Read the Review Transcript: Leo here. Just got off the 2013 Ride Machete. in a 158. I'm giving this board again 5 stars out of 5. Do it every year. I love this board it's nice and poppy not quite at poppy as a DH2 but enough to get you up there. Pretty stiff. I'm going to put it on an 8-9 out of 10 flex rating. That means it's going to be real stable on steeps so you can get real fast. Nice mellow rocker so it's a little playful where you need it. It's a great jump board and I'm guessing it's going to be an awesome pipe board as well. So again 5 stars out of 5. This is for your advanced all mountain freestyle rider.