Control is the name of the game for this board (skate banana 156). I'm a purely intermediate rider....not great by any means, but decent and learning. This board has a lot more potential than I do. The board flexes easily but it's stiff enough that you can ride it all around the mountain. I'm on the east coast so I've ridden through plenty of ice and hard-packed and this board handles it with ease. The banana shape makes riding a whole new experience compared to my previous cambered board. I think this is a great board for anyone who is just learning how to pop a 180 or someone who spends all day killing the park.
Plus, it looks sick too! I went with the black/grey top sheet and white union force bindings and love this combo.