it's a dope board. Very very light and you can make extremely sharp turns. I haven't washed out with it because Flat Kick is subtle. Presses and jibbing is really easy but the base is extruded which is pretty weak. Also the top sheet gets damaged pretty easily but nothing that epoxy can't fix. Are the 2010 models out in Australia? They stiffened the 2010 model up a bit which I think is better for riding all around. It's a really good board for the price. But I would also check out Bataleon Evil Twin, which has a sintruded base and Triple Base Technology. Also check out the Never Summer Evo-R which has a sintered base and reverse camber with loads of pop.