We got this scooter for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas. She is average to small in size and wasn't able to ride it to much initially due to weather. She finally was able to use it more for the last couple weeks (and by that I mean a couple days out of the week). It broke while she was riding it! She took a big tumble and has a huge bruise on her leg. Thank goodness we have her wear jeans and obviously a helmet! The casing around the front axel is made out of plastic and that snapped on the left side. Would not recommend!