The pickle is just a bit stiffer than the banana. I've found presses a little rougher on my pickle, but I'm also still getting used to the feel of it (I have a 147 pickle and 151 banana). Pop seems a bit better on the pickle, but my banana has already had the shit ridden out of it, so it's a bit tired and not a great comparison to a shiny new banana.
My favorite bindings. Highly responsive, love the highbacks, smoothest ratchets ever. Light weight. Occasionally the toe strap scootches up. I tore the padding off the Burton plates and re-stuck them to the 4-whole plates, which worked surprisingly well.