Here are my twin boys (12 years) with their new boards. Forum Destroyer Double Dog (148) on the left and GNU Park Pickle (150) on the right. I was shocked at how well they rode them considering they were coming off of entry level 138 sized boards.
The little dude in the monkey hat even hit a medium sized jump much to mom's displeasure
Did you go from a CRF230f to a big KTM? Ugg...that would be a steep and painful learning curve!
yea yamaha ttr230 (same thing) to ktm exc525... couldn't touch the ground on it for the first year, crushed myself under it probably a dozen times, but no serious injuries and i built some solid muscles picking that thing up!