It has to be three or four years since I bought my sons last board here. Pete went out of business, but I still remember him telling me the board was a little long, but is high quality and should carry him into college And then he can use it as the throw in the back of a car board. It was a top of line head board. Well the strap broke last week and me and my 1st year college son could not get one locally. So my son rented and then bought a burton custom x board which he feel in love with. But I was thinking this was the first board since my son was 8 or so we did not buy with Pete. It had been so long, I was struggling to remember's Pete's name, so went back through my threads today to find. I was telling my son when we were outfitting his new board it did not seem right, not to have the running Commentary by Pete on whatever had him spun up that day. However, I am going to look online for a replacement strap, so he can keep using the head board as his , " let's go, I have a board in the trunk" standby.