i got this board, but an older year. it is sick. others say it has no pop but idk what they are talking about. its a soft board that is alot of fun to play around on rails on. im 5'6 150 and got a 149.5 (probably shoulda gotten the 153 but whatever) good for about 40' jumps - anything bigger and it will get a bit squirrly at high speeds. this thing has a lot of edge control even tho it has those soft edges, and the 'grip tech' is money (riding nj and vt i see more ice than anyone would want to see)... this board has a real skate-y feel to it, which i like. anyway. buy last years model for cheap and you wont be disappointed.