hey guys, I recently received my 2013 SS Shredtown 139... According to slingshots website it is Between the Reflex and the Recoil regarding flex ratings. Out of the box it's beautiful construction and a completely flat bottom. My friend has a Hooke and he likes it a lot, and I have nothing bad to say about it when I've riden it! The Hooke is more of a tradition style wakeboard where as the Recoil, Reflex, etc, really show their flex core characteristics! I feel like your personality is reflected well on the board you ride, I really like laid back, buttery edges but still a solid pop to go big but a nice soft landing to cushion those double ups taken to the flats. We as the Hooke can be compared to a board that has a lot better tracking, due to the molded fins, and not as forgiving. It's all up to your style of riding, and finding what board fits it best! Goodluck in your search!