This board is awesome. It turns like it's on rails. It is like accelerating in a Ferrari and has so much spring in its tail that it could take off and fly down the mountain if you had wings on. I would highly reccomend this board especially at the price it is at. The only downside is the graphics for 09 are no where near as menacing or arty as the 08 batch but hey no one is going to see them as you will be going so damn fast!!!