It takes practice for sure! However, my 12 year old got on and took to it immediately. He has adopted my new toy and I think if a kids version was designed it would truly be a hit! All the guys on my court have eagerly given the half bike a try - some with more success than others. It seems that skiers are the most intuitive since the way you need to balance & shift your weight is similar. It’s really not like cycling at all. I’m still working on feeling entirely comfortable with turning but with practice I think it will be a good way to get around. I find reaching for the hand break a little awkward and it’s impossible for me to change gears in motion at the moment. I’m not sure if that just comes with practice or if it could be improved with design.