Rode the board once and it seemed very dead. Not lively at all. I was expecting a lot more liveliness due to the bamboo construction but it just wasn't there. Could be the Flat Profile, i.e., zero camber, tech in it that caused it. Turns seemed to take more effort than what I was used to. Decent, but not for the price Salomon is asking for. Would be better for a beginner that preferes a damper ride.