World's top scooter rider visits Sammamish Saturday
September 20, 2012 · Updated 1:38 PM
Dakota “Kota” Schuetz, considered one of the world’s top scooter professionals, will ride with other members of his Lucky pro team from 3-6 p.m., Saturday at the Sammamish Skate Park.
Lucky, a Redmond-based action sports company and manufacturer of the world’s most popular scooters, recently signed Schuetz to a multi-year deal.
Known as “The Machine” to pro scooter enthusiasts, Schuetz consistently lands every attempt at any trick, jump or flip.
Schuetz was first introduced to freestyle scootering at the age of 10 in his home town of Rancho Capistrano, Calif. Within six months he began competing. His interest in the scooter couldn’t be easily dismissed as a childhood obsession. He dedicates up to five hours everyday to excel at his craft out of sheer desire for winning and outdoing his own performance.
The event isn’t officially sanctioned by the City of Sammamish, but hundreds of kids aged 10-17 are expected to be on hand for the demonstration. They will also have a chance to ride with Schuetz.
According to organizers, scootering is considered the fastest growing action sport in the world.