I rode three boards yesterday all with banana tech and Magne traction. I rode the 159 trs, the 158 Dark Series, and the T.Rice 161.5. Being a snowboarder for the past 17 years I have to say, holy s^#!!!, Good Job Mervin!! All these boards rode tremendously well. Buttery but still held up at speeds and on ice. I really want to mount one up on a deep powder day here in Steamboat. I'm 6'1 215 lbs and really put these sticks through the ringer. They all consistently performed well. I'm sold, will most likely pick up the TRS or Jamie Pro. Most times I take Public Enemy's advice but in this case no way, Believe the hype!!