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After much cajoling and whinging, I finally relented and purchased a skateboard for my son's 6th birthday, though of course you understand under duress!
The skateboard is of course in my son's favourite design, with that being "Ben10", though the picture are considerably different on the top side and the base.
The skateboard itself is wooden and around 3 ft long, with this being sold specifically for children, though to me is about the size of an adults board, though this has not stopped my son from falling off it, repeatedly!
On the top side each end of the board is slightly turned up for manoeuvrability, but also meaning that it doesn't matter which way you face on the board, it is reversible!
The design on the top is black and lime green, featuring the "Ben10" logo, and abstract picture of Ben and what I can only describe as a radioactive symbol, all covered with a sandpaper like substance, for extra grip when riding it.
On the base there I a very detailed picture of Ben, and his 10 alias's, which is lovely and colourful, with the picture only ever being seen either when flipping the board up to either catch it, or flipping it, which I have tried to do (I was a skateboarder as a kid, though seemed to have lost the knack very quickly!), with little to no success!
The wheels are plastic, and very securely attached to the board via very large screws, with the wheels now showing signs of being used outside, but as of yet have not changed shape or pitted the plastic, meaning a smooth ride.....supposedly!
The idea behind this of course is to balance on one foot and push yourself along with the other, which is much easier said than done, as due to the width of the board, and how narrow the wheel arches are, makes for a reasonably wobbly start, though this is soon stabilised when the board starts moving a bit quicker.
This is a case of balance and perpetual movement as long as you are quite good at balancing, the only thing to concentrate on is to keep the board moving, which (once perfected and mastered of course) leads onto the tricks that can be performed, which this bard again is ok with, though as I have said I attempted a flip, though this failed due to my rusty skateboard skills, but the kick and stop manoeuvre was suitable with this board.
Price wise this is available via www.amazon.co.uk for £15.99, which is a good £4.00 cheaper than I paid, and is now a well loved, though extremely frustrating piece of outdoor play equipment, though my son is determined to master it!
Thanks for reading x