My son went from a Custom Smalls 125 to a Protest 136 this year. He weights about 95lbs and says that does like the Protest a lot. He is more of a carver than a park kid though. He is currently working on riding switch and jumps with 180's, but doesn't do any rails or butters, so I can't answer that question. The Protest is a stiffer board, and add going from a 140 to 145 will also make it feel stiffer for you.