Both children have ridden a scooter before without problems, however the Globber steers completely differently - instead of turning the handlebars the Globber requires you to lean to activate its intuitive steering. It has ball bearings attached between the front wheels making the steering power assisted and gives a much smoother ride. It did take my two a little bit to master this different way of steering, however once they had it was their scooter of choice.
We have now owned this scooter for eighteen months and have in fact purchased a second one for my son. The children still love them and prefer to use them over anything else, including their brand new bikes! We have taken the scooters on many terrains and they have been fantastic and their robust frames and wheels meant they have held up brilliantly to lots of use. I would definitely recommend these above any other scooter.