Well my son now owns his very own kayak. They had these on sale at Dicks Sporting goods store for $159. Normally $300, couldnt pass it up. Hes only 8yrs old and loves to kayak with me (he usualy used my wifes kayak). This is a 8ft version and suits him well. Hes all excited about getting some rod holders on there and getting it wet. I ordered a paddle last night from Academy Sports, sohopefully when we get that, we can get out on the water. Here he was using my paddle as a prop for th pic..lol..