Well this board is great! I have the 153 and it kills all around.. straights (no loose feeling), pow (floats so nice), park (no prob on the rails and stable on the jumps)... etc.. no problem. Super FUN board! It is very stable at high speeds and charging down the mountain. I am very impressed. The only thing is everyone sells this board for 399 and Backcountry sells it for 429?