First off, I'm a 29 year old 4'11" 125 lb woman. I use to this to get to my shuttle stop in the morning and back home at night. Sometimes I feel like I'm right at the cusp of the weight limit but it still treks on. Not much has changed with the design in the last 20 ish years. Everyone says it's so cute that I ride the scooter. I live in a city and there are definitely cracks in the side walk where if I hit it at a slow enough speed, I'd eat pavement. So kids should be very careful. These wheels are made for smooth surfaces and could not take the impact of large cracks. It's a bumpy ride.