Yes. Not even close. Same name. That's about it. Thats why so many people look for and own the vintage ones. Plus many vintage 50-50 riders are cheaper than the new. Closest new board to a classic 50-50 is the Tyler 777 IMO. Scott Anderson makes a "51-50" version that is modernized and Austin makes his .51 that seems true to its roots but ive never read a review. Those are the closest to the originals I know of.