Ya once we figure out what style of riding he's preferring, we can dial in a board more specifically.
Being a noob though I would rather see him on something softer, yet super durable to put up with his abuse.
So really the Revolver fits the bill imo... It's gonna be a little stiff then he wants off the bat, but with the R/C it'll make things a bit easier to learn on.
Almost want to recommend a Horrorscope or Sierrascope in wide to him....
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