I'm a noob to the mountain and it's been tough trying to find a good board to start my no doubt, long lasting love for snowboarding. I've tried strapping on about 4 boards and finally found one that felt right. Me and the Rossignol Tesla meshed well from the get go and in no time became best friends. This little lady is super forgiving with her soft edges and rocker design so you can forget about catching edges and begging for mercy as you tumble down a double blue. Since I worried less about catching edges I was able to work on more aggressive skills. A blast to ride, I recommend this board to any noob looking for something they can play around and experiment on.