Im a rider that was there when the Burton Cruise© was the hottest plank on the slopes. So, obviously I learnt on a regular camber board from beginner -to expert. I was in need of a new board this year and was very interested in a reverse camber, the design seemed very natural and made sense. Today, with internet blogs, you hear mixed reviews about them not holding an edge at high speeds... and then topics: what flex do I need? What length do I need?...etc . Well I finally decided to try reverse camber. I went from a K2 160 all mountain to this 155 mc kink (because it rides a longer edge and a bit wider). This board just flat out rips everywhere. Dont worry about the flex its better than any board I have ever ridden. There is no way Im ever going back to reg. Cam. So if you are trying to decide if banana is right for you, do it. Stop your research right now and go buy this board especially if youre and old school rider...(it was the change i needed). Its not even that big of deal to adjust to it, I was doing better quicker transition turns half way down my first run. Give it a try you wont regret it. Oh, went high speed with it and was more stable than my K2...on ice the magne-trac© is revolutionary. Thank you Lib tech Im a loyal fan now...sorry Burton.