Really? People are saying the Villain is stiff? What? It's labled as all terrain jib and performs just as such. It's mid flex at best between the feet and just a bit softer in the tips. If you find it tough to butter I can't help but wonder if you even know what you're doing. It's soft with rockered tips...
As for it vs the Banana? Villain, every condition every day. Flat out better board.