I really like this board. I've been riding for 9 years now and this is most def my favorite. VERY responsive and quick. But as everyone else is saying I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner. If you're an intermediate to advanced rider this is the board for you. Also, I've always rode K2 and I've got to give it up for them because they make their products to last and they give you a great ride. Happy shreddin!