very responsive and fast. you can ride it either way. super flexy and bouncy. supports heavy riders. the wide end edges will touch the wheels when you are in a sharp carve so you should tighten the front trucks. since it's so responsive and sensitive it is easy to lose control at high speeds. comfortable ride on flat surfaces and handles bumps, gravel, and sidewalk grooves well; good for getting around town. the bottom sheet is not the highest quality print and is not very cool, but a couple sweet stickers will do the trick.