My boy picked this board up, and he let me ride it for a few runs. This board is sick. The base is super fast. I was cruising through some moguls basically skipping across the top of them. It was somewhat icy on the hill that day, and my board (2002 Ride Timeless) was sliding every where, and making me work hella hard to hold an edge. When I got on the Pantera, it held a very tight edge. I noticed right away that I didn't have to use much effort to turn, and it saved a lot of my energy. The board has the perfect amount of flex for my weight. All in all I was really surprised, because my board isn't a piece of crap, and this board basically killed it. Needless to say I want one bad!