The ultimate guide to Y Glider XL Deluxe scooters
The Y Glider XL Deluxe is one of our most popular Y Gliders, and for a good reason (more on that in a mo)! Before you make a decision on which Y Glider is the most suitable for your child, we’ve put together our ultimate guide to the Y Glider XL Deluxe to give you the low-down on exactly what to expect when you pick up one of these awesome rides.
If you’re already set on buying a Y Glider then you might have heard about the educational benefits of these lean-to-steer scooters and how much fun they are to use. What you might not know is that we have developed three options (Y Glider Deluxe, Y Glider XL and Y Glider XL Deluxe) depending on your child’s age and experience.
5 reasons to buy a Y Glider XL Deluxe
- The Y Glider XL Deluxe is great fun to ride for kids aged 5+
- Lean-to-steer movement helps with physical development
- Scooter evolves to challenge them as they gain confidence
- Adjustable handlebar height and ‘arc-folding’ design for easy storage and portability
- Ideal for the school run and longer adventures at the weekend
The benefits of the Y Glider XL Deluxe
One of the best things about Y Glider scooters is the unique ‘Learn, Grow, Pro’ lean-to-steer system. Instead of a regular kick scooter, the three-wheeled design allows kids to lean with confidence to control the direction. What makes this system unique is that the lean angle can be adjusted to their skill level, so it’s always a challenge and the scooter lasts them longer. We’ve also made the deck extra wide, giving them room to place both feet on the scooter and cruise for insane distances without their feet touching the ground (most kids see this as a game in itself)! Plus, there’s peace of mind for parents in knowing that this steering system helps to develop a whole load of important skills like balance, coordination and ‘sense of self’ – all of which transfer over into every area of their life.
Choosing the best size
The Y Glider XL Deluxe is an excellent choice for kids aged five years and over. The scooter comes in one size (check out the Y Glider Deluxe if you’re looking for a scooter that would suit a toddler) and the smart design means that you can adjust the handlebar height (77cm-88cm) as they grow. However, what really sets the Y Glider Deluxe XL apart from other scooters on the market is our patented ‘Learn, Grow, Pro’ system. This allows you to adjust the lean angle on the steering to make it more challenging as your child gains confidence, taking them through three stages of development and making sure they don’t grow out of their new ride too soon!
The entire Y Glider range ticks all the boxes for parents concerned about safety. The three-wheeled design and extra wide deck offer increased stability making it pretty much impossible for kids to lose their balance. The Y Glider XL Deluxe is also kitted out with high-grade polyurethane wheels for better grip and durability. There’s also a handy foot brake over the rear wheel to slow them down. Of course, we always recommend that kids wear safety gear such as helmet and knee pads, and lights if they’re riding in low light conditions like early morning or late afternoon school runs.
Take it everywhere
The ‘arc-folding’ handlebar design is a must-have for parents who are either left carrying the scooter back from the school gates or finding space for it at home. Sound familiar? Well, no more tired arms and cluttered hallways! The hinge design allows you to collapse the handlebars, leaving you with a small scooter that’s easier to carry under one arm or place in a storage cupboard when not in use (yeah, like that ever happens). On another note, it’s also handy for folding up in the boot of the car, especially when you’re fully loaded with bags for a weekend family adventure.
Setting up the scooter
If you’re the kind of parent who struggles to assemble flatpack furniture (to be fair, there are more enjoyable ways to spend your time), then the Y Glider XL Deluxe is a dream come true. There’s no assembly required – just open the box, click the handlebars into position and adjust the height, which takes a matter of seconds. If you want, you can always tell the rest of the family it took you a few hours and earn yourself some well-deserved brownie points.