i dont know the kid i bought it from. my cousin new i was lookin for a cheap board, and he knew somebody who was selling this. he bought it for me, and i paid him back. i dont know if he was a friend of my cousin, he sees a lot of board for sale, cause he works at a local ski resort. this is just to hold me over, until i decide to buy a new one, and when i can go boarding more. it was either this, or a rental, which around here, they suck.