this type of decision is a lot of personal preference... you will be able to butter a parkstar if you know how to butter. What is your current board? and do you like the flex? I personally like softer boards mostly cause i'm only 140 lbs an 6ft, so i can't easily flex stiffer boards, but with your weight i would go with the parkstar mainly because i am a fan of the sintered base. It is a little more upkeep, but the added speed is a big bonus in my book.