|Trucks:||Century 179mm Reverse Pivot|
|Wheel Size:||70mm Shred Boot|
|Recommended Use:||Crusing, Skating|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Gold Coast Pile Driver Longboard Skateboard Complete
Get rolling on the Gold Coast Pile Driver Skateboard. Besides the 7 ply Canadian Maple deck and Century 179mm reverse pivot trucks, this shovel cruiser has shag carpet as grip tape. So you will not ever have to wear shoes again. EVER. And it comes with a hair pick. Not that you comb your hair now, but if you are rocking the bare feet thing you will need something going for you.
This Gold Coast Pile Driver 'Longboard' is in fact a unique deck that features shag carpet as grip tape.
This board isn't a traditional longboard (which is probably what you're thinking of), it's more of a shortboard which has a similar loadout as a longboard but isn't as long which you might have slightly a harding time turning/carving, these are meant for cruising.
I think for your first longboard you might be more comfortable with this one http://www.the-house.com/skls9mns42wh13zz-sector-9-longboards.html. It's more of a traditional longboard so it gives you a lot more space and wider making it easier to setup your feet, it's got traditional griptape (if you're still learning, the shag won't do you any favors), it's got more flex, it's got better bearings (which cuts down on the friction between the wheel and the board making it glide better and more consistent).
All in all I think you would be much happier with a traditional longboard like the Sector 9 while also making it easier to learn on.
Hope this helps!
What I can say is that at 220 pounds you will find it really (and I mean really really really) easy to turn it. Which, if you're use to something longer, will certainly take some time to get used to. Going down hill, you will go fast, and that means lots of wobble. Regardless, worth it. Buy one.