We were sent a Maxi Micro Scooter for my 5 year old to test out. They are designed for 6-12 year olds but as he is the size of the average 7 year old it was perfect for him. There was plenty of excitement from both my children when they say what was in the parcel!
The scooter was pretty easy to assemble with a little red switch to press and then inserting the handle the right way round into the base. It felt pretty robust when it was altogether and my son was keen to try it out. First of all I made him look at the included safety instructions which had cartoons he could easily understand. Then he donned his helmet and we headed outside.
Both my children have had cheap character scooters since November so my son knew what to do. He wasn't used to the fact that the Maxi requires the child to tilt to steer but he seemed to learn quite quickly. There were plenty of runs up and down our street and it looked a lot more stable than his traditional 2 wheeler. Big sister was very impatient to have a go to so she got a few turns to. Here they are captured on video:
We had a trip out last weekend for which the children went on their scooters for speed. My son opted for his original scooter as he loves his Star Wars logos on it! My daughter was therefore very pleased to take ownership of the Maxi. It was a over a mile to our destination so it gave me a great chance to compare the two scooters. My daughter was a lot faster on the Maxi but I wasn't worried as it seemed very stable and she never seemed in danger on it. My son's scooter was a lot noisier and in fact a bit of it fell off en route! This is the difference between the £20 scooter and the £99.95 Maxi I guess you get what you pay for.
If you are in the market for a high quality scooter this summer and want to fly the flag for the UK in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics then they have brought out limited edition red, white and blue Union Jack versions:
These come at a price of £105 so I won't be able to get one just at the moment but they do look rather lush! Maybe I'll be able to get the Union Jack bottle holder to accessorise the one we have.
Now I just need to persuade someone to buy me the grown up version so I can keep up with the kids...