I was inspired to start a new hobby when I left school. Longboarding was that! This was the board I chose to start off with. I was not disappointed. It was stable and had great, grippy wheels (not good for sliding but I was only a beginner!). However, after a few months passed by, and I started to improve at this sport, this board grew rather boring. I got new wheels and trucks which got me entertained again. This entertainment was short lived, so after much consideration and saving, I got myself a more advanced (and expensive!) board which I am still riding to this date. I have given my Mindless Hunter to my friend who is starting this great sport. Long story short, This board is great (and very good for its price) for beginners and intermediate, however as you improve this board will not do a lot for you. Four stars. Keep on ridin'!