I rode this board for the first time this past weekend, and it performed amazingly well. It's a light, poppy and responsive board that is perfect for long powder runs or playing in the park. I thought it might be a little stiff, but it's not at all. I could turn on a dime, and the riding was incredibly smooth. Since it's so responsive I'd recommend it to a rider who is intermediate to advanced. It would shoot off with a beginner who hasn't learned how to control it.