It was kinda hard at first, becose i was way tense, and stiff... but the guy told me to loosen up, and relax... after that, and a little (ok, a 100') push, i was off! It was a short wheelbase, under seat stearing one, way cool. i only rode it for 15 min or so, it only took about 5 min to get used to it. I cant wait to ride another one soon. im not sure what kind it was, or who made it, but it was fun i sure could picture my self having one in my house