As a "recovering" skater, I was looking for an all weather solution to my skating needs. Standard 8" popsicles would not be a good idea in the wet and this led me to the Pennyboard 32. It functions essentially like a skateboard, I've since upgraded the wheels to a set of 60" 78A Chubby Hawgs and thrown in some ceramic bearings with built in spacers for good measure to the 130mm Penny trucks and this deck rides a dream. I don't have to worry about any puddles either. It doesn't hurt that it glows in the dark either which makes it a fun ride up and down the street in the night after getting home from work. The deep concave of the deck might take a little getting used to but once familiar, it locks in securely... . Wonder how long the deck it self will last but so far it's been a blast! Suffice to say, it's now my go-to most days!