I've been riding for 15 yaers and never have I found a board that had this amount of control and floatyness. I weigh 240lbs. and have size 12 boots and this is the first board that I dont have any toe drag and I don't where out my back leg riding fluffy pow. I can almost lean forward even when riding pow. The best part is I have the 174 and it feals like a 160 under my feet control wise.