I am riding a 2009 GNU Street. It's slightly stiffer than a SK8 Banana. Sick board though, I love it. Everyone already knows how fun it is in the park but what surprised me was how stable it was at big mountain. I usually am riding steeper terrain (Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Sunshine Village) and I don't find it wiggly or unstable at all, while doing cliffs, high speed steeps - something I was wondering about when I bought it. Oh and it slays the pow too.
I haven't rode the Pickle yet. I am 6'1" 160lbs my board is the 157cm btx.