It is a good skateboard for the price.The skateboard is strong. It does chip a lot and it is way too big for 8 year olds. I personally recommend the skateboard more for 12 year olds. You cab barely do any kickflips or any flip trick. Also, the Ollie only comes off the ground like 4 inches. I recommend this board ONLY for beginners. I got this skateboard for a lower price, I don't know why they raised the price.