I have a 2010 Artifact. haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but just playing around with it in my living room its super flexible at the tip and tail. Real easy to press and butter with (on laminate floor at least, shouldn't be a problem on snow). Its also got detuned edges for park. my friend that I bought it off of said that this was great on rails and boxes, but it was a bit less enjoyable as an all mountain type board. Especially on icy days.
Never tried the typo, but everyone that i've talked to that has one, or tried one, loves it. so they must be doing something right!
If your board is in perfect condition at the end of the season, you're doing it wrong!