Read the Review Transcript: Hi I'm Steve. I just got off of the Rossignol Taipan. This is an entry level board from Rossi. I give it 4 stars out of 5. I likes the board it was easy to turn. It's a relatively soft board. Perfect for beginner to intermediate rider who likes to keep with moderate speed. Wouldn't recommend this if you like to go super fast or ride the board super hard. It's not beefy enough. Maybe go with another board. This one does not have the Magnatraction so this is more of a traditional shaped board. I liked it, it was a nice board to learn on or a nice board to for that rider who prefers kind of staying at a moderate speed and wants a board that's really easy and forgiving.