I rode this board for a test fest in Michigan and fell in looove with it! When it didn't make Transworlds "good wood" list, I was super bummed and considered not getting it... my boardshop reminded me that tws shouldnt guide my opinion on whats a good board or not, especially when I've already rode all the boards that were tested. so I got it and I'm sooo happy with it!
This board is super legit for park and I loved the magna traction...especially having to ride on Michigan's ice most of the time. It has great pop and sick flex for buttering on boxes. I'm 5'9 and I tested the 149 but got the 153...I just wanted a slightly bigger board for cruising powder and for more stability on jumps, but if you never set foot outside the park, 143 is your best bet.