Bought & used the DC Focus 153 on my 2nd trip out in Mar 2013 (1st was in Feb 2012 & on a rental Burton Cruzer 151). Excellent board that saw me through my S-turns refresher, switch riding, ollies/hops, and presses. Transitions nicely from edge to edge without catching, especially on faster slopes. Given this is a park board, I have however NOT used it in the park yet. Overall, a good learner board for me.