This is only the 2nd board Ive ever had, and considering the first I had was an ex-rental, anything would be better. I found turning on the K2 board so easy, like once you have learned to ride a bike you never forget and dont have to think about it again. It does wonders for your confidence as it is a pleasure to handle and it makes boarding easy to learn. (My friend who had never boarded before was linking turns on it within 3 hours! or maybe it was my amazing instructing..) So happy shopping dudettes.