they have a pretty decent amount of rocker. They feel great, but are a bit lacking in tails for when I am just screwing around going switch on groomers or casual park, but that is probably because the demo bindings are mounted god knows how far back from center. As for ability, I am average. Not at all a local hero but not complete ass either. I am still growing and planning to get daymakers+ skins and want to make sure I dont buy skins for next season, then replace them next season after because I grew. An extra 8cm is not really that much, so I am just weighing the monetary pros and cons and the time i will take to exchange my boards for 178s.