I just took my www rocker out for the first time today. I love this freaking board! I thought it was going to be a noodle but I was wrong. I, as you do have friends that love to bomb hills and I had no problems keeping up. I did some double blacks today and I enjoyed myself alot. The rocker is very subtle but I could feel it a bit. I feel that the board is under rated by alot of people. BTW I rode this board today with my new Rome 390's and the bindings are the best thing I have ever rode. My Burton p1's made my feet ache a bit before (I was a huge fan of Burton bindings and I always hated how this site pushed Rome) but the 390's made me remember how much fun riding is. So between the new WWW and the 390's and a great day on the slopes of Vermont, I have been made a very very happy man.