Didn't want to hijack the other similar thread. So, here's my situation: The Boy rides a Honda 50. He rides it like a pro. He wants to race. He's more than ready to race. The fiddy is getting a bit small for him. I need to get him a new bike. He's 7 and he's not going to have two bikes. He also wants a trials bike (I may have a line on a .5 Sherco locally). So, its gonna be a CRF70 or a .5 Sherco in The Boy's future. As much as I want him to give trials a try, I really don't think he'll like it as much as another MX bike (being able to hit the trail, race, go fast, etc.). Suppose I could let him try trials and if its not his bag, then I could sell the Sherco (not like I'd get hurt on the Sherco as they are far and few between). On the other hand, The Boy is a hard-hitter so not sure the more refined and civilized world of trials is for him at this time. I dunno. Wish my parents would have found themselves in such a quandary when I was a wee nugget (I had to secretly ride my friends' dirtbikes for years because my parents forbid motorcycles). Guess I could have whittled this down to one sentence: Do one thing and do it well, or Jack of all trades?