I used to have a 2008 Burton Clash (155cm), and it was great - but unfortunately I broke it on a rail. I have only been doing this for 2 years so i am a relative beginner but so far I really like the 2011 blunt. To a beginner like me it feels very similar to my clash. The biggest thing was that it took a little getting used to because this time I got a 158cm. Rides really nice though.