They're decent park boards that pretty much do everything but full retail on them are 350 where you can get better boards like the stairmaster. The board's stiffness/flex feels just right for me but I did feel like the 09 board was a bit wide. When I landed tail heavy, the board just absorbed the landing so well and didn't wash out (maybe because of its width) which was the reason I liked the board. It is definitely a beginner/intermediate board and no more. Also the base is extruded which means it will be a little slower than a sintered base but easier to repair. So if you can get an amazing deal on them, they should be good. I had one and just sold it. The only reason being is that the board I got felt a tad long and I got a horrorscope.