I have a friend who rides for them sometimes (they'll ask him to pose for photos, race). He has said so many good things about them, so I can't really take his word. However, the first board I ever tried was a Bustin (40"x10" drop thru). It was the most stable board I've ever been on. I don't know if it's the Ronin trucks that gave it that low center of gravity feel, but I definitely see why a lot of ppl pay good money for 'um. I've also seen it take a beating. Holds up pretty well.