Originally Posted by Unkept Porpoise
thats interesting because every review ive seen says its such a fast and good board, keep in mind i still like to play around at slower speeds just not as often as I'm charging.
You have to consider 2 things: 1. Who these reviews are coming from and 2. an honest assessment of your riding style and ability.
On reviews: Lots of 'user' reviews are one-offs posted by people who have no little idea, because they have only ridden a small number of boards (and might not even be doing more than couple of weeks riding/year) and do not know about all the shapes, tech, etc. out there. In addition, there is always a reluctance to acknowledge a buying mistake, etc.
In contrast, most of the sources with many reviews (Goodwood, etc.) are biased because of commercial relationships (often not disclosed) or free access to gear, so might not give you honest reviews.
Incidentally, TheGoodRide manages to fall into both of those traps - they have no idea about gear and
are beholden to anybody offering them free gear.
As a result of the above most reviews are not very useful and generally too positive.
Then there is the ability factor. Most recreational riders think that they are better than their actual skill level. They never actually pushy the limits of their gear - when somebody says that a board is sketchy it more often than not it is a reflection of lacking skill rather than a limitation of the equipment.