The NS decks have different camber profiles that are better compared to mervin's c2, nitro's gullwing, and burton v-rocker to name a few. The skate banana does not have the miniature camber at the tips and tails which is a factor in stability and pop. The NS boards are more damp and have more fiberglass which also helps with your chatter issue. I feel like NS boards are overbuilt(and heavier) and the pop doesn't fade from them as fast. I'm riding a revolver right now, but would have gotten an evo if my boots were smaller.