My Daughter just turned 8 and has always shown an interest in skating, she's a girly girl...but has a strong tom boy sense in her. We liken her to Punky Brewster, she's not a "tom boy" per se, but she loves her Chucks.....she designs them online, usually a combination of skulls and flowers or zebra stripes. She LOVES hockey, especially her Bruins. Every day she tells me she watches the highlights of the game on the NHL channel in the mornings before school. She likes riding on her knees on my boards and has shown an interest more lately. So I figured it was time to get her own board and let her try it. I figure it's a good opportunity for Father and Daughter time, plus it will give me more time to get back into some more regular skating. Enough of the background.
Today we stopped by the skate shop, I needed some bearings. We bought her some pads and a helmet and looked at some boards....obviously graphics is a factor. But she's a small kid, so size is important. We saw some Blind mini completes, but she didn't like the graphics. She really liked the blank decks they had, but they were 8.25 x 32"....too big for her. I would love to keep her in the PP family....even though I'm not riding one right now. I was looking at Mini-Logo decks, but even the smaller ones seem too long. So I'm looking for a deck, either complete or I can build her one. I'm thinking 7-7.5 wide, and would like a sub 30" length. Blank would be great, she could do her own thing on it. But something with "cool" graphics would work also. I thought about the PP mini completes, but I don't think an "old school shape" would be best right now. Any suggestions of companies or hopefully something under the PP banner that would be good for a small kid?