I have ridden a bunch of reverse camber boards this season, and the Hero is by far the best. Compared to other reverse camber boards, it is super stable at higher speeds and also on harder/icier conditions. Also, it has super good flex. The flex is one of my favorite aspects of the board; other boards with this flex pattern would have other construction features making the board urban shred session specific. Not the case here, this board has sick flex, but the other features of the board help it to rip in ht parks. Bottom line, I could not be happier with this board. If you are thinking of picking up a Hero pick this one up (the 2010)...I think Burton is going to stiffen it up a bit in 2011 (but I am not totally sure about that).