This is my first winter snowboarding, but I have been going quite a bit. I wouldn't say I'm good but I'm a quick learner!! I got fed up renting boards so I decided to buy this one after doing some research and I'm glad I did. It is great for going downhill just doing s-turns for awhile (haven't had an issues with catching edges), but at the same time she performed well doing some jumps and boxes. I have no issue keeping up with the advanced riders in the group. I can tell she wants to do way more than I am ready for but at the same time she is wonderful for learning.