Having read many great reviews (from other sites) about this board, I decided to purchase the Bella. I bought the 142 being 5'l and 110 lbs. My first time boarding with the Bella conditions were slushy ice/icy. The board handled turns with precision, I can feel the responsiveness of the board, as well, it hugged every bump on the hill so I didn't go flying like I did with my last board (which was too stiff!). Best of all, this board goes fast! The only drawback was the board is on the heavier side, but you don't really notice that until you're on the lifts.