If you’re of a certain age, or really know your skating history, then you recognize the name Powell as half of the legendary Powell-Peralta skateboarding dynasty that launched little known skate rats like Tony Hawk. This throwback has some vintage graphics and strong construction. Its out-of-the-box wheels are hard, and definitely more forgiving on flat surfaces. If you intend to cruise in rocky, uneven, or unpredictable terrain, you may want to invest in some softer wheels. Overall, this is a good board that may reward experienced skaters more than newcomers, but certainly isn’t a bad place to land for anyone.