thanx guys.. I have decided to give this board a shot . I have never ridden a 3 stage and wanted to try one. This one had good reviews for the most part. Big pop is always on the list of thigs people like about it. One thing I was looking for was help in this department. I know its more about technique and I continue to work on that . But a board that will help sounds like a good tool to have. Got a really good deal so I said what the hell give it a shot.