I haven't been on this deck yet because it's June and there's no snow for thousands of miles from me. But I can still tell you a few things: 1. It is surprisingly light. The 157cm is much lighter than a 155cm Ride DH or a 155cm Arbor Wasteland. A lot of companies claim a have a thinned tip and tail, but Nitro takes it a step further: there's little in the way of material at the very tip and tail and it's very soft at the ends. The board itself seems to be mid-stiff, but I've yet to ride it and break it in. Will review again when winter comes.