I bought this set in order to vary my exercise routines. I loved the old Skip-It, and I figured that this wouldn't be too different from it. I was a little wary of buying it at first, because some of the reviews were not very good, but I have had a very positive experience with this product. So far, I have used only three of the six skippers in the set, and they have all held up just fine(even when I have accidently "skipped" the ball into my solid oak coffee table). They are also great for travel--I took one with me during a recent vacation to squeeze in some quick workouts in my hotel room. My only complaint (and the reason I gave it four stars)is that they are a little difficult to get started, especially if you are used to the Skip-It, which was a ball connected to a hard plastic rod. However, if you are patient, you'll figure it out in no time.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]