This deck was and is a total game changer to my 9 year olds shredding. My ego has been crushed because once we got him riding this deck his shredi skills started to surpass my 25 years of shred experience on the hill in less than a season. "Dad, how come you don't do back lips?" "Dad, how come I'm hitting the big lines first before you?" You know what, on second thought, don't buy your kid this deck and keep your ego in tact.