This is a great board for the price. Fast, carves well, and up until the last day of the season (REALLY SLUSHY), never caught an edge. Good feel underneath you...haven't taken it into the park tho. I had rented up until this spring season and felt an immediate difference and definite improvement in my skills all from having a solid board beneath me. Would recommend for beginner/intermediate. I'm a female, 5'11 and the women's boards didn't come long enough - I went with a 158 and love it.