Yes, I have learned the ways of a skater. I can longboard now. I can pump, get on, steer, and even wipe out. I have wiped out. I did a big one and got a fat bruise on my thigh. James had to carry me to the elevator. But I'm okay now, just a bruise-- it felt like it would have hurt more to walk on than it did. But I am ADDICTED to the longboard. I want one now.