There are 2 types of scooter brakes available, these are spring brakes and flex fender brakes. It is possible to convert a deck which uses a spring brake into one which uses a flex fender however some modification will need to be done to the deck to make this possible.
The spring brake is more commonly found on the recreational and some entry level stunt scooters. This style uses a bolt and spring mechanism to hold the brake off of the wheel.
Flex Fender Brake
The flex fender brake can be found on the intermediate level scooters and above and on some occasions can even be found on the entry level stunt scooters. This is the preferred style of brake for the rider as it is far easier to maintain as it involves less parts than it’s spring brake counterpart.