a few christmas's ago, i bought my kids skateboards...
at least my wife is a nurse.
gear did you say? after i bought them gear, they quit skateboarding. it takes about 30 minutes to get them all geared up properly. by that time, all their friends are gone.
same with rollerblades and bikes, takes too long for me to gear them up. at their age, they don't care if their gear is on too loose or incorrectly fitting.
I bought them a dirtbike at one point. they were glad to have gear on. my youngest daughter still managed to get a black eye though.
I was thinking about those mini electric motorcycles for my kids. think those are dangerous?