My puppy and I are learning to dance together, with the goal of passing the board between us. Not there yet, but the Hana is perfect and lovely in so many ways! I was able to get it without grip: gentler on her paws, easier for me to walk about. It is light enough to carry when she is too focused on a squirrel for me to safely skate. Not even a week since I got it and she no longer go on a walk unless I bring it (there is other boards but this is the favorite). It is hard to describe in technical terms, so I will just say that it is: playful, simple, and a joy, and there is so much potential yet to unlock.