Once you strap into this board there is no going back. the flex on the pickle will slay anything you put under you feet; the pop is equal of better than the skate banana. The asymmetric side cut really helps set up your front side spins. The magna-traction cut in to the ice and gives you extra security. This is my favorite board, especially in this price range. If your in the market for a rocker freestyle/park board; i couldn't recommend anything better.