Right - a review from a Burton Rep. That's not biased at all... I've used enough Burton products - there are some that I think are awesome. But this isn't one of them. I rode a Blunt from last year for half a season, and this is the same board - no new technology, just new graphics. I've ridden boards in the same price range that have way more pop. The flex of this board is decent, but by no means that which Burton claims it is - take a look at the Artifact if you're looking for a buttery board. The extruded base is pretty slow... regardless of the conditions. If you're a complete beginner, I don't see anything wrong with this board... but if you've been riding for a while and can tell a decent board from a bad one, and want to get into park, there are much better boards for the price. This board is essentially a repackaged Burton Clash - just more expensive.