias towards SoCal/Arizona riders as those are currently our main subscribers. We hope by next year our survey will have a much larger reach. Still, the results are telling. We agree these riders have some great talent and should be getting much more acknowledgment for their work ethic, talent and progression:

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  1. Dom Deeder/Daniel Deeder (Deeder Bros)
  2. Carson Weaver
  3. Colin McClean
  4. Ryan Bader
  5. Michael Moreno
  6. Nate Pena
  7. Jayden Pane
  8. Hunter Frost
  9. Noah Brabernec
  10. Seth Laughlin

 

So there you have it! Our first USA TOP TENS! Next month we will have some more for you, including:  Top 10 favorite parks, pros who give back, complete setups, and...? You'll have to see. We thank all who took part in the survey/poll, and look forward to more interaction with this great scooter family soon! - USA

Samantha Deeder