I don't approach my top speed of 19.5 mph on this soft surface dirt path (probably average 10-12 mph), but this is as close as I've come so far to replicating the feeling of a snowboard. And it feels safe even when aggressively carving -- unlike when nosediving on asphalt, I've been able to run out the rare mishaps. Quiet nighttime rides on this trail, illuminated only by the OW's headlights, give the surreal impression of being a trailblazer in an alien landscape.
@Count I was going pretty fast and slammed the rear of the board into the ground to really test the brakes and lost my balance in the process (The brakes worked)
That's one of my favorite things to do (not the falling off part, but the going fast and hitting the brakes hard part). I always depend on them doing their job really well, and they usually do. But one time I did it in the parking lot by the beach, and the sand on the asphalt cause the wheel to skid, and it kinda shot out from under me.