This is the best board on the market...I have rode over ten boards over the past few years and i hopped on my buddys banana and it was like a whole different ride. The new technology will take off i am sure because it only makes sense. I was riding on basically ice and held and edge like never before. It takes all of the sketchyness out of snowboarding to the point where i felt i was cheating. If your going to drop the coin on a board, go with this one. I will have me one when i graduate college and get a big boy job...unless the price miraculously get cut in half and it will be sooner. Buy it you wont regret it.