This is my first longboard; it got me hooked. I still ride it and it's quite fun.
My issue with this board is that it "has a little bit of everything." This might sound like a good thing to you, but hear me out.
1. It has little to no concave and very poor grip - this means that it is not ideal for Free-riding and Downhill.
2. It has tails... sorta. Arbor says they are functional, but I disagree. - Not ideal for Freestyle
3. The board is really flexy (165 lb), but it is also a drop through so it looses some of it's carvey-ness. - Not ideal for Carving/Slalom (I hate topmounting drop through boards)
4. It is only 8.8 inches wide. - Not ideal for Freestyle/Freeriding/Downhill
5. It's really flexy. - Not ideal for Downhill
I know that all I have said so far are negative things, but I still enjoy riding this board just to cruise on.
I suggest you only buy this if you are 100% sure that you want and EXTREMELY versatile board. I would still go with the Axis GT though because I had to put grip tape on mine quickly after buying it because the grip adhesive wore off fast.
One good thing I do have to say about this deck is that since there is almost no concave and the deck is so flexible, it can feel like I'm just gliding on air, or sliding on ice sometimes. I say this because I have ridden downhill and freeride boards that lock my feet in too much and are super stiff so I feel like I'm riding a tank. With the Arbor Axis, I feel very free.
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