My daughter who is five opened this on Christmas Day and was totally blown away by the concept of owning her own snow board. On arrival in the alpes two days later she sat on t he brow of th nursery slope, clipped into the bindings, stood up and boarded down the slope , we recovered her at the bottom and found her giggling her head off with a massive grin which lasted all week. She used the board on the nursery slopes every day of the holiday.it is very stable and slides at a much slower pace than normal adult boards. It's tough and v durable. You can't turn or edge slide like on a proper board but it is a great intro to boarding as most ski schools won't take kids until thy are ten.