This board's simply awesome. The flex is perfect to do presses; you get to lean however back/forward you'd like. It can actually handle more than just some freestyle, can take it a little bit further up the mountain if you'd like. The board's loaded with lots of tech for its price. Edge control is awesome and feels great, I have probably only caught an edge once or twice this entire season. Lots of life. Give it lots of love. 2010 Burton Hero = huge stoke booster. Try it out.