If you're into Jibbing the www is a very good board, if you want to do anything else not so much. K2 is not a bad company by any means, they've been around snowboarding almost from the very begining, actually they were one of the first ski companies to start making snowboards so don't think they don't know snowboarding because they do. The reason I went with Rome though is because they treated me as a person that is like them, looking for the best equipment for what I do on a snowboard. They didn't push anything but gave me honest information. When I was deciding between this years Flag or picking up a demo of last years they told me the differences, but also said, dude last years is a sick board so if you can get a deal go for it. Most companies would be pushing this years board on me heavy promoting all the new tech and why it's 1000000% better than last years etc. They're just a good bunch of people who make a sick product. I'd always rather support the "little" guy over the big guy if I have a choice.