Yesterday was my son Ian's 13th birthday. He's been playing the DB for the last year and just got his first DB (you might remember the Englehardt story). So we took him out shopping, out to look at all these awesome bicycles - no interest. I had set up an appointment to go see a Codabow Metropolitan that day as well. Two hours into the appointment with the seller to "look" at the Bow, Ian had tons of questions, stories, interest, etc.... Yes, it's a bow that is beyond his current capabilities as a player (he has a Shen Ophelia) but something that by 9th grade he can start to enjoy (price was right). I asked Ian if this is what he wanted fo his 13th birthday - and well, his answer was yes - maybe this bodes well for the future?!