catwoman999 wrote:Unless your 7 year old is very athletic or is already pretty good on a skateboard, this thing may be way too difficult. If you haven't already ordered it, you might want to try to find some YouTube videos showing it in action. It's quite a bit more complex than a normal skateboard.
It actually says "for 8 and up" in the instructions, which has turned out to be very handy for the 7-yr-old daredevil down the street as a reason for me to avoid a potential lawsuit... Sorry little Timmy, you're too small to ride! I bought it for my 10-yr old's birthday in September, and ended up giving it to him early because he wanted a "real" skateboard instead for his birthday present, but didn't tell me until I'd already ordered the Ripstik. He has the hybrid razor/ripstik and it is easy, so I thought he'd like the full ripstik, but he still can't figure out how to make it go after two, almost three months. The neighborhood kids take turns sitting with their butts on one end and their feet on the other and pushing along with their hands. Not exactly what I expected, but as long as they're having fun, right?