I've been on an Artifact for three years now. It's a fantastic board. I originally bought it because I wanted to have a soft board to learn to ride switch on, while my girlfriend was learning how to snowboard. It accomplished that mission and more, and became my main go-to board. Rome bills it as a freestyle board, but it's really a great all around deck. I mostly freeride in the trees, and it's performance is excellent in those conditions. Highly recommended.