Black Sand board, was inspired for all those black sand beaches created by the volcanos. This board has the wheels sanded down to create that black sand look that gives it a uniques features not seen in many other boards. Want to ride a fun yet unbelievably unique skateboard? Black Sand is a must! You may ask: Is this board good for a beginner?… absolutely. Is this board good for someone advanced and just looking to get from my car to class or from class to class and can be stowed away easily?… Well, all those are good for this board. You may ask: Is a 28” long board better to learn on and the answer is yes- definitely more stable to learn on, but for the smaller fast learners … the 22” is the way to go.