I am always looking for new things for the grandkids to have when they come to visit. I happened to see one of these boards and they looked rather different. Lots of color and the shape is different as well. I am rather limited on storage space so I like the fact that this was smaller but must admit that I am always afraid of a broken bone. After discussing it with their mom, she assured me that they would be as safe as they are when they are on their other boards and such. The price on these boards are less than others that I had priced so decided that they could give these a try.Needless to say they are a big hit. New, different, challenging their balance and it gave them a new thing to master. After several challenges they pretty much mastered their new boards and I became more comfortable watching them enjoy their new boards. All in all a good choice for them to have some good fun and fun for me to see them overcome hurdles of learning how to balance and stay up.