This review is a year in coming, but I can now give a thorough review. My 9yr old son was never comfortable trying to ride his bike & thus never really learned to ride it. We bought the Slither scooter for him with fingers crossed. Although he was excited when he opened the scooter, trepidation was evident on his face. It was slow going at first, but the 3rd wheel design kept him from tipping too much & allowed him to build confidence while riding. It's now 1yr later & he begs to ride his scooter. He "drifts" around curves and zips down the drive. It's hard to believe he's the same kid. The scooter itself is sturdy and maybe a bit heavy, but the folding handle makes it easy to transport. It's held up to a year's worth of use & shows little to no wear.