The scooter will help you adjust the speed and pace of your stride 

Learning the different sub skills like the scooter helps improve confidence and control on skates. 

The scooter is an inline sub skill that helps novice inline skaters grasp a better sense of balance and control when moving on skates. The lateral push to the side is a core skill needed for more advanced inline sub skills later on. Being able to do it smoothly on both the left and right legs is hard but very rewarding if you can become fluent at it. This basic skill is used in other sequence skills like the scooter break and the scooter turn. Even the cross over will need a good command of the scooter.