This Christmas gift to my grandson, aged 11.4 years, gained me many 'granny points'. Easy to assemble, easy to store, this has given lots of fun and with a good battery charge of 40mins, lots of riding time. The snow meant waiting for full outside play, however, a long hall ( not recommended ) and a cleared drive meant practise on a small scale could be made before hitting the 'pavements'. Quite fast so practise, safety gear and awareness are essential. Strong and sturdy with stand up and sit down options, the scooter has quickly become a favourite item...I do believe I saw his grandfather trying it out...only testing of course!!!!