I've had my fair share of "park slayers" and this deck holds its own. The slime walls are a great thing. One bad experience with a deck and the kids get all huffy and puffy about it. The deck is good! Especially for the cost. Look at the ride team, they like the deck... tried tested and true. Perfect shape, poppy (not too poppy but just poppy enough) just good!. I pretzeled out of a rail, slammed the edges... yes I dented them in but they didn't crack... most decks would have, not this one.