show us a little more info, weight/height foot size, riding style. I have been riding a 2009 burton deuce for the last few seasons and honestly it did well for me.I tend to do much more downhill than park, its a fairly stiff board, but it has some good speed if that's what you like. As for tricks it can do some but it is on the stiff side if its like the 2009. It's good for progressing from a beginner to intermediate for downhill but if u are looking for more of a "parky" board I would say no. I rode a 163 with a size 12 boot and didn't need the wide model at all. Did me a couple years good use, just moved on to a Rome Anthem that I'm looking forward to bomb down runs with.