i would suggest for both of you to go to your local and feel the stiffness of some boards. Its kind of objective to say what is flexy to me will be flexy to you. My artifact is a wet noodle. My skate banana has same flex in the tips as the artifact but stiffer in the center section. also boards are torsionally different in flex. alot has to do with weight also. For my weight(190lbs) most would recommend a 158-160. I wouldnt be caught dead riding something that big. I have a 154, 156, 152, and another 154. My 52 skate banana is the most fun by far. I like something really small for the park for easy spin and being able to work(throw around) the board easier. hell i rode my friends 148 genius last weekend and loved it. I have alot of friends that ride and my best friend rider is a complete board whore as myself. So over the years we have got to ride ALOT of boards through the two of us. I suggest you see if any mountains near you have a demo day. I got to demo dc boards a couple weeks ago and absolutly hated them. As in 3 runs over two boards. That would be the best option. If not go to the shop and feel the board. Put your hand in the center and flex from there. Then the tip in between you feet and twist. This will show you how one boards flex compares to another. And dont go to one of those big shop because they blow alot of smoke up your ass. Go to a local shop where the owner is a rider. He will help you more trust me.
Last edited by RoughedgesMR; 12-31-2008 at 10:41 AM.