The Razor Scooter is a compact folding scooter invented by Micro Mobility Systems and manufactured by JD Corporation. When the first Razor scooter launched in 2000, over 5 million were sold in just the first six months. Razors became extremely popular around 2000 when Dan Green landed the first backflip ever. This led to the Razor being named Toy of the Year in 2001. Razor scooters continued to build on their success in 2003 when the first electric scooter was released. Today, The Razor Scooter is manufactured by RazorUSA, based in Cerritos, California, United States. The basic scooter design consists of an airplane grade aluminum frame, 98 mm polyurethane wheels, and a hinged fender over the rear wheel, which is pushed down by the foot to act as a spoon brake. The handlebar and headtube fold when a quick release latch is opened, allowing for easy carriage. This design made the scooters lighter and quieter than the previous models, increasing their popularity with both kids and parents.