The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:beginner
This is my first attempt at buying a "real" skateboard, not counting bargain big box store decks. Definitely feels heck of a lot smoother and sturdier than those cheap knockoffs. I'm sure that the more expensive boards are much better but, for me, and any other beginner, this is a solid choice and a good platform to get started on.
Pros: smooth ride, stylish, great pop, great feel, good quality, turns well