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Maxi Micro Scooter

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taffetacat · 01/10/2010 20:12

Considering one of these for our soon to be 7 yo DS. The reviews sound good and DS has expressed a preference for the orange joystick version but not sure he'd get the hang of it before getting frustrated, so am thinking about the tbar version instead.

To confuse matters, they also have a new product for 7plus, the micro rocket which is a few pounds more and has just two very fat wheels.

Anyone any experience of either of these please?

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BooBooGlass · 01/10/2010 20:14

Maxi micro is fab. Dd is 6 and had one for her birthday, the t bar version. Used every day for the school run, and at weekends too. Very expensive, but worth it imo

pooka · 01/10/2010 20:16

DD has a purple t-bar maxi micro. She is 7. Loads and loads of use left in it. Nowhere near "outgrowing"

DS1 is 5 (but a big/strong one) and we recently got him the black joystick version. He begged and begged and begged. I was a little concerned he might not be up to it, but he was fine and loves it. Is brilliant.

It's not really that much different in terms of handling (have had a go on both Blush). But is better for doing fancy sweeping turns as the handle bits not in the way. But can be used (as ds's is) just as a commuter/school scooter just as well.

moid · 01/10/2010 20:19

I got a leaflet through the door which included free postage until 4th October. Have now thrown it out but i am sure if you google someone will have posted it.

Anyway we succumbed and bought for DS1 (9) - poor balance, the black t bar maxi micro. Very cool and he loves it.

Honeydragon · 01/10/2010 20:24

The Maxi is good ds used his friends loads but had bigboy scooter envy (ds 7). Consultation with big boys resulted in finding out that the maxi is out and the JD bug is the coolest scooter in town.

DS loves it and so do I. Its half the price, much more portable ds can carry it himself and fold it himself. He finds it just as easy to use as the maxi - so do his friends.

Other Mums have been very jealous of the carry strap Grin and the fact that he carrie his own scooter Grin

I am so, so pleased with it and so is ds, especially as it will last him, and the replacement bits should we need them are easy to get hold of.

Oh and ds loves the hook on it to carry a bag!

ds has this one, purchased from Rawk

Raw are very good for advice too Smile

MrsDinky · 01/10/2010 20:25

DS (6) has a T-bar oMaxi (since last Christmas) having graduated from the mini micro, I think it's brilliant, he also does, but once or twice lately he has started looking wistfully at his friends 2-wheeled scooters. Doesn't help that there is an advert for another brand of scooter which seems to convert from 4 wheels to 3 to 2 as you grow up, this has made him think he ought to be on 2 wheels by now. He's not getting another one though!

It came wth a little LED light on it which he thinks is brilliant, especially now it is getting darker in the evenings.

bratnav · 01/10/2010 20:26

We got DSD the t bar for her birthday earlier in the year and it's fab, she hangs her bookbag and lunchbox on the handles :o

taffetacat · 01/10/2010 20:36

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I got the leaflet about the free postage thanks moid, which is why I am trying to order this weekend.

Ooh I do like the sound of the joystick version, DS uses DD's pink micro one round the house ( wouldn't be seen dead on it in front of his friends ) and is very keen on the sweeping turns. But I guess then you can't hang stuff off the handles on the school trip - might just invest in a school backpack Grin.

But I am now concerned about the 2 wheeler "big boy" comments......

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pooka · 01/10/2010 21:27

FWIW dd has no 2 wheel envy. Nor does ds1 show any signs. She has friends with both, but is happy with her three wheeler.

DD was given when she was 6 a 2 wheel micro scooter. She just couldn't get the hang of it - I suppose perhaps because the steering on the three wheel is so intuitive and also found it a bit bumpy. The maxi-micros are fantastically smooth. Pretty fast too (particularly when you're trying to keep up while pushing a pram)!

I wish that they folded though - is a bit of a pain transporting them back once have dropped kids at school. Though the t-bar kind of hooks over the handlebar of the pram and can put the other one deck down on the pram hood. A friend at school simply removes the stick bit from the deck for easier transportation. I usually can't be faffed.

bran · 01/10/2010 21:33

DS has the orange joystick Maxi and loves it. If your DS has used a Mini Micro then there's no need to get the hang of it, my DS just got on and used it straight away.

My DH was keen to get DS a 2-wheel scooter instead, but at the time I wanted to use the scooter to get from A to B without whinging or falling off and DS couldn't balance on a 2-wheel scooter at all.

tassisssss · 01/10/2010 21:37

ds got the micro sprite (2 wheels) for his 7th b'day but he's been on 2 wheels since he was 4 and none of his friends have 3 wheel scooters so that wasn't ever a consideration

both our daughters (4 and 2) have mini micros and we LOVE them

ninja · 01/10/2010 22:16

We got DD2 (2) a mini micro and now DD1 (7) wants one. I don't know if I can afford to fork out that much on a maxi micro - any other suggestions?

taffetacat · 01/10/2010 22:22

Thanks everyone, have just ordered the orange joystick one.

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taffetacat · 01/10/2010 22:23

ninja - we went halves with my parents Grin

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ninja · 01/10/2010 22:27

My parents always offer to get things but never stump up!!

But tbh, I'm just worried it's a fad and that she won't actually be that into it.

They do look really good though


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