I've never been a serious skater, and it had easily been a couple years since the last time I had even touched a board when I decided to order this to make getting around campus easier. I've been riding it around almost every day since it came in, and it has been great. Very stable, grippy, and predictable across a whole range of speeds. I was a little worried about the deck profile before it came it, but the valleys near the edges make a great spot for your feet while coasting downhill, and the bar along the center makes my planted foot feel solid whenever I go to push. I run mine with 180mm trucks and 72mm wheels; I might step up the wheel diameter eventually because 72mm is just small enough to not be able to grab it by a truck and roll it along behind me. Not really sure why this was an "Oops" deck because neither I nor my roommates could spot any damage on it even after it arrived.