Well, I've never had an issue with the other 4-5 boards I've used with no lessons. I just don't like the feel of it. I like a stiffer board ,and a board that if I move half an inch it doesn't get completely out of control. It's almost like walking on egg shells. That board will be a board towards the end of the season I will spend some time trying to learn that style of it. But in the mean time I want to ride with confidence, and enjoy the season that basically started for us here.