So I've had this old board for a while... its really not that old but I got it used. It had 2 or 3 layers of this nasty paint on the bottom. And for at least a year, I would not ride it because I was embarassed because of the paint job. So I spent over an hour and a half sanding down the paint so it would be clean. It actually turned out pretty good with only a few yellowish spots. Maybe one of these days I'll paint a sick design on it. Just not the ENTIRE board. ugh. It has quite a few pressure dings that are annoying but oh well... I rode it and it seems nice. Paddles well.