My wife bought one of these for our 9 y.o. son last weekend. He absolutely loves it. He jumps off the diving board with it in hand and trys to land it just before hitting the water. He floats around the pool with it. He stands on it in the shallow end and tries to do tricks with it. I've actually balanced on it in the deep end...it has enough bouyancy (sp?) to float me and it really makes you concentrate to keep your balance. She picked it up at Kmart for $10.00 if I recall correctly.