The banana magic is my first experience with BTX, horsepower, and magna traction...what a great experience. My first ride was at Whistler in December. I remember taking my first ride down the mountain with astonishment on the board's responsiveness. It handles great on packed powder, ice, booters, half pipe, and rails. My few experiences with excess power was okay, but my wide stance has an effect on riding powder. Overall, I would totally recommend this board to anyone I know; it is worth every single penny.