I finally gave in and got my 7 year old son a skateboard. He has not put this thing down..lol. There is nothing like waking up at 7 am to see my son skateboarding through the house...lol. He absolutely loves it. Of course, I bought the knee pads,elbow pads and helmet .lol. You can never be too safe! I swear he thinks he is 15 years old....God help me when that age hits! oh the joys of motherhood....I would not trade this for anything in the world. You just never know from time to time what will happen next...lol. Watch out Tony Hawk....there is a new skateboarder in the making...lol.