My only beef with last year's Joystick was that the nose and tail were not as poppy as I would have liked. Well, that, and the fact that I snapped mine. But Burton's warranty came through with the 2011 model, and it's even better than last year's. By no means is this board stiff, but I can definitely tell they added a bit more carbon - I definitely notice a more lively feel when I load up the board, which is nice for avoiding the weird backseat landings that many rocker boards tend to dish out. It's still pretty forgiving and playful, though. Frostbite edges are legit...this thing grips on firm snow as well as any rocker board out there. Super-fun for riding everything from park to pow. This board will make you want to try new tricks all over the place.