Just got this board about a week ago. I am 5'9", 150 lbs and got the 153 mostly for park. I was worried it might be too stiff when I first picked it up but it still has enough flex for butters and presses on boxes. The power banana definitely gives it more stability for jumps compared to regular banana. This board kills on rails and boxes and has made my riding in just one week much improved and a lot more fun.