So, all of this summed up tells me one thing. It’s a fantastic beginners board. Also, it’s cheap but not going to be a complete let down like many other boards under $500. There’s way more performance than say the Zray or Aqua Marina Fusion which are in the same price range. You can’t expect some high-performance behavior from a board in this range, but I do have to express how well it tracked it a line and held some speed. I had many of my expectations exceeded! It’s a damn good value. 8.2 out of 10!