Upgraded to this board from a softer more park centric all-mountian board. Worked well this season, in mostly hard-packed or groomers. Kept it's edge well and was easy to carve with. First board I've had that uses the "flying v,"haven't caught an edge yet. Unfortunately, not many big powder days this year, but in the small pockets I found, the board floated nicely.
I tried to use a pair of older (3-4 years) Ride bindings with a convertor plate, but it never held on secure enough. The Burton Mission EST bindings, I ended up going with, fit very well and gave you a slightly better feel for the snow.