Similar to placing training wheels on your kid's first bike, the Burton After School Special Kids' Snowboard Package gives your grom the upper hand in learning to ride, thanks to its easy turning flex pattern, catch free convex base, and pre mounted bindings. This snowboard package comes with easy ratcheting, single strap bindings pre mounted in a beginner friendly stance for hassle free riding. In fact, you'll find the board's twin mounted stance facilitates both regular and goofy riding, just in case your child hasn't found hisher preferred stance yet. By far, the biggest difficulty beginners experience is learning to link turns without catching an edge and subsequently taking an unexpected tumble. To combat this, the After School Special is tuned with a soft flexing Super Fly core for easy turn initiation. Going one step further to prevent unexpected edges from catching, the board's Easy Rider base profile upturns the base in a convex shape where the contact points meet the snow. This allows up and coming riders to initiate turns without excess bite. Please note that this board is fully compatible with Burton's Riglet Reel sold separately, which allows you to pull your child to get them accustomed to riding with or without bindings mounted. This retractable nylon leash attaches to the board's nose, acting as an on snow chauffeur for first time riders.