I was skeptical taking this board out but was pleasantly surprised with it's pretty awesome handling abilities despite the fact that it's got a soft park flex. I sized down a few centimeters with no problems at all. This thing does great on the jibbies and definitely kills it off the kickers as well because it's so light. Even though it has the reverse V rocker it still snaps off ollies like a boss. Definitely a fun ride. HOWEVER...My one complaint, why would any one call a snowboard a Hate? I don't understand that at all.