Gotta love the feel of the detuned edges. It's floaty, yet handles fine on jumps. I'd go a size smaller than you'd expect, because its relatively stiff for a short board. I ride a 147, and I'm 5'7".... just 2 cm longer board than what i was riding at 5' tall in 7th grade. The base is super fast with some Dakine Nitrous Cake Wax, and the structurn base holds up to anything you throw at it... rails, boxes, rocks, ice, trees, whatever.